Anastasia, the line renowned for amazing brow products, has a truly gorgeous set available that makes for both bold brows and for beautiful eyes. This fabulous set, called the Bold & Beautiful Kit, is a real bargain at only $36 so we were thrilled they sent it to the BIZ for review. Look at all you get for that terrific price:
Vol. 1 Bold Brows
Brow Powder, Pomade, Mini Duo Brush, and Mini Tweezers allow you to sculpt, define, and beautifully layer color for perfect brows.
Vol. 2 Beautiful Eyes
Four matte and shimmering shadows in versatile neutrals are the perfect shades to finish any look. Layer them wet and dry to create anything from a subtle, sheer wash of color to an intense, nude smoky eye.
The packaging is fantastic. It’s put together like a vintage mini-book set. It is truly gorgeous and I think I’d buy the set just because it looks so elegantly magnificent. Anastasia really outdid themselves with this one. This is a wonderfully compact set that is fabulous for travel; this set is one to take on vacation with you.
The Beautiful Eyes ‘book’ has four eyeshadow shades plus a dual sided eyeshadow brush. The colors include a matte cream, a shimmery peach, a matte light tan, and a blackened-brown with shimmer – actually it’s more like glitter, the particles are larger.
The pigmentation is excellent and these shades can be used wet or dry. I love the first shade as a lid shade and for the brow. The middle two shades are excellent for the lid or crease. The last shade is a fantastic eyeliner, really impressive.
The Bold Brows ‘book’ includes a medium brown brow powder, tinted brow pomade, mini tweezers, and a mini dual ended brow brush/angled brow powder brush.
On the far left is a deep brown pomade, next to it is a taupe ash-brown brow powder.
You can apply the just the pomade with the spoolie end of the brush for a natural look since it gives little color to the brows or apply the brow powder first then the pomade to hold it in place.
The brush and spoolie are terrific – you will keep these in your stash forever.
And hooray, the tweezer is fantastic! It should be no surprise since Anastasia is known for its brow expertise, but I am so used to slightly sub-par tools in mini sets that this was a happy revelation.
For the eye look above, I used the brow powder with the pomade swept through. I then used the shimmer peach on the lid and up through the crease, the blackened-brown over on the crease and outer portion of the lid, and the cream for the brow.
Here are a few eye charts with some ideas for you.
This is one gorgeous set that is well worth checking out. You can find the Bold & Beautiful Set at Sephora, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Nordies, and Ulta. - Lisa