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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Product Review: Anastasia Brow Pen (Marker)

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I am truly loving all the Anastasia Brow Products, and I will be reviewing them one by one as well as trying to get a few tutorials in here at the request of Lurve. Here is a review on the brow pen I got a couple weeks ago, and I love it! A must have in my makeup bag! It's like a liquid eyebrow pencil (pen form), and it doesn't tug like pencils do and gives a nice natural look.

Product: 4 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Quality: 4.5 out of 5
Staying Power: 4.5 out of 5
Price: $21, Sephora.com & Sephora stores
Color: Only one color, "Universal Shade"
Would I buy again: YES!

You will LOVE this pen!



What they say: A long-wearing, soft-tipped brow pen. Anastasia Brow Pen glides on easily, clinging to both skin and hair, for a lush and natural look. Use it as a base to increase your current brow makeup's staying power or to fill in sparse areas for a fuller look. It dries quickly, lasts all day, and its water-based formula is easily removed with soap and water.

I describe it as: A felt-tip marker pen, similar to that of watercolor pens used in art, light feather-like strokes is the way to apply this like you normally would with a regular eyebrow pencil, just gently stroking the color on in one direction.

PROS:
- The color matches me, easy to use
_ Great if you are in a hurry and don't want to deal with messy powders or stencils
- Easy to take with you in your purse or makeup bag, it's in a pen form
- $21, not too shabby since it's a unique product, although there are many companies that are catching on to this revolutionary product such as the Kanebo version on Sasa.com, and it's cheaper at $8 a pop, I just ordered that one too so I will compare the two once I receive it.
- Gives a nice natural and soft look
- Stays on for a majority of the day

CONS:
- Only has one universal shade so it may not match everyone
- It's like a marker so it can rub/come off easily if you are touching your face, wearing a hat, working out, etc

Overall? I really enjoyed this product, it's part of my daily eyebrow routine (yes tutorial coming soon!) and I like to mix it up by tracing my eyebrows with the Anastasia pencil, then filling it in with this brow pen or the Anastasia Brow Filler (future product review!). I would DEFINITELY buy this again because it's just brilliant, easy to use, and since I am always in a rush it's easy to do my brows when I am short on time. Also $21 is pretty reasonable...







The Kanebo version for $8

15 comments

Connie said...

I'm intrigued! You make me wanna try the Kate one since it's available here. I would love to see the whole brow using this pen though.

MakeupByRenRen said...

ohhh interesting...i've never seen a product like that but the fine tip and solution seem like they'd really help with the feather strokes you need to do brows

ilurvemakeup said...

Hey Nessa, thanks for taking the time to review each Anastasia product :) I am beyond impress with their powder and interested in saving my $$ to get her other stuff :D I'm pondering about the gel since I got it for my sister, the sample I got worked damn good lol I almost don't want to give her the full size LOL I'll have to see if Ulta has this felt tipped pen - it's so unique and I wanna swatch it on my skin first :)

Mrs. Lynne, MakeupFix.net said...

nice review sis. and i agree with sis ren that it does sound like it would make it easier on doing me brows.

Tracy said...

Great review! Looking forward to your review on the Kanebo one. $21 seems a bit steep for me, especially for a marker (haha), and I'm afraid that it could easily dry out. If I do see it in store, though, I'll check it out. Thanks again!

gangsta2damax said...

I saw something like this the other night at Target exept it was lipstick pen. I wrote on myself with it, well just a mark, and it was really like a marker. I washed my hands later that night and it didn't come off either -_- it was quite odd.

Anastasia said...

Naturally I want to try Anastasia products, but the shipping from her site is a lot international, and Sephora won't ship to the UK at all. >:

Shades Of U said...

Love the review! I am getting so addicted to Anastasia's products. They look so chic, and they work great too!

qudz104 said...

hi! first off let me say that i love your site, and your so pretty.. i love the way you do your makeup. i had a quick question about this product tho.. physicians formula has a 'felt tip marker'-like eyeliner that i thought was pretty bad because it dried up so quickly! do you think something like this would happen with this product as well?

Bright Colored Makeup said...

i'm always looking for new ways to do my eyebrows and i'm looking forward to a review. thanks for posting! stay gorgeous ;D

Lani said...

thanks nessa, you have the best reviews! ;)

fuzkittie said...

Interesting! I'm so on a brow tools hunt right now... When are you reviewing the brow highlighter thing from Anastasia?!! Hahaha, I'm so interested in that as well.

loveva said...

ooo, thanks for the great tip hot stuff! ;D

ainstein said...

thanks for this review! im very intrigued with this product. i cant wait til u review the kanebo one. i wanna see which one works better cause 21 bux is a bit too steep. girl u'r making my lemming list even longer each day! lol

hope ur having a great weekend! stay fab!

sara said...

I just came across your blog and I found this entry and I wanted you to know that even though it is one shade you can use it for almost everyone. I am a color expert at Sephora and a makeup artist. So basically if you have light brows you draw it on once and wipe it and it turns lighter. If you have darker brows you layer it to increase the pigment. Redheads can even use it by using the rubbing method and the layering method together.

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