Thursday, 17 November 2011

Anastasia Beauty Express Kit

Want to transform your eyebrows from this.... to this?
Thought you would! I have just the product for you... Read on!


Anastasia Beverly Hills
Beauty Express kit

With so many beauty products on the market, its rare to come across a real gem that you can see yourself repurchasing time and time again; a product that far surpasses expectations and blows the competition out of the water.  For me, the Beauty Express Kit by Anastasia Beverly Hills is such a product.
The packaging of the compact is lovely and the layout of products is great as the powders don't run into each other or get stuck in the wax like some I've used in the past.  The large mirror makes application at home or away easy.
Comprising of brow wax cream, brow shadow duo and eyeshadow duo, an angled brush and eyebrow shape stencils, this kit gives you everything you need to give you perfectly defined eyebrows everyday.  I love mine so much, I've actually stopped getting my HD Brows treatment done.  The kit comes with best practice instructions and when I first got it I started by using it as directed, with one of the stencils to give me the shape I wanted.  I found it incredibly easy to use and quickly started filling in my eyebrows free hand and find that this works effectively as long as my eyebrows are plucked to a good shape, which I keep on top of regularly.

All of the products are high quality, even down to the brush and we all know how badly brushes usually are when it comes to makeup kits.  The Beauty Express doesn't disappoint.  I love the shadows, they are such a high quality, finely milled powder and the shimmer in the highlight is smooth, not gritty. 

I use the angled brush to apply the brow cream to my eyebrows first of all, then I blend the light and dark brow powders together with the same brush and gently apply to my eyebrows.  The brow wax is great because it gives the powder something to stick to.  I find that less is more when filling in your eyebrows; its best to apply a small amount of powder, then step back and look in the mirror and go back to apply some more powder, than to go full steam ahead and layer on thick dark eyebrows that look so unnatural.  After applying the brow powder, i use a little more brow wax cream to set my eyebrows and push any unruly hairs into place.  I then apply the matte eyeshadow shade all over my eyelid to even out the colour and then I apply the shimmery shade to my brow bone as a highlight and on the inner corner of my eye to give me that wide awake look.  When my eyebrows are defined and filled in, they really frame my face and I find that they bring out my other features too.

Take a look at my eyebrows before using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express...
And look at them after!

Obviously I got mine in blonde but there is also a brunette version for those with darker hair colours.  The two brow shadow colours give you the ability to blend a colour suited to your individual skin tone and hair colour.  I find that I make my eye brows defined during the day and defined but slightly darker for the evening when I tend to wear more eye make up.
I honestly cannot rave about this product enough, it really is fantastic. I've had more compliments on my eyebrows while Ive been using this than when I had my HD Brows done! Considering the average eyebrow wax is around £10 and I was paying £25 every 6 weeks for my HD Brows treatment, the cost of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express kit at around £26.86 ($39.50) is quite a saving as it will last me much longer. Don't get me wrong, I love HD Brows but I cannot pass up such fantastic value for money for such a high quality product.

Anastasia Beverly Hills products are very readily available from Sephora and Nordstrom in the USA however I have found some UK sellers too.  Nordstrom also now ship internationally and if you look on their website here you can shop in Euros and Sterling which is great for us in the UK.  You can also buy the Beauty Express kit through Shop Style.

Have you tried any Anastasia Beverly Hills products?  What do you use to tame your brows?  Are they preened to perfection or unruly?

3 comments:

  1. Looks like a handy kit!! I may get it for my mum as shes blonde (with about 3 blonde hairs as eyebrows) and needs a more ashy color to look realistic!

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  2. Hey, after reading your review I totally want to buy it! Nordstrom isn't able to ship this product to the UK (how annoying), how did you buy it? xx

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    1. Hi hun, thanks for reading my review. Anastasia products are fantastic so I'm pleased you're looking to get some of their brow products. They're available from www.cultbeauty.co.uk xxx

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