Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall Beauty Trend 2011: Brow How

Photo Source: Style.com Alexander Wang F/W 2011

Move over bright lips and smokey eyes, in-your-face brows are this season's star. A nice, full brow never goes out of style for me though. Full brows help frame your face while thin brows just age you. Seen at Alexander Wang the full brow is bold, dark and a bit extreme especially when the rest of the face is bare. Here are some star products and key tips to achieving a full yet natural brow!


Stila All Day Waterproof Brow Color in Medium ($27 CAD): Where have you been all my life?? Because my hair is so dark, I tend to use shadows as my brow colour because I can never find anything to match properly. They are either too heavy, too dark, too grey, or have a reddish undertone.

Stila's brow colour is waterproof and seriously stays on until I take my makeup off. I got to test this while it was still hot out and humid out. The results: perfectly full brows that didn't fade or melt in the heat. I was a little skeptical when I saw the shade because it looks like a soft brown-black. But when I applied it to my brows, it actually looked like my brow colour. It really blended in nicely which I was really surprised about. The soft point allows you to mimic the way your brows naturally grow. Apply gently using upward strokes. Use it to fill in all over or just in sparse areas.

Avon Brow Gel in Clear ($6 USD): When left natural, my brows are coarse, straight, bushy, and long. It's just a hairy mess. I need to pluck, cut and use a gel to keep these puppies in place. Avon has a great, inexpensive brow gel in Clear that keeps my brows feeling soft yet locks them in. I love brow gels because they just enhance the overall shape of your brows and make everything look neat and in place. Use a brow gel to finish the brows after you've filled them in. 

Are you hot on the brow trend? What are your go-to brow products? 

Products were sent for editorial consideration and I truly love them.

9 comments:

Alexis said...

I've been sporting full brows since last summer.. the thin brows never suited my face! I'm glad they're 'in fashion' now, not that they were ever out!

M.K said...

im not sure how i feel about thick brows! i think i still like them more on the thin side…

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inmyhansonshirt said...

Loving this trend, mostly because I naturally have larger brows....at least it's 'in' now!

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Make Mommy Chic said...

Hi, because of a few tweezing mishaps I unfortunately am the proud owner of bald spots in my brows. I am constantly looking for products to help me fill them in. I really like your recommendation for the Stila product, i'm a huge fan of Stila and have used their brow powder for almost ten years. I will check it out! Thanks for the post!

Make-up Junkie said...

@Alexis - It's funny how things are labeled as "in fashion" now. You're lucky you were blessed with full brows! Mine were too full and then I overplucked and now I want my full brows back :( But I hate growing them in!

Make-up Junkie said...

@M.K. - The runway version is waaay too thick. But a natural brow doesn't have to be super full or thick. Thinner brows can look great as long as they are not overdone and compliment your face shape.

Make-up Junkie said...

@inmyhansonshirt - lucky you! I have to fill mine in to fake the full brow :(

Make-up Junkie said...

@Make My Chic - I've never tried Stila's brow powder but I'm sure you will love the waterproof version!

Anita said...

I love Stila's new brow pencil. I was never able to get the right shade or application with other brow products.