Friday, July 04, 2008

Anastasia Brows

Brows. Everywhere you look & anything you read about eye makeup, they tell you that groomed brows complete your eye look. I must admit, I'm new to the world of brow products. I've honestly always thought that I didn't have enough brow hairs to work with. Boy, was I wrong! Granted, my brows are very sparse, but I actually have more to work with than I initially thought.

I've recently had the opportunity to try some of the Anastasia line of brow products. Shown below is just some of what I got.
  • Brow Pencil-dual ended, pencil on 1 end & brush on the other end (Fave!)
  • 5 Piece Brow Kit-comes with dual ended angled brush & brow brush, 2 color powder compact, stencils (Fave!)
  • Brow Gel
  • Tinted Brow Gel
  • Eye Lights (Matte & Shimmer)
Now, I'm by no means experienced in the world of brow products, but I was very pleased with the results I got. My faves are the brow pencil & the brow powder w/accompanying brush. The following is an image of the results I was able to achieve.

I didn't use stencils because stencils tend to look fake. Maybe I should've, I don't know. I'm sure I could use pointers from a brow specialist, but considering I'm a newbie, I'm rather pleased!

Here's how I went about it:
  1. Inspect brows closely & look for the area where the majority of the hairs are located.
  2. Fill in w/pencil, using quick, short strokes in the direction of hair growth.
  3. Brush brows w/the brush on the other end of the pencil.
  4. Fill in with brow powder in the same manner, using angled brush.
  5. Use brow brush on the other end of angled brush to brush brows, once again.
  6. Finish by brushing on clear brow gel.
And that's it! Have any of you, my readers, tried Anastasia's brow products? What did you think? Tell me! :o)