I’ve been on such a massive Anastasia Beverly Hills love-in recently as I try more and more of their products so I was delighted when I heard that they’d launched onto Feelunique as they’re one of my favourite beauty websites and ABH even featured in my recent Feelunique Beauty Haul. I’ve tried many Anastasia Beverly Hills products thus far and I’ve only ever been disappointed by one product; the ABH Pro Pencil Eyeshadow Primer and Color Corrector and that was really just a shade issue. I’ve found their products to be consistently amazing and I love adding new products to my collection.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Skinny Brow Pencil £22
The ABH Brow Wiz is a product I already know and love, and I’ve already featured the Dark Brown shade (a dark cool toned brown) on my blog nearly two years ago. There are an impressive ten different shades available to choose from, and the two new shades I have are Medium Brown (top – a cool toned deep brown) and Soft Brown (bottom – a warm toned brown). The Brow Wiz is an award-winning ultra-slim, retractable pencil that creates precise, hair-like strokes with its fine tip to spot-fill areas where brow hair is sparse, and the custom spooley end to blend for a flawless finish. It is recommended that you apply the Brow Wiz with short upwards stroke in the direction of hair growth to fill in any gaps and extend where necessary and blend with the spoolie for a super natural finish.
Dark Brown is the deepest shade of the three and matches my brows perfectly, but Medium Brown works really well too as it’s a cool toned shade and my brows are naturally a very dark brown bordering on black. On my more natural makeup days, I can still make Soft Brown work for me and I like having different shades of brow pencil as I can then create a more natural ombré effect with a lighter, softer shade at the front of my brows blending into a deeper more intense shade towards the tail. The Brow Wiz has the perfect firmness as it’s not too soft that it smudges but it’s firm enough to create hair like strokes and I really do feel it’s worth the hype.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo £24
When it comes to brows I think you’re either a brow powder fan or a brow pomade fan and I have to say I’m more of a brow powder kinda girl and I think that’s down to having naturally quite full brows. I always hated my caterpillar brows in my teens but I hated using tweezers which I’m totally thankful now as they need very little effort for my minimal makeup days so powder is a great option. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo is packaged within a super sleek black compact with a mirror within the lid, and the pan has a split design with two different complimentary brow powder shades.
There are eleven different Brow Powder Duos to choose from, each with a smudge-proof formula. Each shade contains densely packed, fine-milled pigments and is best applied in short, light strokes for a defined look with natural highlights and lowlights. I have the Medium Brown Brow Powder Duo (the first two swatches from the three in the bottom photo) and contains a light slightly warm toned brown shade and a deep cool toned brow shade and it’s such a great match for my brows. My favourite brush to use with the Brow Powder Duo and Dipbrow Pomade is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Large Synthetic Duo Brow Brush #12 which has a fabulous, short yet dense angled brush on one side and a spoolie for blending on the other. It only takes me perhaps a minute per brow when using this powder duo, again by using the paler shade at the front of my brows and the darker side for the the middle and tail and it always looks so natural and never too ‘blocky’.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade £19
The Dipbrow Pomade is such an iconic product within the ABH brow range and many brands have tried to replicate the award winning Dipbrow Pomade. There are eleven different shades and I have Medium Brown. Described as being an award-winning waterproof, multitasking, and buildable matte pomade that stays put. Apply and blend a small amount of Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade with an angled brow brush to effortlessly outline, fill, and texturize brows. With a longlasting, smudge-proof and high pigment formula which glides on the skin and dries fast.
Packaged within a weighty glass jar with a screw lid, it’s important to always secure the lid after use as the Dipbrow is notorious for drying out quickly when the lid hasn’t been secured tightly. If it does dry out, you can use a product such as the Inglot Duraline to revive the formula. I think the Dipbrow is perfect for those that have sparse brows as you can create a more defined brow shape but I’m really not a fan of squared Instagram brows but it’s all down to personal preference. I like to use the ABH #12 brush for applying the Dipbrow in small, individual strokes and once on the brows it really doesn’t budge until you use a makeup remover.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel £23
The ABH Clear Brow Gel is such a classic product and one I always have in my collection as it’s the best clear brow gel I’ve ever used. I am so fussy when it comes to brow gel as I don’t want anything that leaves my brows feeling crispy or hard, or leaves flakes in my brows and the Clear Brow Gel ticks all of the boxes. I’m yet to try one of their tinted brow gels but I really need to as I love the formula of the clear version so much. The tube is quite large for a brow gel and contains a generous 7.93g of product within a long, silver metallic tube with a natural rounded bristle brush. I really appreciate that the tube has a click on the last turn of the lid so you know you’ve fully closed the lid to prevent the tube from drying out.
Described as being a long-wearing, invisible brush-on gel for all hair colours that sets, defines, and holds brows in place and is best applied in short upward strokes as a finishing topcoat, or alone, for a clean, polished look. The gel has a lightweight, flexible formula without residue, and contains a soothing chamomile formula which conditions hair and can even be used to smooth away fine hair growth along the forehead – gotta love a multi-use product.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Pink Champagne Eyeshadow £12
I already own two of the individual Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadows in Electro and Chai, so Pink Champagne is a very welcome addition to my collection. Pink Champagne is one of the most popular ABH eyeshadows and has even featured in some of their past eyeshadow palettes. I am so in love with the Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow formula, it’s just incredible and Pink Champagne is one of the prettiest eyeshadows I’ve tried and is a stunning, metallic pale pink which almost looks foiled on the lids. I so want a whole palette of ABH individual eyeshadows so I might start collecting them as the formula is so much better than my MAC and Makeup Geek singles.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Glosses £17
I have never tried any of the ABH Lip Glosses before and I haven’t heard very much about them either as it’s their Liquid Lipsticks that tend to get the most hype. There are an amazing 53 different shades which is mind blowing for a lipgloss shade range, and they can be worn alone or layered over lip products. They have an opaque, high shine finish with a flat doefoot applicator to deliver intense pigment with precision for an expert finish in a single swipe. I have two shades; Venom (dark burgundy with golden shimmer particles) and Vintage (victorian rose with pink shimmer particles) and I am blown away by how opaque they are for glosses. Many brands claim their products are opaque, but these are some of the most opaque glosses I’ve ever tried and these are just one swipe swatches. They have a delicious vanilla scent, and a slightly thick yet not at all sticky formula which last very well on the lips.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks £20
I’ve only ever tried one of the Anastasia Liquid Lipsticks in the shade Dolce which is a pretty coral, and my two newest shades are Crush (soft beige, lighter dusty rose) and Dusty Rose (nude mauve) which are both stunning shades and there are 46 different shades with a non-drying formula. The liquid lipstick formula packs intense pigment, glides easily on the lips, and stays put for a long-wearing matte look. They have a a flat doefoot applicator which is amazing for an even application, and have a subtle vanilla scent. Just like the glosses, the Liquid Lipsticks have an opaque formula and I only need to do one swipe on my top lip, and two on my bottom lip for a fully opaque finish. They are one of the most comfortable liquid lipstick formulas I’ve tried and they dry relatively quickly without leaving my lips feeling dehydrated and both of these shades last for six to seven hours before I need to touch-up.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipsticks £18
I can’t believe I’d never tried their Matte Lipsticks until recently, and I’ll definitely be trying more shades after loving this duo. They are full-pigment lip colours with a smooth, ultra-matte finish with 30 different shades. The packaging is so stunning with a rose gold metal base, and a glossy black plastic lid with Anastasia Beverly Hills engraved into the lid and the ABH logo on the end of the lipstick. They’re only £1.50 more than MAC lipsticks but these ABH lipsticks feel so much more luxurious and special compared to MAC lipsticks however the ABH lipsticks don’t have a scent like the MAC Lipsticks do. I have two shades; Dead Roses (rosy lilac) and Kiss (rose petal pink), and they have a formula similar to the MAC Retro Mattes in that they’re a powdery matte with intense colour payoff, but they do feel a little more drying on the lips which is nothing a light layer of lipbalm can’t resolve.
I’d love to know if you’ve tried any of these Anastasia Beverly Hills products? Which is your favourite ABH product?