Monday, July 27, 2009

Look Ma! I stenciled my brows!

Ha! Just kidding!

I used this Anastasia Beverly Hills All About Brows Kit!

This set contains:
-Brow Gel
- Tweezers
-Eye Lights highlighting pencil
-Duo Angle Brush/Spooley
-Four Brow Stencils
-Brow Powder Duo
(All housed in a cute case with pockets and holders!)

I used everything in the set minus the brow gel for the pics above.

Tweezers-The tweezers are excellent. Not too sharp that I'm poking, scraping or pinching myself, but grabs every hair!

The highlighting pencil- adds a nice pinkish nude tint for my brow highlight, as well as helping to further sculpt my brow.

The duo angle spooley- is God send. I always forget a spooley or brow brush and having this on the other end of the angle brush... lifesaver! The angled brush is no MAC #266 (my HG brow brush) but it work and works well spreading the brow powder and filling the stencil... and it has the lovely spooley on the other end of course! The small and compact size makes this a winner.

Brow stencils-Out of the four brow stencils provided, I used the petite arch. By description, it's not ideal for my brow, but blindly matching the stencils to my brows, that one fit. I tweaked the shape after (not by much, softening the front and adding a bit, defined the tail). I wasn't expecting the stencil to do all of the work, but it certainly cut down on a lot of guess work. I was super pleased with my results. The stencils also have guides on them to help you place the stencil properly.

Brow Powder Duo- The Ebony dark neutral brow powder was quite dark for my taste, so I added some of my Kid eyeshadow to my brows.

Overall- This is a 5 star kit! If I was to add anything, which I will, it would be a small pair of hair scissors to keep my brows trimmed and not hanging over too far as they grow. Also, I reached for my #242 brush to help me blend out the creamy highlighting pencil. Would a duo sided angle/concealer brush be a great addition?? This kit comes in 4 shades to suit different hair tones. The All About Brow Kit retails for $75. It's a splurge item, but if you HAVE to do your brows every day like me, it's a great deal for a convenient way to carry your brow essentials. Need something a bit more recessionista friendly? Try the Brow Express Kit.


Amina said...

OMG! My jaw dropped when I looked at the first picture.
I've heard so many good reviews about that brow set.
Yours look on point :)

Sara (The Makeup Snob) said...

They look fabulous!!! wow! I need to check this out! Im going though a growing out stage and am abut ready to get em fixed up!!


Askmewhats said...

I am seriously happy you were joking on the first photo! When you said you stenciled your brows and it looked like the first photo? I nearly screamed! LOL but gosh, the rest of the photos look wonderful!!!

Distinque said...

awesome brows. My cousin also got this kit and loves it.

J said...

They look great, I have so much trouble with my eyebrows. Really need to hunt this kit down!! x

Nora said...

Your eyebrows are so symmetrical, good job. Anastasia is my go-to kit as well but I can never get my brows look the same on both sides!

Deborah said...

woman you almost made me swear with that first picture...and I don't swear! Thank goodness twas a joke! the proper brows are looking gorgeous. You've always had a fabulous pair!

MakeupBliss said...

Kia you are crazy! LOL That first pic is too funny! Your second pic is fab and your makeup looks so pretty and soft.

Eclecticldy said...

first pic is way too funny. i recently got to try A's brow powder in brunette and really like it. I already had the brow hilighter..really bad about using all my products. maybe i'll start using it since your brows look so good. :)

Anonymous said...

Your brows look great. The color really coordinates with the tips of our locks. Could you tell us what eyeshadow you're wearing? It looks really pretty and soft.

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KiLLaCaM said...

dude...that first pic is no joke! LOL! i was like, "oh hell naw!"

I LOVE the softness of your brows. Sometimes I feel like I do mine too dark. Maybe I'll invest in this kit :)

slvrlips said...

Kia, did kid yum paint those brows on in the first picture? LOL I may have to check this kit out eventhough I swear by nyc's brow kit. I like that this one has everything needed especially the tweezers

yummy411 said...

i'm cracking up at you all's reactions!! lmao! thank you everyone!

@ anon: i used the highlighting pencil blended out under the brow, painterly paint pot from mac from all over lid from lash to meet the highlight color... a light neutral like yogurt eyeshadow on my lid, cork eye shadow in the crease with a bit of dark edge in the outer v. line with black liquid liner ;)

~Kymmy~ said...

Loving the brows and color choice. They look awesome!! You should have seen the look on my face when I saw the top picture!! LOL Priceless!

B said...

You are a messssss. I was like, "She better be playing." HA!! Silly rabbit. I love these Anastasia kits. Okay, so I've never purchased ones but they are always calling my name when I pass them.