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, 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.
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.
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 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’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.
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.
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:
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!