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Expert Brows for Your Wedding or Selfie

You know the drill. There is nothing more heart-wrenching than spending all your time on perfecting your eyes and blushing correctly, only to discover that your brows are a mess! Expert and makeup artist, Ely Marino shares her easy guide to getting your brows done in a snap: 1. Start by taking the spoolie side of the double sided brush #12 and comb through the brow hairs 2. Taking Dip brow in "Ebony" with the same brush, line the bottom of the brow following your own natural shape 3. For a more defined brow, line the top of the brow 4. Fill in the empty space with light strokes and in the direction of the hair, stopping about three quarters of the way in 5. Brush the remaining product (on the brush) to the front part of the brow 6. Taking the spoolie side of the brush, comb the product through the brow for a more even distribution 7. To clean up the brows use concealer (I used 2.0) with #18 brush under and on top of the brow 8. Use a brow gel to set the hairs in place (I used Espresso brow gel) Note: For those of you with fuller brows you can also use this just with a lighter hand and maybe just fill in sparse areas. โœจ Lashes: House of Lashes "Iconic" All makeup Anastasia Beverly Hills unless otherwise stated.
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I need to up my eyebrow game. Mine are weed-wacker status right now.
That's true. I've always wanted to try it! I usually get my brows waxed at the Benefit Beauty Bar, but it's pretty costly compared to waxing salons.
Also for the record, Anastasia Beverly Hills makes the most amazing brow gel. You know, for when your weed-wacker is in the shop and you must do SOMETHING.
Hahaha plenty of brow threading at the malls. @danidee
Lol @danidee eyebrows are often overlooked. hope this helps
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