Review | Anna Sui Eyebrow Colour Compact in 03 Ash Brown

September 3, 2011

With a case shaped like a ribbon, the new Anna Sui Eyebrow Colour Compact (S$41) is probably the most eye-catching and unique item of the Anna Sui Autumn 2011 makeup collection.

The burnout design on the exterior adds a touch of whimsy to the case.

The adorable compact notwithstanding, this product is actually very functional, its contents useful in achieving natural-looking brows.

The deep brown (left) has a tinge of berry but neither its richness in the pan nor the berry tone shows up when applied; instead, it imparts a natural definition. The deep bark, olive green and mustard yellow are disconcerting at first glance but they really do serve a purpose: they temper the brown and give a slightly ashy, natural tone to the brows (see the combined swatch on the right).

The range of colours allows you to be a brow artist – you can mix and match them to achieve your desired brow shade. One-tone brows can look flat and drawn on; I like how this palette gives the brows a more three-dimensional appearance.

The angled end of the included applicator – meant for use with the deep brown pan – isn’t as firm as I’d like it to be but it’s good for brow touch-ups on the go. The fluffier end – for the tri-coloured pan – mixes and distributes the shades quite evenly.

I’ve been using this compact almost every day since I received it as a press sample – I really like the definition and natural tone it gives my brows. The colours also wear well on their own, without the need for an eyebrow pencil base which I frequently use with some other brow palettes.

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9 Responses to Review | Anna Sui Eyebrow Colour Compact in 03 Ash Brown

  1. September 4, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    oh mah gawd its so cute :D anna sui stuffs are all cute and so drop dead gorgeously my type XD

    • makeupmag
      September 5, 2011 at 9:58 pm

      Hi Amz88,

      Anna Sui makes the prettiest products!

  2. September 8, 2011 at 8:42 am

    This eyebrow powder looks really interesting and no need to say the compact looks just adorable!

    I agree that some powders look wuite flat! Another product that you got me interested in! ;)

    • makeupmag
      September 9, 2011 at 1:25 am

      Hi Jess,

      I hope you like it. It’s a new favourite of mine. :)

  3. September 21, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Is #3 really dark? I have dark brown, almost-black hair and just ordered #2 but after looking at your pics, I’m swaying more towards #3. Helpppppp!

  4. September 21, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Thanks Mag =) I guess I’ll call in and see if they can change my order.

    • makeupmag
      September 23, 2011 at 1:22 am

      Hi Phyllis,

      I hope it works for you! :)

  5. September 21, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    They already shipped it. Oh well… hope #2 isn’t too light *fingers crossed*

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