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Thick arches accessorized eyes on the fall and spring runways and they're popular on the red carpet too. "I love the return to a strong brow," says CoverGirl celebrity makeup artist Beau Nelson. "It's classic and beautiful and makes the face look glamorous and powerful-looking."
Groomed, filled-in brows can also enhance the eyes. "Think of your eyes as pictures; if you give them beautiful frames, they'll make more of a statement," says Hollywood brow-shaper Tonya Crooks. Other benefits of pronounced brows, according to Crooks and fellow star-groomer Anastasia Soare: larger-looking peepers and a more youthful appearance.
The first step to getting gorgeous brows? Wean yourself off tweezers and use scissors sparingly. It's not easy, but don't worry-even stars like Kim Kardashian have difficulty letting go. "Kim's pretty good at doing her own brows, but sometimes when she travels she'll trim too much and we'll have toRead More »from Bold Brows Are In! Here's How to Get Them
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Halloween is just days away! But if you're still clueless over what costume you'll don, don't fret: A bold makeup look can eliminate the stress of pulling together clothes and accessories at the last minute. Here, we show you how to morph into the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Huntsman.
1. To channel Charlize Theron's version of the Evil Queen, silvery metallic eyes are key. "Unlike Disney's Evil Queen, who wears purple eye shadow and a mean red lip, this look is more about cool tones," says Keri Blair, M.A.C senior makeup artist.
Using silver, slate, and taupe shadows, Blair suggests creating a smoky eye that goes from the lashes to the brow.
2. In order to draw perfectly angled brows, start with a clean canvas. "Erase the tails of your natural arches by covering them with Glue Stick and pressing concealer and powder on top," says Blair.Read More »from DIY Halloween Makeup: The Evil Queen from Snow White in 5 Easy Steps
MORE: Easy Tips for Shaping Perfect Eyebrow Arches
3. "Use an eye pencil to map out the brow shape you want, then fill the space
Green team Jewelry designer Chan Luu, activist Laurie David, and oncologist Marisa Weiss
About six months ago, I planned a dinner party at my Hollywood home for a new friend, Marisa Weiss. I'd come to know her when a close friend got breast cancer; everyone said Dr. Weiss was the person to talk to. A breast oncologist at Philadelphia's Lankenau Medical Center and founder of Breastcancer.org, she is herself a breast cancer survivor.
I was shocked by my friend's case because she had absolutely no genetic precursors-no cancer in her family. But in fact, "only 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers are linked to the genes BRCA1 or BRCA2," Marisa said at dinner that night. And only another 20 percent of cases occur where there's a strong family history. Which means that for 70 percent of breast cancer, she told the TV producers, actresses, novelists, and screenwriters gathered around my table, there is no known hereditary link; the cancers are likely triggered by environmental factors or random mutations.
How Our Environment Plays a Part
As a longtime environmentalRead More »from Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk