Friday, April 26, 2013

Makeup Tip #3!

Today's makeup tip is all about the brows.  Filling in your brows is one of the fastest ways to give you an effortless polished look.  Well groomed brows frame your eyes and can instantly change your appearance.  There are lots of ways to fill in your eyebrows, so it's easy to find something that works for you!

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Powders:  These can be either specifically made to fill in your eyebrows, or they can simply be an eyeshadow in a color that works for you.  One of my all time favorites is Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Brow Shaper and Eyeliner.  My color is Sable for my red hair.  The Urban Decay Brow Box has two colors of powder plus a wax for holding the hairs in place, a mini brush for applying, and a tiny pair of tweezers.  It's an amazing value for just $29!

Pencils: Probably the most common method, the wax in the pencil helps to adhere the product to the skin behind the hairs.  And since you can sharpen the tip of the pencil ultra sharp, you can get ultra thin lines that mimic the hairs of your eyebrows.  This is definitely one of the least natural looking methods if you over do it.  Pencils like the Anastasia Brow Wiz Skinny Brow Pencil come presharpened and have a spoolie brush on the other end to soften the color and make it look more natural.  Stila's Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color comes with a felt tip pencil applicator that allows for uber precise application, and it's waterproof.  I just bought some at IBS last week, and I really like how it applies.  The only downside is its limited shade range.

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Liquids/Creams/Gels/Mousses:  If you're into applying your brow color with an eyebrow brush, you might prefer using a more longwearing option than powders with a liquid, cream, gel, or mousse product.  There are a ton of them out there, but my top votes are Tarte emphasEYES Waterproof,  Amazonian Clay Brow Mousse, Makeup Forever Aqua Brow, and Anastasia's Tinted Brow Gel.  (There's a reason her products made my list twice- she's the queen of brows!)

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