Beauty Make Up

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pen

January 16, 2013

I’m still having a bit of a brow-obsession at the moment – I’m loving the effect that filling my brows in a bit has on my face. It gives it more definition and really helps ‘frame’ the eyes. So if you’re like me and have pale/blonde brows – don’t dismiss brow-love as something darker haired lovelies. If anything I think a bit of brow filler is almost more important for those of us with pale hair!

Of course, when I say filling in brows – I don’t mean making them look like they have been gone-over with a black marker pen, or drawn on with a thick pencil line. What you want is something that’s a shade or two darker than your natural colour but still close – so it looks natural. The overall effect should just to be like your brows are a bit ‘fuller’ (ie they have more hairs) than they looked before.

A couple of months ago I spotted this little beauty at Amsterdam Airport and had heard amazing things about  the Anastasia Beverly Hills brand so decided to pick one up.

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I chose the Universal Light shade as felt this would be the closest match for my paler brows and as you can see from the swatch above – this is one of the very few coloured make-up products that you WANT to not be pigmented. You want something sheer and build-able – so you can achieve a naturally looking level of intensity (you might want it layered darker on fatter bits of the brow – but paler on the thinner sections.

The mug shot above is to give an idea of the difference brows make to a look. Yes, this has the wonders of an instagram filter over it – but this was a day where I was wearing no make-up other than filling my brows in  with my Anastasia Pen and a bit of mascara. I absolutely love the difference it makes to my face and highly recommend that if you haven’t tried doing anything with your brows before give it a go – there are lots of very cheap products out there so for a little investment you can make a big difference to your look!

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pen is available from Cult Beauty (£16.50)

Bought by me.

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  • Reply Valérie January 16, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Oh I thought the pen would be super hard and dark but it isn’t! Love it! I definately want to try it :) xx

  • Reply HeartsAndCrosses January 16, 2013 at 10:52 am

    This looks gorgeous on you, but I never normally use a brow pencil :(


  • Reply Hannah Cagney Lace January 16, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Your brows look so good here! I usually use eyeshadow and an angled brush to fill my brows in but often find some shadows a little too dark as I’m quite fair too. May just have to pick this one up.


  • Reply Lucy ycul January 16, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    I’ve just done a post on how to get the perfect brows!

    -Lucy xx

  • Reply Maddy January 16, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    This looks great, it gives a really natural finish as well which is quite rare in a pen! xx

  • Reply GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle January 16, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Color does match you well. Good choice. I’d love to try this. By the way, beautiful header. It’s new? Good job!
    Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Clothes for Less

  • Reply kirstyb January 17, 2013 at 11:58 am

    i need to get a new brow pen

  • Reply The Beauty Bliss January 18, 2013 at 7:46 am

    OOHHH! Looks really natural! I like it! I’ve heard Anastasia has the best brow products so I’m definitely wanting to give it a try but the price is a bit steep.

    The Beauty Bliss

  • Reply Kristy Hank January 21, 2013 at 12:18 am

    The pen itself looks a bit scary, but the results are so nice!

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