Showing posts with label brow makeup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label brow makeup. Show all posts

Sunday, September 22, 2019

The Top 10 Brow Products For 2019

Eyebrows are in big time. The bigger the better, but rather than eyebrows that give an expression of shock and horror (the 80’s brows brushed straight upwards), this year’s brows are full while still controlled.  I have a friend with alopecia areata and her eyebrows are almost non-existent, which is hard for her since she always had the most amazing brows, dark, full, with a natural arch.  She has become an expert in brow products and has shared a list of her current fav’s and why she likes each product.  

“There are shades to match most hair colors so choose a good match as anything else will stand out and be obvious.  Take your time and be precise - this is not the part of your makeup routine where you want to rush.  Use a cotton swab with makeup remover to clean up edges if necessary.  Choose the right product for the results you want, such as a natural look versus a more defined and dramatic brow look.  Use a clean spooley brush before applying any product to get the hairs going in the direction you want, and then after you use products if you need to tidy them up.  Look for a product that has staying power so it doesn’t rub or sweat off during the day, and bring along your favorite product for touch-ups if needed.”

Clear Gel: Givenchy Mister Brow Fix Mascara in Transparent:  the curved wand brush reaches all the hairs evenly.  The clear gel formula locks the hairs into place without any sticky residue.

Sculpt: Covergirl Easy Breezy Brow Sculpt + Set Pomade:  use the angled brush to apply the pomade along your brows for definition and drama.

Waterproof: Stila All Day Waterproof Brow Color:  easily apply color using its fine tip marker. The waterproof formula won’t budge until you remove it.

Quick Fix: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer:  the angled-tipped pencil outlines and fills in brows.  Use the spooley brush to blend.

Fullness:  Glossier Boy Brow:  this waxy formula with color adds fullness and depth to your brows.  

Nourish:  Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows  Eyebrow Gel:  the vitamin E enriched formula nourishes while wax holds the brows neatly in place.

Sweat-Resistant:  L’Oreal Paris Unbelieva-Brow Tinted Brow Make-Up:  use the wand to fill in brows and shape with the angled brush.  This long-wear formula is sweat-resistant and won’t transfer.

Precision:  NYX Precise Micro Pen:  use the ultra-fine tip to draw on individual hairs to fill in bald or sparse spots on your brows.  

Marker Tip:  L’Oreal Paris Micro Tattoo Brow Artist:   the angled tip has four prongs that draw on individual hairs in an even pattern that won’t rub off all day.

Overall Achiever:  NYX Tinted Brow Mascara:  this versatile product tints and holds brows quickly and easily in place with a color matching tint.  

                                                                   XOXO Shelley

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Sparse Eyebrows? No Problem! How to Create The Illusion of Luscious Brows

Bold brows make a gorgeous beauty statement this holiday season, framing the face and drawing attention to the eyes.  But that doesn’t mean you can get away with just letting them run wild, without any grooming or maintenance. The most beautiful brow is defined, full, brushed, and not at all woolly, scruffy, or neglected. Achieving ravishing eyebrows is not that difficult, even if your brows are thin or sparse.  You just need the right tools, and I have that all sorted out for you:

Serum: start now with a daily-use serum to build up the hair follicles and to stimulate growth. I like Shiseido Full Lash and Brow Serum, and as an added bonus I use it on my eyelashes as well to help them recover from any damage they sustain when I wear eyelash extensions.

Fine Hair Pencil: While it takes a little practice, using an ultra-fine pencil to draw in individual eyebrow hairs is amazingly effective at giving the illusion of fuller brows.  I am a big fan of Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, with it’s fine tipped pencil on one end and brush on the other.  I have used this for a while and I now have the technique down to under one minute for both brows to achieve a look that is ultra-realistic.  It comes in ten shades so there is one to suit just about everyone’s skin tone.

Fiber Gel: adding microfibers to the eyebrow hairs that I actually have makes them fuller.  I like Hourglass Arch Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel for its tinted gel formula that comes in six different shades.  It helps lock the shape and style in as well, for a look that lasts all day.

Brow Gel:  if you already have enough natural eyebrow hairs you can skip the fiber gel formulas.  I like Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows Eyebrow Gel which comes in four shades, and creates a very natural look, using a micro-fine precision brush that reaches even the tiniest of hairs.  

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It’s all about the brows this season and it’s definitely a go bold or some home situation, but it really is possible to get luscious, full brows with a little effort.  Find the shades that work for your skin and hair color and take a few minutes to practice getting a natural arch with individually drawn hairs and set them with gel.  Fix any mishaps with makeup remover on a swab.  Full brows look sexy, healthy, and youthful.  Yes, please.  

                                                                XOXO Shelley

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