We dealt with another type of hair concern at Folica.com’s latest Hair-To Tuesday: Eyebrows. (I feel like I need to make a special shout-out to my sister, Jumana, because she has this uncanny obsession with eyebrows. Hi Jumana). Anyway, we were in good company that evening: celebrity makeup artist and brow-grooming expert, Elke Von Freudenberg of The Model Brow was there to guide us on how to get our brows perfect using LaVaque tweezers.
Elke Von Freudenberg of The Model Brow
By Melissa Stephans
I’m such a sales skeptic, so when a company declares itself to be “Luxury with a Conscience,” I say “prove it.” Well, Josie Maran must have heard me, because homegirl clearly put her money where her mouth…um, eyelashes are.
Josie Maran GOGO Mascara, $22
This fall, the eco-concious model-turned-business woman has teamed up with cancer care center City of Hope to launch the heartwarming Get One Give One (GOGO) campaign. For every GOGO Natural Volume Argan Mascara ($22) purchased, the lovely Miss Maran will have her company donate one mascara to a cancer patient or survivor associated with the hospital. After the first 5,000 mascaras are donated, Josie Maran will continue to donate $1 from the sale of each GOGO mascara to the City of Hope’s research, treatment and education of women’s cancers.
“To keep your brows in place, you can use clear mascara, a bit of hairspray or gel on a brow brush or old toothbrush, or a brow gel.” – Carmindy, celebrity makeup artist
Benefit's High Brow
This is another one of my favorite products ever ever: Benefit High Brow.
You use this thick pencil to add just a little lightness right under your eyebrow to “lift” the eye and highlight your brow bone. The color is very matte and easy to blend.
Guys and gals, eyebrows are kinda a big deal.
They frame your face and can wake up your whole look. For tips on how to keep your eyebrows looking their best, I turned to brow expert, Kristie Streicher of Warren-Tricomi, who has tended to the likes of Julia Roberts and Molly Sims.
Eyebrow expert, Kristie Streicher. Photo Credit: Steven Simko
BATF: How would you define “good brows”?
KS: Good brows are the eyebrows that you have naturally. If they are naturally full, then leave them this way and just give them shape to open up the eye and properly frame the face. If they are thin, make sure they are properly shaped over your brow bone and are long enough. Not everyone can have full, thick beautiful brows but everyone can have good brows with a little work. Shape is key.