I woke up this morning to a winter wonderland. If it wasn’t the fourth such event in Dallas in the same number of weeks, it might have brought a contented sigh with a smile as I looked forward to a relaxing day by the fire with a hot mug of cocoa. But! I had plans to meet my high school friends for lunch at an opening of a newly relocated favorite restaurant and once again plans were put on hold.
One of those friends, Barbara, is as pretty on the inside as she is on the outside. I have been known to say “I want to be Barbara when I grow up.” No kidding. I am sure you have a few friends like that, too. Barbara just knows how to wear clothes, her skin and makeup are always beautiful and coupled with the warmth of her smile that comes from within, she is a group favorite.
Recently I asked Barbara to share a couple of her favorite products with me so I could check them out. For one, she is a huge fan of Revlon’s Color Stay Lipstick… number 40 is her preferred color and it looks absolutely fantastic on her. She touts it does not come off after eating or drinking and it can and does last all day for her. Another favorite is Anastasia of Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. Anastasia has been the Queen of brows for years. She is in high demand for her brow technique with salons located in Beverly Hills and Brentwood. Over the years I have on occasion seen her locally at Nordstrom in North Park Dallas at beauty events.
Makeup artists consider eyebrows and eyebrow shaping one of the most important facial features. So at Barbara’s suggestion I stopped by the Anastasia counter last month for a tutorial on eyebrow shaping and fell in love with these products, too. Brow Wiz has become a favorite for me like it has for Barbara. The application tip of the wand is very fine – like a mechanical pencil – and it is so easy to fill in those missing hairs we all have and then add a few more for a beautiful brow. It is available in seven different shades so it is possible to match your brow color easily for a very natural look. Remember, to do short quick strokes. It’s the key to perfect application. Then fill in what’s missing and then a few more. Remember, too, that your brows are not twins. They are just sisters. Follow the path on each one that you have been given since birth and don’t draw one you have seen in a magazine. Only then will your face appear natural and well defined.
As you know, you can never underestimate the power of an eyebrow! Especially a raised one!
A smile is happiness you can find right under your nose – Tom Wilson