Recently I’ve been buying a lot of products that have been on my wishlist for a while. This Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer is one of those products. Obviously Anastasia is known for her amazing brow products and I’ve been hearing amazing things about them for ages. When I saw she launched a pencil with a slanted tip, my favourite kind, I knew I had to give it a try one day. A couple of weeks ago that day came and ever since then I’ve been using it non stop. Today it’s time for me to review this legendary brow pencil. If you’re interested in finding out more about it and finding out whether it’s worth the hype or not, make sure you continue reading!
Let’s start off by discussing the packaging like we usually go. The pencil comes in this shiny copper-coloured box with the name of the brand on the front in a very elegant font. When you open up the box you’ll find the actual product. The pencil is actually pretty thick for a brow pencil and the outside is made out of plastic. It’s black and also has these copper-coloured details on it like to bands around the edges of the lids en the name and logo of the brand.
The pencil contains 0,2 grams of product which isn’t a lot compared to my favourite pencil by Benefit which contains 0,34 grams. Looking at the price I do think you get very little product and when you twist up the entire pencil and see how little you get that does hurt quite a little. Let’s hope that the quality makes it worth the money.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer – €30,55
Anastasia has quite a lot of shades in her collection when it comes to the brow products. I ended up going for the shade Soft Brown. I wasn’t sure whether to get Soft Brown of Medium Brown, but since Soft Brown seemed a little warmer I decided to go for that one because I do like my brows to be slightly more warm toned rather than cool toned. Looking back I think that both shades would have been fine for me, but I don’t regret getting warm brown. It’s indeed on the warmer side of the spectrum, but I think that looks pretty good in combination with my hair and skin tone.
Moving on to the claims. According to Anastasia this is the ultimate addition to your eyebrow arsenal. It’s an innovative, triangular ‘nib’ developed to be used in three ways: the pointed tip is perfect for achieving the desired shape before the angled ‘wedge’ is used to create ‘hairs’ or fill-in any gaps for instant brow-enhancement. It’s supposed to create the desired ‘oomph’ without looking unnatural.
All together it sounds like this is the perfect product to easily fill in your brows. It’s everything you need for the perfect brow-look and it has everything in it for every part of the brow routine. It has the pointy side for precision and a wedge for filling in and creating hair like strokes. For me this shape works really well, which is pretty much the reason why I decided to buy this pencil. Ever since I tried triangular shaped eyebrow pencils I just don’t want to go back anymore. It’s so quick and easy.
I do have to say that I use it in a slightly different way than they say. I like to use the wedge-side of the pencil to create an outline of my brow. Because it’s a wedge and not a pointy pencil it’s way easier to create the perfect straight line with it because there’s less space to mess up if that makes any sense. But whatever way you use it, the triangular tip works really nice and I love that about it.
When it comes to the quality of the pencil I’m not disappointed at all. The colour pay off is really amazing and it works even quicker than the pencils I used to use. Because the colour pay off is this great you don’t have to go over the same area a million times in order to actually fill in that area of the brow which isn’t only a lot quicker but it also allows you to use less product per usage which will extend the lifetime of the pencil.
The texture of the pencil is really nice as well. It’s not one of those super dry and scratchy pencils that are almost painful to use but it’s not overly waxy either. Don’t get me wrong I like a bit of waxiness when it comes to my brow pencils, but if it’s too much the pencil will move everywhere when I’m sweating or when it’s raining and that’s definitely not a good look.
Because of that great texture the pencil stays in place all day. Like I said it doesn’t slip and slide everywhere when you sweat or when it’s raining outside, it just stays put. It’s actually one of the most long wearing pencils I currently own or have owned. Because of that I think it’s a pretty fool proof product and definitely perfect for days where the staying power of your makeup is really important like on your wedding day or when you’re going to some place special.
Overall I’m very impressed by the quality and how quick and easy you can work with this pencil. Like with every brow product, it does take some getting used to. Every pencil feels and applies differently which can result in a bit of a funky brow every now and then, but after using the pencil once or twice I already got the hang of it and managed to create the brow look I’m going for within seconds.
I think it’s pretty clear I’m a big fan of this pencil (which is why I already ordered a backup of it). The colour matches my brow and hair colour perfectly and the quality of the pencil is just amazing. It has great colour pay off and the texture is the perfect balance of every aspect a brow-pencil-texture can have. It stays in place all day and it’s the perfect product to quickly transform your eyebrows into two beautiful creatures above your eyes (that might be a little bit exaggerated).
Anyway, that’s it for today’s review. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to let me know if you have ever tried any of the Anastasia Beverly Hills eyebrow pencils or other eyebrow products and let me know which one is your favourite and why!