Friday, March 30, 2012

How To: Creating Eyebrows Using Powder

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing how I create my eyebrows using eyebrow powder. Yes, I said create. I do not have naturally glamorous eyebrows so in order to achieve
a semi-presentable pair of eyebrows I create them.

This is how my undone eyebrow looks --eekk-- no shape and its not full.
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Let's get started...

Comb your brows in the direction in which they grow.
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Next using an eyebrow powder line the bottom part of your brow.
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By the way I am using NYX eyebrow powder in Taupe/Ash.
I am using the darker shade of the two shown.
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Do the same for the top part of your brow. If you are creating an arch make sure you don't make it to sharp as it may not look natural.
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Using a feather like motion add powder between the lines you've created.
The results should look a little like this...
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Keep in mind that there are many tips and tricks for eyebrow application, this is just one of them.

Basic How To's of Eyebrows:

1) When possible use two colors.
2) Light color is applied to the inner quarter of the brow through about the mid point.
3) Darker color is applied from point where light color ends (right before arch) through the tail of the brow  (be sure to blend both colors). 
    4) Follow above steps (1 & 2) for pencil application. For the light part use a light handed application and for the darker part simply build on the color.

Hope that helps and let me know if you try this.
Stay tuned for part two of this post
"Define Your Brows"

Until the next post,
LEA Lumiere
*This is not a sponsored post. All items used or shown have been purchased with my own money.
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Sunday, March 25, 2012


Have you heard of Birchbox? I read about it through blogs that I follow. Basically it is a company that offers a variety of product samples for $10.00 a month.  Here are the items that I received in my first Birchbox. 

Packaging is quite simple.

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These are some of the product samples received.

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Thus far I have tried the nail lacquer, day moisturizer, luminizer tint and the toilette. The picture doesn't do the nail laquer Peace out Purple by Color Club any justice. It is a bright purple that reminds me of an Easter kind of purple. Time to Hydrate Essential Day Moisturizer by Ahava is wonderful. I applied a dime size amount on my hands last night and its been well over 24 hours since applied and many hand washes later my hands feel amazing. Illuminating Moisture Tint in Golden by Jouer nice. I applied some as a finishing touch to my cheek bones and the pay off was brilliant. It gave a good amount of illumination without over powering the rest of my makeup and its oil free a major plus for my combination skin. And last but not least is Eau d' Hadrien by Annick Goutal Paris. It is a toilette that is quite the citrus lovers dream. It is not one of those "in your face" citrus smells at all. This would be something I'd wear after a shower on a summer night right before going to bed.

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I still have to try out the Orofluido which is a beauty elixir for your hair. I'm looking forward to trying this product out. The last item would be Tea Forte. It states being a skin-smart antioxidant amplifier tea. All are infused with green tea and either honey yuzu, cherry marzipan or cucumber mint.

This is a description of what I received. It shows the price in the event I want to order full size items on the Birchbox website.

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I've been reading and watching reviews on Birchbox and found that feelings are pretty mixed. I'll keep ordering and we'll see how things go in the months to come.

Have you tried Birchbox? What are your thoughts?

Until the next post,

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*This is not a sponsor blog post. I paid for the monthly membership with my own money. These are my opinions and thoughts of items received.