Anastasia Of Beverly Hills • Tinted Brow Gel - Espresso • Brows
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
(This review is for caramel, as I could not find a page for it.)
I have fairly thick eyebrows with rather long, somewhat curly eyebrow hairs. (thanks dad!!!) I am always hesitant to have them done, as whenever I have them waxed/threaded/plucked they are always too thin and usually uneven. So I decided to grow out my eyebrows and pluck out only the obvious strays.
However...there are a few patches which could have more hair, not to mention that due to having long eyebrow hairs they get messed up throughout the day and it ruins my look. Eyebrows are important, they can make or break you. So I decided to try this. I begin by brushing up my eyebrow hairs, then brushing on a light coat of this gel, then brushing my eyebrow hairs down a bit so that they aren't ridiculous. They stay in place all day, look natural, and I don't get eyebrow bedhead anymore.
Attached is a picture of me with the gel on.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Where has this been all my life?! I have dark, thick eyebrows that are easy to groom into a good shape so I never paid any attention to brow products. Lately though I've just been feeling like my face needs some extra "oomph" and after enviously eyeing some of my fave beauty blog mavens' full, dark brows I decided I needed to work on that area. This gel is incredibly easy to use and the espresso (dark brown, no red tones) tint darkens my brows without making them look harsh or fake. It really adds a finished look to your face with minimal effort, even if the rest of your makeup is simple. It takes me like ten seconds to put it on and it lasts all day, taming stray hairs and keeping everything shaped and in place. I took off a lippie because the mascara-like wand is slightly too big even for my full brows, causing some gel to migrate outside brow lines. I imagine this would be more annoying if you have thinner brows. It's kind of pricey but it'll last a full year for me. I wonder how the cheaper alternatives compare. Overall -- great product, will never be without it, etc.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I just noticed lately how important eyebrows are in framing your face. I've always felt that my brows were too light for my hair color (deep brown). This product makes them look darker and fuller too! The product itself is wonderful, but the applicator really is less than desirable. I feel like if the wand was smaller, it would be easier to apply. Often there is a lot of product on the edge of the brush and it gets above and below my eyebrows. This usually only happens when I'm really in a rush in the morning though. The expresso color really matches my hair well and it does look and feel quite natural.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Absolutely reduces my morning routine by half because I don't have to pencil in my brows! This is great for ladies with medium to full brows that needs little filling in, but you'd like your hairs to stay in place and have a bit dimension/color/depth. You can go light or build it up. I wouldn't recommend it for sparse brows because it can look quite fake or undone brows. At first glance, you may see little shimmer or glitters on the gel, but it isn't noticeable at all when applied. I've been told by makeup artists they just help to give your brows dimension versus just a colored gel will make your brows look dull or powdery. As far as packaging goes, I've never been a fan of anything that comes in a mascara like tube because I know I will never be able to get all the product out.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Great product, the application process takes less than a minute. I have naturally thick and full brows that have little sparse areas, this product fills them in so easily. My eyebrows are left natural looking, and not artificial. The wand however, I feel is a bit too large for the eyebrows. I would get a more precise application on the arch and ends of my eyebrow is the wand was smaller. Nonetheless, I will probably repurchase just for its convenience factor.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really don't know if I love or hate this product. Like most reviews, the brush size of a mascara wand just makes application so hard because I end up getting it above and below my eyebrows, which I have to clean up afterwards. You have to be really careful and have a very light hand for strokes without overapplying. It lasts all day because when I wash my face, the colour slides on my face meaning it's still there! I personally would like this if the wand was smaller for me to do the job easier! Nonetheless, still a good eyebrow product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I bought this gel because my eyebrows never quite filled in after chemo. I don't need to totally fill them in, just help them a little bit.
I love the product but hate the wand. It's way too big for eyebrows. As said before, the wand is the same size as a mascara wand. I usually end up with the gel above and below my eyebrows which I then have to wipe off. I'm pretty good at applying makeup after all these years, but this wand just defeated me!
I wish Anastasia would come up with a smaller wand because the product itself works really well. It fills in my sparse brows, and because it's a gel, keeps them in place throughout the day. Until they do, I'll stick with my Ulta brow pencil.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This brow gel is so effortless and perfect. The wand is very mascara-like, and the color is perfect for very dark brown, but not black hair. I have very thick brows and I use this to shape them like Rosie Huntington, and they turn out perfect every time. Definitely a repurchase item for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
The product pictured is actually Brunette, not Espresso. I've had this for a few months and didn't think to review it. Previous to this, I used Prestige Brow Perfection Brow Building System. It has a much smaller wand, and one side is a perfect clear brow gel while the other tints-- with fibers in the formula. I also love the regular Prestige clear brow gel because it conditions and is not sticky or greasy feeling, plus I think it helps with brow growth. Even though this is a good product, I feel like I still need a brow pencil to work with it. This only tints them slightly and tries to fill in areas, and it also makes them appear fuller. It's hard not to make mistakes due to the size of the wand, and the formula is really slick. I don't think I'd buy it again because I've found an alternative for under $7.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
The "pro" of this product is that it has no red in it - it looks more black than brown, making it ideal for black brows. The "con" is, as other reviewers have mentioned, the brush is uncomfortably large to maneuver. I have thick black brows that have thinned on the ends due to overplucking and age. I bought this hoping to fill in the ends a bit. I had been using a pencil + Anastasia clear gel, but thought the colored gel might hasten the process. (Two birds with one stone). I think this would work well if you have a little thinning in your brows and just need to fill them in. But if you have an area with very sparse hairs, it won't work because there is nothing for the gel to cling to. I also noticed that, while my pencil stays on all day, this began to flake as the day wore on. I was disappointed, as the color is great. I am sure this works for some users, but not for me. If you are considering, I recommend visiting Sephora and have an SA advise you on using it.