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Thursday, January 10, 2013 Lessons From The Pros: Just Brows-ing

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Believe it or not, eyebrows are as trendy as that latest it-bag that you’re slinging around. They’re the one feature on the face that dramatically changes from one season to the next. And right now, a strong, sexy brow is a must, so quit waxing up a storm and embrace your inner Frida because crazy brows are sexy as hell. Even if you were born with dainty little brows, or you killed them in junior high, there are ways to make them fuller and deeper.
Personally, I absolutely love fair-haired girls with dark, contrasting brows–ugggh, gorgeous!–but that’s a personal call. And dark-haired gals with brows to match is a look that slays left and right. If you’re going to do the dark, full brow look, match the roots of your hair to your brows–and that goes for blondes with deeper roots too! You cannot go wrong.Here are four VERY simple ways to sex up the brow, and they are easy steps! So no excuse for intimidation!

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1. Spike up brows with a spiral brush to see where you need to feel in with soft color. Also, by brushing hairs straight up you’ll be able to see your unique brow shape, and how and where you need to elongate or over-exaggerate  a touch. I like to do this first step with a spiral shape brush because it grabs every fine hair for severe spiking. You can use those disposable  mascara wands or purchase one that’ll last a while–my favorite is Tweezerman Spiral Brush in a retractable case.
2. Once brow hairs are spiked, go in with a neutral color such as taupe, or a sheer, deep color and start filling in any little blank spots in upward, short, hair-like strokes. Use a brow powder or pencil. I like both, a powder is softer but a pencil has a little wax in it so the look stays on longer. My favorite is Sumita Brow Pencil. This pencil corrects and fills in spareness with its unique oval tip, and the  subtle strokes of color will not budge. Start along the brow line and then gently shape your arch and extend outward, elongating your brow just a tad. Long brows are very elegant, thick or thin.
 

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3. Use a brow brush and brush through the filled in brow a few times. This breaks the product down, blending it into the hairs and skin. If you skip this process, your brows will look like they have been tattooed on your face. Not really what you’re going for! Sumita has a rad Multi-Task Brush that has a bristle, comb and precise brush tip for powder. A totally good investment.
4. Lastly set those babies for the entire day or night with a product that currently excites me like no other: brow wax. Brow Set from Sumita grooms and keeps brows in their place for hours. It also helps shape. I sometimes use the wax pencil alone, on bare brows, when I’m on the run. This wax spikes, smooth, shapes and sets without interrupting color. Think of it as the perfect pomade that never flakes or leaves residue.

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Yay full brows! I dare you to wear the fullest brow you can with nothing else but a bold lip. GULP! Dangerous.

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  1. Stephanie

    Love full brows! It’s so much easier than having to pluck them every day. I dye my hair jet black and fill my brows in to match.

    January 10, 2013 at 12:26 pm

  2. Jeanne

    Great post! Can’t stand sparse, naked brows with a bold lip- whenever I see it, I want to tell people how important the brows are! They frame the face!

    January 10, 2013 at 6:17 pm

  3. Sudan

    Thank you! I am about to pluck mine, thank you , gonna try this :)

    January 10, 2013 at 6:54 pm

  4. Phyllisa

    Please, what lipstick is she wearing???

    January 11, 2013 at 10:02 pm

  5. Rae

    What lipstick is this?

    January 11, 2013 at 11:47 pm

  6. Jaclyn

    Rae & Phyllisa – It’s YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 07 :)

    January 14, 2013 at 10:48 am