A few of my favourite things

brow favourite things

These are the products in my brow arsenal that I’m particularly enjoying at the moment:

Bobbi Brown eye shadow in Saddle
The powder itself is great quality and very pigmented but what really makes this a standout product is the shade. Saddle is a versatile brown/grey that’s perfect for a natural looking brow for brunettes and dark blondes.

Mac eye shadow in Omega
My go-to shade for blondes, this is a flattering dusty colour that gives just the right amount of definition.

Suqqu Eyebrow Liquid Pen in Moss Green
I discovered this via make-up artist to the stars Lisa Eldridge. I’m yet to come across a recommendation from Lisa that isn’t brilliant; this felt tip-like pen makes it easy to create natural hair strokes and stays put until you are ready to take it off (even then you’ll need to use a bit of effort). Don’t be put off by the Moss Green shade – this is excellent for brunettes.

Clarins eyebrow pencil in Dark Brown
The best texture and colour in a traditional pencil that I’ve found. Great for brunettes for filling in and blondes for individual hair strokes.

Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette
While this shade edges slightly into the reddish zone (red is bad, grey is good), I love the texture and thin nib so much I’m happy to overlook this. I need to try the shade Granite next.

Mac Eyebrows in Stud
Discovering new products is my favourite thing, but I have a long-standing love for Stud. Great dark grey/brown shade and a fine tip that is self-sharpening. One pen also lasts for ages.

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Lisa Eldridge: My Beauty Regime on Long Haul Flights

I can’t believe I haven’t already posted this from Lisa Eldridge! I love this type of video, something about it is quite voyeuristic – an insight to the real products and methods the beauty expert uses.

Lisa gives a demonstration of exactly what she does in-flight and I will definitely be following it next time I travel (can that be soon please? Please?)

Lisa Eldridge fresh pink lip look and photo-friendly party make up

Lisa Eldridge is amazing. She really is. If you haven’t seen her videos then I urge you to go straight to her website and gobble them all up. It’s not only her incredible skills with make up, but also that she just seems like such a lovely person. That sounds a bit wet, but it’s true!

I haven’t worked my way through all of her videos yet (this is an international make up artist with years of first class experience we’re talking about – there are quite a lot!) but, these are two of my favourites so far. I think I like them so much because they are both looks that Lisa wears herself, in fact, for this first one (Fresh pink lip) Lisa was actually on her way out after she had finished filming. I really like that.

Lisa Eldridge does a fresh pink lip for an evening out

This second tutorial is on a party look that is photo-friendly – something so important but often not thought about when getting ready for a big night out. You can spend hours getting your make up just right only to be horrified when the photos go up on Facebook and you look like Casper the friendly ghost’s sister in all the pics!

Lisa Eldridge does photo-friendly party make up