Anastasia Of Beverly Hills • Brow Stencils • Brows
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
For some reason i had conceived the notion that I just had to get these, so I got them as part of the anastasia 5 item brow kit. These stencils are pretty much useless for me and would have definitely not been worth the money if I had purchased them alone. Only one of the stencils (petite arch) fit my eyes/face, all of the others are way too big. This was a big disappointment for me, but if you have large eyes/face it might work for you.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was a little nervous about using these but my eye brows came out really great :D Before I did my brows "freestyle" but using this really helped with making them perfectly symmetrical. The only negative is that they are pretty darn overpriced but using them a lot you will get your money's worth vs. having a professional do them.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I have one nice full brow that I could groom into a variety of shapes. The other brow has a scar that crosses through it right at the top of the natural arch, where the hair does not grow, but it seems like the hair that should grow where the scar is actually grows just above it. All my attempts to groom this brow have been less than satisfying. It's always too thin, or has a weird wobble in it, or otherwise annoys me. After I read that heavy brows are in (hooray!) I just let them both grow in and ignored them for awhile.
Then I saw these stencils at Sephora. They are a bit expensive for 5 bits of flexible plastic with brow shapes printed on them, but I figured that at least one would work, they would last a long time until the plastic became brittle, and I could always return it if I hated it, so I went for it. I just used it for the first time.
Can you say, LOVE??? I have never been so happy with my brows, and this was easier and far less time consuming than my usual method of agonizing over every individual hair. I read the directions on the package and on the Anastasia website and decided to play along. I marked the inner and outer points of where my brow ought to start and stop with a fine tipped eyeliner. This happens to be where they naturally start and stop, so that's easy. I tried all the stencils and determined that the petite arch was the only one that would work for my scarred brow, although I could have tried a couple others on my fuller brow. I don't have any brow powder, so I used my darkest brown matte eyeshadow with the brush I use to blend shadow (Sephora Pro #13) and used that to fill in the stencil. Then I just ruthlessly plucked everything outside the shape. It was easy and fast. Then I removed the stencil color and eyeliner marks with my beloved Clinique Take the Day Off balm. After that I cleaned up a few stray hairs that had been obscured by the stencil powder and eyeliner, and VOILA! This was the easiest and fastest I have ever achieved a look I could live with, and this result is the best I have ever had. I don't plan to use this to fill my brows for my everyday makeup, just as a guide for plucking.
I gave it a 3 for packaging because it is just a cardboard insert that slides into a cardboard sleeve. It wasn't even wrapped in plastic. I'd rather have some sort of sturdy case that I could squirrel away for when I need it.
In summary - in my opinion these are totally worth it for problem brows like mine. If my stencil was to break or be lost, I would not hesitate to the buy the entire set again although it would be nice if I could buy only the one I need. Love it! Wish I had found this product a long time ago.
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: Very Dry, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown, 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.