MARC JACOBS just released a 16-piece line makeup called Marc Jacobs Beauty through Sephora a few weeks ago and the buzz is deafening! I got my paws on two of the products, the Style Eye-Con No. 3 – Plush Shadow in #106 The Rebel ($42) and the Lovemarc – Lip Gel in #128 Seduce Me ($30). I love the black lacquer of the packaging and colors look great but looks can be deceiving sometimes, so let’s take a closer look after the pics!
NARS just came out with some items just for brows, my favorite part to gussy up! As they say, brows really do shape the face so even if you are in a hurry, make sure you pay attention to your brows and give them a once over before heading out for the day.
Brow Perfector ($22) – 4 shades – one of the main reasons this one is my favorite brown pencil is that is doesn’t let me overdue it because the color is quite hard, not soft like most. I mean, it shouldn't be an eyeliner, right? So that is my main test with any brow color. And this one is only a tad softer than my Hall of Fame version so it’s a keeper.
And the color, Kalamata, could fit those with dark blonde to light blonde hair color. Loving this brown pencil, NARS, so thanks!
Brow Gel ($22) – it is so important to set your brows once you are done sculpting with color. Especially if you have unruly ones like I do (thanks Pops).
Like yesterday's post, I always say, if you can get buy your products around a holiday or see a group of them on sale like this next one I'm featuring, do it! The value is always worth it and you get to try a couple of products that you might not have normally bought.
Tomorrow on QVC, one of my favorite brands, IT COSMETICS, will feature a set of 6 full size products at a very reasonable price as part of their Today's Special Value tomorrow, July 13th.
- Hello Light Anti-Aging Radiance Creme Illuminator (retail $24)
- Vitality Lip Blush Hydrating Lip Gloss Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi (retail $24)
- Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Waterproof Concealer (retail $24)
- YBBB Your Brows But Better (retails $24)
- Dual Heavenly Luxe Airbrush Foundation & Concealer Brush (retail $48)
- Luxe Pointed Airbrush Complexion Brush (retail $38)
If you bought these all separately, they would add up to $182. So how much will the set be tomorrow? Get over to qvc.com starting at 12am EST to see!
Like this concealer, I love having multiple shade options when it comes to enhancing/masking features on my face. In this case it’s the brows and matching the color to your own brow color is important. Even though the ANASTASIA line has branch out a bit, she still keeps it real in putting out products for the one feature that made her famous, brows. This Brow Pro Palette contains 6 shades of her Brow Powder Duos, her Cream Brow Was and Concealer to help you get the most sculpted brows on the block.
I think this book fulfills every skin tone out there, so consider this a well worth investment. $55 @ anastasia.net.
The PIXI BEAUTY line just came out with some new eye products, my favorite category of makeup, under the Make Up to Wake Up Collection called The Pixi Trio. Let’s investigate!
Have you ever been scared of a beauty product? I mean, you look at it and have no idea how to use it. That’s what happened when I looked at MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Aqua Brow. I must have picked it up and looked at it about a dozen times before actually trying it out. What’s been wrong with me??! I guess I just wasn’t ready to experience this product.
Anyway, this Aqua Brow is a highly pigmented liquid that is for filling in areas of the brow and also to help lengthen and define them. I love how long it lasts and I’m able to get a more realistic look using this with a slanted small brush than with a pencil.
Available in Light Blonde, Blonde and Ash. I’m a dark brown and I’m using the Blonde and it works perfectly as I don’t want brows that are too dark.
$20 @ sephora.com.
Eyebrows are becoming scientific! Most lines have an eyebrow pencil in their line and most of them look and have the performance of an eyeliner, except for my beloved, but never have I seen a mechanism like this for the average consumer.
I used to have my brows waxed and shaped every 2 ½ to 3 weeks but my girl kept moving further and further up the 101 highway so a 30 to 45 minute drive was quickly just not convenient. Sadness. So now, I go to see a professional brow groomer to have them shaped every few months and then maintain them myself in the meantime.
So when a product comes along made just for brows, I investigate fully. Enter BILLION DOLLAR BROWS’ The Brow Buddy Tool ($19.95). If you choose to see a professional or just do them yourself, this tool will help. You’ve probably heard all the tips of how they are supposed to look like, the outer edge of your brow should fall here and the arch should start here. Oy, confusing! This tool comes with a white pencil to helps use the symmetry of your face to help you shape your own brows perfectly.
Read about this and their other products @ billiondollarbrows.com.
This is the second time I’ve seen this packaging and I am a fan. It’s the other item I tried from TARTE’s new Maracuja Blush & Glow and the packaging is a two-fer like this one. If you’re looking to add a dab of luminosity to your cheeks, eyes, anywhere really, you may want to dial one of these shades into your look. You can use the ball cream on the tip or the inside liquid cream depending on the look you are going for and I like that the effect is so slight since I have a heavy hand.
Wanna see more pictures and swatches? Click after the jump!
I’m a fan of the just-under-the-brow highlighters. I mean, when I do my eyes with mascara and a touch of shadow, I always put a highlighter under my brows. It really helps eyes pop! The latest eye opener is from BENEFIT COSMETICS and it’s their High Brow Glow in new shade Champagne Pink. And this color is sooo universal, don’tcha think? $20 @ benefitcosmetics.com starting in April.