Thursday, 3 April 2014

Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel (Granite) - A Review from the Fussy Brows

It's no secret that brows are completely important to me, and given I've been blessed with a well shaped, full pair, but as blonde as my hair, they tend to be high-maintenance on the products needed to keep them a nice shade of brunette. And before someone questions my choice of brow colour, bare with me... I have got blonde-ish hair naturally, and yes, my hair is a warm blonde now, but I don't suit warm brows (like, AT ALL) so I tend to go for an ashy brown... 

So yeah, having shared an overly long story about my brows with you... Here's what I intended on talking about... 

Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Granite Review
Anastasia Beverley Hills, the cult brand, founded by Anastasia Soare, the genius behind many A-List celebrities brows, is easily working it's way into the mainstream beauty industry. With all her products being designed to be affordable and easy to use, its understandable that Anastasia is quickly becoming many people's go-to for brow products.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel Review in Granite

I have a love/hate relationship with brow gel. The kind that leave you with crispy slugs on your face aren't my cup of tea, yet the ones that seem quite soft, then start to crumble into little lumps on your brows (attractive!) aren't much better. I really do like MAC Beguile, but it is SO pigmented there is no easy way of applying it, you really need to dedicate some time to getting it perfect. So I caved, thought I'd try Anastasia's Tinted Brow Gel in Granite. With this being the shade leaning most towards grey, I thought it'd be perfect for my fussy brows.
When it arrived I felt utter confusion at the shimmer particles I could see in the tube... Like, hang on, if I wanted Dior brows, I'd have used a gold eyeshadow?! So, needless to say, I waited until I had zero plans to trial this... (Don't worry, it doesn't translate. Phew!)

I was totally blown away by how perfect the shade is, and how easy it is to apply. The slightly curved wand allows you to precisely apply the product where you want it, and the levels of pigment weren't ridiculous, meaning you can use it quickly, on its own, or over brows already filled in with powder. The "crispy" levels weren't too high, but I'm beginning to think that if a brow gel is to leave the hairs feeling natural, then how much hold can it really have?! I'd say I've probably got the perfect compromise right here.

Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel review in Granite


All in all, this is by far the best I've tried. Probably would get a 9 out of 10. Nothing's perfect...

I got mine from Cult Beauty, for £16.50.

10 comments:

  1. 'Crispy slugs'.....lolz!!!

    I'm more of a Mac 'Spiked' pencil kinda gal...with a little bit of Soap n Glory 'Archery' thrown in...
    but this sounds good....I might try it :)
    x

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    1. I couldn't deal with being creative, when at the end of the day, that's what they are! Haha! I'm yet to try Archery, I bought it, and the pencil was snapped off completely so I took it back, and well, never repurchased! Oops. x

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  2. I use Benefit's "Gimme Brow" and it's really great! It's the first eyebrow gel I've used so I can't compare it to anything. I may have to try Anastasia's next time.
    xx,

    Paisley

    paisleynotplaid

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    1. I've heard so much about that one! Must give it a go at some point!

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  3. I just featured the Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in my latest post, I love it! It gives such a natural finish and fullness to my brows. xx

    Kat from Blushing Rose Beauty

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    1. I contemplated that one, but I find some of my MAC eyeshadows to be perfect for the job! But that's exactly what you want isn't it, glad you found a good product! X

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  4. Aww bugger why didn't I see this before! I recently ordered the Anastasia Brow Wiz! :( Hopefully it's just as good, I sometimes find matching my shade difficult as dark brown doesn't match but black looks really unnatural this brow gel sounds really good though x

    http://rinicawrites.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Isn't it a nightmare? Mine are naturally quite blonde but dyed dark brown, so I have a similar problem! Xx

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  5. I'm obsessed with trying new eyebrow products! Definitely on my list now! xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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    1. It's a bit of an addiction isn't it? It's as if you find one miracle product then something better comes to your attention! It's so bad! Haha x

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