A crucial step you may be missing (as was I for the majority of my makeup wearing life) is something that happens before the rouge, before the mascara, and even before your foundation. This very imperative, but often neglected step is the application of a little something called primer. Primer should be applied the moment you are done moisturizing so as to “lock” in your moisturizer and create the smoothest “canvas” possible. I know, I know. It’s starting to get steamy outside, so the last thing you feel like doing is adding another layer to your fabulous face. You’ve worked awfully hard getting that face painted to perfection, so applying a primer to prevent your face from melting off seems like a worthy cause, no? And here’s the best part: many primers have added benefits like built in SPF or anti-aging ingredients.
1. Cover FX Skinprep FX Nourishing Foundation Primer & Anti-Aging Serum, 2.Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, 3. NARS Pro-Prime Multi Protect Primer, SPF 30, 4. Amazing Cosmetics Anti Aging Face Primer, 5. Murad Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer Matte Finish
You’re in your prime, lady.
Long gone are the days of over tweezed and drawn on eyebrows. The full brow is back and better than ever as seen on the Spring 2012 runways. Everyone from Naeem Khan to Derek Lam channeled their Brooke Shields a la The Blue Lagoon. In seasons past, the bleached brow had made an appearance, but this spring, it’s all about the statement making power brow.
I suffer from having fairly light and fairly thin eyebrows naturally, so I have to fill them in just to make ‘em look normal using Tarte’s EmphasEYES brow pencil in Taupe on a day to day basis. Rosie Huntington Whitely swears by Laura Mercier’s Brow Powder. It’s time to find your power tool for banging brows. The look is full, groomed, and face framing. It is also important to find the right shape for your face as well. I have found that just having a groomed brow makes me immediately appear more polished and adds an extra impact to my eyes.
1. Anastasia Beverly Hill Beauty Express for Brows and Eyes, $39.50, 2. Laura Mercier Brow Powder Duo, $24, 3. Amazing Cosmetics Brow Gel, $14, 4. Tarte EmphasEYES For Brows, $19.50, 5. Too Faced Cosmetics Brow Envy Kit, $35, 6. Revlon Colorstay Brow Enhancer, $7.74