9 April 2016

How To Get The Perfect Eyebrows With Anastasia Beverly Hills

One of the many struggles of being a girl is looking at all the beautiful make up we can't afford. We've all been there, near enough stalking their Instagram pages (I have notifications set for Kylie Cosmetics...I want a lip kit SO BAD!) and adding all the items you want into your make believe shopping cart but just not pressing that checkout button. That's exactly how I felt with Anastasia Beverly Hills. I'd heard so many amazing things about their products, especially for eyebrows and I had been desperate to try it for myself. Fast forward to my 19th birthday and finally (after a lot of hinting) my lovely boyfriend gave me my first Anastasia Beverly Hills product, the Beauty Express Kit for Brows and Eyes! I was over the moon as you can imagine. At first I was so protective over it and only wanted to use it on special occasions and nights out. But recently I seem to have truly fallen in love with it and the way it makes my eyebrows look so I have been using it every day! So it's for that reason I thought I'd share it with you lovely lot and show you how I achieve my favourite eyebrow look!

A Quick Review

So as you can see in the picture, the palette has 3 main parts - wax, powder and highlighter. You use the wax first to help shape your brows and I have to say it works really well. However don't use too much otherwise I find it can become very noticeable on the brow and quite hard to cover. 

Next is the powder. Even though I'm blonde, I got the brunette version of this palette. The reason for this is because I like my brows to be bold. I usually use the darker shade in this palette as well. When I re dyed my hair recently I got a bit nervous about my brows being too dark so I used the lighter colour but I soon switched back! I do find that I have to build up the powder quite a lot to make my eyebrows look full enough, maybe this is another reason I prefer the darker shades.

The last part is the highlighter, there is a matte one and a shimmery one. I tend to use the shimmery one more because I find that the matte one is too dark and has a slight orange tone to it. Maybe this is because I have the brunette version of the palette which I guess could be intended for darker skin tones.

The other tools you get with the palette are an angled brush and some eyebrow templates. The brush is fantastic and so easy to draw your desired shape. When I first got this palette I found the templates absolutely hilarious! There are a number of different templates to choose from based on what shape you want to create or what shape you have naturally. I tried to use them a few times but I actually don't like them very much and find it much easier to just use the angled brush.

How I Use It

First of all I use a little eyebrow brush that doesn't come with the set to tidy up my eyebrow hairs. I then use my fingers to put a bit of wax through my brows. Taking the angled brush, I begin by drawing a line with the dark powder right where my eyebrows naturally begin. I then draw two lines from there, one underneath and one above. This outlines my natural brow but gives it a much bolder finish. Once I've outlined them I use the brush again to fill it in. I usually sweep the brush from the original line and out, this softens it and makes it look much more natural. When I am happy with how dark they are, I then lengthen them slightly at the end. After checking they are both an equal size, I then go in with the shimmery highlighter and sweep it under my brows with my finger. 

And that's it! I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know what you use to do your eyebrows or if you've been loving this palette too! 

See you soon, 

Beth xx

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