Plus, the best brow tip I’ve EVER received
There are two constants that you should know going into this post (and look at me getting all mathy on you!):
1. I absolutely love MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua products. Developed for the Parisian Aqua Ballet, they’re long-lasting and absolutely crease proof. Aqua Rouge, Aqua Eyes, Aqua Cream – I’ve honestly loved every one I’ve tried.
2. I have crazy, sparse eyebrows. Years of plucking have left me very eyebrow challenged.
So, one day when chatting with a makeup artist friend of mine (the fab Shannon Park) about our mutual love of MUFE and what our favorite products were, she dropped this on me; “Aqua Brow is water and sweat proof and looks very natural with moderate brush skills.”
Now, I may have only remedial math skills but I knew this equaled me getting Aqua Brow ($20) pronto. And that’s how I met my favorite brow product ever.
It’s a small tube (.23 oz). But a tiny bit goes a long way. That little dot shown above is all I need for both brows. I’ve had my tube for four months and there’s not even a dent in it.
Aqua Brow is a lightweight creamy gel that feel like nothing on your skin, yet delivers a HUGE amount of pigment. And like all of their Aqua products, once it’s on, it’s on until you want it off! Available in seven shades, their lightest one (#10 light blonde) is perfect for my light brown brows. Always go slightly lighter when you’re picking your brow products. You’ll get a much more natural looking result.
Ready to see how it works, get a peek at my crazy brows and learn the brow product application tip that blew my mind?
Here’s the finished product, a natural looking brow!
And here’s pre-product crazy brow.
I don’t know what I’m smiling about with a brow like that!
Here’s the tip (straight from a makeup artist in MUFE’s Los Angeles store): Push your hairs out of the way and apply the product directly to your skin.
It seems like such a small thing. But not only do products adhere to your skin better than hair, they won’t just sit on top of your hair or get built up in it. You apply it to your skin, then brush or push the hair back over top of your product covered skin for the most natural looking result. Try it, minds will be blown. BLOWN!
(This was shared in relation to Aqua Brow, but it helps with application for any brow product.)
To apply Aqua Brow, use a slanted tip brush and short, small strokes (like you were painting on hairs). Of course, when I’m feeling lazy a straight ol’ line works pretty decent too! I like to use a spoolie brush to put my hair back in place and blend it all when I’m done.
Poof, no more crazy brow.
And that is truly something to smile about. Add MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Brow to my list of all things aqua.
we heartsters, former plucker-happy readers and MUFE addicts – will you be checking this out?
photos: we heart this, shown on NC 25/30 skintone
Stef is many things. Amongst them: co-editor of we heart this, graphic designer, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie.
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