What’s this, a blog post, let’s just pretend I was here the whole time.
I recently dyed my hair a bit darker than normal. I normally do lowlights and this time I did a full head dye. So my light blonde eyebrows really disappear this time around. Lately I’ve been using the Sephora brow builder or my elf eye brow palette in light. And while I love both those products they are a bit to light/orangey for my new hair coulor.
So I pulled out my Anastasia brow wiz which I have stopped using because it’s was VERY dried out. I had a thought that. What if I added some castor oil which is known to help hair growth and will also listen up the dried out product.
Keep reading to see how it turned out.
What you will need.
A sad paint pot.
A brush to stir (I needed up using another one to actually mix because it got really messy)
Castor oil (you can find this at the drug store near the diaretics or the rubbing alcohol)
Step one: I dipped my brush into the castor oil and dripped a bit of oil into the pot.
Step two: mix that shit up, until it turns its to a creamy/mousey texture.
Step three: clean up the sides and pack the product back in.
Looks better than new!
I almost forgot what it was like to have Anastasia brows 😍.
***my brows are never perfectly even because one of my brow bones always raises… first world problems
Mini, yet expensive, aren’t they always.
I’ve been waiting to go to Sephora for the past week or so and finally went because Other wanted to buy a new iPod and was going to the mall anyways. So as he went and spent $300 on an iPod, I went and spent $80 at Sephora.
I wanted to purchase a eye primer, since I’ve been using a sample for about a week now and I decided it was time to purchase the full size. So I bought the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden. I really wanted a primer that acts as a matte base for my shadows. In the past I normally just use Maybelline’s colour tattoo but I’ve been wearing a lot of matte eye shadows lately and I don’t like that the shimmer shines through with that product. I really like the Urban Decay one, my eyeshadow goes on like butter and it stays put all day!
The next thing I need was a brush cleaning solution. I wrote a post on using coconut oil as a brush cleanser a few months ago (see here). Which is great if you want to really deep clean your brushes but I wanted something with less steps that I could use on a weekly basis. The sales associate at Sephora recommended I use the Blenderclenser Solid. I really enjoy this product! It leaves my brushed feeling soft and looking brand new! It also comes with a little pad to help you foam up the cleaning product and you can flip it over to rest your brushes on while they dry.
The last thing I purchased was the Anastasia Brow brush in #12. In the past I have been using a quo brush for both my eye liner and by brow product which meant having to clean it between each use (a royal pain in the ass) and I was just using the spooly on my brow wiz to brush out my brows, however, the spooly recently broke off my brow wiz so I was using a little nubby spooly to brush out my brows. I decided I would invest in a good brush and after shopping around (trying to find a cheaper alternative) I decided the dual ended one from Anastasia was actually the most inexpensive (the other option was to buy a spooly and brush separately). I’ve only used the brush twice but it is crazy how much a brush can effect the outcome of your brow!
The next 3 products I got were foundation samples. I am in a wedding next year that I have to do my own makeup for. Although I love doing makeup this is kind of a daunting task since I will be in lots of pictures. I really want to find a good, full coverage, long lasting foundation. So the sales associate at Sephora colour matched my skin and gave me three different samples. I got the Kat Von D Lock-it foundation, the Smashbox Studio Skin 15 hour wear foundation, and the Becca Ultimate Coverage complexion creme. I am going to be testing these out over the next little bit and will do a full blog post on my feelings towards each one. If you have any recommendations for a full coverage long lasting foundation PLEASE share!
That is all for now! I hope you enjoyed this post! It is a bit longer than I had anticipated so thank you if you took the time to read it all!