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The Cannes Film Festival: Those Lips! Those Eyes!

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Freida Pinto in Versace

Freida Pinto, our unofficial “Queen of Cannes”

The 2012 Cannes Film Festival closed last night, with the Palm d’Or awarded to the French film Amour (or in English, Love), starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, and Isabelle Hupert. We’re bestowing our own Palm d’Or for “Best Eye Makeup at Cannes.” And the winner is the stunning Freida Pinto, whose makeup was an amazing body of work whether she was dressed ever-so-casually for a midday outdoor photo call for her new film Desert Dancer or clad in bright-hued designer frocks for the premieres of the other films nominated for the highest prize like Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom (starring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Harvey Keitel, and the sublime Tilda Swinton) and another French film, De Rouille et D’Os (Rust and Bone), or dressed to the hilt in a spectacular Versace gown for the festival’s opening night dinner. Freida was our pick for the Queen of Cannes, and that’s something when you consider we sifted through about 1,400 images!

We’ll start with her most casual look and work toward the more complex.

Then, we’ll address the No. 1 trend at Cannes – bright lips! Certainly there were some lovely smoky eye looks (we’ll cover those next week), but we saw many more boldly color mouths, ranging from bright pink to deep berry, from patent-leather red to shocking matte orange.

And for our first aside (because this wouldn’t be a ColorOn blog post without at least ONE), is it just us, or did there seem to be an exponential growth in the number of runway models attending Cannes? Now, we know models are to Cannes as groupies are to rock concerts, but there just seemed to be more models that actresses this year, in addition to the usual collection of arm candy, “muses,” and insanely underclothed attention seekers with no discernible reason to be there other than the massive collection of paparazzi (we’re looking at you, Phoebe Price. Where DO you get the money for your fame campaign?)

Freida at the "Desert Dancer" photo call

Freida at the “Desert Dancer” photo call

But let’s move on to Miss Freida, if you please.

In studying all of beautiful women at Cannes and making this choice, we have to admit such a girl crush on Freida Pinto. Her individual features are absolutely gorgeous, her skin flawless, her eyebrows perfect – even her hairline is enviable! In addition, whether it’s just a testament to her acting skills or the veritable truth, she comes across as genuinely warm and unaffected, and still starstruck in the presence of her peers.

Here’s Freida at the photo call for her next film, Desert Dancer, which will begin shooting later this summer in Turkey and Jordan. Wearing a casual two-piece halter and skirt by Salvatore Ferragamo, her makeup artist chose simple monochrome eyeshadow, black kohl on the inner rims of her upper and lower lids, curled lashes, and black mascara keep her look clean and daytime-appropriate, even in the brightest sunlight. A swirl of petal-colored blush on the apples of her cheeks and a swipe of the same color gloss on her lips, and she’s radiant. A simple high ponytail completed the look; nothing too controlled or slick.

You can get a similar eye shadow look with ColorOn’s Desert Sands from the Eye Envy Illusions Variety Kit  for a cool-based brown, or Ibiza from the Eye Envy Smoky Variety Kit  for a warm-based brown.

Freida at the "Moonrise Kingdom" premiere

Freida at the “Moonrise Kingdom” premiere

The next images we saw of Freida were at the screening for Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, and she was wearing a sweetheart-cut pink Michael Angel gown with a multi-colored, sequin-embellished bodice.

Freida's "Moonrise Kingdom" makeup

Freida’s “Moonrise Kingdom” makeup

Her makeup artist chose to pick up the amethyst hues around her eyes by using a cool, shimmery purple shadow on this L’Oreal spokeswoman, bringing it all the way around the eye and just slightly above the crease and onto the browbone. Again, black kohl on the inner rims of the upper and lower lids, curled lashes, and lots of black mascara maker her light brown eyes the focal point. A neutral matte bronzer and a nude gloss complete the look without taking any attention from her unusual eyes.

You can get a similar effect using with ColorOn’s Fairy Pink from the Dreams Variety Kit, a sexy smoky combination of dusky pink, smoked amethyst, and deep merlot.

Freida at the "Rust and Bone" premiere

Freida at the “Rust and Bone” premiere

At the premiere of Rust and Bone, Freida wore a neon chartreuse Atelier Versace stretch lace gown with an asymmetrical peplum around the left hip and a thigh-high slit. It was an unusual choice – which we thought looked amazing against her skin tone and dark hair – that was both covered and revealing at the same time.

Freida's "Rust and Bone" makeup

Freida’s “Rust and Bone” makeup

With her hair in a half-updo, shimmering coffee-toned shadows on the lids and brow bone created a beautiful smoky eye that harmonized rather than fought with such a dominant color choice. A thin line of shimmery black liner along the upper lash line added a bit of drama along with her usual black kohl and mascara. For a little pop of color, her makeup artist added a sheer bright pink gloss – nothing too opaque or saturated.

You can recreate the same eye look using ColorOn’s Gypsy from the Eye Envy Precious Metals Variety Kit, and dipping a thin eyeliner brush into our Smooth Black Shimmer loose mineral pigment (you can use it with a wet or dry brush depending on the intensity you like), draw a line along the upper lash line from the inner corner to the outer, flicking up at the tail end. For those of you who prefer to use pencils (black liquid liner would be too harsh), look for one with a bit of shimmer in the black.

Freida's opening night makeup

Freida’s opening night makeup

Finally, we have Freida’s most formal look, from the opening night dinner. From all the accounts we read, this was a very unusually sophisticated “moody” look for her. The sheer black, strategically sequined dress – another of Donatella Versace’s creations – featured a high neckline and long sleeves, but was slit high on the thigh, with a bodice showcased some skin via sheer insets and peek-a-boo sequin placement.

Freida’s makeup artist gave her a shimmery silvered mocha smoky eye and a hot pink lip for major impact. To get the same look, start again with ColorOn’s Gypsy from the Eye Envy Precious Metals Variety Kit. Then take a small domed eye shadow brush (something bigger than an eyeliner brush but smaller than a flat shadow brush – you’ll want some precision but also to deposit more color than a small stripe), and apply our Smooth Patina Silver Shimmer loose mineral pigment, a medium-gray shimmer, all the way around the eye from the inner corner across the upper lids and under the entire lower lash line, meeting at the outer corner and flicking upward toward the temple. Add Freida’s signature black kohl to the upper and lower inner rims, and plenty of black mascara.

With this much shimmer happening on the eyes, any cheek and lip color should be devoid of even a hint of shimmer or glitter. If your skin is not as perfect as Freida’s or such a lovely color (which would be 99% of us!), a tinted moisturizer or a touch of matte bronzer will give you a bit of perfecting without obvious color. Save that for your lips! Freida’s makeup artist chose a bright hot pink satin cream for her lips that has enough gloss to it that her natural lip color shows through and deepens it a bit.

Elena Lenina

Elena Lenina

It reminds us of our two favorite lipsticks: Nars Schiap (which you could choose if you prefer a semi-matte look; we waxed ecstatic about this at length in the last blog post), and Revlon’s ColorBurst Lip Butter in Lollipop (which has the same finish as Freida’s lippie).

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart

And what a great segue into the whole issue of brightly colored lips.

Freida was not the only woman at Cannes to sport a bright pink lip; may we present Elena Lenina, “Russian reality television star”?

Natasha Poly

Natasha Poly

And should you think her makeup a bit over-the-top, you should have seen the entire outfit and her hairstyle; we’d describe it as a hooded purple satin bathrobe worn by a grown-up Cindy-Lou Who in the adult film version of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

We had plenty of red lips, crimson on crimson on actress Kristin Stewart, and model Natasha Poly.

Liya Kebede

Liya Kebede

We had blue-based red on Liya Kebede. ans a slightly metallic version on Bianca Balti.

Bianca Balti

Bianca Balti

Then we had deep wine red on actress Jennifer Connelly and singer Jessie J.

Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly

At the other end of the spectrum, we had bright matte orange lips on Fan Bingbing.

Jessie J.

Jessie J.

Finally, today is Memorial Day, and we want to acknowledge the meaning of this holiday.

Fan Bingbing

Fan Bingbing

It may be seen as the unofficial start of summer, and the first weekend many people unearth the barbeque grill, but the real reason we have this three-day weekend is to honor the men and women in the United States Armed Forces who gave their lives in service. Whatever your politics, whatever your beliefs, today please remember to take a moment and remember the fallen.

Thank you.

Fashionably Late: The Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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NARS Schiap Lipstick, named after fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli

NARS Schiap Lipstick, named after fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli

If you’re like us, first thing last Tuesday morning you were minutely examining the pictures of the celebs and models who graced the Red Carpet at the annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, themed “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations,” which celebrated an imaginary tête-à-tête between the two iconoclastic designers.

Surprisingly, there were very few attendees sporting what we expected to see: Nars “Schiap” lipstick, a semi-matte shocking pink – the closest were models Karlie Kloss and Poppy Delevingne, and actresses Rashida Jones and Amy Poehler (both of “Parks & Recreation”).

Camilla Belle, Getty

Camilla Belle, Getty

Instead, the stand-out trend was a vampy lip, whether a shiny burgundy brown (Camilla Belle, whose makeup was possibly the most subtle and gorgeous of the night) or matte maroon, scarlet, or plum  (Lana Del Ray, Jessica Alba, Kate Bosworth, Rachel Zoe,  Jessica Chastain, Leighton Meester, Amber Valletta, Rooney Mara, Mia Wasikowska, and Brooklyn Decker).

Jessica Alba, Getty

Jessica Alba, Getty

There were other statement lips – orange/coral (January Jones, Scarlett Johansson, Doutzen Kroes, Beyonce, Katharine McPhee), classic red (matte on Amy Adams, Dree Hemingway, Leslie Bibb, Amber Heard, Carolyn Murphy, Janelle Monáe, and Alicia Keys; sheer on Emma Stone and Florence Welch) and sweeter not-quite-Schiap pink on Coco Rocha (to match her pink extensions), Chloe Sevigny (who not only looked pretty but was SMILING), Christina Ricci, Julianne Hough, Hilary Swank, and a too-pale pink on M.I.A. (the Schiap pink would have been so much better).

Amber Heard, Getty

Amber Heard, Getty

The rest? The usual version of the neutral pinkish-brownish nude, whether a gloss, satin, or matte, with shimmer or without, or the just-bitten stain that’s somewhere between rose and brick, depending on the skin tone. They’re all the Red Carpet equivalent of the Louboutin Pigalle Pump – sexy, perfect, utilitarian. And since it goes with everything — heavy metal eyes, smoky eyes, neutral eyes, sparkly eyes, brights or pastels — some version of the neutral lip is always the perfect accompaniment.

Yes, we acknowlege the spring editorial layouts are showing color-blocked makeup (not the runway pictures from Fall 2012, mind you), but do you see anyone actually WEARING it? Nope. We’re reminded of the latest ad for L’Oreal’s Infallible 24-Hour Eye Shadow, featuring Claudia Schiffer.

Chloe Sevigny, Getty

Chloe Sevigny, Getty

Total aside: Does she look totally AMAZING in the new Guess ads? Can you believe this is three babies and over 20 years since that first campaign with her? Fashionista.com has the old ads and new side-by-side, and you cannot tell which are from the early Nineties, and which are from 2012. She’s 41, people. Feh.

Moving on.

Claudia is wearing a very shiny purple eyeshadow and bright red lipstick. You can tell us all day long that this is on-trend, but we’re not going to do it. We lived through the Eighties and have the pictures of our hideous makeup to prove it. We will not go there again, no matter how often we’re told it’s back in. Nuh uh, no way.  And after looking at over 200 pictures from the Red Carpet, we don’t see anyone else signing on for it, either. And this is the crowd most likely.

January Jones/Getty Images

January Jones, Getty Images

So without further ado, here are our fav eye looks of the night…

January Jones: Did anyone else think January’s Versace gown reminded them of Uma Thurman’s yellow-and-black motorcycle leathers from “Kill Bill” or do we see way too many Tarantino movies?

To get the same golden metallic eye makeup, start with colorOn’s 14-Karat from the Metallics Variety Kit. Take an eyeliner brush, dip it in the extra mineral cream shadow left on the cover film, line under the lower lash line and dab into the inner corners as well. If you’re comfortable with false eyelashes, use a demi-strip on the outer half of each eye and black mascara. If false lashes give you nightmares (we once had one land in a martini; first and last time we applied them. No lie.), then grab either Smooth Black Star Gold Shimmer loose mineral pigment (we think this dark black/brown and gold shimmer is prettier) or Smooth Black Shimmer (if you’re going to be a total purist about your liner being black), and line your upper lid starting just above the pupil in the classic swooping motion, with a flick up at the tail, and be sure to use an extra coat or two of black mascara on the outer third of the upper lashes, making sure you let the lashes dry between coats. You’ll get the same dense, heavy lidded look.

Amy Poehler/Getty Images

Amy Poehler, Getty Images

January wears a heavy brow for a blonde, but they are nicely groomed (she wore them a bit more groomed and filled at the Oscars; she’d be a BrowPro Full Light). January’s matte orange lippy is Chanel’s Rouge Allure Lipstick in Enjouee, which is not available until September.

Amy Poehler: Aside from having one very hot accessory (i.e. husband Will Arnett) and an even hotter gown (strapless black leather by Fotini), Amy had on some of the night’s coolest makeup. First, we love that she’s so funny. She photobombed this event so brilliantly we’re still laughing. Second, she has the face and body of a real person (who just had a baby not that long ago, BTW), so she isn’t six feet tall with cut-glass cheekbones and puffed-up lips (yes, we’re looking at you, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley).

Yet she looked smoldering with her shimmery russet shadow and heavy rimmed-in-black eyeliner, sexy bedhead bob, and hot pink lipstick. You can get the same look using colorOn’s Sunset Beach, a wash of gradient beige and coral from the Bestsellers Variety Kit,  as your base, then topping it with Smooth Black Star Red Shimmer, a black and red shimmer than becomes a dark golden lilac/burgundy depending on what colorOn look you pair it with. Bring the Smooth Black Star Red Shimmer below the lower lashes as well at the outer corners, then get working with the black kohl and blackest mascara. If you’re as fair as Amy, be sure to groom and fill your brows – Amy would be a BrowPro Medium Light.

Ginnifer Goodwin, Getty Images

Ginnifer Goodwin, Getty Images

With a lip color this bright and intense, line the lips with a pencil in the same color, apply your lipstick, blot it, then reapply it. Be prepared to slip off periodically to touch it up, and definitely consider Nars Schiap – the semi-matte finish leaves a great stain and doesn’t require frequent reapplication or leave big pink smears on your champagne flute.

Ginnifer Goodwin: Once again, Ginnifer’s makeup is just fantastic – remember her ethereal, mermaid/seafoam Oscar makeup? This time, to complement her tangerine Monique Lhuilllier gown, her makeup artist chose mixed metals of gold and bronze. To recreate her look, start with colorOn’s Bronze Goddess from the Eye Envy Precious Metals Kit. Using a couple of eyeliner brushes, take the first and use the extra gold creamy shadow from the cover film to add a wash at the inner corners and a bit of the inner upper lid of the eyes. Take your second eyeliner brush and use the extra bronze cream to line under the lower lashes. Then, depending on your preference, you can add thin line of black liquid liner along upper lash line, or use Smooth Black Shimmer for a liner with more depth. As always, Ginnifer’s full, arched dark brows are perfectly groomed. Apply multiple coats of black mascara to the upper lashes only. The rest of Ginnfier’s porcelain face seems almost bare – just a swirl of a very pale nude matte bronzer, and a clear nude gloss.

Emily Blunt, Getty Images

Emily Blunt, Getty Images

Emily Blunt: Her Calvin Klein gown was a masterpiece of understatement in the front, showing all of her assets from behind, and the peony color was absolutely gorgeous on her. With her warm chestnut brown lob and metallic makeup, Emily’s blue eye just popped. To get the same look, start with colorOn’s  Gypsy from the Eye Envy Precious Metals Kit. On top of that, apply Smooth Black Star Gold Shimmer loose mineral pigment as a liner to the upper and lower lids along the lash line, and then add black kohl on the inner rims.

Emily’s dark winged brows are perfectly groomed and lightly filled (she’s a BrowPro Medium Dark). Her blush is a subtle match to her gown, as is her pink/nude lipstick, which is Chanel in Peregrina.

Most Improved: Cameron Diaz. Wow. Compared to how she looked at the Oscars (which we just showed you in Celebrity Brows Part 1: Thin Is In), this is quite the transformation. And the Stella McCartney gown is divine; short the wife-beater and Underoos she wore in her booty dance in the first “Charlie’s Angels” movie, nothing has ever flattered Cameron’s shape so well.

Cameron Diaz, Getty Images

Cameron Diaz, Getty Images

No more fried looking platinum hair. No more unflattering pastel makeup and harsh black eyeliner. Whatever everyone was speculating she’d had done to her face back in February, it seems to have settled in, and she looks fantastic. Her makeup is perfect, understated, the colors soft, and she just glows. Even her eyebrows are improved!

And we’re admitting this sooo grudgingly after she went on television whinging about how she just cried and cried about her haircut, and yelled and screamed at the stylist and made HER cry, and then other people in the room started to cry. Actress Sara Gilbert put it rather succinctly on CBS’ “The Talk”: “…I’M crying because I’m not Cameron Diaz. It’s just funny to me that all these people are crying, like they’re having a wake over three inches of Cameron Diaz’s hair. Really?

We’ve all cried over a bad haircut, but would you admit this to anyone but your besties during a major bonding session involving multiple cocktails/bottles of wine, or at least prior confessions of an equally embarrassing and shallow nature from a minimum of two others before spilling your guts? Let alone that you reduced the person who made the mistake to tears by yelling and screaming at her? Now, imagine telling this highly unflattering story about yourself on national television, and not in a self-deprecating, “Can you believe what a Hollywood cliché I am?” way. When you already have a reputation for being kind of…high-maintenance (we are trying very hard to keep this thing PG-13, and it’s HARD, people. We have first-hand, in-person knowledge of exactly how difficult Ms. Diaz can be and how she treats “the little people.”) So. She really looks better. And she’s been bragging about it. Almost makes us want to take the compliment back.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Getty Images

Sarah Jessica Parker, Getty Images

The WTF? Award goes to Sarah Jessica Parker. She looked…hideous. You are welcome to disagree, but it starts at the top and just rolls downward (unless she had fabulous shoes hiding under that monstrosity of a dress). Her hair looks flat and greasy at the crown and dry at the bottom; this woman with fabulously and famously naturally curly hair that looks like, well, crap.

Her makeup? High Granny – mint green and ice blue metallic eye shadows, clumpy spider lashes, too-pale shiny pink lipstick. So it’s all Chanel; like that makes it less unattractive?? The colors may be fine on someone else; they’re just very NOT FINE on her.

The Valentino dress looked like the faded cabbage rose chintz from our Nana’s parlor drapes, and the high neck, long sleeves, and bow at the waist would have looked better on the Queen Mother than the former Carrie Bradshaw.

The outfit’s high point? Cool bracelets.

Anna Wintour, Getty Images

Anna Wintour, Getty Images

SJP looked older than Anna Wintour, who rocked a Prada dress with a big gold lobster on it. And a fur caplet. Now, THAT’S what SJP should have worn.

All of the colors mentioned in the blog can be chosen and combined – along with BrowPro — into a Custom Kit, or you can buy the Variety Kit in which they’re featured. Either way, same price. Need a tutorial? Watch the video on the website for application tips and tricks.

And now, the Winner’s Circle. The lucky eVIP to win this week’s random drawing for a free 10-application Custom Kit is Danielle Kawatski of West Allis, Wisconsin. She’ll be watching her mailbox to see what beautiful surprise we send her. As always, we encourage our Winners Circle members to post their experiences on our Facebook Fan Page once they’ve had time to play with their new makeup, so that all of you get the benefit of real feedback on the products. Not an eVIP? Sign up now on the website.

We’ll be back with more makeup and snark soon! As always, heavier on the makeup…

Celebrity Brows, Part 3: Fully Loaded…

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Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

This week we’re wrapping up our three-part series on celebrity brows with “Fully Loaded.” In case you missed them, here are links to Part 1: Thin Is In  and Part 2: Medium Done Well. These are the most au courant brows according to everything we saw on the Spring 2012 and Fall 2012 runways from New York to Paris, influencing the looks of ,odels and celebrities, and provoking countless editorial spreads, column inches, and digital pixels and editors and bloggers tell you how important your brows are these days.

Here is the last of our super-close shots of celebrities and their lush eyebrows. While dominated by brunettes, there are a surprising number of blondes here – but not a single redhead, natural or otherwise.  And once again, credit must go to the talented makeup artists who took these already gorgeous faces and made them even MORE beautiful. Not a bad way to make a living, no?

Her engagement ring actually managed to overshadow the last thing Angelina Jolie did that was so “newsworthy” – remember #angiesrightleg as a trending topic on Twitter the night of the Oscars? Yet whether you thought her pose was overwrought or ironic (we saw irony; one look at her expression was all it took), you can’t deny her makeup that night was stunning. Although her appearance is often altered for movie roles, when left to her own devices, she sticks to a range of brunette shades and keeps her brows full and arched, always matching in tone (warm or cool). At the Oscars, Angelina was sporting warm caramel highlights in her sexy waves that played off her golden bronzed eye makeup, so her full, arched brows are filled in with a warm brunette powder. If she were wearing BrowPro, she’d be a Full Brown.

Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger, Brad Pitt’s co-star in “Troy” (how very “Six Degrees” from Angie!) is our first full-browed blonde. Pacey’s girlfriend, as she’s know in these parts (please tell us you get this one and that you’re neither too young nor too old to not know that she’s dating Joshua Jackson, “Pacey” from “Dawson’s Creek.” Please.) chose similar metallic eye makeup colors as Angelina, although hers fell into the cooler range. The German actress wears her dark blonde brows naturally heavy yet well-groomed, opting to simply brush and fix them. Not many natural blondes are so lucky! We think they look perfect as is.

Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese

Actress, burlesque artist, and the ex-Mrs. Marilyn Manson, Dita Von Teese, has a trademark look that includes a classically drawn and arched brow, a la Ava Gardner, Elizabeth Taylor, and other stars of a bygone era. A natural blonde, one imagines the upkeep! Yet it somehow suits her. Obviously, Dita would be a BrowPro Full Dark! And it would cover any blonde roots that may be showing, as BrowPro is great for covering resistant grey brow hairs.

Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen

The youngest of the Olsen siblings, Elizabeth Olsen may not have been on our radar since she was in diapers like her older twin sisters, but she certainly rocketed onto the scene with a lot of aplomb and a star turn in “Martha Marcy May Marlene.” Another full-browed blonde, Elizabeth, like Diane Kruger, is lucky to have both dark enough brow hair and heavy enough brows that all that was necessary was to brush and fix her brows with a bit of gel. An older actress might prefer more grooming and shaping, but the look suits her.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez was the Oscars’ other trending Twitter topic for her maybe-she-did, maybe-she-didn’t onstage wardrobe malfunction whilst presenting an award with Cameron Diaz. Unlike Cameron’s insipid brows (see “Thin Is In”), Jennifer’s brows are rather more present; they need to be to balance out her very dramatic eye makeup, which received mixed reviews. It’s very theatrical and drag-queeny up close. Her brows are of almost uniform thickness from close to the bridge of her nose outward and only taper slightly at the ends. They don’t have a natural arch, but instead are “winged,” tilting upward toward the temple instead of coming back down from the peak. That chunky uniformity is accentuated by her makeup artist filling her already full brows in further. It’s not a look just anyone could pull off; it says something about her force of personality that Jennifer does. If she were to use BrowPro, she’d be closer to a Full Brown than a Full Dark with her “bronde” hair.

Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth’s unusual eye color is really on display in this tight shot. The delicate blonde, who recently got rid of her turquoise dip-dyed tips, is another with quite full brows. Thinking back again to last week’s post, wouldn’t Gwyneth Paltrow  look great with Kate’s brows? These are classical full brows, beautifully groomed, shaped, filled, and fixed. Kate would be a BrowPro Full Light, which would have colored, defined, shaped, and held the eyebrows in place all evening.

Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara

Last week, we had Kate Mara; this week we have Rooney Mara. Watching Lizbeth Salander in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” we had no idea that, unbleached, Rooney had such fabulous eyebrows! Although we’ve since seen pictures of Rooney shooting another film with a haircolor closer to her natural mid-level brown, we’re pleased she’ll be back to Lizbeth’s black tones soon for the next film in the trilogy, as the color really suits her translucent skin and vivid blue eyes. Her full, dark brows are a bit more winged than arched, but are well-shaped and tapered, so they’re not too severe and are actually quite feminine. Rooney is definitely a BrowPro Full Dark.

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

Finally, we have “Modern Family” co-star and CoverGirl spokeswoman, Sofia Vergara (we don’t watch the TV show, so we weren’t fans, but her commercials with Ellen Degeneres are quite funny and now we’re Sofia converts). We read recently that she a natural blonde, which would explain why she has to fill in her brows so much and why they’re so fair. She has very full brows, but you can see from the tight shot that there is a lot of brow powder and pencil involved, and her brows are still fairly light – we’d just assumed she was matching her brows to heavily highlighted and base-broken dark hair.  See how wrong you can be when you make assumptions? Sofia would be a perfect candidate for BrowPro in Full Medium, which would color, define, shape, and hold her eyebrows in place in a single application, and look less diffused.

BrowPro is available in three creamy brow-enhancing shades that blend to match most eyebrows:

  • Light (for blonde to light brown hair)
  • Brown (for medium to dark brown hair)
  • Dark (for dark brown to black hair)

In three popular shapes:

  • Thin
  • Medium
  • Full

Why ColorOn BrowPro?

  • Superior results – fills in even the sparsest brows, and covers the most resistant gray brows.
  • Blended with pure minerals for a rich, multi-toned hue and creamy consistency that will not fade, and is long-lasting, water-proof, and sweat-proof yet gentle to the skin.
  • Safe and easy to use, hygienic, functional, portable, and economical.

BrowPro comes with 2 applicators (4 applications), a disposable spooly brush, and Get Set! Setting Powder, and is available as part of the Custom Kits. Just add the BrowPro in your color and shape to your Custom Kit (Medium Brows in Light, Full Brows in Dark, Thin Brows in Brown, etc.), the same way you would choose an Instant Eye Shadow. Now you can create a Custom Kit with brows and eye makeup all in one, for the same price as always. It’s a great way to try BrowPro! As always, any color mentioned in the blog can be chosen and combined into a Custom Kit , or you can buy the Variety Kit in which they’re featured. Either way, same price.

Need a tutorial? Watch the video on the website for application tips and tricks.

And now, the Winner’s Circle. The lucky eVIP to win this week’s random drawing for a free 10-application Custom Kit is Danielle Hanna of Tamarac, Florida. She’ll be watching her mailbox to see what beautiful surprise we send her. As always, we encourage our Winners Circle members to post their experiences on our Facebook Fan Page once they’ve had time to play with their new makeup, so that all of you get the benefit of real feedback on the products. Not an eVIP? Sign up now on the website.

Have an amazing week!