I got this Kat von D Super Brow pomade six months ago and I’m very happy with it. I knew I might like to make a post about it, so before using it for the first time I took some pictures.
This is a very good makeup. It lasts for a long time, those 24 hours are not an exaggeration, although I never keep on my makeup for longer than 12-14 hours. Usually I have makeup for a few hours, when I go somewhere, the exception being when I’m away all day.
The pomade is highly pigmented and only a small amount is needed. It has a very creamy texture and so you only need to use a very small amount. Judging from how much I’ve used in these last six months, I think the pomade will last for a couple of years. The colour I’m using is light brown and it is the perfect colour for me. I don’t add to the volume of my brows, but I use the pomade to thicken the shape of my brows. The product is also matte, making the brows look as realistic as possible. It’s really good.
I’ve tried applying it with other brushes and the Kat von D brush is the best option, but it is expensive. I take care and remove the remaining pomade every time I use it by using a colour removal sponge, the dry makeup cleaner sponge, or I wash the brush with soppy water. It takes less than a minute to do that and the brush looks like new.
The Kat von D Super Brow is waterproof. I always use makeup remover on cotton buds to take the makeup off before washing my face. I washed my face with water and the brow makeup is still there. It is impressive.
The pomade is in a glass jar and it feels very luxurious. The brush is recommended for powder, not pomade, but it works. I wish it had a shorter handle, as it can get in the way.
Now the story of how I got these, from the Kat von D counter at Debenham. That was an unpleasant experience. I told the lady at the counter that I am looking for something for my brows after using up the Barry M brow kit bought two years before. The lady told me that this is better and it’s vegan, much to my surprise as Barry M is cruelty-free too, then quickly did some “scouse brows” without even asking how I would like my brows. With that heavy thick scouse brows… my initial thought was that I looked like Lucy (our direct ancestor, the Australopithecus, not some modern-day superstar). Horrified I asked her to remove part of the makeup. Anyway, I was happy with the consistency of the pomade and so I got it. The lady from the counter told me I should get a brush for applying it. I have brushes, but not for brows, so I said yes, without knowing the price for it. Well, the pomade is £19 (was £18 at that time) and the brush is £16. That was a surprise when I paid, but well, at least I got a free travel-size lipstick because I bought two items. Now I’m happy I bought the brush, as it is very good, and it will last for ages.
I’ve been to their counter again, looking for foundation and I was very disappointed with the recommendation, way too yellow for my skin tone. My husband got a lipstick for me from them, the same shade as the travel-size one. He was very annoyed at the counter too, as they were pushing him to buy a lip liner, despite the fact that he had no idea what a liner is. So, if you know what you are looking for, buy online, be prepared to be annoyed at the counter, or hope another Debenham and not the one in Liverpool L1 has more pleasant, less pushy staff. For me, online is the way to go from now on.
Kat von D Super Brow. Ingredients:
Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Polyethylene, Silica, Sodium Myristoyl Sarcosinate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Lecithin, Aluminum Hydroxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Carbonate, Bht, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.
I also wear Kat von D lipstick and the Matte Clay Skin Clarifying Foundation from the Body Shop (link to my review). Kat von D makeup is vegan and cruelty-free.