My Current Favorite Brow Product

My makeup changes on a day to day basis depending if I’m going to work or going out. I don’t have a set routine, but one product I never leave the house without applying, is a brow product. I have always been a pomade kind of gal because I have naturally full brows that don’t need much shaping or defining. I always thought that a pencil product was better for people with thinner, unshapely brows who need a little extra help creating brows.

One morning before work, instead of reaching for my usual ABH dip brow pomade, I decided to try my Winky Lux Uni-Brow Universal pencil I had gotten in a Boxycharm a while back. This product has a similar tip to the ABH Brow Definer. It has a thicker, angular tip instead of a tiny pencil tip. This style works much better for me because I can quickly cover more space. The smaller tip pencils are better for people who need to create brows and draw lines.

I have been using the Winky Lux pencil regularly for two weeks and I love it. I don’t know if I will ever go back to a pomade. One thing I noticed is that my brows seem thicker than ever! It seems like the product promoted hair growth which seems impossible but just something I noticed.

I have the limited edition packaging version but I will link the product in it’s normal packaging that is available for purchase.

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What is your favorite brow pencil?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

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Why I Stopped Waxing My Eyebrows

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I used to go to the nail salon regularly to get my eyebrows waxed. My mom would get her’s done and I thought it was just something I should do. I always had pretty thick eyebrows. I don’t have to fill them in too much because I have a good amount of hair. My day to day routine is just brushing a light amount of pomade through them and that’s it.

I had a few incidences where the ladies had waxed them a bit too thin, even though I would always tell them to keep them thick and just clean them up. I started getting afraid to get them done.

About a year ago, I started going to an esthetician and she asked me what I do to my eyebrows. I told her I get them waxed at a nail salon. She proceeded to tell me that that was the worst thing I could do. She explained how they use low-grade wax that is too hot. I told her that I go to a nice nail salon and she said, “believe me, they all use the same thing.”

After that, I started to rethink my brows. I decided to go a few months without getting them waxed. I was amazed how thick my brows got. I looked in the mirror and realized they were thicker than ever. “This is probably because I stopped getting them waxed,” I thought to myself. I took out a pair of tweezers and just did a quick clean up myself. Done! They were perfect. Why would I ever go back to waxing? All I needed was to every once in a while tweeze a few hairs and I’d be good to go. My brow hair grows slow, so it’s not like they are high maintenance.

Stopping wax has been the best thing. I love my brows more than ever.

Do you get your brows waxed, threaded??

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

2017 Beauty Trends That Need to Go Bye Bye!

2017 had fabulous beauty trends. Highlighter became a must in your makeup routine and liquid lipsticks changed the game. However, with the good, always comes the bad. Here’s a list of beauty trends I believe we should say goodbye to in 2018.

*Disclaimer – I do not mean to offend anyone. Take this with a grain of salt. If you love these trends, then keep rocking them!

1. Gradient Brows

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Nothing bothers me more than looking at someone’s brows and getting an uncomfortable feeling. I saw a lot of beauty bloggers doing gradient brows in 2017 and I honestly have no clue why. There is nothing natural looking about these brows. I especially don’t understand the harsh lines above and below. People’s brows don’t naturally get darker as they near the edge of the face. Let’s keep our brows even in 2018 please.

2. Lip Fillers Out of Control!

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Lip fillers were all the rage in 2017 among beauty bloggers. It seemed like every beauty Youtuber was getting a plump pout. However, some took it too far. I am all for a plump pout and I have even considered getting lip filler in my top lip to even it out with my bottom lip. Unfortunately, some took it to the extreme causing unnatural looking lips that do not fit their face. I guess a trend I’d like to see in 2018 is more natural looking beauties.

3. Falsies

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There is no doubt that Jaclyn Hill is incredible at doing makeup and this is not to throw shade at her, but i’ve notice that ever makeup tutorial she does, she finishes it off with false lashes. False lashes became a staple in makeup routines in 2017. I could not find a makeup tutorial on Youtube that didn’t include falsies. I understand that beauty bloggers are usually doing makeup tutorials that are glam and “over the top”, but when I would watch a video titled “natural makeup” or “everyday makeup look” and it included falsies, that just did not make sense. If you are honestly wearing falsies everyday, I think you might want to rethink that. I understand if you have a medical condition or sparse lashes, but the majority of these bloggers have great lashes to begin with. Let’s limit the falsies to glam looks in 2018.

4. Contour Crazy

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Contour and highlight had become like peanut butter and jelly in 2017. You could not have one without the other. Most contour looks were natural and added a soft, sculpted look while others were a bit too extreme. If I can see a line on your cheeks or if the color is too dark for your skin-tone, that’s when we have a problem. Contour is difficult to master and I admit I am still not a pro. But just make sure everything is well blended and your cheek bones are naturally enhanced, not dramatically accentuated.

5. Unicorn Poop

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Iridescent makeup marketed as “holographic” was probably every beauty blogger’s worst pet peeve in 2017. The mystical, colorful, unicorn makeup trend blew up last year. I’ll admit, it was great at first. It was something different and fun to add to your makeup collection, but when it didn’t stop, it started to get old. Almost every makeup brand came out with some kind of unicorn or mermaid themed makeup product and I hoped in 2018 they would come out with something different, but I spoke too soon. Too Faced already has a unicorn collection debuting in 2018. I don’t think they got the hint that most of us are over it.

What beauty trends from 2017 do you not want to see in 2018?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

 

 

 

Icy Vibes

I have been going blonde since the fall. It has been a process because I had medium/dark brown hair. It takes time because you don’t want to fry your hair. My hair is currently a golden blonde with some cool blonde pieces throughout, but I think I want to go platinum! I absolutely love how Victoria from IntheFrow rocks her icy, blonde hair with darker brows.

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What do you think of this look?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty