Monday, September 17, 2012
Products For Perfect Brows
Now before you all start to think I am crazy, I don't use all of these products everyday! Lately I have been receiving a few compliments on my brows and comments that I look more awake! Who doesn't love that? Since I know that I haven't been getting anymore sleep I decided to take a closer look at what products I was using and what has been different as of late. I thought I would share some of my tricks!
Filling in my brows is a relatively new thing for me. All my life I have just been shaping them on my own with tweezers. I've had waxing and threading done in the past, but frankly I'm just too scared of letting someone else near them! Right now I have been playing with a dramatic arch. I really think it helps lift the face which is important when you get older! The first thing I do is use YSL Touche Eclat on the brow bone and above the arch. A lighter concealer would probably work just as well, but I think this step is crucial. It is the most natural way to highlight the brow bone and give it that lifted look. On most days when I am in a rush I use a brow pencil to fill in the gaps. I love Chanel's Crayon Sourcils in Brun Cendre, which is an ashy brown. I then run Anastasia Clear Brow Gel through to keep the hairs in place. This brow gel is amazing because it holds the hairs in place without leaving them hard or crunchy. (For any novice folks out there: crunchy brows are not good.) My favorite brow highlight du jour is the Burberry Eye Shadow in Trench. This is the perfect matte, skin colored shade that highlights the brow bone in the most natural way. This baby has reached holy grail status for me! I find the best way to apply this is with a pencil brush because then I can place the product right under the arch where I want it, and I just blend out with my finger.
The newest brow product I purchased is the Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow in Number 15. I have been intrigued by this product because it is a cream and is waterproof. I squeeze a bit of this on the back of my hand and use an angled brush to work it in to the brows. Sephora has 3 available shades with 15 being the middle shade, an ashy brown. Make Up For Ever does have 6 available shades so if none of the shades at Sephora work for you, look there. I love the natural look of this product, and it also keeps the hairs in place so there is no need for brow gel. Plus it lasts all day without fading or smudging! This might be too much for me to use everyday or when I am in a rush, but I do love the look of it. I prefer this to shadow.
What are some of your tricks for achieving the perfect brow?