Sunday, October 23, 2011

lets talk brows

Anastasia of Beverly Hills beauty express kit in brunette

When I was a kid, I had horrible caterpillar eyebrows (and no, I will not show you pictures). It didn't take me long to figure out that achieving social acceptance would be greatly expedited by the liberal and frequent use of tweezers. What followed was a period where I had, for lack of a better description, sperm eyebrows. You know the kind--big bulbs at the front followed by the thinnest line of hair. I stopped short of using a sharpie to fill in the overplucked areas (thank God) but still somehow fell victim to brown lipliner. But I digress...

The point is that it's taken me a long damn time to get my brows in any kind of decent shape. By and large, I was able to re-grow the thinner areas to some semblance of normalcy, but more recently I've noticed some areas thinning out, so I've actually started filling them in with brow powder to make them more uniform. Enter the Beauty Express Kit from Anastasia Beverly Hills. Anastasia's team was kind enough to send me a kit to try out, and I've pretty much been using it ever since. It's not just a brow powder either--there's a wax (for helping the powder adhere and keeping brows from getting all bushy-like), an excellent matte and shimmer eyeshadow to set off the brow bone, and stencils for helping you choose the best shape to aim for. I've been neglecting all my eye makeup for just the ingredients in this kit for the past few weeks, and I have to say I'm a new convert to the "done-up brows" look. You kind of don't need anything but brows and mascara anyway.


  1. That sounds high maintenance, though your eyebrows look fabulous! I'm lucky that I've never had to pluck my eyebrows - don't do anything, apart from applying some curiously old fashioned eye pencil, which it's getting harder and harder to find these days.

  2. Sounds like easy and looks great!


  3. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one with a shady brow history. We should compare pics on the low. I will never let my pubescent daughter walk around as my mother let me. I've just recently started filling in my brows cuz i'm growing my bangs out but I'm using bottom shelf elf target stuff. Def on my list to find something stronger.