Review: Anastasia Cosmetics Part 3

Feb 11, 2012 4 comments

The Brow Pro Series(this is actually the Brow Powder Duo in a convenient palette, which I believe is not for sale. But you can buy the colors individually :)
Description: Create beautiful and natural brow effects with Anastasia’s Best-Selling Brow Powder Duo. This lightweight, sheer to medium coverage formula was designed to be smudge proof and comes with two shades per compact to ensure the perfect brow color. This product is available in five two-tone shades for infinite shade possibilities
Price: $22.00 USD each
Available: Anastasia.net
Top Row: Concealer & Brow Wax
Second Row: Golden Blonde, Ash Blonde, Medium Ash
Bottom Row: Brunette, Strawburn, Ebony
These swatches are in the same order as in the package :)
Review:
These are perfect! They have a huge color range so everybody is bound to find something. They are long lasting and very pigmented. I really like how mine is in a palette so when I go to do makeup on clients I have a lot to choose from to get the perfect shade. They come in duo's: one lighter shade and one darker shade. The lighter shade is used to fill in the front of the brow and the darker shade is used to fill in the back. Both shades blend together flawlessly to create a multi-dimensional brow. Although I do think the concealer and brow wax was a waste. Not everybody is the same skin tone so that single concealer won't be of much use the the brow wax is just the Brow Fix in potted form.

Would I repurchase? If they started selling this in palettes if I ever ran out, yes!

Brow Stencils
DescriptionWhether you want to recreate the Anastasia brow shape at home or maintain the general upkeep of the brows after an Anastasia Brow Artist consultation, these stencils are the must-have for your beauty arsenal. Crafted of pliable plastic, these stencils are durable, easy to use and easy to clean. This one-of-a-kind set of stencils are available in five shapes to suit any face shape
Price: $20.00 USD
Available: Anastasia.net
How To: What  you are supposed to do is pick the stencil that best fits your brow, for me that was the Medium Arch
Then you fill in your brows with a brow powder or whatever and remove the stencil. I used the Brunette Duo from above
After that  you are supposed to go ahead and pluck the areas that didn't get filled it. For me it would have been right under the front of my brow. BUT I am trying to grow my brows out so I didn't follow through with the last step. However, Lady Crow from The Crow and the Powderpuff did follow through with all of the steps, so to see that click HERE
Review:
These are really good if you have never plucked or groomed your brows before, because it has an exact guide and the stencils are reusable. I am probably going to find the most use in this on other clients, specifically ones who don't groom their brows. It's very helpful that they come in so many different shapes, something for everyone :)

Would I buy again? Um, probably not. I wont have to because they are reusable, but I have a good idea how to groom eyebrows without them so I wouldn't spend more money on it. But it is worth looking into if you struggle with the shape of your brows :)

Brow Duality
DescriptionBrow Duality is designed for those who want the best of both worlds...Anastasia has married her customer favorites into one! Chunky dual ended pencil featuring matte highlighter on one end and shimmer highlighter on the other. This pencil brings subtle focus to the brow bone. Use the Matte side during the day to create a soft highlight. For those nights on the town, use the Shimmer side to give your eyes that soft satiny glow. 
Price:$23.00 USD
Available: Anastasia.net
Top: Camille & Sand; Bottom: Shell & Lace
L-R: Shell, Lace, Camille, Sand
Review:
I really like this pencil, and would am eternally grateful that they sell the matte and shimmer shades separately xD. I really don't have any use for the matte shades, they are to dark to be considered a highlight in my opinion. Lace is really golden based, so I can't use it but I would think it would look gorgeous on a really tan girl. I love using Sand on those "no makeup" days, which is quite often lately. It has become a staple in my everyday makeup routine. 

You can buy the matte & shimmer pencils separately if you are interested. 

Would I buy again? I would buy Sand separately if they sold that shade, but they don't so no :(

This is the last of the Brow Products from Anastasia. The next review will be of their eye shadows :)

4 comments:

  • Jade B said...

    Hey this is Jae from Beautylish.  I love your blog and I enjoy your review.  In fact, I'm using your post to fix my own eyebrows. 

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