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.
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?