Thursday, May 2, 2013

Anastasia Beverly Hills Review and Swatches - Brow Genius Kit and Covet Waterproof Eyeliner

Hi again! A few posts back, I showed you all the amazing HyperColor Brow and Lash Tints from Anastasia Beverly Hills. Today I have a couple of more products from the brand that I want to share! As you might already know, Anastasia Beverly Hills is well renowned for their eyebrow products, like their Brow Wiz Pencil and the Brow Duo Powder. Recently they released a new two-step eyebrow product call the Brow Genius Kit, as well as the new Covet Waterproof Eyeliner. 

*DISCLAIMER*: Some or all products shown in this post may have been provided by the said brand(s) for potential review and/or use. For more information, please read my DISCLOSURE.

 The Brow Genius Kit comes packaged in a sleek black box with a rose gold printed logo. So chic! The contents include one Brow Wiz Loose Powder (I have the shade Medium Brown), a double ended tool with an angled brush on one end and a spooley brush on the other, and a tube of Beauty Genius Clear Waterproofing Gel. 

Pro tips from Anastasia.net: 

Get long-wearing waterproof brows by mixing a pinch of BROW WIZ LOOSE POWDER with BEAUTY GENIUS waterproofing gel. 

Swipe the brow brush along one side of the Beauty Genius applicator to collect the clear waterproofing gel. 

Mix Beauty Genius and Brow Wiz Loose Powder together to form a paste. Anastasia prefers the mixed paste to look like cake frosting – not too watery or too firm.

Fix by using the brush to fill in your brows. 
The waterproof formula dries quickly, so we suggest cleaning the brush with waterproof eye makeup remover when finished. 

Tip: Beauty Genius can be used to waterproof any loose powder eyeliner or eye shadow formula. Do not apply to pressed powder directly as it coats the area applied, sealing it from further use.


BEAUTY GENIUS CLEAR WATERPROOFING GEL 
dermatologist tested 
ophthalmologist tested 
hypoallergenic 
paraben free 
fragrance free 

BROW WIZ LOOSE POWDER
dermatologist tested 
hypoallergenic

By mixing the brow powder and the clear gel, you can achieve flawless looking brows that will last all day and night. You get a paste-like consistency that allows you to take complete control on how you want your finished brows to look. I was really impressed with this formula and the results. I actually didn't have very high hopes for it at first because I have been doing my brows a certain way for so long, that I was doubtful I'd find something else that would work for my sparse brows. I was very pleasantly surprised with the turnout, and they really did last all day long without any smudging or fading. The color is just right for my brown/blonde ombre hair too. Score! The only minor thing that I do not like, is that it can get a bit messy, especially if you're going to mix the two inside the cap (which I don't recommend). You end up wasting a lot product that way, and it gets inside the grooves of the cap. Instead, I'd use a stainless steel mixing palette. Ben Nye and Cinema Secrets make great ones. Also, make sure to keep the little brush around! It may be small, but it does a great job and creating sharp lines.


Currently, the website has Medium Ash and Brunette available for $24.00 USD.

Everyone needs a waterproof eyeliner in their makeup collection! Whether you have watery eyes, or are planning to spend a day at the poolside, you simply cannot go wrong with a waterproof formula. What I usually look for in a waterproof eyeliner is one that is pigmented, glides on smoothly, lasts all day, but comes off easily with makeup remover. This liner did most of those things. I really like the formula and staying power, but the pigmentation isn't a perfect 10. The shade is Noir (black), but it's more of a dark charcoal to me. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but you should be getting what's labeled. I usually set my liner with a black shadow, so it looks super black on me anyway. Besides that though, this is a gorgeous liner that will last through even the chessiest of chick flicks! 

The rubber grip is a nice touch which helps those that aren't blessed with being graceful with their eyeliner applying techniques. I also love that you don't need to sharpen this liner. All you need to do is twist and go! I have uber sensitive eyeballs and this liner didn't irritate me one bit!

COVET WATERPROOF EYELINER NET WT. 0.4 g / 0.01 Oz


Covet Waterproof Eyeliner comes in five beautiful shades: Noir, Astral, Azure, Steel and Vert. They are available over at www.anastasia.net for $19.00 USD each.


If you are a fan of Anastasia products, or if you've been looking for a new brow and/or eyeliner, then you should give these a try! Yes, they are a bit on the pricey side, but you'll definitely be paying for a high quality product. Or if you're just in the mood to splurge, then go for it and let me know what you think! Take care, and I'll see you soon!


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3 comments:

  1. I love your eyebrow shape! <3

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  2. the creme de la creme of eyebrow products!@

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  3. Water could possibly be seeping throughout through the cellar floors along with rooms and can trigger chips inside the basis in your home; most of these locations need to be covered along with Waterproofing immediately.

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