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AGAINST THE GRAIN

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One of my favorite models, Camille Rowe, taught me this a few years ago when I was happily in the mind frame that brows had to be smoothed over and perfectly groomed. She borrowed my spoolie brush and directed the beginning hairs inward, away from the others. Instantly I saw how sexy and youthful it made everything and my perspective on brows was changed for life. Here’s how to get the look:

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TOOLS:

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STEPS:

  1. Place the wand/spoolie brush at the base of the brow. Instead of brushing them straight up, “pull” and direct them inward towards the opposite brow. Repeat to make sure there is no hair left behind! Once you have brushed the beginning hairs inward, you can brush the rest of the “base” hairs straight up.
  2. Now that the beginning hairs are directed toward the opposite brow and the rest of the base hairs are directed straight up, brush the tail hairs outward in the direction of their natural growth.

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We know that brow styles are a personal preference so if you’re not into this natural look, that’s ok! Just please be respectful to our readers who like it in our comments below! Thanks!

PS for everyone who is asking what the eye shadow is, it’s this one in Dark Pearl!

OWN IT!

photos: emma tempest + max abadian/post design: eunice chun

All my life I’ve tried to reshape my naturally straight brows to create the illusion of an arch. I know I’m not alone on this one! But just like learning to love short lashes, I’ve not only made peace with my arch-less brows, I’ve found the beauty in them. Most of the time, what we’re born with is how we look the prettiest (ok, I’m drawing the line at unibrows except Frida Kahlo could make a lovely argument on the contrary!). But sometimes we get influenced by what society deems is beautiful and we try to transform our unique features into theirs. So I’m taking this beautiful Day 2 in 2012 to encourage all of us to embrace what we have, starting with our brows. If you were born with a naturally high arch, love it and groom it like Lauren demonstrated in our Brow 101 tutorial. If you were born with straight brows, own them too. Here are six of the countless options you can do with straight brows (and since I’m sharing my favorite tools, all brow shapes can benefit!):

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