I recently had the chance to try out Anastasia’s brow care and grooming items. Seriously ladies, I had no idea there were so many accessories I could have been collecting for my brows. My brow care consists of once a week tweezing and daily brush with clear gel mascara to keep them looking pretty. I guess I’ve been blessed by good brows.
To get started: the Anastasia All About Brows 5 Piece Brow Kit ($65) contains brow gel, powder, tweezers, stencils and a duo brush (spooley on one end, angled brush on the other). The Anastasia brow gel is fabulous. It’s not sticky, keeps your brows groomed all day and doesn’t run into my eyes if I sweat. My next favorite product is the tweezers. They are absolutely amazing! I was using my mom’s old LaCrosse tweezers from the sixties (which I still love by the way) but these new ones made tweezing so quick and pain-free. They’re angled to help you get the exact hair to pluck. The brow shading powder (like eyeshadow for your brows) has 2 colors in the compact. One light and one dark, so you can blend your perfect brow color. Use the angled brush to fill in your brows. I only used this a bit, since my brows are pretty thick (although I noticed one spot that isn’t growing so well these past few years). The powder looked very natural, and didn’t scream “I FILLED IN MY BROWS!” which is why I’ve always shied away from brow powders. Finally the stencils. I was not a big fan since they were hard to hold for me and I couldn’t see (since I wear glasses) what I was doing. But… if you need to find your ideal brow shape, the stencils would make it much easier and totally remove the guess work. However, my brows are pretty well shaped (at least I think so /wink/).
Other winners from Anastasia:
My absolute favorite product of theirs is the Eye Lights Shimmer Jumbo Pencil ($21). It’s superb for highlighting your brow bone, but also for so much more! I used it as a face highlighter (on my upper cheekbones, bridge of nose), an eye widener (in the inner rim of lower eye lid) and as an eyeliner for a natural look. I have the color Lace which is a sandy gold with shimmer (there are 6 shades to choose from). It’s the softest eye pencil I’ve used. And it’s nice and thick so it makes lining and highlighting a breeze!
Another nice pencil is the Anastasia Eye Lights Matte Jumbo Pencil($21). It’s basically the same wonderful pencil as the Shimmer above but in a matte formula. I have this pencil in Camille which is a soft baby pink (4 colors to choose from in this pencil). It’s perfect-o for a brow bone accent and dabbing in the corners of eyes (by your nose) for a pick-me-up. I also used it to line outside my lip line and it really made my lipstick pop. Gorgeous, super soft pencil. (Can you tell I adore how soft and gentle these pencils are?!?)
I’ve got the Anastasia Brow Enhancing Serum (Nu Brow Gel) ($35) which is supposed to help enhance your brows long term. It’s still early in my testing, so I can’t report any results yet.
How far do you go in brow grooming and maintenance?