Anastasia Beverly Hills Micro-Stroking Detailing Brow Pen is used to create fine natural looking brow hairs. It is available in 9 different shades and retails for USD 22. The standard size contains 0.5 ml of product. While the early 2010’s has been all about bold, carved out, Instagram brows, 2021 is all about fluffy, natural eyebrows. Along with the trend, multiple products has been introduced to the market. Anastasia Beverly hills is one of the brand that is most widely known for its brow products.
The brow pen that I got is in the shade Medium brown. ABH brow pen as mentioned in the site, has super fine bristles. The brush tip is not rigid and stiff like some of the felt tip eyeliner pen. This has flexible super fine bristles that form into a lip so that, it is easy to for precise application. It took me a while to get used to the brush as this was the first brow pen I ever used.
This product is quite pigmented and has a really nice color payoff. Now, when I say pigmented, its not super saturated like eyeliner pen or anything. But, for a brow pen this has a nice color payoff. However, the bristles might deposit a lot of color depending on how you store it. So, for smoother application you might want to wipe off on the back of your hand or a dry tissue. Once you do this the pigment comes out quite evenly.
ABH brow pen is great for filling out the sparse areas to create brows that looks natural. I have wide brow gap so I like to use the product on the front of my brows to give my eyebrows a little more length. It does applies very nicely and the strokes are quite good. I don’t quite like to use this on the areas where I already has brow hair as it looked a little patchy and thick in those area. This product holds up really nicely throughout the day. It did not bleed or smudges all day. However, if you have a habit of touching you face or brows then there’s a chance you might wipe it off. But unless you touch it you’re good to go.
This has become one of my favorite brow products. I use this mostly on days when I want natural fluffy brows. Nevertheless, you can absolutely use this for more well shaped and contoured brows look for more detailing. Will definitely be repurchasing this in the future Or, may be find an affordable dupe 😉
Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick is one of the best selling liquid lipstick from Maybelline. It is available in 40 different shades and retails for $9.49. This liquid Lipstick claims to be a matte formula that lasts up to 16 hour.
The shade I’m going to test is called ‘Amazonian’. It is a brownish terracotta nude. The shade Amazonian from Maybelline is also said to be a dupe of Huda Beauty liquid matte Lipstick in the shade ‘Trendsetter’. The Huda beauty liquid lipstick retails for $20 whereas the Maybelline one is half the price. The lipstick comes in a solid color bottle and matches with the color of product. It has a reservoir tip applicator which I absolutely love. The divot in the middle of the applicator helps to hold the product so that you won’t have to dip in the bottle again and again. Also the pointed tip helps in the precise application. The lipstick has quite thick consistency and has rich velvety scent of chocolate. The application is easy and pigmented. It does feel a bit sticky even after it dries out but do not transfer at all.
Maybelline Matte Liquid lipstick is very true to its claims on the website. It is very long lasting and will lasts 10 to 12 hours very evenly. This liquid lipstick lasts through eating and drinking and is 100% transfer proof. You might however, notice that it settles in the inner lip area as the wear time prolongs. The finish is velvety matte and not completely matte that is why, it feels very rich on the lips and does not feel dry.
One thing that I dislike about this lipstick is, It is not light weight. If you’re wearing this then you will feel like you’re wearing a thick lipstick. It feels heavy on the lips and could be uncomfortable for some. Another thing that I am not quite fond of is the removal. You’ll need an oil based cleanser to take this off. I used coconut oil on the lips and wiped with a tissue. So the removal can be a hassle for some.
I absolutely love the color and will be using it in the future but, I won’t be repurchasing this or any other color of this lipstick because of the texture. I prefer something that is light weight and comfortable on my lips. Even if the lipstick is not long lasting I feel like it should be light weight as I don’t mind reapplying lipstick in the day. But if you don’t want to be bothered once you applied your lipstick then this is the thing for you if you can get past the texture.
Jordana Sculpt N’ Go Creamy Contour Stick comes in 3 shades Light, Medium and Deep. I used the shade medium. You can get this from Prettyclick Nepal. Jordana Sculpt N’ Go Creamy Contour Stick comes in a retractable plastic tube, it is easy to apply to the skin directly. The pigmentation of this product is okay and have medium coverage. It is easy to blend and to work with.
I prefer using contour sticks for sculpting and contouring my face. This product tends to loose its coverage when blending. I applied light pressure while blending out but that doesn’t help me get the coverage I want. The product is not as pigmented as I wanted it to be so I had to reapply few times so that I would get the contoured face I want. I set the area of my face when I applied this product, with a powder contour to give more dimension.
Jordana Sculpt N’ Go Creamy Contour Stick stays on the face till the end of the day. It does not lose its coverage even at the end of the day. This sculpt and go stick is perfect for those who loves subtle contour.
e.l.f. Lock on Liner and Brow Cream can be used both as a brow pomade or an eyeliner. I picked the shade Brown and used it as an eyebrow pomade. This shade is a bit dark for light-medium skin tone so Light Brown would have been a great match. But if you are fond of fully arched and precise brows then you might like this shade. I purchased this brow cream form Nova Beauty.
First impression, this brow cream is pigmented. This is the first brow pomade that I’m using so I’m not quite sure how other brow pomades are texture-wise but this one is a little difficult to pick on the brush. However, it does not affect how it applies in the brows. The application is smooth and easy to work with. Filling in the brows and creating hair-like stroke is effortless. It looked little patchy in the outer outline of my eyebrow as I have very thin hair on the outer portion of my brows.
It lasted quite good for 7-8 hours. It does not budge for the whole day. If you have a habit of touching your face then it might wear off. This brow cream also stayed put and did not fade much throughout the day. But if you leave it as it is and do not touch your brows throughout the day, it will last. A good brow gel might help in the longevity of this product. It also holds up very nicely when you’re out in the light rain. Overall I found that if you don’t touch it, this product lasts for a long time.
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation is one of the first foundation I ever used. These Fit Me collection was so much in hype when it first launched in the market. It has a wide variety of shade range which was one of the reason it was so much in trend. Maybelline Fit Me foundation has 24 super saturated shades. Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation has very decent price range and are affordable.
Maybelline Fit Me Dewy +Smooth foundation has liquid consistency and easy to apply. You can even apply this with your fingers only. For smoothness you can use it with a beauty sponge or a brush. Using with a sponge I dotted the foundation all over my face and start blending out with the sponge. It does not dry out easily which is good because it will give you more time to work with the product for that flawless blend. It gives you medium coverage on first application.
Once the product dries down you can reapply if you want more coverage. It does not give that cakey mask like feeling even after the second layer. It gives you that sheen on the skin which makes your skin look healthy and hydrated. When applied pressed powder on the t-zone, it absorbs the powder really nicely. The powder does not bunch up or sits on the top of skin. Overall the skin looks healthy and feels comfortable. This foundation tends to look oily the longer you wear especially in the T-one. I used to love this foundation. I stopped using this because I wanted to try other new foundation brands. It is very comfortable and lightweight on the skin making it my favorite go to foundation.