Anastasia Hypercolor Brow and Hair Powder Swatches & Review

Anastasia Hypercolor Brow and Hair Powder

Anastasia Hypercolor Brow and Powder is a brand new product for spring 2013, and those looking for intense color will not be disappointed.

So what exactly is this stuff? Well it’s a wash-out powder that you just wipe on your hair! If you want to use it in your brows it applies with a brush easily. It sets with hairspray (in your hair not eyebrows, obviously) and then you just wash it out.

So did I try it out on my pale beige blonde hair? Scroll down for the answer…

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Anastasia Hypercolor Brow and Hair Powder Swatches
Electric Blue, Ultra-Violet, Mega Watt Green, Teal Tornado, In The Pink

No way!

I am all for testing products out for you, gentle reader, but not this stuff. I spend a pretty penny on this shade of blond and I have ruined my hair and forked over tons of $$$ to get my hair fixed a few times. I learned my lesson years ago, so I leave all hair color up to the pros now. Plus this stuff is so incredibly pigmented and vivid I’m not sure how it would wash out of hair as light as mine. It says it washes out (in 1-2 shampoos) without dyeing or bleaching the hair, but that’s not a risk I am willing to take at the moment. :)

As you can see the shades are all incredibly bright. All are approved for use on the hair and all but In The Pink are approved for use in the brows.

Availability: Anastasia, Ulta.

Pricing: $12.50 each for 0.05 oz.

Is this something you would try out on your hair or brows? Which shades do you like?


Note: Anastasia is cruelty free.

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Do you like this product?

25 say yes!
11 say no!


  • January 14, 2013

    love the colors but totally not practical for someone like me who works in healthcare during the day. I know if I was still in the music business this would have been awesome!

  • January 14, 2013

    Beautiful colours! I really like blue and violet.
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  • January 14, 2013

    I wouldn’t wear it on my eyebrows but I’d definitely try it on my hair. Only Ultra-Violet and In The Pink though, not a fan of the blue/green ones.

  • January 14, 2013

    I would be curious to put a few blue streaks in my hair, but like you, I don’t want it to stain. And I am also paranoid that it would ruin my clothes.

  • January 14, 2013

    My hair is bright red, so if they had a bright red I’d be all over it!

  • January 14, 2013

    Not really a look I can get away with in my day to day life, but I’ve considered a streak of color here and there before.
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  • January 14, 2013

    I would totally try it out on my hair – but I have dark brown hair, so I doubt it would show up well, and I’m sure it wouldn’t stain! If I had light blonde hair like you, I wouldn’t risk it either.

  • January 14, 2013

    Desperate to try these out but doubt I can get them in the UK…
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  • January 14, 2013

    You should the “dip dye” look by putting this on your ends right before a haircut. I’m sure it’d be more likely to stain on hair that’s been treated many times, but if you’re going to get an inch or two off anyway, might as well show us all what the color looks like on hair!

    • January 14, 2013

      My hair is so short if I cut off an inch or two I would be near bald, haha!

  • January 14, 2013

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  • January 14, 2013

    Ah, I’d love to try these. I saw another blogger who tried them on blonde hair and I think the pink stained a little bit.
    I’d love to see how it looks on dark hair like mine though!

  • January 14, 2013

    I have no regrets getting these. It’s like chalking color into your hair but with much more intensity and less pigment fallout. Get those fashionable bright color streaks with no commitment.

    I’m not sure if I’d put it on my eyebrows. When I did the recommended method to put streaks in my hair it took a few hand washings to get them off my fingers! The color did set after blasting my hair with hairspray. My test patch faded because there was no hairspray to hold it. The color did come off my hair after shampooing.

    I tried the Teal Tornado and loved it. Teal is my favorite color.

    My hair is very dark brown (a shade or two off from black), so the colors aren’t as bright. It’s something people notice with certain angles of light or if I turn my head.

  • January 14, 2013

    If my hair were still blue, I’d possibly use the blue powder on my brows just to match and be silly. But if my hair is going to be an odd colour, it’s going to be permanently dyed that colour. I’m not big into temporary things like this, especially when I’m certain I’ll manage to get it smudged everywhere.

  • January 14, 2013

    I tried these on my arms and it stained my arms! I love the staying power (would be nice for brows), but when I tried it on my hair, it doesn’t show up.. probably because my hair is too dark, lol.

  • January 14, 2013

    Soo.. a brow product for hipsters?

  • January 14, 2013

    I have all the colors except the green. Love them! it is a fun and easy way to play with color- so much better and more vibrant than other products on the market similar to this. They are low commitment, and come out easily and do not damage hair. think of it as makeup for the hair. Got them for my tween daughter but I have used it also. and we both have dark brown hair but it still shows up. we didn’t have to wash our hair to get it out either. warning- don’t touch your hair with damp hands while wearing this product or you will have colored fingers! washes off skin easily, though- no staining.

  • January 14, 2013

    I’m sorry but the pink one just makes me thing of “2 in the pink 1 in the stink” ew!
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  • January 14, 2013

    I’d love to try the teal. Good choice not using them on your hair, I think. I’ve had temporary colors stain for up to a week – not pleasant. I have long hair and can strand test someplace I can hide it, but without that option, I wouldn’t risk it either.

    • January 14, 2013

      Yeah I am not about to go spend a few hundred bucks to get my hair re-done if it does stain and I need it out ASAP haha.

  • January 14, 2013

    Well if it stains your hair, it’s not like you have an office dress code or anything. 😉

    Plus nothing is forever, especially not temporary hair color. And the nice thing about hair powders is the worst they will do is dry out your hair a little bit. But that is easily fixed.
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    • January 14, 2013

      Actually I am looking for a job, so I kind of do. :)

  • January 14, 2013

    You should give them away!
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  • January 14, 2013

    Another beauty blogger I follow just did a review on these, for anyone who wants to see them in action. Kelly, I totally understand your hesitation at trying these out! These colors are insane.

    • January 14, 2013

      Thanks they look super cool but messy!

  • January 14, 2013

    I’ll try out the purple one!

  • January 14, 2013

    Wow these look amazing. The colors are so vibrant. I may look into these.
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  • January 14, 2013

    Wow! What a great review! I love how you went the extra mile and swatched this on you hair so we could see the product in action! Again, WOW!

    As was said by someone else, you don’t have an office dress code. As a ‘professional’ beauty blogger, not trying something because it MIGHT stain is hugely disappointing. People come to this site specifically to find out about your take on products. That’s what product review blogs are for.

    • January 14, 2013

      Really sorry to disappoint, but I may be interviewing for jobs so I am not taking the risk right now. Thanks for understanding and have a great day!

    • January 14, 2013

      It’s her body and if she doesn’t want to put something on it that’s her thing. She doesn’t have to show us anything if she doesn’t want to.
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  • January 14, 2013
    Rose @ The Cosy Dragon

    I totally volunteer to test this out for you – I think your blogging is perfectly acceptable. You aren’t required to wreak your hair in the name of beauty!

    My own hair’s completely coloured anyway, a couple more aren’t going to make a difference!

  • January 14, 2013

    They look like fun, if only I was a few years younger, I might not feel so ridiculous :)

  • January 15, 2013

    Amazing! These are pretty darn cool, although I’m not sure when I’d use them. I am kind of glad they exist, though. 😛
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  • January 15, 2013

    I have tried these on my hair, which is black, and I have this to say: the color gets on absolutely everything during application (I totally wrecked the shirt I was wearing), hairspray doesn’t do much to keep it in place, and it all disappeared within the evening. I guess it was still there, because when I took a shower, the water ran out slightly pink, but it just got on everything and it didn’t really last in my hair. For the few moments it was there, however, it looked great!

  • January 15, 2013

    O.O Dude. These look AMAZING!!! *eyeing the teal big time* I currently have my natural color (medium ash brown) which is cut in a very short bob so I am dying to try these on both my brows and hair! (though test pieces will be done without a doubt!). I really love Anastasia brow products and seeing them do super bright, super pigmented shades like these is AWESOME!!!

    I actually just tried a product called Hair Chalk by Splat (got it at CVS for $6.49). I tried the baby blue shade (Silver Moon) and was surprised at how much of the pale blue shade showed up in my hair. I couldn’t brush it through without it totally disappearing though. And again, I have short hair that is nowhere near my clothes – I have no doubt this product would have made a major mess if i had long hair. I created some stripes in my bangs and along the sides of my bob which looked really fun but the product faded quickly. It came out of my hair completely and easily (<—majorly important!!!), though I expected that after the test strips I did. Simply brushing the product removes 99% of it and plain water easily got the rest.

    I feel like the Anastasia Hypercolors are what I was hoping for from the Splat Hair Chalk. I just looked up some swatches and WOW the colors are stunners!!! Even better, aside from the pink, all the colors washed out completely from color processed blonde hair which makes me (non-color processed medium ash brown) even more eager to try them! 😀

  • January 16, 2013

    This first company I saw do this (powders in pans for the hair colors) was called Hair Flairs, and they were $13 for a relatively small pan. Only one or two uses in it, if you have long hair.

  • January 17, 2013

    Why would I want this on my hair and eyebrows? I had fun with the whole pink, blue, yellow (actually dyed these colours) in high school. Now, I don’t see a reason to want to have a product like this.

    This brand is not geared towards teens either so who are they marketing this silly product for?

  • January 17, 2013

    Love these! Wish they had an orange. I’ve actually used the brighter MUFE shadows to chalk my hair as an experiment, since I don’t use them as much and they are only like $8 at IMATS, it’s actually cheaper than a lot of these hair chalks! 😀
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  • February 4, 2013

    love these! but I wanted the pink for my brows! why is it not approved for use on the brows? does it stain the skin maybe?