Saturday, 6 February 2016

Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in Taupe

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer

I've been a fan of Anastasia Beverly Hills' brow products ever since I purchased my first pot of Dip Brow over a year ago (which I'm still nowhere near finishing). Since then I've also tried the Brow Wiz pencil, which I also love, & I switch between the two depending on how much time I have to do my makeup in the morning. So when I came to the end of my current Brow Wiz pencil just after the launch of the new Brow Definer (£16) I had to give it a try.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer

As you can see, the packaging is very similar to that of the Brow Wiz pencil. The only difference is that it's slightly chunkier, but I actually quite like that as it makes it feel sturdier & is easier to hold. Like the Brow Wiz, the Brow Definer has a spoolie on one end (making it great for travelling with) & a twist up pencil on the other end.

The big difference between the Brow Wiz & Brow Definer is the shape of the pencil. The Brow Wiz pencil is small with a rounded tip, making it perfect for precise application but not so great for filling in large areas. You also didn't get a huge amount of product, meaning that if you used it to fill your brows every day you ran out pretty quickly. In contrast, the Brow Definer pencil is significantly larger, with an angled, triangular tip. This means that you can quickly fill large areas using the flat side of the pencil, while still having precision application from the point of the triangle, something I've demonstrated in my swatch below.

I wear the shade Taupe in both the Brow Wiz and the Brow Definer - I love the fact that it's a cool-toned ashy blonde shade, something which is surprisingly hard to find, particularly in high street products.

The texture of the Brow Definer is fairly similar to that of the Brow Wiz, although it is a bit stiffer meaning it requires more pressure to really lay down the colour. This is actually a change I appreciate as it gives you more control over the application, something which is particularly important when you're using the wider side of the pencil.

Overall, although the Brow Definer is slightly more expensive than the Brow Wiz (£16 vs. £15.50) it's definitely worth it in my eyes. Not only do you get around double the amount of product, but you also get a much more refined product. It may take a couple of tries to get used to the unusual shape, but once you've perfected your technique it's so much quicker & easier to use any other brow pencil I've tried.

Have you tried the Brow Definer yet? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments below.

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