The Ka-Pow Brow

Brow Dreamgirl

When you are pregnant, most of the glammy holiday fashions are irrelevant. You have your LBD (wrap, shift or empire) and add drama by adding statement accessories. Not this year! Thanks to the return of the power brow, pregnant women have another weapon in their style arsenal.

Thanks to dozens of brow specific beauty products, anyone can groom caterpillar brows and craft a magnificent look that smacks of Kate Upton.

Here’s what you need:

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Stencils, Sephora, $20

Benefit Brow Zing Shaping Kit, Sephora, $32

Pixi by Petra 2-in-1 Natural Brow Duo, Target, $16

Smashbox Brow Tech To Go, Ulta, $27

Sephora Collection Transparent Brow Gel, Sephora, $7

Lorac Take A Brow Kit, Ulta, $22

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HOW TO MORPH CATERPILLAR BROWS INTO THE (FACIAL) ACCESSORY DU JOUR

Bushy, bad brows are on par with mom jeans: a facial frumpifier .

I know firsthand the challenges of full, frontal facial hair. Born with brows that are Frieda Kahlo with a side of Eddie Munster, “full” was an understatement.  Some people always have breath mints stashed everywhere. I have tweezers. In the car, I peek in the vanity mirror to remove a gaggle of strays that have reared their wiry heads since breakfast. At work, while stroking my forehead in thought, I discover scary  pube-like patches that have bloomed between my brows. And, then there is the Martini Tweeze; a post cocktail depilation that never ends well. Such evenings I am tempted to call Dr. Drew to implore the addition of a tweezer category to his rehab show.

The upside? Women gaze longingly at my full, well arched brows murmuring something about blessed DNA.   Thick brows are a massive pain in the ass. But, At long last–through hard core plucking and primping – i have transformed my God given caterpillar brows into something resembling professionally groomed models in VOGUE. My wayward thicket of facial hair had been tamed.

Though the glossies have pronounced the thick Charlotte Gainsbourg-esque look au courant, we of the looming Unibrow, spend inordinate amounts of time plucking, trimming and praying that we don’t morph into Dr. Zaius of Planet of the Apes stature while we sleep at night.

So, how to morph Dr. Zaius-esque caterpillar brows into coiffure du jour? I employ the three ‘P’s: patience, product and professional help as needed.

To shellac wayward brows into well arched submission, slather on clear ULTA Brow gel

To keep create two definitive brows from one, invest in REVLON True Precision Tweezer

To maintain a groomed to-the-nines arch, use ANASTASIA brow stencils

To repair bald spots after a Martini Tweeze, keep ANASTASIA Brow Enhancing Serum on hand

Here’s what you need in your eyebrow arsenal:

1. ULTA Brow Gel $6

2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Stencils $20

3. Alessandra Brow Pencil $15

4. Revlon True Precision Tweezer $12.99

5. Sally Hansen Beauty Tools, Perfect Arch Brow Set $7.99

6. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Enhancing Serum $36

7. Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express for Brows and Eyes $39.50

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TRESS SUCCESS! MEET FREDERIC FEKKAI IN CHICAGO ON JANUARY 10 from 12-2 pm

Dry? Damaged? Lifeless?

Get the inside scoop on how to make the most of your hair.
World renowned Style icon Frédéric Fekkai will be visiting Chicago to make an appearance at ULTA State Street.  He will be offering personalized hair consultations and show women how to transform their hair into the ultimate accessory with solution-based products from his signature Fekkai collection.Women will have the unique opportunity to receive one-on-one consultations and learn more about one of the beauty industry’s A-List haircare brands. Stop by or call to make an appointment for a consultation.

WHEN : Tuesday, January 10, 12pm – 2pm

WHERE: ULTA Beauty
114 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60603
312-279-5081

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