Pictorial: Current Brow Routine and Mini Review

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Hi my lovelies!

I’m here with my brow routine today. I have struggled with my brows for ages now. I’ve got very problematic brows with lots of sparse areas and I’ve also over plucked at one point. I’m finally now in a pretty happy place with my brows. I’ve discovered some products that really made a difference. I’ve got some requests for a brow routine so I thought this was a perfect time to do a post on it!

So here are the products I use:

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Royal and Langnickel spoolie

Bloom Flat brush: something I picked up for 5 bucks from a discount store!

Anastasia Beverly HIlls Brow Wiz in Brunette: This thing has changed my brow routine dramatically. It has a very thin tip which makes it so much easier to do an outline and also do nice hairlike strokes. The color does not have any redness or warm tones so its perfect for the brows.

Whitening Lightning Brow Bar To Go: Really great brow powder and it also comes with a brow wax. I used a coupon code and bought it for about 12 bucks (70 percent off). I don’t have the coupon code any more but a lot youtube gurus have coupon codes in their name so you can check that out.

Nyx Above and Beyond concealer in Beige: any creamy concealer will do. I sometimes use the Mac Studio Finish concealer (nw25) as well.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel: This brow gel is amazeballs! It does not make your eyebrows crispy and it doesn’t flake. It really locks the brows in and they stay put for a long time.

PICTORIAL TIME! :

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I’ve minimized the photos in the pictorial because they were becoming a bit repetitive but I’ll explain everything to you.

Step 1 : After brushing your brows in an upward motion with a spoolie, outline your brows with a pencil (Anastasia Brow Wiz). If you have really nice full brows you don’t have to outline the top part but for me I have to do both. The outline is the most important because it determines the shape of your brows. Make the outline a bit more soft in the inner corner.

Step 2: Fill in your eyebrows with the brow pencil in soft upward strokes moving across. Be a lot more gentle in the inner part barely touching the skin because we don’t want harsh lines in that part. After the brows are filled, I go over them with a brow powder (Brow Bar To Go). This is optional. You can also apply a brow wax before filling the brows in. This is optional as well.

Step  3: This is my favorite part. Clean up the area along the outline with a creamy concealer which is lighter than your skin tone. This step really defines your brows making them more crisp and lifts the brows.

Step 4: The final step is to use a brow gel. My brow hairs grow downwards so its a lot more important for me to use a brow gel to keep them in place. I highly recommend Anastasia’s Clear Brow gel. It’s really hard to find a good brow gel but this one is awesome!

Technique and practice is the key to nice brow. Anastasia of Anastasia Beverly Hills came up with the Golden Ration which is a great guide to follow while doing brows. Read all about it here

Hope this helped guys. I still struggle with my brows sometimes. Its okay to not get it perfect everytime. And remember you’re brows are sisters not twins! XO

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Priceline Haul and Drugstore FOTD

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So if you’re living in Australia, you would know that Priceline is one our more well-known drugstores. They are always having awesome weekly/monthly sales. I’m a huge fan of the place, and if you sign up to their sister program, you gain points which you can eventually redeem. So that’s a bonus! Over the weekend, they had an amazing sale on some of the brands they carry and I just couldn’t help myself, ofcourse! They had half price on all maybelline products! Maybelline being one of my favorite drugstore brands, except for one, all of the things I got are from Maybelline!

So let’s start of with the non-Maybelline product. I purchased the Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this mascara. I liked their lash blast and lash blast fusion mascaras aswell, so I thought I should give it a try. Right now it’s just chilling with my stash of backup mascaras but I think I’ll try this one next.

So now on with the Maybelline stuff:

I just got a back up of my trusty ol’ eye studio gel liner. Makeup in general is so expensive in Australia. Some of the drugstore products are very similar to high end prices in the US so I never pass a chance to stock up when there’s a sale on.

I got the hyper glossy liquid liner. It was on sale for around 6 bucks so just wanted to try out. I’m on the fence about this product. I like the color payoff, I don’t mind the glossiness, I like the tip of the applicator (shown below), BUT its not smudge-proof or water-proof. It’s winter out here so its still okay or if you’re gonna be indoors most of the time. During hot weather it will just be disaster. It comes off so easily with any contact with liquid. Also I’ve noticed the way it dries, it has a tendency to peel off so you gotta be careful with that aswell.

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Next up is the Dream Pure BB cream for oily skin. This is the newer one. The other one is for all skin types. I do not have oily skin. I’m a normal to dry skin girl. I was debating between the two but I finally decided to get this one become of one thing: the 2 percent salicylic acid it contains. That’s a rare occurrence for a foundation/bb cream type product, let alone a drugstore one. I’m a mere mortal so I’m not immune to breakouts so I think its perfect for those days when my skin isn’t performing so well.

I also got the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch highlighting concealer. Take note of the fact that it says highlighting concealer. This does not have great coverage, but it’s meant to brighten up your under eyes, the bridge of your nose etc. I got the color in 03 sand, but I do wish I got a lighter color just because I like dramatically bright underyes.

Next I got the Super Stay 24 Hour Waterproof Powder. I got the shade 021 Nude, which was a mistake because it’s a bit too pink for me. I’m still trying to make this work. I really like the texture and coverage though.

Lastly I got the Color Whisper lipsticks. I got two shades: Pink Possibilities and Lust for Blush (shown below). The swatches aren’t coming completely accurate. I love Pink Possibilities since its like this neon coral pink. The photos aren’t doing any justice to the color. Lust for Blush is a nice pinky brown nude. A nice nude for my skin tone. They are more like a balmy texture. Kind of like the Revlon Lip Butters. They have a sheer coverage, but can be built up. They are very moisturising on the lips.

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I’ve used some of these products on my face today. Everything else on this face of the day is also from the drugstore:

I can hardly keep my face straight lol

I can hardly keep my face straight lol

Here’s a rundown of the products I used:

Face: Loreal Base Magique Primer, Maybelline Dream Pure BB cream in Medium, Dream Lumi Touch highlighting concealer in 003 Sand, Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Powder in 021 Nude, Australis Ready Set Go Finishing Powder in Transluscent (under eye)

EyeBrows: Elf EyeBrow Kit in Dark and Nyx Above Beyond Full Coverage Concealer in Beige

Eyes: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded on the lid,
Maybelline Eye Studio quad in Copper Chic – Shimmery Nude on the lid and Copper shade the lower lash line,
BH Cosmetics 26 Eyeshadow and Cheek Palette (Soft Brown) on the crease,
Maybelline Hyper Glossy liquid liner, Maybelline Falsies Mascara, Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof liner in Nude

Cheeks: Rimmel London Blush in Spring Flower, Rimmel London Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze, Shimmery beinge shade from the Maybelline quad to highlight

Lips: Essence lipliner in cute pink, Maybelline Color Whisper in Pink Possibilities

Close up of eyes:

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I hope you enjoyed this post my lovelies! I think the Priceline sale may be still be on tomorrow, so if you are in Australia, you should go check it out! Till next time XO!