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Upping My Eyebrow Game

9th March 2016

A while ago I decided I was going to do my own make up for my wedding. What I really wanted was to get Jamie Genevieve to hop on a train to Wales and highlight me so heavily I could be seen from space, but as that’s not on the cards I don’t think I would have been happy and it was an area I could save some money in so it just made sense.

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Obviously now this call is pretty much out of my hands as we’re getting married 846 miles across the North Atlantic and whilst I’m sure there are awesome MUAs in Iceland, tracking one down would be an additional task I could do without at this point. So yeah, I’m excited and daunted by the challenge … I don’t want to look at photos for the rest of my life and think, what happened with that eyebrow? Or, What was I thinking with that wonky nose contour?

This has been a good reason to try and practice / improve some skills and first up on the agenda has been brows.

I think all bloggers / blog readers will be able to relate to this but at times I feel like I’m hoarding products for the sake of it? I did a bit of a clear out and have been making a conscious effort to only buy what I need, rather than everything I want to try out. After seeing numerous blog posts, YouTube videos, Instagram pics and my friend K’s glorious eyebrows Anastasia Beverly Hills brow products catapulted to the top of my wishlist.

I decided to practice achieving a more natural brow with the products I had at my disposal -various dark eyeshadows, my trusty Zoeva brow liner brush and Benefit’s Speed Brow- until I was happy then took the plunge and ordered.

I found some helpful swatches on other blogs and ended up going with chocolate for both products, which thankfully is a really good match for my brows.

I got these products with the intention of using them together, the brow definer to line and Dipbrow to fill but both would do the job on their own. I love how fine a line the brow definer pencil draws and how much product comes off onto the brow, but Dipbrow is my favourite of the two as it sets the brows so nicely and is perfect for filling the ends in.

As per a tip from the aforementioned queen JG, I always conceal both above and below my brows using my current concealer of choice, Urban Decay’s Naked concealer.

I’ll share a post in the near future about how I actually do my brows, but on first impressions and a few uses these products have both been well worth the hype for me!

Have you tried any of the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow products? What were your thoughts?

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  • Sally
    9th March 2016 at 10:16 am

    Anastasia Beverly Hills brow kit is definitely on my list, I just haven’t reached that part of my list yet! So glad you think it’s worth the help, looking forward to the next post about your brows. I need to invest in some good brow brushes too!

    Sally – DiagonSally

    • Amy
      11th March 2016 at 11:28 am

      Ha if it’s anything like mine it’ll be a long list! I can really recommend the Zoeva 322 I have two so I can use one for lining and one for concealing each day but they really are brilliant. x

  • Ellen Barnes
    9th March 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Ahhhh good luck with it! I’m sure you’ll look wonderful!
    Anastasia has the holy grail of eyebrow products, so good choice! xxxx

    Ellen |

    • Amy
      11th March 2016 at 11:29 am

      Thank you Ellen! I’m a bit addicted now, I’m already thinking of what I need to get next! xx

  • Alice Young
    9th March 2016 at 12:41 pm

    I haven’t tried any of the Anastasia brow products but I’ve heard they’re amazing and I really want to give them a go! Good luck with doing your own wedding makeup, definitely sounds like it’s the right decision.

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

    • Amy
      11th March 2016 at 11:33 am

      I would recommend them for sure. Thanks Alice!

  • Rachel Stinson
    9th March 2016 at 8:30 pm

    I have always wanted to try Anastasia products but I am too scared to take the plunge in case i’m not a fan.. : xoxo

    • Amy
      11th March 2016 at 11:34 am

      Ah I would recommend going for it! They’ve been amazing for me <3

  • ✨Rachieface✨
    10th March 2016 at 3:43 pm

    I need to stop reading your blog, my list of products I want to buy is getting longer and longer! I’ve always wanted to try Anastasia products and every time I see those Zoeva brushes I am so tempted to get myself some! x

    Hey Rachieface

    • Amy
      11th March 2016 at 11:34 am

      Ha! I now want to go to Japan desperately so it’s only fair! I would really recommend both, the Zoeva brushes especially have been game changing x

  • Tamsin Swann
    10th March 2016 at 10:05 pm

    I want Jamie to come and do my makeup all day every day hahah. Dipbrow is amazing though, you’ll do wonders with it. Best brow product ever x

    Tamz |

    • Amy
      11th March 2016 at 11:35 am

      Same here haha! It really is, I’m loving it especially now I’m getting the hang of it <3

  • Christina Marie
    13th March 2016 at 8:57 pm

    I upsettingly ordered the wrong dip brow shade a while back and never got around to getting another but this post has reminded me! Also, good on you for doing your own make-up. I’d want to do the same x

    Xtina G Says..

    • Amy
      14th March 2016 at 9:54 am

      Nooo! I was so worried about this happening. Thank you! 🙂 x

  • Montse BEAUTEUR
    14th March 2016 at 8:52 am

    I need to get the dip brow! I can’t believe you’re doing your own make up, you’re so brave! On my wedding day I HAD to have a make up artist, I couldn’t bare the thought of not able to do my liner or anything like that and freak out! haha

    • Amy
      14th March 2016 at 9:55 am

      It’s so good, it’s changed my (eyebrow) life. Haha! I figure I’ve done it every day for the past however long so in theory I should be able to hold it together but we shall see lol.

  • jodie.keith
    29th March 2016 at 12:43 pm

    I really need to try dip brow to see if it lives up to the hype! I am also so impressed that you’re doing your own makeup!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

    • Amy
      31st March 2016 at 3:40 pm

      Thanks Jodie! I’m really loving it so far but I would recommend using as little product as possible, sometimes I forget how strong it is and have to start over haha. Hopefully it’ll go ok haha, no wonky flicks or contours x