I feel I must preface this review by noting that I have thick, unruly, fast-growing eyebrows that are hard to maintain. It is difficult for me to keep up with stray hairs, let alone groom my brows into a nice shape. Well, it was difficult. Now that I have the Anastasia All About Brows Kit, I look like a new woman!
The kit includes brow stencils, tweezers, two shades of brow powder, an angled brow brush and spooley brush, clear brow gel, and a highlighter pencil. The first time I used it, I selected a stencil that was closest to my brow shape (the petite arch stencil, since although my brows are thick, they are also very short) and lined it up as close as possible to my natural shape. Using the angled brush, I filled in the stencil with the dark shade of brow powder so that I could see exactly where I needed to pluck and where I didn't. The tweezers in the set were great, and allowed me to quickly pluck even the tiniest hairs. When I was done (in about fifteen minutes), my brows looked like they had been shaped by a professional. My eyebrows are as close to perfect as they can be, and I did it myself! It was incredibly easy, but I could never have gotten such a perfect shape without the stencils.
After I finished shaping, I wiped off the dark powder and once again used the angle brush, this time with the lighter powder shade, to fill in areas of my brows that are naturally sparse. I used the stencil again to extend my brows to the perfect length. Then, using the spooley brush, I softened the look of the powder and neatened up my brows. Next, I brushed on the clear brow gel to keep them in place, and finished off the look by stroking the highlighter pencil just beneath my brows. I looked like I was ready for the cover of a magazine, and it was so simple to do.
Everything included in the kit is very high quality. The tweezers are sharp and nicely angled, the brow powders are very natural-looking, and can be blended for anyone to create the perfect shade. The brow gel, unlike most on the market, just glides on and does not flake. The stencils are clear and flexible so it is a no-brainer to position perfectly. All of the goodies come in a cute pink case for convenient storage--everything will stay together.
Before I purchased the Anastasia All About Brows Kit, I was skeptical. I worried that it would give me that too-precise, draw-on brows look. In reality, the result was a totally natural, well-groomed look. The $75 price tag may seem high, but when compared to the cost of paying for regular professional brow grooming, it seems more than reasonable. I would recommend this kit to anyone who yearns for fabulous brows!