My adventures with an Anastasia Beverly Hills eyebrow pencil

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So. We all know how much I don't know about makeup. This time last year, I would never have thought about using an eyebrow pencil to fill in my eyebrows. That sort of thing just wasn't even on my radar. But, things change over time, and here I am with an Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil in Medium Brown from the folks at Planet Beauty. Please know that I am no expert. I'm still learning, and these photos are my attempts. Yes, I'm making fun of myself.

The brush is very nice. Double-ended - one end the pencil and the other a brush. I learned quickly that a light touch was needed. I started watching YouTube videos, got advice from some blogger friends and just jumped right in and start trying it out. I'm not going to lie. My early attempts (one of which is pictured below) were VERY reminiscent of Peter Gallagher. I'm not going to say I didn't know what I was doing, but I honestly had no freakin' clue what I was doing. But I've kept trying....

*sigh* It shouldn't be this hard should it??? My second serious attempt wasn't so bad (pictured below). But it just doesn't look as "put together" as all my idols (namely Phyrra). One of the things I decided I needed to work on was proper placement and using a steady hand.

Well, the "steady hand" thing didn't go as planned, and as you can see in the bottom photo, it doesn't even look like there's anything on my eyebrow! I was getting fed up, frustrated and totally annoyed. Not to mention I felt like a failure. How could I call myself a beauty blogger if I couldn't master the art of filling in my brows? And more importantly, why had I not mastered this art years ago when I was in my 20s!?

SO. I took a step back and decided I needed to embrace my inner Sandy Cohen. If Peter Gallagher was going to invade my eyebrows, so be it. I decided to go all out and makeup my entire eye area.

It looks creepy, I know. They look uneven side-by-side like that. The shadows I used were from the Jesse's Girl Brown Eyed Girl Palette, my eyeliner is a WnW liner and my mascara is also from WnW. And honestly, my right eyebrow (the first photo) actually looks really good!!! ...but then you see a full pic...

AAHHHH! I seriously can't escape it. Granted, I'm sure some of it has to do with the focusing of the photo. The first two photos were specifically aimed at one eye, and this full shot is a longer shot, with the focal point being my nose. At any rate, I'm destined to have Peter Gallagher's eyebrows for now. Maybe I need a lighter color? Or is there a possibility that bold brash Sandy Cohen eyebrows are in style now? I hope you're laughing WITH me and not AT me right now.

You can purchase one of these Perfect Brow Pencils from Planet Beauty here. They retail for $23, and there are several colors to choose from.

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