Thursday, 5 February 2015

Favourite Brow Products: Anastasia and Soap & Glory






I am a firm believer that good brows can completely transform the face, just looking at those rather scary pictures of celebrities with their eyebrows photoshopped out is enough to convince you (and scar you for life). Now don't get me wrong, I don't particularly think my brows are anything spectacular, and they certainly aren't on par with those amazing gradient style brows that I would have no chance of pulling off. I've got to make do with what I've got, so for the time being, presentable, neat and natural brows are the way forward for me, and that task has certainly become a lot easier since discovering these three products!

I recently decided to upgrade my 10 billion year old tweezers to the ever so pretty, baby pink Anastasia pair. They are so precise, they pull out even the shortest of hairs with ease and make the dreaded mission of plucking the old brows a total breeze. They even survived an accidental whirl in the washing machine, which I would not recommend doing, (although I would recommend that you check your laundry before you stuff it all carelessly into the washer, oops!).

To fill in my brows I used to use the Anastasia Brow Wiz, but I've since discovered the Soap & Glory Archery brow pencil and I can tell you that it's identical to the Brow Wiz except a whole lot cheaper; £8 or £16 for the same product, I know which one I'm gonna buy. The only difference between the two that I can tell, is that the Anastasia version offers a wide shade range whereas Soap & Glory only has two. I'm using 'Blondeshell' which is the lightest out of the two which in my opinion isn't really that light (I used medium ash in the Brow Wiz just for reference). That being said it's a really great product, the spoolie on one end is great for combing through the brows and shaping them before you apply the product, and it's also pretty handy to go over afterwards to get rid of any excess product. The pencil end is really tiny so you can mimic fine brow hairs and get much more natural looking brows. It's honestly pretty hard to mess up with it, so you can avoid frightening people with eyebrows that take over your entire face (no offence if you like that look).

To finish I set my brows with a brow gel which is a must for me, nobody wants to check their appearance at the end of the day and realise they've been sporting out of place, scarecrow brows all afternoon. I use the Anastasia Clear Brow Gel as it's just the best and when I use it my eyebrows literally do not budge all day! I've tried various other brow gels, even the Mac one which is pretty poor compared to Anastasia's version. I feel like I've written Anastasia about a million times in this post, so I'm sorry for any overkill!

What are you favourite brow products?

xoxo

27 comments :

  1. First of all i just want to say how on point your make up is! Love the look of the anastasia brow products, haven't tried it before ^^

    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you haha :) they're so good you should give the brand a try! xo

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  2. I absolutely love the brow Archery, so easy and fast to apply :) Your brows look amazing btw! xx

    www.anacelinelabod.com

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    1. Totally agree! Aw they could look better really but thank you :) xo

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  3. I've been looking for a new brow gel and the Anastasia one sounds amazing. I've heard good things about Soap and Glory Archery too!

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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    1. Love them, you should check them out! xo

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  4. I've heard a lot about these two; I'll have to try them out. I'm the worst at doing my eyebrows. I usually just fill them in with Mac Charcoal Brown eyeshadow. x
    http://charlinehasablog.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh I'm so rubbish at filling them in with shadow! I find using the archery pencil much easier :) xo

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  5. Your brows are amazing! I love the look of Archery - really need to try it out!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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    1. Aw thank you! Ooh let me know if you do! xo

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  6. Your brows look amaze! I think I need archery in my life! x
    www.claire-frances.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks lovely! Ah you should try it out, so good for the price! xo

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  7. I need to try Anastasia Brow Wiz since my eyebrows are so light and sparse!
    Anjna Harish

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    1. Ooh it's really good, just a little pricey but at least they will definitely have a good shade for you! xo

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  8. Your brows are so nice, you're beautiful! I love Anastasia for brows, I go back and forth between using the brow wiz and the dip pomade! They're definitely pricey but I think that they work the best out of everything I've tried! I have never tried the soap & glory one, but I have heard about it. Unfortunately I have never been able to find it in Canada!

    Becky, xx // undertheseabeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thanks so much! I really want to try the dip brow but I fear I'd be rubbish with it! Ah I hate that, there's so many other brands I'd love to try that aren't available in my country too! xo

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  9. The Soap and Glory Archery brow pencil has become my 'holy grail' brow product, it's fab! x

    FARFROMPERFECTIONXO

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    1. It's such a gem isn't it! Couldn't believe how similar it was to the brow wiz when I first came across it! xo

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  10. Fab post, I never used to be into brows and over the past year I have always made sure I look after them. I want to try the Anastiasia dip brow, but have the S&G Archery pencil and love it! :) My favourite product has to be Benefit Browzing though :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. Such a bargain isn't it! Ooh I've not tried the browzing but I've heard that lots of people like it! xo

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  11. Lovely post, I was so happy when I tried archery. I'm not going back!

    http://ohjanuary.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, ah same wouldn't be without it! xo

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  12. Your brows look gorgeous. I swear by my Tweezerman tweezers, but I definitely want to try out all the products that you suggested x

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    1. Awh thank you! I've heard loads of good stuff about Tweezerman and I almost got a pair but I couldn't resist the baby pink Anastasia ones haha! xo

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  13. I've used archery and dipbrow and find archery to be a lot more natural - dipbrow can often look quite angled and sharp! Brows are definitely on point, though!

    Sammy xo.

    littlefickleblog.blogspot.com

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    1. I've been intrigued by dipbrow but put off buying it as I felt like it's more for people who like stronger brows and would look unnatural on me! Ah thank you :) xo

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  14. I absolutely love the Soap and Glory eyebrow pencil!!!!! The mascara looks great also! Will have to give it a try!

    http://www.redlipstickramblings.blogspot.com

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