Snob Essentials

BOOMing Brows


Big brows are back but if you plucked/waxed/threaded yours to nothing, don’t worry– it’s easy to fake it!  According to uber popluar Boom Boom Brow bar, you must adhere to the 4 factors of perfect brows : Color, Length, Width and Arch

Go a little bolder (but not too dark, cookie) – tinting is a great option (match color to skin and hair undertones) and using a brow powder on a daily basis is great for adding definition and boldness. Try Boom Boom Brow Boostiers brow powders ($18.00 per jar: each comes with a brush.  Colors: Aretha, Tina, Bette and Dolly).   I just got this and it is really easy to use.  There is a brush that comes with it and you just brush it on but it’s the gel (above) that I’m loving.  It’s like hairspray for your brows and keeps them looking polished!

Length: The space between brows should be equal to or a little wider than eyes (those suffering from unibrows need to start plucking, asap). Take a long eye shadow brush or pencil and hold it parallel to the side of the nose. Where the brush meets the brow is where brows should begin. Extend the brush diagonally from nostril, following the outside edge of the eye toward the brow, where the inside edge of the brush hits is where brow should end. 

Width: Work with natural width, just clean up strays along the top and bottom. If the damage has already been done and brows are too thin, apply castor oil to brows every night to help speed up the growth process – it’s one of the active ingredients in most brow and lash products.   A brow gel can also help set and hold brows to make them look fuller. Try Boom Boom Brow-ssiere brow gel ($14.00).  I have this and it doesn’t make your brows sticky or stiff, it just holds the shape and also darkens them naturally.

Arch: Hold a brush parallel to the outside edge of the colored part of the eye (the iris). Where the brush meets the brow is where the highest part of the brow should be. To define the arch, use Boom Boom Push-Up brow highlighting pencil’s($16.00) matte concealer side on the brow bone to create the illusion of lift.  Or you can use a cream or white eye shadow to the same effect.

Boom Boom Brow Bar: 35 7th Avenue, The Big Apple212-229-2666. .



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