Monday, August 04, 2008

Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills

I recently had the pleasure of trying out some of the Anastasia Beverly Hills products. Left to right.

-Brow Filler ($20)- A spring loaded powder tipped sponge duo for eyebrows. The powder is designed to be slightly damp to adhere to the skin vs. brow hair allowing one to build color only where it is needed.

One end is blonde and one is brunette, the brunette is too dark for me (use a lighter shade to make your eyes pop) so I mix them together for the perfect shade. Quite handy and unique.
-Brow Wiz ($18)- The slimmest mechanical brow pencil (ever?) and spooley brush. Mimic brow hair by using the small dashes, then smooth over and blend with the brush.
Available in:
  • Ash Blonde
  • Brunette
  • Medium Ash
This pencil provides natural looking brows in only seconds.
-Brow Enhancing Serum ($35)- A colorless, odorless gel comprised of top proteins and vitamins designed to condition, repair and restore the eyebrows. This serum is clinically proven to stimulate the hair follicle in as quickly as 4-6 weeks.
I actually have seen results! It's crazy. Try it.
-Five Piece Brow Kit ($65)- Tweezers (great for tiny, stubborn hairs), Brow Powder (awesome! 2 colors to mix), 4 Brow Stencils (these did not work for me), one Duo Brush (Angled Cut/Spooley) and Brow Gel (a clear fortified gel to keep brows in place)
Available in:
  • -Ash Blonde
  • -Medium Ash
  • -Brunette

-Tinted Brow Gel ($19)- A combination of tinted cream and gel defines and fills in sparse brows while controlling and shaping without fading or flaking (yuck.) Available in:
  • -Caramel (warm golden light brown)
  • -Espresso (rich dark brown)
  • -Granite (grayish taupe)
I thought that Caramel would be too light for me, but it really gave me the most natural look. Sometimes when I sleep on my face, (I know I shouldn't, but I can't help it) when I wake up, my brows are going every which way. It's nuts. Sweep this over your brows and they'll stay in place all day, plus define them subtly. A quick fix if you are in a hurry.
-Perfect Brow Pencil ($22)- A velvety pencil on one end and a brow brush on the other. Available in:
  • -Ash Blonde (cool taupe)
  • -Blonde (warm gold)
  • -Strawburn (reddish blonde)
  • -Medium Ash (taupe based brown)
  • -Brunette (dark warm brown)
  • -Ultimate brown (warm golden brown)
-Go Brow- Universal Brow Pencil ($21)- A double-ended brow pencil and highlighter duo. This is awesome for your purse. In seconds, you can define your brows, flip it upside down and highlight your brow bone and inner corners of eyes. I love the smoothness of the brow pencil, it glides right on and the highlighter is really creamy.
All of the Anastasia products are fantastic. I would recommend them all. My biggest problem with them is that I go to do my brows and I want to use ALL of them! Restraining myself is the hardest part.
Brow Tips from Anastasia:

Key to Great Eyebrows

"Eyebrows must vary with each individual in shape, size, length, and color. A person's face shape, cheekbones, and nose all affect the outcome of their brow shape. What I always try to achieve is a very well groomed natural arch that will enhance all of your features and soften your look." - Anastasia Soare

How to Choose the Best Color For Your Brow
  • Blondes: Eyebrows should always be a little darker than your hair. Light Blondes approximately two shades darker.
  • Brunettes: If you are an intense brunette, eyebrows should be about two shades lighter. This takes the edge off and softens the look.
How to Choose an Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder color:
  • Light Blonde Hair use Golden Blonde Brow Powder
  • Medium to Dark Blonde Hair use Ash Blonde Brow Powder
  • Brunette and Deep Auburn Hair use Brunette Brow Powder
  • Strawberry Blonde use Strawburn or Golden Blonde

1 comment:

Kacy said...

Going to try the Brow Pencil. I have never had much luck as of late to find a decent one. Thanks for the promo - without this I would not have found what it is I have been looking for - for such a long time.

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