Anastasia Of Beverly Hills • Brow Pencil in Medium Ash • Brows
|Would buy this product again.||72%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This pencil is just overpriced CRAP...the pencil itself is just soo hard,you have to really push down hard to get any product out of it!And the color may be nice,but who gives a crap about the color when you can hardly draw your eyebrows on??I will never recommend this to anybody!Back to Rimmel I go!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I seriously believe that Anastasia is the only company that knows eye brow colors. My asian brows never match any drugstore pencils. After being disappointed multiple times, I finally forked the money over to buy this and the brow powder and I am not disappointed. I finally have bold eye brows!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It's nice but doesn't stay long enought on my brows.. and still the price its a little bit pricey for an eyebrows pencil...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I cringed when shelling out $29 for this brow pencil but the reviews were good and everything I've tried is either too dark, too light or too red. This was the perfect shade with my medium/dark brown hair and looked very natural. The ashy tone was just what I needed and the spoolie on the end of the brush was perfect to blend the color and smooth my brows into place. Perfect product to toss in my purse for touch ups and I was in love after the first use. However, over the next few days I noticed small bare spots in my brows. I think the pencil is just a little too hard/waxy and was tugging and dragging too much. Maybe my technique is incorrect but I just can't ruin my brows any further to keep trying and see. I've never had this happen with any other pencil I've tried. Maybe I'll have to exchange for the powder product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Black
I have two HG brow pencils in rotation -- the Shu Uemura Brow Pencil in Seal Brown and the Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil in Medium Ash. I do my brows every single day and I've tried tons of brow products, but these are the two that I reach for the most! I love brow pencils (as opposed to brow powders) because they are so quick and easy to use. I don't like my brow pencils to be too soft or powdery because they usually deposit way too much color, and the Anastasia Brow Pencil's formula is PERFECT. As much as I love the formula of the Shu Uemura pencil (it has a very hard texture that gives off a muted color), I find that my brows look better with the Anastasia pencil because they appear more groomed and natural. Because the formula is slightly waxy, my brow hairs get a light hold that keeps them in place so that the hairs won't stick out all over the place. Since the texture is also softer, the color can always be softened up with the spoolie brush on the other end of the pencil. The brow color gets spread with the spoolie brush and the effect looks very natural. I use the spoolie brush with the Shu Uemura pencil too, but an extremely light hand is required because instead of softening up the color on my brows, the product will actually disappear and then I have the draw some more on. For this reason, I think the spoolie brush works best with the Anastasia Brow Pencil's formula. The Medium Ash shade is also great because it is a nice warm taupe color that looks better with my warm NC30 skin tone, while the Shu Uemura pencil in Seal Brown is a cooler taupe. I also love how it lasts all day! In my opinion, this stuff is well worth the $22 at Sephora because I haven't found anything else quite like it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Great product! The brush and pencil combo are genius, because all women should brush their brows up to shape. The pencil is a super waxy kind and fills in brows really well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black, Fine Eyes: Black
i love this eyebrow pencil. the best ive tried so far.
the color blends in wonderfully with my eyebrows.
it doesnt smudge when you apply it.
plus theres a brush so you can blend it in after you apply.
definitely will buy this again
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I Appreciate that this is a brush and pencil in one, and that both sides work perfectly. I brush my brows down, fill them in, then brush them back up. The results are natural and the pencil stays sharp for an exceptionally long time.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Grey color blends very well with black hair without making the brows appear drawn on or too bold. Once you get the hang of the waxy consistency, it's easy to use and stays on all day. It's the most natural looking pencil I've tried (lancome, dior, benefit) and it lasts almost a year. I have gaps in my brows which need filling in and this pencil gives a natural looking shadow to the area which covers them nicely.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I got to try this brow pencil in Medium Ash. I have light brown hair while my mom has blonde. She let me borrow hers and it was the perfect color for my brows! Even though I have brunette hair, I have very thin layers of brow hairs that I need to enhance my makeup look. With this, it makes perfect perfection! I will buy this someday for myself to enjoy:)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This is my new HG of brow pencils. It is the perfect shade of ash brown suitable for most brunettes and is so fine that it mimics real hair. The double ended wand has the retractable ultra fine pencil on one end and a spooly brush on the other. Does not require sharpening, is super slim and hard to wash off so you wont be wiping off your eyebrows. I used to love the dior version of this type of brow shaper pencil but this is my new as its slimmer and better in color...love it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Love this product!! Like many have stated before, it gives the illusion of your brows looking real even when shading the pencil on. It's crazy how different my eyebrows look after applying this. I do reccommend something to set on your eyebrows after, though. I'm considering getting the gel seeing as how I've tried it before and liked it a lot.. But if there's something cheaper with the same quality, I'll purchase. The convenience of having the brush on the other side is really awesome. Like most eyeliners, you will need to sharpen the pencil often.. I'd say once a week. It makes a huge difference to your brows when you do. Also, the pencil (when sharpened) never hurts my brows.... I do have to go over my eyebrows a little hard at times which causes them to become red but only momentarily. Heck, if that's the only downfall - I'm definitely repurchasing!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This pencil would be my HG if it wasn't so doggone hard. The color is perfect for my coloring, and I LOVE the convenient brow brush on the other end of the pencil. I also like that the color doesn't fade or disappear all day, until I remove it in the evening with eye makeup remover. But the pencil itself is just so hard, and therefore, harsh on the brows. I have sensitive skin; and from rubbing this pencil on my brows to get adequate color to shade in my sparse spots, I irritated my skin, and up popped a pimple- right in the middle of my eyebrow! I know it had to be from this pencil, because I don't ever recall having an eyebrow-zit before! It's too bad, becuz I finally found the perfect shade for my brows, and the pencil is just too darn hard, even after sharpening. Sometimes, I even (unintentionally) rip out eyebrow hairs from stroking this pencil on my brow so many times... then I have to pull the little hairs off the pencil point in order to continue. I decided to buy Anastasia's Brow Wiz pencil in Medium Ash and try my luck with that, because that pencil gets rave reviews, and it seems like the pencil may be softer.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Edit 03/17/2013: I was always afraid they would discontinue this but it's worse: they changed the formula. It is now a waxy, slippery, very smearable, oily pencil. It is impossible to get fine details even with a sharpened point, it's too thick/waxy. Because of the waxier texture the color is not ash brown, it's more close to dark neutral brown a click closer to warm. Why do companies do this???!!! They take a great product with much success and ruin it. I returned and will look for another brand. (the outer color of pencil is no longer pink, it's black)
Oh my God, I found a replacement for my former HG Maybelline twin brow pencil in charcoal grey. I like this even better: not as waxy, perfect texture, the color is better as well. it is absolutely perfect. I had tried the Brow Wiz and did not like at all, too greasy/waxy, way too dark. Depending how many layers you put you can go from light to dark. NO red at all and NO grey. I'm thrilled. It's a bit pricey at $22 but I have a feeling this will last many months so it's well worth it.
For the record I have NO eyebrows, just 1/2" towards the front and nothing on the arch or tail. I'm not kidding, I didn't pluck them, it's heireditary from my mother. (she has hers tattooed) The texture of this pencil 'looks' like hairs on the skin. Also, everyone has tiny facial hairs, this pencil colors them brown. I can't express how happy I am to have normal eyebrows. You wouldn't beleive the impact eyebrows have on your face. All I need is my eyebrows a little lip gloss and I look great.
Anastasia pencil is WATERPROOF and SWEATPROOF: I went jogging here in Miami at noon, 105 degrees, 85% humidity and though I was dripping in sweat, my eyebrows completely covered in beads of sweat, it stayed on! As long as I didn't wipe or touch them. After I cooled down and the beads of sweat dried out (don't touch them) the color was exact, it didn't even fade, it did not oxidize into another color. I then jumped into my lake and swam around, go under alot, I came out and the color was still on! Again, I didn't touch it, I dried my face avoiding my eyebrows and when they dried the color was the same. I then took a shower and washed my hair, I tried not to get my face wet but hard to do in the shower and they color stayed on. In fact I carefully dried my face and I DIDN'T HAVE TO RE-APPLY!! sweating, swimming and showering the color stayed.
Run and get this!!!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
it's the PERFECT color for my eyebrows and it applies the exact amount of product i want. i need something that is buildable so there's not an obvious product on my eyebrows and this pencil does the job. i feel confident and even pressing down hard won't overdo my eyebrows. it's foolproof. it is kinda pricey and a must have. don't know what i ever did without it.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I really love this pencil. I find it to be so much less waxy than others, making it last a lot longer with out smudges. The color is a great match, you can adjust by using it light-handedly. The spoolie on the opposite end is very convenient, and it's hardness is helpful. I'm a little lazy when it comes to needing to sharpen pencils, so of course I wish it was a twist up. Although expensive, it will surely last for a very long time. Great pencil, hopefully twist up by the time I run out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Purchased in Medium Ash. Prior to this I was using Lancome's Brow Pencil in Sable. This pencil is much waxier and a bit difficult to use because it IS so hard. But now that I've got the hang of it, I LOVE it. The waxiness helps to keep my brows in place. Lancome's brow pencil was too powdery and brittle. This pencil is harder and lasts a LONG time. Sharpening isnt a problem either. As always, the spoolie at the end is ever so convenient. I have natually black hair, but dye it a lighter (slightly orange and brassy) brown color. Medium Ashe is dark enough to fill in the gaps, but light enough that my eyebrows dont LOOK drawn in. Love it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
oof.. I am on a new eyebrow color search.
I had this from when my hair was white blonde.. and it didn't work. I do not remember why I did not trash it -- I think someone said they wanted it but then it sat there in the bottom of the eyebrow drawer.
To make a long story short -- since I just did my hair and it is now a golden/ashy blonde..I tried this again.
And was dissapointed yet again. It is hard. The color payoff must be rubbed on. The color is way too gray. The price is exorbitant for this type of product... and the packaging is blah.
I will not buy again and I am now trashing this pencil.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Doing this review makes me sad because I really wanted this to be that HG eyebrow pencil I am looking for... But it was not.. not even close. I have very thin over plucked eyebrows. This pencil was SO hard and the wax made my existing hairs clumps together.. OHH The horror ! I know I took a brush to them by still .. it was not what I expected.. NOW the Lancome Le Crayon Poudre.. Thank you Jesus.. ! LOL. I suggest to try the product before you buy.. especially if you have thin thin eyebrows. Good Luck !
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy Eyes: Hazel
.....i am going to repurchase, what can i do?
I don't live in the United States, i am from Europe and i am currently studying in Sweden. Hence quite limited access to Mac products and no disposable income either. I am a big fan of eyebrows, and as Anastasia does (she's Romanian, like me!), i understand the importance of good eyebrows- it simply changes your face. The shape, the color, the consistency of the hairs, those two little hair lines make a tremendous difference in the way we look. I have recently read in Glamour that in Germany, the new 'it' lift is the 'tweezers lift'- basically the eyebrow is angled as high as possible to give the face that i-just-came-back-from-vacation look. Cool!!!:)
so, after having tried thousands of eyebrow pencils, i think this one is the one.
My favorite used to be a cheap eye pencil from Miss Sporty, a very cheap brand (the european equivalent of wet'n'wild), in 018 Savage. The crayon was soft and drew a precise yet natural line and the pigment was very natural, dark with strong grayish undertones. after all, this is the undertone that makes the color appear natural- not red. my only problem with that pencil was the tone- a bit too dark.
Anastasia's eyebrow pencil- love the fact that it's not soft, doesn't smudge, has a relatively dark color but is extremely natural due to the ash undertones. i wanted to try the brunette one but got scared...way too dark, and the reddish undertone just pierced my cornea as soon as i took the cap off. thanks but no thanks.
the pencil is quite long so i assume it will last me some good months (daily use, sometimes twice-three times, depending on the occasion). it is indeed hard, as some reviewers have observed, but this fact is caused by two factors- one, so it won't smudge (most eyebrow pencils have the same consistency of the eye ones and smudge among your natural brow hairs, giving that sweaty look), and the second, so you can easily control the intensity of the color and not end up with two geometrical lines on your forehead; this way you can control the amount of product you add for a natural effect.
the color, shall i say, i think it's a teeny tiny bit too dark, but to such a small degree it is barely noticeable to me (i can spot if a person wears transparent contacts, has natural hair color or crayoned eyebrows or false lashes. good sense of observation here, plus some years of experience. been putting makeup on since i was 16 and i am 23 now). still, it bugs me a little bit that it's not perfect. anyway, Anastasia is a human being herself so we can't expect perfection after all:)
now the price....i cringed when i had to pay the equivalent of $23 on a pencil....i was with a friend who simply told me i am insane. i know...but i wanted it so badly. now i feel totally guilty. sigh.
-good product for people who know how to work it
-great quality, VERY natural look with grayish undertones. perfect for light brown haired people (my friend is blonde and still uses it), dark brown haired ones, brunette, etc. anything goes with it, it should be awarded a prize or something. just handle it delicately and everything will be perfect.
-if you think the color is a teeeeeny bit too dark, powder your eyebrows at the end of the application. it will take the edge off the color and at the same time set the pencil on your natural eyebrow. do this especially if you have no eyebrows at all, it will blur the edges very well so to speak.
-it is pricy indeed, but IT IS WORTH all the money. you won't find something better.
UPDATE: yes you will find something better....depending on your hair color. the rimmel professional eyebrow pencil in dark brown 001. LOVES it.