It took about two seconds today for my afternoon photo shoot to devolve into this…

And then this…


LOL! yeah (I’ll spare you the other 12).

Despite all appearances, these pics do a lot more than merely paper the fact that I’m way too easily amused. They also help us segue into talking about brows.


They’ve been on my mind a lot more than normal lately… First, because they’re all over the promotional pics for this year’s fall makeup campaigns, and second, because of super-spy/former makeup artist Jeremy Renner.


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Yes, the new Jason Bourne (or at least, another member of the Treadstone Project).

“Brows, lashes, lips.” Jeremy advises. “Frame the face.”

Also, my friend Cindy asked me a brow-related question while we prepped homemade pasta last Saturday night.

“Where must my brows start, and where must they stop?”

Great question, chef Cindy! It’s something I think about each day as I’m filling in my brows.

Finding your brow start point

The easiest trick I know of is to take a makeup brush (or a pen/pencil if you don’t have a brush nearby; just be careful not to poke your eye out!), look directly into a mirror, and hold the brush vertically, straight up and down, and parallel with the length of your nose, resting it in the nook where your nostril begins.

Follow the line of the brush or pencil up, and where it intersects with the horizontal line of your brow, for a lot of people, that’s the start point of your brow (and repeat on the other side).

Finding your brow end point

To find the end point of your brow, take your same brush, and again, looking directly into your mirror, hold the brush at a diagonal, with the lower edge touching the outside of one nostril (yup, the side closer to your ear), and the opposite end lining up with the outer corner of the eye on the same side of your face.

Follow that line, and you’ll find where your brow must end.

A view from the side

My brows are naturally uneven, and my left brow (which is what you see on your monitor on the ideal side in these pictures), is just a smidgen shorter than the right. So, after filling in both brows, I like to double check using this trick to make sure my brow beginning and end points are even.

Here’s another quick way to see if your brows are even: look straight into your mirror, and then slowly tilt your chin up. For some reason, the change in perspective makes it much easier to see if things are lining up.

Brow suggestions for wide- and close-set eyes

Little adjustments to where you start your brows can create different looks, which can be helpful for men and gals with wide-or close-set eyes.

Say you have naturally wide-set eyes and want to make them appear a little closer. try filling in your brows just a hair closer to the center line of your face, just inside your natural brow start point. It must make your eyes appear like they’re closer together.

And if your eyes are close-set and you want to make them appear even more apart, just do the opposite, shifting the starting point of each brow a hair toward your temples.

For a lot more brow tips, check out…

Do Your brows need a Trim? Here’s One way to Tell

Get a lot more Bang for Your brows With This eyebrow makeup Tip

35 MAC makeup suggestions for Brushes, Lashes and Brows

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Mac Betoni Eyeshadow: Kulut

Tom Ford Valitus Brow kuvanveistäjä Espresso: Surut

NARS Pro-Prime Smudge proof Eyeshadow Base: Lids

Mac Haute & Naughty liian musta ripsi: ripset

Urban Decay urban Lashes in Sly: Lashes

Givenchy Le Prisme Eye Quad color & shine for metallic Eyes in Acoustic harmony #80: Lids

L’Oréal Paris Infallible never fail Lacquer liner 24H in Blackest Black: upper lash line

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion: upper and lower water line

NARS PURE SOLD sävytetty kosteusvoide St. Moritz: Face

Illamasqua Skin Base foundation in SB 12: Face

Mac Studio CareBlend / painettu jauhe Medium Dark: Otsa, nenä ja leuka

MAC Valitse Moistuturecover NW25: Silmien alla

MAC studio Careblend/Pressed Powder in medium Dark: back of my cheeks

Becca Flowerchild Blush: Apples of my cheeks

Givenchy Gelee D’Interdit Smoothing Gloss Balm Crystal shine in Acoustic Wild rose #18: Lips

Not brow related but…

Credit: Kevin Mazur, Getty Images

I always like to see what Madonna’s been up to, and apparently Madge has moved on from her signature MAC Russian Red lipstick (here’s an old-school Madonna tutorial with Russian Red from 2008!) and is now rocking with make up For Ever.

She’s on excursion to promote her newest album, MDMA, and has been found wearing the new make up For ever Aqua Rouge in #8 on stage ($24). It’s a shade specifically created for Madge by her makeup artist, Gina Brooke.

“I loved working with make up FOR ever to create a custom-made shade of AqUA ROUGE erityisesti Madonnalle. Suurin haaste oli löytää huulituote, joka oli hyvämaineinen ja pitkäikäinen, ja tiesi valinnut jotain muodostavat iankaikkisen Aqua-valikoiman?

“Ei ole tilaa virheistä”, sanoi Brooke. “Halusin keksin täydellisen, puhtaan punaisen huulipunan, joka houkuttelee luottamusta ja kauneutta. Minulle varjo näyttää ikoniselta, mikä on paras sana määritellä Madonna ja uransa. ”

– Meikkitaiteilija Gina Brooke

Yritin varjoa muutama päivä sitten ja minun on sanottava, mikä todella kaunis punainen!


Se voi jopa olla yksi niistä harvinaisista punaisista, jotka ovat arvokkaita nimikkeeseen, “yleisesti imartelevat”.

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