In Our Makeup Bag: Anastasia Beauty Express for Brows and Eyes
What It Is:
Anastasia Beauty Express for Brows and Eyes in Brunette
Why This Should Be in Your Bag:
Eyebrows are probably the most overlooked part of the average woman’s makeup routine. After applying eyeshadow, foundation, lipstick and blush, many girls don’t have the time to fix up their brows too. However, since I started tidying my eyebrows, I’ve noticed that my face looks a lot more “pulled together” and am a total convert to the practice.
Anastasia Soare is Hollywood’s brow guru, grooming the eyebrows of almost every celebrity you can think of. She’s sharing her knowledge with the general public through her cosmetics brand, Anastasia Beverly Hills. I tried out her Beauty Express for Brows and Eyes kit, with a sampling of her best products for grooming your brows and looking wide awake.
How To Use It:
This kit comes with killer instructions, so I’m not going to go too in depth. Basically, you choose one of the 5 brow stencils from the palette and tweeze your brows accordingly. Then, use the brow wax to set your brows in place. Use the 2 shades of brow powder and included brush to mix a color that matches your brows and fill in any patchy spots. Finally, brighten your eyes with the 2 shades of neutral eyeshadows, highlighting your inner corner and under your browbone!
(L-R: darker powder, lighter powder, shimmery shadow, matte shadow)
CC Rating: A
This kit is truly and utterly fantastic. Seriously, you can be a complete brow newbie or an expert and still benefit from this palette. The wax, powder and eyeshadows are great quality and I’ve barely made a dent in any because you need so little to achieve a perfectly shaped brow. The 5 stencils will definitely cover most brow shapes, however, if yours isn’t in the kit, you can still use the wax, powder and shadows.
The only downside may be if your brows are a really unique color that can’t be achieved with any of the powders. The kit does come in Blonde and Brunette, with 2 distinct shades in each, so hopefully most can find a match! The price is also on the higher end as far as brow products go, but you are not only getting the products, but stencils and a how-to guide for tidying up your brows. You would also have to factor in how long the kit lasts for you to assess it’s worth.
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