Browin’ Up

May 29, 2014 • Beauty

Sometimes you just want to take a break from the norm. Treat yourself to a temporary eyebrow makeover. Like I did with untraditional blush colors, I wanted to explore using eyebrows similar to how I play with makeup on eyes and lips. Eyebrows can be expressive enough on their own and I tend to keep mine the same the majority of the time, but when I do experiment, I’m usually a little stunned at how much of a difference it can make. Look how wonderfully bizarre I look with the Marlene Dietrich inspired eyebrows in the second to last look (even without the eye roll).

Cop this look: Elmer’s Glue to glue down lash hairs and for colors and products, Revlon Lash Glue and Wolfe FX Hydrocolor Essentials will also come in handy.

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I’ve considered bleaching or shaving off my eyebrows before (thanks for tempting me every few seasons, Givenchy) but never gone through with it because while they’re both temporary, they’re a sorta long temporary. For now, I like temporary without a commitment or waiting game, something that can wash off when I’m done and pretend I’m an eyebrow chameleon. It can be as easy as coating eyebrows with a product – I used water-activated makeup (can’t recommend it enough, it’s amazing, especially for going ) for my mint colored brows but you can use eyeshadow, makeup pencils, creme makeup, glitter, or anything that’ll stick, really.

What you need to achieve these moments: OCC Lip Tar in Belladonna (Look #1) and Traffic (Look #4), NARS Lipstick in Belle de Jour (Look #2), INGLOT Gel Liner in 88 (Look #2), L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara, Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Bulletproof (#4).

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I’ve considered bleaching or shaving off my eyebrows before (thanks for tempting me every few seasons, Givenchy) but never gone through with it because while they’re both temporary, they’re a sorta long temporary. For now, I like temporary without a commitment or waiting game, something that can wash off when I’m done and pretend I’m an eyebrow chameleon. It can be as easy as coating eyebrows with a product – I used water-activated makeup (can’t recommend it enough, it’s amazing, especially for going ) for my mint colored brows but you can use eyeshadow, makeup pencils, creme makeup, glitter, or anything that’ll stick, really.

What you need to achieve these moments: OCC Lip Tar in Belladonna (Look #1) and Traffic (Look #4), NARS Lipstick in Belle de Jour (Look #2), INGLOT Gel Liner in 88 (Look #2), L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara, Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Bulletproof (#4).

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If you want to take it a step further for the highest impact brows, gluing down eyebrows makes the biggest difference and allows for the most freedom. Add a little makeup to match the rest of your skin and you have a blank canvas. Anything can be used to create eyebrows or whatever you want. You can even keep them as is for a no-brow look. I recommend eyelash glue for gluing things on because it’s like industrial strength. Also try extending eye makeup, shaping brows to create certain expressions, or “trying on” someone else’s brows.

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