Posts Tagged ‘mousse’

DIY BROW MOUSSE

TUTORIAL & PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE; GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Brow mousse is often overlooked, which is a shame because it’s perfect for those who want to darken their brows and bring more attention to them without looking like their brows are “done” or “drawn on”. One of my favorite client’s number one request when I first worked on her years ago was to make her brows bigger without anyone knowing I’d touched them. I’d never had that kind of request before but it opened my eyes to a different aesthetic and got me determined to find a way to define and accentuate the brow without an angled brow brush or pencil. That’s when I discovered brow mousse and learned how to make my own. Here’s how you can too:

TOOLS:

STEPS:

  1. Bend the bristle end of the wand 45 degrees. This is optional but it definitely makes it more effective.
  2. Hold the bristle end under running water then give it a tap against the edge of the sink to release any excess water.
  3. Sweep the now-wet bristles back and forth over the brow shadow.
  4. Start at the base of the brow and brush upwards.
  5. Continue brushing by pulling the bristles through the hairs in an upward motion.
  6. Dip the bristles back in the shadow if you need more then finish by brushing in the outward/downward motion of the wing.

If you don’t want to make your own, my favorite waterproof brow mousse is MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Brow because the shades are amazing and it’s waterproof so it’s perfect for summer’s steamiest days. Apply it with a disposable mascara wand or spooly brush as demonstrated on Alyssa above.

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE QUIZ

Time to see what you pretty people have learned about product up until now. The list on the left includes the main products we always talk about on TBD. Each one of these products has been discussed in multiple posts. Have you learned the the general use of each one? Print the graphic above and use a pencil to match up each product on the left to it’s function on the right. Once you’ve done that, click “read more” to see the correct answers! This test will be especially useful when choosing something for your own hair at the store or beauty supply. Test begins now…  (more…)

GET SOME PERSPECTIVE!

POST + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

This is the biggest secret to gorgeous brows that I can share with you. A client actually taught it to me back in 2003 and it blew my mind! It seems like it wouldn’t make much of a difference but I promise you, it’s a game changer. Brows are such an important facial feature because they frame your eyes. And people shouldn’t be able to see the work you did to fill them in and define them. It’s not  detail work like the wing of a cat eye or your cupid’s bow. It’s about the big picture. So you need to take a step back to get perspective and fill them in from there. Here’s how:  (more…)

TAKE YOUR PICK

Photos: Kristin Ess Post: Kristin Ess + Amy Nadine (Post sponsored by Vidal Sassoon Pro Series)

Fifty years ago, Vidal Sassoon believed that ‘every woman should have great hair’.  Before him, hairstyles were beautiful but often stiff, piled on top of the head + required a lot of maintenance. In celebration of such an icon in our industry, we’ve created three Sassoon-inspired looks for you to vote on! The look that gets the most votes will be broken down into a step-by-step TBD-style tutorial using Vidal Sassoon Pro-Series styling products. Voting ends at midnight PST on Thursday May 2nd. We can’t to see which look is your favorite!

Look 1- Sleek + Shiny: A tutorial on how to flat iron the right way. We’ll show you how to get sleek, straight, shiny hair using Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Crème Color Gloss, Heat Protectant Spray and a flat iron.

Look 2- Short + Soft: A tutorial on how to get various textures on short hair using Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Foaming Air Mousse. We’ll also give you the details on how to restore moisture to hair that feels dry from over-styling, coloring or bleaching by using Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Combing Crème for intense moisture.

Look 3- Natural Volume + Texture: This will be a tutorial on getting natural looking fullness and texture using Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Foaming Air Mousse, Repair & Finish Spray and your blow dryer. No curling iron required!

VOTE HERE!