Getting the Perfect Brow | ft. Anastasia Bold & Beautiful Kit and Clarins Mineral Loose Powder

Monday, February 11, 2013

Anastaisa Bold & Beautiful Kit tutorial

This one doesn’t need too much of a write-up, but I thought I’d take a minute to talk about some of the products I used to create the look — just a couple thoughts; not full reviews. (I have photos for the full posts, but this might do the trick! Let me know if you’d like to see swatches of anything specific; the only product I know for sure will be going up on its own is the Clarins powder.)

(Because it smells like deliciousness.)

Don’t miss this post on She Said Beauty for the tutorial that goes along with the photos! 

Clarins Poudre Multi-Eclat 01 Light

I started with the skin; theBalm timeBalm concealer ($18), which I’ve just bought a backup of because I finally hit pan on mine. It only took… what, like, three or four years? I’ve been using it densely to cover up spots, but also blended through the undereye area and around the nose/chin, where skin tends to read a little dark.

Then, for a bit of shape, I adde the Clarins Palette Eclat Face & Blush Powder ($35) (from the Rouge Eclat collection) as a blush — this smells amazing, and the amount of pigment is fantastic, particularly from the strips of colour.

Clarins Mineral Loose Powder in 01 Light

Keeping with the Clarins Rouge Eclat theme for my skin, I tried out their Clarins Poudre Multi-Eclat Mineral Loose Powder in 01 Light ($35), patted on lightly with the included puff and blended in. I know this one promises a luminous matte base, and it definitely delivers on the latter part, but I think I prefer a luminous sheen finish when it comes to glowing skin.

The Mineral Loose Powder gets points in my book for following through on matte promises, and it does wear very comfortably and smoothly, but I feel like the shimmer is just too sparse and obvious for my preferences (not to mention, my super-dry, pale skin). If you want a glow but have an oilier skin type, perhaps! 

Anastasia Bold & Beautiful Kit

Finally, the star of this look: Anastasia Beverly Hills Bold & Beautiful Kit ($36). I used only Vol. 1 Bold Brows (there are two palettes in the kit, the other for eyes), and I liked the slim profile and easy-to-use products.

Anastasia Beverly Hills - Bold Brows tutorial

I think the brunette shades are a little too warm for Asian hair/skintones, but I’ve been using this lightly through my brows with an added hint of grey for just the right shade. Anastasia is famous for brows, and the “why” is obvious here: the slightly-ashy powder and warmer brown mousse are very, very versatile, and I can see them working well on both warm- and cool-toned skin with dark blonde to brown hair. 

I liked that the palette (despite its small size) includes some more-than-decent mini tweezers and a dual-ended angled brow brush/spoolie, too — literally everything you’d need for your brows on a night out or a week away. 

Anastasia Bevery Hills + brow tutorial

Anastasia Bold & Beautiful - Bold Brows

Products used

theBalm timeBalm in Lighter Than Light, $18 (all prices in USD)

Clarins Palette Eclat Face & Blush Powder, $35

Clarins Mineral Loose Powder in 01 Light, $35

YSL Volupté Sheer Candy in No. 12 Tasty Raspberry, $32

Anastasia Beverly Hills Bold & Beautiful Kit, $36

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16 Responses to “Getting the Perfect Brow | ft. Anastasia Bold & Beautiful Kit and Clarins Mineral Loose Powder”

  1. mostlysunnybunny, on February 11th, 2013 at 3:52 pm said:

    I think the darker shade might be too dark for me. My natural hair color is not jet black, and my eyebrows are born pretty sparse. Maybe that's why surprisingly light colors seem to work better for me. This kit does look really practical though!
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  2. Bonnieee, on February 11th, 2013 at 4:20 pm said:

    Could you do a post of how you do your brows?
    powder vs pencil maybe? … please? pretty please? :D

    I have so much trouble finding just the right color to use on my brows since most eyebrow products are the warm browny colors, and I have black asian hair.

  3. Emi at Project Swatch, on February 11th, 2013 at 6:13 pm said:

    Your photographs are so beautiful. Always!
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  4. It doesn't go on too dark, to be honest! (The darker one is a waxy-mousse concoction, while the lighter is the powder.) I do think this would be too warm for you, though — I think I'd go with something cooler, and our colouring/hair are fairly similar.

  5. Did you click through the tutorial, Bonnie? You might find it helpful!

  6. Aww, thank you my dear! :)

  7. Bonnieee, on February 12th, 2013 at 7:24 pm said:

    Oh there it is! I always seem to miss that link! I seem to miss the links!


  8. The model in the photo ( is that you?) is soo pretty! =) Luv the product review. Clarins Palette Eclat Face & Blush Powder is my favorite. Looks really good. I’v never heard of a good smelling blush before, I’m very impressed.

  9. I just bought Anastasia Brow Wiz. I prefer pencils when filling in my brows, but the kit you have looks perfect for travel. :)
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  10. I really wished they carried Anastasia here because the brand is just so famous for their brow products! I love the well sized products in the little kit. I have a mini kit from Benefit with the tiniest tweezer ever! It's cute but oh so impractical, lol.
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  11. You can try NYX's Eyebrow Cake in Taupe/Ash! They also have a pencil in the same shade

  12. You're too kind, Marisa! Thank you :)

    There are some really great-smelling ones out there! Just keep your nose out; I'm sure you'll run into one soon enough ;)

  13. I love mini tweezers! Perfect for getting suuuuuper close up to the mirror :p

  14. I haven't found a pencil that I really LOVE yet, but I'm trying to get more into brow products! I'll have to swatch the Brow Wiz sometime :)

  15. I agree, can really see the ash tone working for such a variety of skin tones… aside from those with red tones in their hair, I think it's one of the closest to a "universal" brow color I've seen. :)
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  16. I think I'd like to see a little more ash in it (it swatches warmer and darker than you'd expect), but I have to agree — it's pretty darn close! :)

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