Today’s blog post will be the first post for my new “Product Review Thursday” series, where I will be reviewing different makeup and beauty products every Thursday. So be ready every Thursday for a new review post.
The first blog post for the new series will be a review on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Genius Kit. Everyone has probably heard of Anastasia Beverly Hills by now, especially about all their brow products and their infamous contour palettes. Here’s the Brow Genius Kit:
The brow kit comes with a small jar of loose powder, a waterproof clear gel, a double-ended angled brush/brow brush and a instruction sheet. The first step to use this kit is to pour some of the powder and then ad the clear gel to get a creamy paste to fill in your eyebrow with. The angled brush is great for applying the paste and then blend with the spoolie.
I got this Brow Genius kit over a year ago and when I initially tried the product I wasn’t a big fan of the product at all. I have later tried to use the product multiple times in hopes that I would like it, but truthfully I don’t like this brow kit at all. The gel mixed with the powder just makes it hard to create natural looking brows. The creamy paste (see pic below) dries very quickly which makes it hard to blend the paste with your natural brow. Apart from that I actually like the concept of the kit – but I don’t feel like this is a “genius” brow kit.
I had a look at Anastasia Beverly Hills’ website and surprisingly I couldn’t find this particular brow kit, but as I mentioned I received the kit over a year ago so it might be discontinued. So as far as the price for the brow kit, I’m not sure how much it retails for. In conclusion I would not recommend this particular brow kit :( Anastasia Beverly Hills has other great brow products though that I would check out :)
So I finally recorded a proper highlighting and contouring video, let me know what you think! See picture below for the products I used in the video.
From left top row: MAC Studio Fix nw45, MAC Studio Fix nc42, MAC Mineralizing Skinfinish in Definitely Definied, MAC Mineralzing Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle
From left bottom row: NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Syracuse, MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in nc30, Benefit Porefessional Foundation primer, Sleek Face Form kit in Medium, Makeup Store blush in Pernice, Urban Decay Deslick Setting Spray,
Hope you are having a great week so far. In today’s blog post I will show you two new lovely bags (see picture below) that were kindly sent to me from the Finnish company Insjö. Insjö is specialized in “bagINbag” organizers which are basically bags that you put inside your handbags. These bagINbags are essential for women like myself who need to organise my everyday items that I carry in my bag, such as school supplies, makeup and other items. These bags make switching handbags more practical and easy, by simply moving the bagINbag with your important items without forgetting anything.
Samiaa & Inari bagINbags by Insjö
Inari Hot Coral bagINbag
The first bag is called Inari Hot Coral bagINbag which is a cute bag with a hot coral colour outside and lava grey colour on the inside. This bag is perfect for me as a makeup lover that always tend to carry alot of makeup products – this bag is great for organising such products. The bag is also ideal for carrying your phone, wallet, keys and other important items. The Inari bagINbag features a wider base to fit larger items, it also has two inside pockets with zip design.
The second bag that I recieved is the Samiaa Chococlate Brown bagINbag which is a bigger bag that will carry more items. It has a chocolate brown colour outside with a raspberry pink colour on the inside. This bag is a great bag for traveling, as it carries more items. I think I will use the bag for my skincare products when I travel. The bag has a wide base and features six inside pockets. Both the Inari bag and the Samiaa bag come with key locks that are sold separately.
I just created a new Instagram account dedicated to makeup and beauty only. So to all my makeup lovers please follow my new page @niicoleasbeauty
MAC Heroine lipstick
Now to the makeup look! I’ve been wearing my Heroine lipstick from MAC a lot these past months, it’s definitely my new favourite lipstick. I like to wear a neutral eye with the lipstick but this makeup look is from NYE so I felt like I had to add a pop of glitter :) Let me know what you think of this makeup look ❤️
Sorry for the awful lighting – I recorded this at night.
Product list: Eyes:
MAC Eyebrow pencil in Spike
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC30
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Inglot Gel liner in White (as eyeshadow base)
Naked 3 Palette in Limit
Makeup Store Micro Eyeshadow in Casual
Inglot Freedom System eyeshadow palette
E.l.f Gel Liner in Black
Creme Lashes (don’t know the nr sorry ;/)
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Syracuse
MAC Pro Longwear concealer in NC30
MAC Studio Fix NC42
MAC Studio Fix NW45
MAC Mineralixe Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle
Urban Decay De-slick setting spray
NYX Lipliner in Coffee
MAC Lipstick in Hue
MUA Lipstick in #6
NARS Sheer Glow foundation – Syracuse
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – nc30
Urban Decay Naked 3 palette
BH Cosmetics – BH Party Girl palette
MAC lipstick – Heroine (with a dark brown lipliner)