Best of Summer 2013: How to apply MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Brow

Plus, the best brow tip I’ve EVER received

MAKE UP FOR EVER aqua brow 

It’s best of week here at we heart this! We’re celebrating Independence Day by taking a little break over the quintessential summer holiday. So this week we’ll be bringing you some popular summertime posts. If you’re looking for waterproof makeup, look no further than MUFE’s Aqua line. Today, we’re sharing how to apply their amazing Aqua Brow (and the best brow tip we’ve ever received in the process!) ~ wht

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.

MAKE UP FOR EVER aqua brow

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?

MAKE UP FOR EVER aqua brow

Here’s the finished product, a natural looking brow!

MAKE UP FOR EVER aqua brow

And here’s pre-product crazy brow.

MAKE UP FOR EVER aqua brow

I don’t know what I’m smiling about with a brow like that!

MAKE UP FOR EVER aqua brow

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.)

MAKE UP FOR EVER aqua brow

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.

MAKE UP FOR EVER aqua brow

Poof, no more crazy brow.

MAKE UP FOR EVER aqua 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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  1. Profile photo of turboterp

    Wow, amazing results! Although my brows aren’t sparse, they are beyond crazy, and I’m always looking for ways to make them look more groomed. I will be checking out MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Brow the first chance I get!

  2. Profile photo of irene

    Well, I finally cleaned up my messing brows.. I’m lucky that it’s not much work to shape them up and this method of applying brow liner corrector is just in time for some picture taking with friends this 4th of July! Thanks @stef for the great tips and this product looks fantastic on you! MUFE Aqua line is superb!

  3. Profile photo of Marilyn

    @Stef –I totally have “crazy brows” too…. I have really, really dark brows but they’re kind of wonky with the shape (mostly due to overplucking…). A little brow product really goes a long way in terms of making them look normal! :)

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  7. pinkmink

    I <3 this product! I have strawberry blonde hair and very fair skin. Needless to say my brows are nearly invisible! I have been using the same tube of Aqua Brow for well over a year now and there is STILL plenty left. I was so worried that they would discontinue this FAB product, that I bought another tube just in case!! Now I am "set" until 2015~

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      Stef Andrews

      It’s amazing, isn’t it @pinkmink – I have light brows too and it was always so heard to find something that was dark enough, but not too dark. And it’s staying power is just phenom. I don’t think we have to worry about this getting discontinued, it’s such a staple. At least I hope we don’t have have to worry. I’d riot, for sure.
      Thanks for your comment!

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