Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dirty Little Beauty Secret #1

When it comes to wedding day beauty…I’m starting early! Like the Boy Scouts say…”be prepared!”

I thought I would start sharing a few “dirty little beauty secrets” that I have come across and implemented into my routine.

First up…the perfect (and un-moveable) eyebrow!

Ok, this sounds ridiculous, but I CANNOT STAND when eyebrow hairs decide to stick out/down in strange spots…they need to stay in place!

A few years ago, the thought of filling in my eyebrows was a foreign notion. Today…I can’t leave the house without doing it! If you are like me and your eyebrows are rather light in color, I highly recommend purchasing an eyebrow powder to fill them in! If you are looking for the pro item, I suggest Smashbox’s Brow Tech.

However, if you are looking for something a bit more budget friendly, I recommend trying out Maybelline’s Ultra-Brow.

I apply the powder with an angled brush (like this one...also from Maybelline).

I make sure to only brush within my eyebrows…extending outside of the shape of your eyebrow, in my opinion, sometimes can make it look like you drew them on!

And, for the final touch…how do you keep them in place? A makeup artist clued me in to this trick a year or two ago, and I don’t know how I didn’t think of it myself! Clear mascara! I suggest Maybelline Great Lash since it is probably one of the cheapest ones out there, and it does the trick! Simply brush a light stroke over your eyebrows and let dry…and voila! The perfect eyebrow, according to moi!

Do you have a beauty secret that you think I should share? I’d like to continue this series…and I LOVE trying out new techniques/products. Leave me a comment, and if you’d like it to be a “secret” for the time being, you can just say so in the text (I moderate the comments before posting), and I can reveal it at a later time! Thanks!


  1. I'm excited about this series! I always love beauty tips and tricks.

  2. I need to try this! I have bad eyebrows... they disobey me often, LOL!

  3. Ohmygosh! I'm just like you! I started filling in my brows about a year ago, and honestly, I have no idea why I didn't start sooner. My face doesn't feel complete until I've filled them in. Another tip to keep them in place is hairspray and a cheap-o toothbrush. It has to be one of those flat brushes, none of the fancy crap.

    Hmm a secret...I'm going to write it in another comment ;)

    Ps, I LOVE make up so this got me really excited.

  4. Lol, I've used clear mascara on my eyebrows for years, I HATE it when they're out of place. However, with my side sweep bangs, I also add a little tiny bit of hairspray to the outer edge of that one side, otherwise my bangs mess it up!

  5. I have dark eye brows and still fill in my eye brows and I second the comment about the tooth brush, with thick eye brows the eye brow brushes always break and my tooth brush has lasted a few years! I am going to try the hair spray idea!


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