Friday, 22 January 2016

Anastasia Brow Powder Review

And so, my obsession with eyebrow products continues. I really wanted to try out this Anastasia Brow Powder after falling madly in love with my beloved Anastasia Dip Brow, but much like the Anastasia Dip Brow it took me a while to finally get around to buying this product. For such a long time I have been using my Illamasqua Brow Cake in Thunder to fill in my eyebrows, but I think I am due an upgrade. As soon as I hit pan on my Illamasqua product I was out with the old and in with the new and I have been using my Anastasia Brow Powder ever since. And in this post, I am going to share with you guys what I thought!

When I first bought this, I used it once then disregarded it because of how different it felt compared to my Illamasqua Brow Cake. I think it was because I had been using that Illamasqua powder for such a long time, I just didn't like the sudden change. But, I decided to dig it back out of my draw and give it another try seen as though I had already spent my money on it.

The first thing that I want to talk about is the packaging of this product. I am like a magpie and if something has nice packaging then there is every chance that I am going to end up buying it for myself. I love the small compact because not only is it incredibly pretty, it also feels very luxurious. When I reach for this, just from my first glance at the packaging, this feels like a much more expensive and high-quality product. But obviously, it is what is inside the packaging that really matters, so let’s get onto the product itself…

When I put my brush into this product to start using it, I found this product to be quite chalky in texture when I was applying it. It didn't seem to glide through my brows smoothly like the other eyebrow powders I have previously tried. My old Illamasqua Brow Cake was quite buttery in texture and was really nice and blendable, so switching to this Anastasia Brow Powder was a big change. I decided I would try to commit to using the Anastasia for a period of time to give it a fair chance. I used this for about a month on and off. In my honest opinion I am still in two minds about this product.

When I first started using this powder I soon realised that it is nothing different to the other eye shadows or brow powders that I have used before. I thought this would be super special because it was made by the brow legend Anastasia. I have used recently both the Illamasqua brow cake and currently I have been using MAC matte brown eyeshadows and they are really similar. And I have to also admit for the price I would just go for a MAC matte brown eyeshadow, and it is definitely cheaper!

But, on the other hand I think that the Anastasia Brow Powder is incredible if I am travelling or getting ready anywhere other than my home. The MAC eyeshadows that I usually use to fill in my eyebrows are in a double palette, rather than in the individual pots and I find the palette far too big and heavy to travel with. That is where this Anastasia powder comes into play. It is smallest enough to slip into any kind of makeup bag and it is essentially two shades in one.

Something else that I think is worth a mention that I have just touched on is the fact that in this Anastasia Brow Powder you essentially get two shades in the one pan. I wasn't so sure about this at first because I hadn't had anything like it before, but I have to admit that I am really loving it at the moment. I like the end of my brow to be strong and defined so the deeper coloured powder is great for this, and he inner portion of the brow I like to be soft and feathered so the lighter shade of the two works like a dream.

As much as I do like this powder when I am trying it out, I just personally don’t know how often I will find myself reaching for this. Most days I will just reach for my Dip Brow Pomade by Anastasia, or if I want a powder I will opt for my MAC Pro Palette, because they are tried and tested products. Like I said, for travelling this is my go to product, other than that I am just not so sure. Make sure to leave me a comment down below if you have tried this product out and let me know what you thought about it. I will also leave a link to this down below in case you want to try it out for yourself!


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