Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer review: Can this brow definer make your eyebrows appear fuller?

If you prefer natural-looking eyebrows, don’t outline the top or bottom of your brows. Instead, just fill them in with feathery, hairlike strokes.
If you prefer natural-looking eyebrows, don’t outline the top or bottom of your brows. Instead, just fill them in with feathery, hairlike strokes. (BestReviews)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer review

Eyebrows create a natural frame for the face. ​​If you have thin eyebrows, sparse eyebrows or those pesky hairs that seem to grow in every direction, it can be difficult to get the look you want. Choosing among brow gels, pencils, powders and pomades can be challenging, not to mention finding the right shade.

Anastasia Beverly Hills claims you can easily achieve your perfect brow look with their all-in-one Brow Definer. The versatile, triangular-tipped retractable eyebrow pencil features three distinct sides for defining, filling in and detailing brows. The brand promises its formula has the perfect balance of wax and pigment for easy blending and application.


To see whether Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer can make your eyebrows appear fuller, we put it to the test. Here's what we found.

How we tested the Anastasia Brow Definer

We tested the Anastasia Brow Definer pencil in the shade Taupe for several weeks. While our tester had regularly shaped their eyebrows by waxing and tweezing, they had never used a brow product to fill in their eyebrows prior to using Anastasia Brow Definer.


What is Anastasia Brow Definer?

Anastasia Brow Definer is an all-in-one brow tool. While it’s called a pencil, it differs from the average brow pencil in many ways.

The first difference is that the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer is retractable and never needs to be sharpened. The bottom twists up or down to reveal as much or as little product as needed.

Also, it’s not a hard pencil but rather a balance of wax and pigment that easily glides over the skin. In addition, it features a soft spoolie brush on the opposite end of the Brow Definer pencil to brush your eyebrows and help blend the product.

Anastasia Brow Definer is also cruelty-free and formulated without parabens, sulfates or phthalates.


How does the Anastasia Brow Definer work? 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer is a multifunctional tool that lets you create your ideal brow look without any additional products or brushes. The essential feature of the Anastasia Brow Definer is the triangular-tipped brow pencil. All three sides are different sizes so that you can work on every part of your brow. The custom spoolie end has a precise width and firmness to seamlessly blend color.

To start, use the spoolie to comb brow hairs upward and define your eyebrow shape. The flat edge of the pencil is great for outlining the brow and creating your eyebrow arch and tail. Next, comb brow hairs back into place and fill in the brow using the medium edge of the pencil. Be sure to blend the product in using the spoolie brush.

Finally, you can use the fine tip of the pencil to detail the front of the brow by creating hairlike strokes. This is an important step, especially if you struggle with sparse eyebrow hair.

The product is long-lasting and may need to be removed using a makeup wipe or makeup remover cloth.

How does Anastasia Brow Definer perform?

As a first-time eyebrow pencil user, we thought Anastasia Brow Definer was straightforward to understand and use. After using the spoolie to brush our brows in a uniform direction, we used the pencil to outline our desired shape. We appreciated the slanted tip, as it allowed us to accurately and quickly trace and fill in our brows. The application was smooth and even.

The Taupe shade matched our brows perfectly without making them look too dark or overdone. We were left with fuller, natural-looking brows that lasted all day. We didn’t notice any smudging or flaking and used makeup wipes to remove the product before bed.

We did have an issue with the tip of the pencil breaking off if we pressed too hard. We learned that you only need a small portion of the product to be visible to fill in your brows and prevent breaking.

Other top Anastasia products

If you’re interested in other Anastasia Beverly Hills products, here are a few worth trying.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick: available at Ulta and Sephora

This long-wearing matte lip color comes in 28 shades and offers full coverage in a single application. The formula is non-drying, smudge-resistant and waterproof.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit: available at Ulta and Sephora

The Contour Kit includes three powder highlight shades and three powder contour shades to create the illusion of higher cheekbones, a slimmer nose, softer jawline or smaller forehead. It has a blendable satin finish.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Brag Volumizing Mascara: available at Ulta and Sephora

Lash Brag mascara instantly gives lashes a dramatic, full-bodied look with extreme volume. The specially designed hourglass brush separates each lash and prevents clumping. It also lasts all day.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dewy Set Setting Spray: available at Ulta and Sephora

This spray blends seamlessly as it sets makeup with a glowing finish. The light, water-based formula helps refresh and smooth the skin. The full size has a coconut-vanilla scent; mini sprays are available in mango and pineapple scents as well.

Anastasia Brow Definer cost

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer costs $23. It’s available in a dozen shades.


Where to buy Anastasia Brow Definer

You can buy Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer at Ulta, Sephora and Macy's.


Anastasia Brow Definer pros

Overall, we were impressed with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer pencil. We appreciated how simple it is to understand and use, especially for those new to makeup. The triangular tip allowed for easy application and precision. We also liked the retractability, as it’s much more convenient than sharpening an eyebrow pencil.

The product lasted all day without smudging or fading, but it was easy to remove with a makeup wipe at the end of the day. We thought our brows still looked healthy and natural after removing the product and didn’t notice any missing hairs. Additionally, the color we used matched our eyebrows perfectly.

Anastasia Brow Definer cons

One area we think could be improved is durability. The pencil tip broke off several times while we were using it, leaving a jagged edge.

Some users felt the Anastasia Brow Definer smudged and faded throughout the day and even pulled out a few eyebrow hairs, though this wasn’t our experience. Additionally, some wearers felt the product dried out too quickly.

Is Anastasia Brow Definer worth it?

Based on our experience, we believe the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer will keep your eyebrows looking full. Both beginners and experienced makeup users will appreciate the Brow Definer pencil as it's easy to apply and offers an excellent result. We recommend Anastasia Brow Definer to anyone looking for a way to make their eyebrows appear fuller.

Breanna Richey is a writer for BestReviews. BestReviews is a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money.

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