Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Genius Will Change Your Life
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Is that title enough of a hyperbole for you? A few months ago, I bought Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Genius because everyone and their mom were showing how waterproof it was with neat little videos on Instagram. Listen, the only thing I love more than makeup brushes is a multipurpose beauty product and Beauty Genius hits the mark. You can use it to waterproof any powder product, as a brow sealer and even as a glitter adhesive! Usually I don't have a problem with my eyeliner or brows smudging but man, allergies make me tear up like crazy. As it turns out, Anastasia Beauty Genius is pretty much just that- genius.
-For brows, to avoid a color that is too dark I use 3:1 gel to powder ratio.
-For solid opaque eyeliner, I use a 1:1 or maybe even 1:2 gel to powder ratio depending on how pigmented the eye shadow is.
-For use as a glitter adhesive, I use my finger to pat the gel on my and then dab the glitter on top, no mixing needed.
Alternatively, I've found that if you think that applying wet product to your brows creates too harsh of a brow, you can use a spoolie to brush a little product into your brows after applying your regular brow powder (I use Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Granite) to set your brows and waterproof them, like so:
As a glitter/sparkle adhesive, it doesn't work completely as effective as Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy which has been for years, my glitter glue of choice. Maybe 90% as effective as Pixie Epoxy. However since BG waterproofs whatever you mix it with and Pixie Epoxy comes off very easily with warm water, I'm more inclined to use the former.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Genius is $18. It only takes a minuscule amount of gel for each use (like 1/3 the size of a small pea) so I estimate that this tube will last me for quite a while.
Have you tried Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Genius yet? Do you have a favorite multipurpose product?
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