Makeup Face-off: Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express Kit vs. SAX Perfect Brow Shaping Kit

Friday, June 15, 2012

Hi everyone! I'm sorry I haven't been updating much! We've had a string of visitors here at the apartment - first my parents and then the lovely Jen from MyFunnyValentine.

So today I am finally forcing myself to sit down and blog, and share with you my thoughts on both these amazing brow products - the Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express Kit in Brunette, and the SAX Perfect Brow Shaping Kit.

Both products come in hard cardboard-like packaging. The Anastasia kit feels a little more luxe because of the croc-skin embossing, but both hold up well during travel.

Both products come with two brow powders, a brow wax, and a highlight colour for your brow bone. They also come with a brush and stencils.

They also both include instructions showing you how to fill in your brows.

Anastasia comes with a better brow brush (one of my HG brow brushes) and more stencils. Their brow powders lean on the ashy side, so they match cool-toned hair like mine very well.

SAX comes with a tweezer, which is perfect when you're on-the-go. Their brush is dual-ended, but performance-wise I prefer the Anastasia brush. They have pretty good stencils as well, and their brow powders are much larger than the Anastasia brow powders. These brow powders lean on the warm side, so they match auburn hair and dyed Asian hair (which almost always has a reddish/orangey warmth to it), and any warm brown hair type.

The powders from both brands last very long and give you a nice, finished look. I don't see a difference in terms of the quality of both the powders from these brands, so I think it boils down to whether you have warm or cool-toned hair, or if you're aiming for travel-friendliness (in which case I would recommend the SAX kit).

If you plan on using the SAX eyebrow brush, then your look will be a lot more natural, whereas the Anastasia brush provides an extremely done, polished finish. If you're looking for a cheaper alternative to the Anastasia brow brush, fret not! I have an extremely similar brow brush to share with you, and it retails for only $4.99 (excluding postage). Look out for a post on this soon!

This really depends on where you are. If you're in Malaysia, you're likely to have a lot of friends in Australia who could easily pick up a SAX Perfect Brow Shaping Kit for you and post it to you.
If you're in the US or the UK, Anastasia products are readily available.
If you're in Australia, SAX is available at most pharmacies.
At other parts of the world, you're more likely to find an online store that ships Anastasia products internationally.

The SAX Perfect Brow shaping Kit beats the Anastasia Beauty Express Kit flat here. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express Kit retails for a cool USD 39.50, and the SAX Perfect Brow Shaping Kit retails for AUD 14.95.

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