12.17.2014
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Brow Powder Duo
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$23
Category:Makeup > Eyebrow Fillers & Shapers > Brow Powder/Wax
Last Updated:12.17.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This silky, dry brow powder is easy to apply and stays put throughout the day. There are six sets, including various shades of blonde, auburn, brown, and black. Each compact contains a lighter shade and a darker shade so that you can create your own perfect color combination in a soft matte finish. Brow Powder Duo offers a natural, yet more-defined look for brows, whether your brows are jet black or light blonde or any shade in between—who wouldn’t love that?

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Anastasia Beverly Hills At-a-Glance

Strengths: Specialized brow products; top-notch brow powders with an impressive shade range; great brow pen and tinted brow gel; one excellent powder blush; good brushes and products for taming unruly brows; a couple good starter kits for those new to brow grooming.

Weaknesses: Expensive; horrible brow pencil; some of the kits mix really bad products with good ones; mediocre skin care; subpar mascara; the lip gloss is merely OK; products that don’t live up to their claims (though that’s hardly unique to this line).

The Anastasia Beverly Hills product line was developed by "definitive eyebrow expert" Anastasia Soare, a woman who owns a chic Beverly Hills salon. Her namesake product line is built around specialty brow products and shaping tools based on her criteria. Although she has expanded the line to include skin-care and other makeup items, the brow products remain the heart of the line; the skin care seems to be little more than an afterthought.

What sets the Anastasia line apart is the wide selection of brow-grooming products and their impressive shade range for natural-looking brows. Overall, the line is a mixture of both good and bad products, at a relatively high price point. We were expecting to find great brow pencils from a line devoted to perfecting the eyebrow, but Anastasia failed miserably with their extremely hard-textured Perfect Brow Pencil.

Their skin-care products also rank low in terms of efficacy and high in terms of misleading claims, and the mascara misses the mark completely. There are a few so-so makeup products you can ignore, and some of the brow kits have a frustrating mix of good products and awful products.

On the flip side, what's great about Anastasia Beverly Hills are their fabulous brow powders, good brushes, brow-taming products, and some helpful products such as Brow Fix, Brow Pen, and Tinted Brow Gel. They also have a beautiful Blush Quad and a couple of good highlighter pencils. Many of the products cater to those who are new to brow shaping (including a brow stencil set), and, depending on your local department store, you may even be able to schedule an appointment with an Anastasia brow specialist who can show you the way, following the namesake company founder's famous Golden Ratio. For more information about Anastasia Beverly Hills, call (800) 310-3773 or visit www.anastasia.net.

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04.04.2014
Looks natural

Expensive, but it will last a long time. I bought medium brown, and it is a very good match for my light not quite red, not quite blond, not quite brown eyebrows. As the other reviewer said, this looks best for me when applied with a small, stiff, angled brush. I like a natural look, so I use a light hand to apply, but it has a lot of pigment, so would probably build easily.

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12.21.2012
The best for filling in and shaping Brows

This brow powder is awesome for filling in sparse brows and defining the brow line. After many years of tweezing my eyebrows into a thin line, I finally grew them out a bit but then had patches that wouldn't grow anymore. This powder does a beautiful job of filling in the spaces and defining the brow line. You have to use a somewhat stiff brush to work the powder into the skin under brow hair, a soft wimpy brush won't provide as good results as a stiff brush. Many times I will use Paula's browlistic brow pen with this powder over it, but I go back and forth depending on how much definition I want. This brow powder pot foes a long way, so matching the color correctly and getting a long lasting result is more important than price for me. All of Anastasia's colors are beautiful and everyone can find a match with this brand. Plus, there is a lighter and darker shade in this little compact so you get two-in-one.

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