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August 20 2014

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The Backstage Secret To Big, Bushy Brows

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Ever since big, eighties-era brows re-entered the beauty picture during the Fall 2010 season, we’ve been all about arch maintenance. After a few years of regrowth following some trigger-happy tweezing days, we’re proud to report that our brows are in pretty good shape. Still, though, a brow pencil takes them to another level. Whether to use pencils, powders, markers, or waxes to enhance your natural shape is a personal decision that every girl must make on her own, but Diane Kendal demoed something at Proenza Schouler last night that warrants mention here, as it will revolutionize your routine whatever your pigment preference may be. It’s called the Brow Finisher, and it’s one of MAC’s amazing multitasking products that has somehow managed to go under our radar until now. Here’s how it works: The clear, waxy, slim-line tool is basically a pre-pigment step. You scribble it into the root of the brow, then apply your pencil, powder, wax, what-have-you, and it helps emulsify the color so that when you put brush to brows, the blending action is seamless. No errant strokes or an obviously drawn-on look here. Needless to say, we’ll be purchasing one before we leave for Milan next week and we recommend you do the same; if this week’s shows are any indication, bigger will still better come Spring.

Photo: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

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