Review: The Brow Wiz by Anastasia Beverly Hills

Brow Wiz

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“Eyebrows make a face.” We’ve all heard the saying before, and if you’ve seen those hilarious photo-shopped pics of celebrities without brows, you know it’s true. Even Angelina Jolie looks terrible without eyebrows.

So it makes perfect sense that a brand would be created that is devoted to beautifying eyebrows. Now if you’re an 80’s baby like me, you probably went through a phase where plucking your eyebrows down to practically nothing was a trend. That was the worst trend ever! Now we’re left trying to pick up the pieces and take back our brows! I still have bare patches…they make me sad. I’ve been using cold-pressed Castor oil at night before I go to bed to hopefully grow them back (Castor oil is available at Vitamin Shoppe, it’s around 8 bucks).

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But despite the barely-there brow trend that ravaged and wrecked our eyebrows, thanks to Anastasia Beverly Hills, we don't have to wait for our brows to grow back and return to their full, beautiful state. This Brow Wiz is fool-proof, incredibly easy to control, glides on to the skin like silk, and looks completely natural. I ordered the Soft Brown shade. It's perfect for the start of my brows, but I'm finding that when I get to the end, it's a tad too light. So, I'm going to order the next darker shade for mid-to-end brow.

My one criticism about the Brow Wiz is it's lack of staying power. It will last you a few hours, but certainly not through the entire day. But the good news is that it's portable, so you can feel free to pop it in your purse and do a couple touch-ups during the day.

For the reason stated above, I'm going to try some of Anastasia Beverly Hills other products, specifically, the Dipbrow Pomade. Hopefully this will stay better! Other than that, the Brow Wiz is my favorite product I've ever tried for filling in and creating gorgeous eyebrows to complement and frame your face.

I'm going to be doing a YouTube video tutorial soon that covers all things eyebrows – how to shape and fill them, plus other tips and tricks!

Leave your comments and questions for me and I'll be happy to answer any!

xo Steph

Truth or Dare: Review of The Whole Truth Vitamin C Kit by Ole Henriksen

True or Dare: Review of The Whole Truth Vitamin C Kit by Ole Henriksen

I feel it is my civic duty to tell you about these products. I have heard many great things about Ole Henriksen’s skincare products and lines, and I am completely kicking myself for not trying them sooner!

I recently have become a freak about anti-aging and protecting my skin in any way possible. This stuff is other-worldly. First of all, it smells like candy. It’s got this fresh, citrusy-vanilla scent that reminds me of a creamsicle. Mmmm. So not only does it smell delicious, but the consistency is so luxurious, particularly the cream. It’s lightweight, and reminiscent of whipped cream (a lot of things remind me of food!).

What I love about these products is that a little product goes a LONG way. At first, when I saw how small the jars were, I was mildly disappointed. But this will last me quite some time, considering how little product you need to cover your face. For $45, I believe it’s a good value. Ole Henriksen’s products, and this particular kit, are available for purchase through Sephora. After reading some reviews of the product, I ordered through their website, since some consumers were complaining of product going rancid, and they claimed that if you order it online, you’re getting a “fresher batch.” Whether that’s true or not, I don’t know. I had no problem with anything being rancid. The products have a protective seal and all seemed fresh to me.

How to use:

Currently I’m using this for my morning routine. So, after cleansing and toning (make sure your toner dries completely) lightly pat on the collagen-boosting serum. Let that soak in and dry as well. Next, apply your moisturizer all over the face and neck. Using your ring finger, dip into the eye cream, gathering a tiny amount of product, and tap onto your under-eye area gently. If you’re applying makeup after, next you’d go ahead and apply your primer and foundation, etc.

Note: I really wouldn’t recommend this for people with oily skin. It’s fantastic for adding moisture back into your skin, especially in the winter months. It does make my skin visibly glow and appears to plump up the skin and reduce the look of fine lines.

Overall, I give this an A! Wonderful product if you’re just starting the anti-aging process and want to give something a try for a reasonable price.