My eyebrows are the one part of my makeup routine that I struggle with and it’s a daily battle. Firstly the pesky things want to grow in a straight line without any arch or curve, secondly they are very sparse and lastly they are pretty pale so it makes trying to find any brow products to match them quite difficult. I’m seriously considering getting them tattooed but that’s a whole other subject……
I have a lovely Eyebrow Technician/ Beauty Therapist who works wonders with what she is presented with, but I still have a lot of work myself each day to try and mold them in to any sort of vaguely attractive shape. I’ve tried many brow products over the years and the one I’ve stuck with for some time now is Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Wiz, mainly as the colour is the best match I’ve found and it has a nice small nib to work with. So when I saw that Anastasia Beverley Hills had launched a new and improved version of the Brow Wiz called the Brow Definer I had to try it!
The Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Definer is larger than the Brow Wiz but still has the two ends. One with a spoolie and one with the pencil. It’s been said that Anastasia spent two years developing the Brow Definer and I can see why. The Brow Definer has a very unique retractable triangle shape nib. The thought process behind it is that you use the thin/ sharpest point of the pencil to create fine hair strokes, the back side of the pencil to create medium brush strokes and the widest part of the pencil to fill the brows in. I was quite dubious about this before trying it, but I must say I love it and it really does work. The pencil can get flat and dull quickly but if you rub it along the back of your hand a few times it sharpens up. Although if you have very small eyebrows you may struggle as overall the pencil is quite large so you may be better off sticking to the Brow Wiz.
The formula of the pencil is the same of the Brow Wiz – soft and creamy, making it effortless to apply. I purchased the shade ‘Taupe’ which is the palest eyebrow shade I have found from any brand, and is very much needed when you have hair and skin as pale as I do (I try and avoid the Drag Queen look!). The spoolie is fab at brushing out the hairs and giving a softer look if you’ve gone in slightly too hard.
I used to go through a Brow Wiz about every three months so I’m hoping that as the Brow Definer has a larger surface area it will last longer, and therefore make it more affordable – Well I’m hoping anyway!
|Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in the shade ‘Taupe’ perfect for pale skin/ eyebrows|
My only real negative comment on this product is that it breaks easily, just as the Brow Wiz does. I once had the Brow Wiz break in half and fall out after just a week! I’m not sure if its the formula or if it gets knocked about during transit (as I order online), but after 2 uses of the Brow Definer a similar thing happened, although luckily this time it was only a small amount that dropped off. I heard that someone else complained to BeautyBay about it and got another one sent out to them so I should have done that really.
In my opinion Anastasia Beverley Hills is the queen of brows (she does Kim K’s brows for god sake!) and you can’t go wrong with any of her brow products, but if you are a fan of eyebrow pencils then definitely give this a go.
The Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Definer comes in 10 shades and can be purchased in the UK from BeautyBay or Cult Beauty for £16.
Have you got any brow products you can recommend?
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