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It's been said that shaping your brows can instantly give your face a lift, making you look years younger with the pluck of only a few hairs. Knowing what shape works for your face and when to stop plucking is the tricky part. We asked Deanna Netti Cahill, known as the Brow Diva, to give us some tips on how to get the perfect brows.
SC: How can we get the perfect brow shape? What steps should we follow?
Deanna Netti Cahill: Eyebrows are individual to each person, but there are some very easy general rules you can follow to enhance your brow shape. Taking a brush or pencil, measure a line straight up from where your nostrils meet the bridge of your nose; this is about where your brows should begin. Now, measure a straight line from the outside corner of your mouth to just beyond the outside corner of your eye to approximate where the tail end of your brow should hit. The highest point of your brow - the arch - should start just
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Renee Rouleau Gentle Gel Cleanser
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Not to be confused with that newly ubiquitous term "jeggings," lingerie brand Cosabella is launching a line of denim-inspired leggings, says WWD.
Guido Campello, VP of sales, marketing and innovation told the fashion trade, the collection is "a merging of denim and leggings, so we called it Cosabella Jeans."
So what exactly is the difference from jeggings?
"We decided to do faux denim leggings with a printed denim effect. The leggings are lightweight, easy to wash and travel easily," he continued.
Okay, so we guess the difference is in the details. But if you want to see for yourself, the line launches May 15 and will be sold at department stores including Neiman Marcus, and online at Zappos, and brand's own e-commerce site, cosabella.com.
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Dear Beauty Banter,
I want to start using real makeup brushes instead of the cheap sponge applicator that comes with my eyeshadow and foundation compact. What kind of brushes should I buy for foundation and eye makeup that won't break my budget but will still keep me streak-free? Should I even bother, or should I just keep using the sponges that are already included?
Brushless and Wondering
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Makeup artist Taryn Potenza's reply:
Dear Brushless and Wondering,
Silver tip brushes are professionally used and not too pricey. With any brush, you want the ferrule (the metal part of the brush that holds it all together) to be crimped; you will get longer wear from the brush this way. A crimped metal ferrule also helps to keep hair in position. Most high quality brushes are made using this method. Feel the brush hair for
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Makeup can be a bit daunting for those of us who would rather just grab the closest clear gloss and black mascara and run out the door, swiping them on as we go. But, just a few tools and secret tips are really all it takes to play up your best features.
If you're that girl who has gorgeous baby blues or Angelina Jolie lips but aren't quite sure how to showcase your best assests - read below for tips to drawing all eyes on you.
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If you have a gorgeous eye color (like baby blues, emerald green, or even a deep brown) bring out that color by using shadows in complementary shades. Use suede tones for blue eyes, navy shades for brown eyes and purple to make green eyes pop. We're loving Essence's vibrant shades, an amazing (and cheap! $1.99 each) European line that just launched stateside.
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Busy, single men don't have time to cook. This is why they need a girlfriend! Just kidding. However, when they are tired and hungry after work, they dine out at restaurants. So if you want to meet a new man, try a new restaurant at least once a week.
2. Join a Gym
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