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Tarte Double Duty Beauty Confidence Creamy Powder Foundation (Review)

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Confidence Creamy Powder Foundation (Review)

Tarte is one of my favorite makeup brands (in case you haven’t noticed). I picked up the Tarte Double Duty Beauty Confidence Creamy Powder Foundation over a year ago, and I’ve been using it consistently ever since. At first, I was just so-so on this foundation. […]

Jane Iredale Pommist (Review)

Jane Iredale Pommist (Review)

Setting sprays and facial sprays are among my not-so-guilty pleasures in life. And the Jane Iredale Pommist is fabulous, because it’s sort of a facial spray and a setting spray at the same time. While I don’t think it prolongs makeup wear, it definitely improves […]

Easy Natural Eyebrow Makeup Tutorial

Easy Natural Eyebrow Makeup Tutorial

Eyebrows have always been an important part of your face. (I mean, have you ever seen somebody without eyebrows? They probably look a little like Voldemort.) These days, eyebrows are not just the important eyebrow frames they once were, but also a statement piece. Instagram is exploding with images of perfect arches or busy brows à la Cara Delevigne. Today, I’m going to show you how to do something in between the two: natural eyebrow makeup, with some structure and feathering.

Step 1: Brush your brows upward, and trim across any long stray hairs that need to be evened out with the rest of the brow. Don’t go too crazy here: of course, how much you trim is up to you, but if you want some feathering the brow hairs will have to be distinct and uneven.Step One

Step 2: Using a fine brow pencil, like the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (I’m using the shade Medium Brown) make upward strokes along the length of your brow. The fine lines you draw with the brow pencil should mimic your brow hairs. Use this motion to fill in gaps in your brow while maintaining a natural look.

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Step 3: Apply a tinted gel, like the Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel, to the brow (my color is Brunette). Using a tinted gel allows you to fill in your brow by stroking the pigmented gel onto the sparse areas of the brow. It also will shape your brow and hold that shape throughout the day. For the “feathered” look, comb the brow hairs up and let them lay uneven against the brow line.

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There you have it: in just three simple steps you can do create a natural-looking, full, and feathered brow that will frame your face without overpowering it!
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