Friday, March 20, 2009

Review- Anastasia Brow Powder Duo

Create beautiful, natural brow effects with this two-shade compact. The smudge-resistant formula is enriched with antioxidant vitamins and emollients to condition brows. $22

In the past, I never had to do anything but pluck my eyebrows or have them threaded and the thought of my eyebrows stopped there. Then either because I didn't have the money or I was lazy (take your pick) I didn't get my eyebrows professionally shaped for a long time. Now I'm paying the price. I plucked my eyebrows too short on the outer ends. They are now growing in, but the ends look like half plucked chickens! That's where Anastasia Brow Powder comes in. All I have to do is apply the slightest amount to the sparse area and no one short of my facialist could tell that my brows are less-than-they-ought-to-be on the sides. It's practically mistake proof as well if you use a fine brush. I'm not terribly exact about it, but it comes out looking great every time. It's an eyebrow optical illusion. I recently had my eyebrows groomed at the Anastasia Brow Studio @ Sephora (so worth the $25) and when I asked her what color brow powder to get she said "Ash Blonde". Mind you, my eyebrows are dark brown. She said that Ash Blonde is all she uses on any client. I recommend trying the ash blonde @ Sephora because I would have bought the darkest powder and it turns out the lightest will do.

Maria says: WOW, Hillary we must be on the same wavelength b/c I JUST bought this exact duo in Ash Blonde no less! Ummm.....LOVE IT! (I just wish Anastasia could come to my house and pluck my eyebrows properly). Way back when I plucked my eyebrows to the extent that they looked like skinny commas above my eyes! They never grew back in all the way - I have always penciled them in using a Lancome pencil called "Sable" but had forever been on the hunt for something that didn't look so "drawn on". I had been browsing in Sephora (and by "browsing" I mean spending money I don't have) and I happened upon this powder duo. It is everything that Hillary says above! It looks so natural and it lasts -- even through a easy task! I also purchased her eyebrow gel but have not used it enough to post a proper review, but as far as this little compact goes - oh yes, it's fab!

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