12 January 2013

Make up by Nasty Gal

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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.

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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