Monday, June 23, 2014
The Brow Products Stash
Hey guys! So today I wanted to go over all the eyebrow products that I own! I don't have a ridiculous amount of products, but it is a significant amount where you can get a mini review (or update if I have reviewed them) on what I think about all the eyebrow products I own and whether or not I would recommend them! Have to say though, once you start drawing on your eyebrows...you cannot go back. It makes SUCH a huge difference in your face, gives it a more polished and framed effect!
Let's first start off with affordables of the bunch I have in my collection. The Elf Studio Eyebrow Kit in Medium (Review - $3) is great for beginners! As you can see, I have already hit pan on the brow gel side (which is the side I predominantly use)! The brow powder is definitely subpar compared to the Anastasia Brow Powder Duo (which I will talk about later in this post), but gets the job done so long as you set it with a brow gel. Now looking back, it is a bit more warm then I would like for a brow powder...which means that it will work will for the majority of brunettes (because my blue-black hair has no warmth in it to match the brow powder). However, the brow gel is fantastic and matches with my eyebrows. This can easily be blended out with a spoolie to create a natural brow or a dramatic brow.
Next up is the Jordana FabuBrow Eyebrow Pencil in Taupe. Priced at $2.99, I was looking for another drugstore eyebrow pencil that could be good to stash into my makeup bag. Unfortunately, this product is a dud for me, it does not have great stay power at all...probably lasts four hours without eyebrow gel to seal (and only six hours with the eyebrow gel). I find that the product doesn't cling to my brows really well, and I can easily accidentally blend too much product away.
However, I do have a drugstore brow pencil that I can recommend, the Maybelline MasterShape by Eyestudio in Dark Brown (about $6-$9). My friend Jenny gave this to me when she was cleaning out her collection and ever since then, I have been loving this product! This eyebrow product is great for those of you who have sparse eyebrows, it is really easy for it to draw on the skin because the product isn't too waxy. This eyebrow pencil lasts the majority of the day for me, which is a huge plus!
The Anastasia Beverly Hills brow products have a cult following and for a good reason. I have tried out four of their products and there is no dud in what I have tried! My current favorite eyebrow product from the line is the DipBrow Pomade in Dark Brown (Review - $18). Even though this takes me a really long time to apply, I love the end result-- a long lasting brow product that will not budge! The Brow Powder Duo in Dark Brown (Review - $23) is another fantastic product from the line! This is probably best suited for those of you who already have nice brows and just have some sparse areas to fill in. This product is very easy to use and looks very natural on the brows! The Clear Brow Gel (Review - $22) has been a staple in my collection, I have gone through two tubes of these! I use this brow gel on almost a daily basis to set my eyebrows and make sure that they stay put all day! While I have not gotten the chance to repurchase the Brow Wiz in Brunette/Dark Brown (Review - $21), I do think that this is a fantastic brow pencil. Biggest downside to it is that it runs out extremely quickly for me, within two months I have to purchase a new one and I unfortunately do not have to money to keep replenishing this.
Final verdict: Love Anastasia brow products, they are well worth the investment! But for a drugstore alternative, give the Elf Studio Brow Kit or Maybelline MasterShape by Eyestudio a go! My personal favorite from Anastasia is her DipBrow Pomade and my favorite from the drugstore is Elf Studio Brow Kit.
What brow products do you use? Let me know in the comment section below?
On a side note, I am officially addicted to football. This world cup is sucking me in like nobodies business...makes it really difficult for me to write blog posts! I have watched almost all the games now.... I might be a convert xD