Friday, 4 March 2011

BROW TRENDS SUMMER 2011


Brows- last season it was all about an over sized, wild & bushy brow. This season, full brows are still on trend but now they are more tailored & groomed, the hairs aren't as wild and often they are slightly elongated and tapered at the ends creating a touch more drama.

This Spring/Summer’s full brows have a great arch that is both feminine and strong. Brow colour should be 1-2 shades lighter than hair colour and should be powdered across the whole brow rather than just used to fill in. A new trend is also to highlight under the brow, which makes it look more substantial and showcases the brow perfectly.

BROW TIPS 2011

What's the best way of finding your perfect shape?

The best way to find your perfect shape is go with what you have naturally. Have a look at the direction the hair in your brow grows. You can always experiment with shape by filling them in with makeup. If you have naturally thin eyebrows better to keep them sharp and clean underneath rather than trying to create something that’s not there or over plucking, as they might look sparse.

Tweezerman Brow Trends 2011

What's the best way to maintain your shape?

Have a professional shape your brows the first time. You can easily maintain your brows at home by following the line that they brow artist created for you.

Just tweeze strays using a slant precision tweezer, such as Tweezerman’s Slant Tweezer. Fill in brows with a touch of brow pencil or powder.

Is it better to tweeze a few stragglers often or have a big tidy-up every now and then?
Yes, it’s good to tweeze a few strays in between a big tidy up to keep your brows looking neat and clean all the time.

What if you over-tweeze?
You can use makeup in the mean time to fill in spots until they grow back.

Use a brow pencil or brow powder in short, even strokes in the direction of hair growth. The brow pencil or shadow should be within 1-2 shades of your natural brow colour.

When it comes to shaping your brows, are there any rules that you should always follow?

It’s always difficult to set a general rule because everyone’s face and brow shape differs. First, trim your brows before tweezing. It will accentuate your natural brow shape and give your brows a cleaner line.

Do not over-pluck. Always look straight ahead into the mirror when grooming. A Tweezerman 10X Magnifying Mirror is a great tool for detailed brow work.

St. Tropez Delivers Red Carpet Perfection at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards Events


(Los Angeles, CA – the 83rd Annual Academy Awards – February 27, 2011) – 3… 2… 1… Lights, Camera, Glow!

Leading skin-finishing brand St. Tropez, delivers high definition, flawless head-to-toe red carpet perfection for the Hollywood elite. Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Kelly Osbourne, Maria Menounos, Jessalyn Gilsig, Rashida Jones, Daphne Zuniga, Busy
Philipps, Mamie Gummer, Katie Cassidy, Giuliana Rancic and Hofit Golan are walking testimonials for St. Tropez’s High Definition custom Skin-Finishing treatments designed to dress the skin for Hollywood’s biggest event.

“Being red carpet ready for this year’s Oscars means being skin ready, said Nichola Joss, St. Tropez Skin Finishing Expert. “The St. Tropez menu of skin finishing treatments for face and body offers gorgeous skin for people of all skin tones. For example, St.
Tropez’s Hyper-real finish provides a light finish to give an airbrushed look as seen on Gwyneth Paltrow. Her skin is perfect for the HD lens. St. Tropez’s Ethereal finish provides porcelain skin tones with a subtle luminosity. All of St. Tropez’s Custom Body Finish treatments enhance face and body contours, giving skin a radiant glow.”

St. Tropez custom skin finishes and products not only perform on the red carpet but also perform on the Academy Awards stage at the Kodak Theatre. The powerful spotlights focus on the face and St. Tropez’s skin finishes for the world to see.

Makeup artist Leslie Lopez gave Gwyneth Paltrow the ultimate golden look. "I applied the St. Tropez Wash Off Mousse to her body and face to give her a sun kissed glow. For the ultimate glamourous sheen, I added the St. Tropez Gold Skin Illuminator down her arms, legs, cheek bones, chest and shoulders, which really helped to complement her gold Calvin Klein gown."

Bruce Grayson, head makeup artist for the Academy Awards, identifies St. Tropez as Hollywood’s secret weapon. “The stage lights are so bright and can wash out a beautiful face and you need either subtle or bold illumination to maintain definition and
contour.

To achieve this look at home, Joss recommends red carpet fans to apply the Wash Off Instant Glow Face by massaging into the skin for a natural finish. Then follow with the Skin Illuminator and gently apply to key areas such as cheekbones, d├ęcolletage and shoulders to give an instant radiance and perfectly finished skin.

St. Tropez is Hollywood’s best-kept beauty secret, but fans can recreate a variety of looks with St. Tropez’s unique line of self-tanning and skin finishing products. First, exfoliate with St. Tropez Tan Optimizer Body Polish before moisturizing dry areas
thoroughly with St. Tropez Tan Optimizer Body Moisturizer. Then, spray St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Spray. Finally, shower off to reveal a perfectly golden, natural looking tan or glow. To maintain, re-apply a couple of times a week, nourish daily with St. Tropez Tan Optimizer Body Moisturizer, and smooth skin with St. Tropez Tan Optimizer Body Polish for ultimate results.