How To Make A Statement Like a Star
Eyebrows are easily the most important feature on our face. More so than even the eyes themselves, eyebrows define us. Some say the only makeup they won’t leave the house without is mascara or lipgloss. I’m going to belly up and say it’s the brow that should be our focus, that one thing we perfect before schlepping to the grocery store in our yoga pants.
A well-groomed brow makes a statement, be it a natural one (Brooke Shields), a ladylike one (Audrey Hepburn) or a fierce one (Joan Crawford). So, how do we get brows like those? Calling NARS…hello Brow Perfector and Brow Gel?
NARS is all about making statements. Forever creating independent and strong beauty types on fashion’s most famous runways, Francois Nars has said “Find your own way, have an open spirit and believe in your own beauty.” Well folks, say that with an eyebrow. And use NARS Brow Perfector and Brow Gel to say it loud and clear!
NARS Brow Perfector ($22) is a waxy retractable stick that smoothly fills in the brow while depositing its color coating on skin and hair. The pencil itself is quite skinny, allowing for ultimate control when shaping and coloring any size or style brow.
I tried Kalamata, a light brown. My hair and brow color is a medium reddish brown, and while I advocate using a brow pencil a shade or two lighter than your hair color since I feel darker brows tend to age a gal, Kalamata was perhaps one shade too light for me. There are four shades to choose from, however, and this is an easy fix. A big plus is that this stays put in water and wears all day without smudging.
The NARS Brow Gel ($22) is just one of those products every single one of you out there needs. And ladies, I’m not just talking to you.
I tried the Brow Gel in Oural, a clear gel housed in a mascara-like matte black tube with an equally mascara-like tapered brush wand. There are three other tinted gels for those who desire a little more color. Even those out there like me with fine hair and sparse brows will see how polished brows look when combed and set neatly in place with a little Brow Gel.
I also used this on my bushy-browed husband after I trimmed his nearly braidable brows. What a difference! Forget drawing that perfect arch, if you’ve ever used a comb you can use this. Easy-Peasy.
So, this fall when you’re shopping for that statement bag, the statement necklace or those statement shoes, don’t forget your statement brows – they’re the ones that will do all the talking.
Ladies, what do your brows say about you?
photos: we heart this, swatches shown on NC25/30 skin tone
Sherri is co-author of What Would You Do With This Room? My 10 Foolproof Commandments to Great Interior Design, and of course, a wht writer!