5/13/11

Perfect Eyebrows from a Kit- Anastasia Beauty Express


I have a bit of a fascination with eyebrows...

Weird that I often neglect my own. But because I'm always a sucker for kits and palettes of any kind (especially ones with super cool stencils included), I figured I'd give this one a whirl.

It's got everything you need for perfect brows- five stencils (there's one for every brow shape, I promise), two shades of shadow to fill brows, wax (to keep brows in place and help powder adhere), and two highlight shades. Oh, and a little cheapo angled brow brush. It's really not the best brush in the world to fill brows (I use mine for the wax only), but you can get a great brow brush from Sigmabeauty.com. My favorite, and the one I feature in the video, is the E65.
The only thing it's missing...tweezers. Not that I would expect great ones to be included in a kit like this, but I definitely have started keeping mine inside of it as tweezing is a step to include at least once a week or so in the whole process.

While I've always been skeptical about the whole "stenciled brow" concept, it's actually quite amazing when you try it out. It turned me into a brow stencil believer. ...and actually shocked me that I didn't end up looking like this:

*I had the most epic awful brow picture for this post. But didn't have the heart to actually post it because if someone recognized their brows on here I would die. Use your imagination. Or just Google "chola brows" for some entertainment.
Check out my video below for a step-by-step tutorial using this kit and a review of this product (I use the Blonde shade).
The Anastasia Beauty Express kit can be purchased at Ulta, Sephora, and anywhere Anastasia Beverly Hills products are sold.


26 comments:

  1. Oh My God. I just google imaged chola brows!!

    Haha, thanks for that, I needed a good laugh :)

    Also, thank you for the makeup tips, without you I'd be clueless :)

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  2. Great review/tutorial! I think your brows look great Tiffany!

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  3. LOL. I googled chola eyebrows. SO. FUNNY.

    That's awfully sweet if you not to post the picture haha. I would have!

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  4. Thanks for the review. I've been thinking of getting this kit for sometime, this might have me pulling the trigger. Also, welcome to the club...once you get a dog you begin to bring it up very often in conversations. :-)

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  5. I used to work for Anastasia - and I'm really glad you tried her stencils! Have you tried her Golden Blonde color? You might find that it's really flattering, and doesn't read as dark...

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  6. Really like your hair in this video, love to see you do a new hair post.

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  7. Those brow pics are just scary.

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  8. your brows looked good before but GREAT after. I would have never guessed it would have made such a difference.

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  9. Love you hair curled like that! This is so useful! The funniest eyebrow epiphany happened to me while I was singing karaoke. A girl said "You're so pretty but your eyebrows need a better shape". Someone might get offended by that, but I didn't care.

    My brows had a natural "pointed" arch and they were a bit too pronounced. Ever since then, I reshaped and have softened my eyebrow look!

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  10. Your brows are beautiful, but they look more beautiful after you used the brow kit. I need to give this a try ^^

    Xoxo Christine
    http://christineiversen.blogspot.com/

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  11. I agree with the other comments, your brows did look good before... and now with the kit it enhances the look and doesn't change it too much! Also, I love your makeup in the video! You should do a tutorial on it!

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  12. My eyebrows are naturally two different shapes. It's one of those things no one notices until I point it out to them. So this kit poses lots of questions.... which shape do I use? Do I just use two different stencils? Will it be more obvious? Why am I a lopsided eyebrow freak? What is the sound of one hand clapping?

    I think I'll just wait for an eyebrow epiphany like Erica had.

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  13. Your hair looks beautiful!!

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  14. I really like the look!
    <3
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  15. I would love to try this!!!

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  16. Haha, the thumbnail for the video made me giggle, it looks so awkward but if it works it works :)

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  17. Hi Tiffany !
    I would like to know if you have any adivice on how to refresh your make up to go out at night after an entire day. I apply my make up in the morning and then go to work all day, when I want to go out at night, I reaply make up over...any advice to get that morning fresh look?

    Thank you....merci merci !!!

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  18. I recently purchased a brow pencil which I love. The color is a perfect match! This brand has great products!

    http://smodelfl.blogspot.com

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  19. This looks like a great product! Like you, I'm a bit skeptical about brow stencils, but I'm definitely more open to the idea of them after watching your YT vid. You're eyebrows look amazing, so honestly, I'll probably end up buying this, haha!
    -Danielle
    thescoopbydanielle.blogspot.com/

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  20. I love Anastasia...I had mine done in Chicago about 3 years ago...Love her stuff!!

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  21. Hey Tiffany, I'm loving this review... looks like a perfect little kit and your brows look really flattering! Definitely popping by my local Sephora today to pick one up!

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  22. I really enjoyed the tutorial of this on your channel, this palette looks amazing, unfortunately I don't think we can get it in the UK! I'd love to try it! Thank you for sharing!

    www.jessicabeautician.com

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  23. now i need this kit!! thanks for the tutorial! what color nail polish are you wearing?

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  24. Your eyebrows looked amazing before and even more amazing after. Can you share that type of eye makeup you used in the tutorial? The shades were fantastic.

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