Anastasia Of Beverly Hills • Brow Stencils • Brows
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I have a small face and lame eyebrows. My brows don't naturally arch, they're not perfectly symmetrical, and they kinda slope downward. When I first opened these stencils I thought, "these are WAY too big," but it's interesting how well they work after you mess around with them. I now use them almost every day, and if you saw how small my face is, you wouldn't believe it. The trick is to follow the directions!! Don't use the stencil you assume will work best, use the one that the majority of your brow FITS INTO. I thought the petite arch would be my go-to stencil, but shockingly the medium arch works perfectly every time. I don't have medium-sized brows, but the slope of that stencil works best. Is the cost too much for, essentially, one stencil that works? Well, my brows finally look great every day. That's worth the money. Just wish there were more arch options, rather than five.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Age catches up to most of us & thinning, sagging eyebrows are a dead giveaway. I used to use Lancome's eyebrow gel, but am now finding it doesn't do enough to fill in for sparse lashes. I had high hopes that the stencils would help outline the shape my brows SHOULD BE so that I could apply eyebrow powder to give me that "I still have eyebrows" look. Sadly, most of these stencils are way too big - the petite one is the best but even it is so big I have to do serious gyrations to try to get my brow to fit in the stencil's outline. Seriously, I'm not a petite person, but these stencils would have my brows extend all the way to my ears! Also, the plastic is too stiff & inflexible. This makes it extremely difficult to hold the stencil in place while trying to apply powder. Every once in awhile I'll get lucky and it'll work the first time - most of the time I end up spending way too much time (15-20 minutes) trying in vain to get brows that look symmetrical. I end up with red-rimmed eyebrows from having to wipe stuff off and start over, wipe stuff off and start over. I've finally given up & given these stencils the heave-ho. I like the idea of stencils - what's needed are ones that are more flexible and with more size & shape choices. I'll have to keep looking.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I really like anastasia brow products, but this one is not suitable for every brow and face shape..I prefer my brows to be slightly lower in the arch and there wad not an option to suit my face shape. But I can see how thid product can work really well on some ppl
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Amazing<3 The first couple times i tried this i got really frustrated cause i found them way too big for my eye shape. but then i tried different ways for it to fit and the result was amazing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Other
I bought these the other night on a whim after reading reviews. I am terrible at doing my own eyebrows, and salons never do them symmetrically. I love these stencils! It is sort of tricky to hold the stencil to your face and fill it in with brow powder at the same time, but it doesn't take long to get used to. I've had Anastasia's brow powder duo for months now and I love it, so when the thought of stencils crossed my mind, I didn't hesitate to visit Anastasia. I'm using the petite arch right now, because my eyebrows are over-plucked. I don't mind that I had to buy all four stencils because it is very likely that I will want to change the shape in the future, or use them on my friends. On one hand, this kit is way too expensive ($26.00 CDN). It should be about $15.00. But on the other hand, it is worth it to have these nice eyebrows! So go buy it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Well yeah. It took me awhile until I figured out how to use the stencils the right way, I mean how to hold them right and at the same time fill in the color with the brush. After a few days I got better at it but I'm still not sure if I'm petite or medium arch...I have to make adjustments (using concealer afterwards) with either one all the time, which is pretty annoying. So it IS better than before, yes, because my brows are unfortunately overplucked and are growing back only sparely...but it takes some practice to get the perfect brow out of the stencil, I would say. I'm just a perfectionist, oh well.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Dark, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
One word is enough: Magic.
But since I want you to understand the magic, I'm going to use way more than one word! :P
It may seem silly to buy a stencil for your brow, but it's totally worth it. I actually got a lot compliments from random people about how pretty my eyebrows are, and I've never got a single compliment before my stencils. You get five different to match your brow type:
Petite arch (mine!)
Slim high arch
I often see people with funny eyebrows, like to slim in the end, a slight uni brow or... yeah, you understand, i could go on like this for ever!
I think that everyone should buy these, just not for my sake, but for everyone's happiness.
This stencils would make this world at better place.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have very little brows. These stencils are very easy to use and full proof. They make my eyebrows look fuller and natural. I highly recommend the whole kit.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I really liked this product until I saw the same thing at the dollar store for 1/10 of the price.
If you guys want this then just go to ulta or walmart or any drugstore and purchace any other brow stencils.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I finally stopped over-plucking and let my brows fill back in and I needed to shape them. I had never really shaped my natural brows properly so I thought stencils would be helpful. I figured from a set of 5 stencils one has got to work- right? Unfortunately I was wrong. This set does not include a stencil for a rounded brow (think Julia Roberts). My natural brow is a gentle rounded arch- no distinct angle. If you're thinking of buying these stencils I suggest doing some research first and make sure your brow shape matches one of the stencil shapes. I found the site http://www.eyebrowz.com/howto.htm to be helpful.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
So I really like how the high arc stencil in this set made my eyebrows PERFECT, but I don't get why all the other stencils are included. I mean, I guess you'd have to look at them all to figure out which one you'll need, but after concluding the stencil that's right for you, why would you need the rest. That doesn't quite make sense to me, and I would have rather just paid for one stencil. Other then that, the stencil I chose, really really works for my natural brow shape, and helped me get the perfect brow. Clean, natural, and great shape. Easy to use, and great way to keep brows up at home.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Other
I had my brows done using this method and now I'm using the stencil to define my brows daily.
I'm a convert. I've used stencils before but they haven't been right for my face. The High Arch stencil is perfect and it takes all the guess work out of trying to define my brows.
Its my understanding that there is supposed to be one shape of stencil that is closest to the natural brow, yet most enhancing for your face. Given this, I think its kind of ridiculous that I wasn't able to buy just that one stencil, I got it in a pack of four and have no use for the others. I asked if I should look at changing my brow shape as I got older, but was told to have my brows to suit my face and closest to natural as I aged. Given that the high arch is pretty close to my natural brow (but 1000% better) I'm quite happy to stick close to this, but as I said it seems a waste of the other three stencils.
Apart from the shape being better, I find the material this stencil is made out of to be just the right flexibility for fitting the contour of my forehead. In the past, stencils have been hard to bend and there has been a distortion of the shape and or areas popping up.
I'd buy this again in a heartbeat but given the price I hope I don't have to. Oh, and I find the stupid cardboard envelope/container type thing for these stencils to be annoying, feel temporary & cheap, and be not particularly functional. I'm sure I'll end up losing one or all of my stencils.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I have trouble achieving that "perfect brow". Don't we all?
My main problem has always been that my brows are quite small on their own - they don't come quite far enough in, and they definitely don't extend far enough out.
I've used pencils, and I've managed to figure out how to get them looking pretty good. I did even better when I got my Anastasia brow powder duo, which works much much better for me.
The one problem I still always had when doing my brows is that though I could get them to look pretty good, it was really hard for me to achieve a perfectly symmetrical look (or at least *close* to symmetrical). My brows aren't like that naturally. One arches more than the other ... there are lots of little differences.
I don't have my brows professionally shaped, but in terms of shape that can be achieved by plucking or threading alone, I've pretty much done what can be done.
I can even my brows out pretty well with my brow powder or a pencil, but it takes a long time and a lot of careful blending and stepping back from the mirror.
And that's why I like these stencils. I never would have brought them for myself, but when my mother discovered them, she bought an extra set for me. The Petite Arch shape fits my face best.
Using this stencil, getting my brows to look symmetrical is much easier, and a lot faster. It makes it a no-brainer.
And that's awesome. Because at 7:00 in the morning, I'm not really that with it, and I need something foolproof.
It's a shame that only one of the shapes will work for me ... and I imagine that will be the same for everyone, or virtually everyone - you'll try them all and find the shape that works best for you. Then the others will sit at the back of your makeup drawer, doing nothing. You might pull them out on Halloween, or if you're giving a friend a makeover.
I wouldn't mind getting a back-up of the one that matches my brows ... I'll have to figure out which shape my mom likes best.
Don't forget to fill in the little gap that's left by the bit of the stencil holding the top and the bottom together.
I am not changing my rating of this product, but I wanted to update just to say that I basically never use this stencil anymore. I just don't need it. I've got a better eye for what I need to do with my brows, and it's faster, easier, and more natural-looking for me to free-hand it. However, I still think this type of stencil can be helpful for someone who's not brow-confident, or is still trying to figure out what they're doing.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
I have decent eyebrows naturally, and never bothered with plucking/etc. Lately though, I have become mildly obsessed with having perfect eyebrows. I first use Surgiwax to clean up the little hairs above my eyebrows and use these stencils to perfect the shape. I tried the Ardell stencils first (found them at Trade Secrets) but they were far too long and sharply arched for my face. I find the Anastasia stencils to have a gentler slope, which suits me better. I also found this guide for the stencils which may be helpful to you, on the Sephora site: http://www.sephora.com/browse/brand_hierarchy.jhtml?brandId=5746&contentId=C14028
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I only bought these because there are no salons in my area that do a decent eyebrow. The only stencil that fits my face is the petite arch, all the others are way too large/long. My only qualm is that they make you buy all the stencils, it would be better if you could just buy them individually. Overall, they really do make my eyebrows turn out nice and symetrical with very little effort.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I received the stencils in the brow tool kit that I ordered online. (Included the tweezers and scissors). I found the stencils to be much too long and thick for my face. I am happier with the results of my free hand. Like I said, I did not purchase, and would not purchase these.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
eh, I believe there is better out there. especially with the price, you can find good drugstore ones. I bought the whole kit (around $80) spur of the moment type of thing. :p
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I've been looking for a really good stencil to give my thin brows just a hint more definition/perfection. I already use the Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Medium Ash so I decided to just get the separate pack of stencils.
In the store, the SLIM High Arch looked like the perfect match. The SA helped to match me up and agreed. She said Sephora made some too, but we couldn' t find any. They also had some Tokia testers but no items to buy, so Anastasia it is! $20 Cnd seemed pretty reasonable, although I wished I could have bought a single stencil since there's no way I can use the 2 thickest ones!
As soon as I got home, I started with a clean brow and did the SLIM High Arch. It wasn't really looking too natural on me. It went above and beyond my natural brows and made them look kind of boxy/boyish. I then gave the PETITE Arch a try for kicks! Not a chance!!! They were HUGE! I looked like a freak! I showed my husband and he asked me what I did to my brows! I kept on PETITE and one SLIM to show him, just to get a second opinion. He really knows all about my makeup too, and he said "take that off, you're brows are perfect already". Well, they're not perfect but I think my freehand is way better! Sometimes when you're in a rush, one side looks better than another, so I wanted a stencil to give me the perfect shape but these don't look like my eyebrows!!! They're literally twice the size of my natural and I don't even pluck them thinner!
Overall, the stencils are a great bendable plastic. You can easily contour it to your face and it's easy to line them up. You get a few nice styles but I think they're better for girls with thicker brows. The price is pretty good since you get 4 different ones, although mine came with a 5th one in Full Arch which would only work for my husband's thick brows! The plastic is easily washable for years of use too! Nice idea but just not for me. They're going back tomorrow!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I decided to purchase these stencils after a friend told me she drove far to get her eyebrows done at a specific place. I've usually done my eyebrows myself since I wasn't satisfied with the places that did my eyebrows. In my opinion, I tended to look like a clown with high arches when it was done at salons. The average eyebrow wax at a salon is $20 including tip. I purchased these stencils for $20 at Sephora. Out of all the arches, only the petite one fit well. I figured if I keep using these stencils, I can have the consistency I desired and save money while having great arches.
I tried to give to pass the magic on to my friend since there are 4 stencils and I only use one. Unfortunately, her eyebrows looked very clownish/animated after we filled it in. She has a fuller face and naturally high arches. This goes to show that these arches DO NOT match everyone.
However, do give these a try.
There are sticker stencils and the plastic ones that you can buy. I chose to buy the flexible plastic ones since they were soft and reusable. The sticker ones are cheaper but if I remember correctly they are only of ONE ARCH. Also, I did not want to have to fiddle with removing /reapplying the sticker the stencil was a bit off. Therefore, buy the plastic ones if you want to try these out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Eh. I can imagine that most people who want those pretty little thin eyebrows would like this: it makes things easy and straightforward. You would have to have a horrible eye for symmetry to really mess these up then. However, I feel that these stencils offer too few options: the matching of stencil to your eye is based on the relative size of your eye and you get maybe one or two options out of the four. Both of the options on the smaller end of the spectrum I found were actually *too thin* (others complained about their being too thick...really? At its thickest point--the "start," the petite arch is maybe .75 cm) and while they're pretty, it's really not that suitable for my square-shaped face.
I'd recommend this to most people, especially those with fine features, but I'll keep looking