It is time for me to confess one of my latest obsessions to you: brows.
Cara (Delavigne) gave us access to this new world which became a trend. And grant it, I’m not the one who goes for trends, but I do appreciate new suggestions in fashion and beauty. And with my personal stake in trying to perfect my brow, I answered the call of the trend that wanted us all with large, long, hairy patches above our eyes to come into the land of perfectly shaped brows.
Being the most classic attribute of myself, I started studying the trend- becoming obsessed by focusing my attention on people’s eyebrows on tv, in films and magazines, but also on the subway. I must have come across like a fetishist every time I said to someone: “Wow, you have great brows” or “You changed something… is that your brows?”
What I realized through my research of this obsession is that a well-shaped and manicured brow can completely change your look, your face and your expression…I was intrigued.
One day my colleague Lili (the one that you saw in the ’70s outfit post) came back to the office after her lunch with a totally different face: I was noticing for the first time her eyebrows. I timidly asked where she was at lunch and she said that she ate a quick sandwich to make time for her to get her brows done at Sephora… Bingo! It was all about brows again! But… Sephora?? I thought it was just a perfume and makeup shop…
Here then began my awareness of Benefit Cosmetics’ Brow Bar. Lily introduced me to Benefit Cosmetics last year and I became totally addicted to most of their products. Not only as a vintage lover (because I die for the retro packaging), but I am really addicted to some of the products inside the packages… and when I say some, I mean all those that I tried. The crazy thing about Benefit is that I didn’t even know what most of the products are for, but once their beauty consultant showcases them I realize that I can’t do my makeup without them! I know, I am a woman!!
And here’s another thing: their beauty consultants are TOP NOTCH! They are all very knowledgeable on the products. Honestly, I gotten some of the best beauty tips (on products and in general) from them and they are always extremely nice and helpful.
Concetta, the Benefit Beauty consultant at Sephora in Piazza Gae Aulenti in Milan is for sure my favorite… and I am not the only one as most of my colleagues adore her as well. Needless to say, I tried my Brow Bar beauty experience with her last month for the first time and now… she is the only one allowed to put the hands on these eyebrows! I used to have my brows waxed quite thin, but when I went in for my first consultation she asked me to come back after one month of growth. I wasn’t excited about having to let myself go barbarian. I arrived at my appointment looking like a little monkey, but she made quick work on taming my beasts. My friend and I were AMAZED of her beautifying powers. Not only has Concetta always been able to tempt us (The Untemptables) to try new Benefit products (which we always buy!) AND give us the greatest tips on Benefit products AND teach us how to use them at their best… She’s also proven to be a Eyebrow Master! And now, based on the great success of our new brows, we created a “brow group” at work that even includes our boss!
All in all let me say that the Benefit Brow Bar experience has completely changed my makeup routine; not only as something that’s come to focus on my brows, but I now see how these little things have changed my face and facial expression. Because of my brows, my eyes look bigger and brighter, my cheeks more expressive and my hairstyle looks even more “refined rocker”. I have the feeling that my new brows add a certain “je sais pas quoi” to my style, especially with red lips.
These are the new products that I can’t go anywhere without:
Brow Zings, the brow kit including wax, powder, brushes and tweezers for clean, smooth and perfect brows
Gimme Brows, a brush-on fiber gel that creates fuller-looking brows
So I say: try it! It may change your life… or at least just your makeup routine; but for sure it won’t be a meaningless experience!