Friday, October 4, 2013

Holy Brows Batgirl!

Eyebrows are one of the most import features on your face. They can give the illusion of youthfulness, confidence, and elegance. From the catwalk to the street, eye brows are becoming fuller, darker and a little overgrown, giving you a more avant-garde look for the fall and winter months.
The hot new trend is a cross between Liz Taylor’s, eyebrows (circa “Cleopatra”) and Brooke Shields’ brows (circa “Blue Lagoon”) resulting in modern day, fashion muse and model, Cara Delevingne.

I love this look because its easy to achieve, its far from drastic, it's not permanent and low maintenance! 
What You'll Need:
~ eyebrow gel (see more below) &
~ eyebrow pencil/eyebrow powder/eyebrow pen (whichever you are comfortable with!) I love Chanel’s Crayon Sourcils, Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil! I have been faithful to this pencil since the dawn of my cosmetic counter life. Chanel’s pencil goes on smooth and conveniently has a spooley brush on the opposite end to blend and shape.
The {first} step is the easiest, put away your 20x magnifying mirror!
When you are grooming your brows that close, it’s hard to get the right perspective, which is when, mistakes happen. The {objective} is to tweeze the big stragglers above and below your brow and the hairs between your eyes. We want to achieve a more natural, fuller and youthful looking brow!

{Second}, get yourself a brow pencil, brow powder or brow pen, that is one shade darker than your natural brow color. The key is to have contrast between your brows and the hair color on your head. I chose the color, 30 Brun Naturel, which is a light brown (I am a dirty blonde, natural of course!)

Keep in mind if you love working with eyebrow powder, an eyebrow pen or what ever your hearts desire, please do so.

{Third} step: take your brow gel and shape and set the hair. I’m obsessed with Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel. Her spooley wand is easy to control, the colors are dimensional and it gives a good hold. I selected the color, Caramel (since, I am blonde). It looks beautiful against the brown and softens it a bit. It’s important to start off with a light hand to control the color and easy to add additional coats to achieve the desired look. The brow gel is also simple and perfect to wear alone for a day time, less dramatic look.

{Models for Marc Jacobs ~ From New York Fashion Week}

A little extra:
~ If you need a little help with filling and shaping your brows or a refresher crash course, here is a two minute tutorial by Anastasia, the eyebrow master of Beverly Hills. 

~ If you have thin brows and need help filling them in while growing them out, here is a great two minute video by Anastasia Beverly Hills lead Makeup Artist, Andrew Velazquez.

{Stunning! Tom Ford Model ~ New York Fashion Week}

Happy Shaping,
{Baubi J.}

“You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow” Jack Black

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