Get Bold, Beautiful Brows With The Billion Dollar Bestsellers Kit

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Let's blame Cara Delevingne for making full brows popular again. Brows are finally getting the spotlight they deserve! They are such an important part of your face. The right shape can take years off your face and enhance your features. So you can imagine how excited I was when I got the chance to review the Bestsellers Kit from Billion Dollar Brows.

Contents of Billion Dollar Brow Kit with the Brow Queen herself in the background

About Billion Dollar Brows:

 Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers Kit:

Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil - a unique product that will set you free from the headache of finding cosmetics that match your hair color. Universal Brow Pencil is a mechanical, self-sharpening pencil which goes on smooth and natural for all hair colors and skin tones. 

Billion Dollar Brows Brow Gel Clear - an effective formula that will lock in your look, giving your eyebrows a long-lasting, radiant glow while keeping them perfectly in place all day. It’s the perfect finishing touch for giving your brows a polished, perfectly manicured look. Plus, it is a guarantee the Brow Gel never flakes. 

Billion Dollar Brows Brow Duo Highlighter - an amazing and unique two in one highlighter and concealer. With this innovative pencil you can get picture perfect brows. Brow Duo Highlighter allows you to highlight your brow bone to add gorgeous definition and warmth. Works with any skin tone. Plus, for those on-the-go touchups, a handy universal concealer to the opposite end of the pencil. 

Billion Dollar Brows Smudge Brush - an essential item for applying Brow Highlighter. This flat, synthetic brush is the ideal mate for applying creamy cosmetics like our Brow Duo Pencil. Get your smudge on!

There was quite a change in my skimpy brows after using this kit. I used all the items in the kit to get these fabulous results!

Getting Billion Dollar Brows:

1. I brushed my eyebrow hairs up and out using the brush that is included with the Universal Brow Pencil.

2. I outlined my brow with the Universal Brow Pencil and filled in the ENDS of my eyebrows only. I didn't fill in the front because I feel that it gives a more natural effect when you don't. You don't want your eyebrows to look too severe.

3. I used the "concealer" end of the Brow Duo Highlighter to outline and clean up the edges.

4. I used the Brow Smudge Brush to blend out the concealer with my skin tone.

I was very pleased with these products. The pencil was very smooth and not too creamy. However, I feel like that it isn't "Universal" as I feel it won't really work on those with darker hair or skin tone. I did like the brow gel very much, it kept my brows in line and it lived up to its promise on not flaking.

The kit is available at Kohl's or as of this month. It retails for $35.00 which I feel is a great value for your money with everything that is included.

You can go to for more information on the Bestsellers Kit as well as other brow products they have available.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.

Halloween Makeup: AAAAAH I'm A Zombie!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Another look for Halloween. This time, I'm a vicious zombie. With my flesh torn off, ready to attack! Cool back story huh? This was surprisingly easy to do. I used paper towel and liquid latex for the "torn flesh". Then I drew on the teeth to make it look skull-like. Then I just went crazy with the rest of my face. I used the "Colorizer" app for iPhone to change my eye color is the first couple of pictures.

Lightest foundation from Graftobian foundation palette "Neutral"
Black eyeshadow from Coastal Scents 88 Palette for contouring 
Liquid Latex for 'wounds"
Ben Nye "Thick Blood"
Ben Nye "Stage Blook"
NYX Jumbo Pencil "Black Bean"
NYX Jumbo Pencil "Milk"

Halloween Makeup: Silence is Golden

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I rarely do SFX makeup, I usually just draw out my looks. It can be pretty difficult working with the "extra ingredients". But now with YouTube, you can learn to do just about anything. That's how I learned about using tissues and liquid latex to create fake skin.

 I wanted to get really into the gory stuff and I started out with this "smile". I wanted to give the appearance of a Glasgow Smile that got pinned back together. Very sick and something that might be part of a Saw movie.

For this look I used the liquid latex and tissue paper to make layers of skin. After cutting open the new layers, I added some blood and safety pinned back the latex layers. This is something that isn't super difficult, but like most Halloween looks, it does require some patience.

MAC Paint Pot "Soft Ochre"
MAC  "Brule" (lid and highlight)
MAC "Saddle" (crease)
Coastal Scents Hot Pot "Deep Roast" (crease)
Inglot gel liner "77"
Black eye shadow from Coastal Scents 88 Palette
Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade "Dark Brown"
MAC "Parfait Amour" (lower lashline)
Kiss Looks So Natural Lashes "Flirty"
NYX Stay Matte Not Flat Foundation "Tan"
LA Girl Pro HD Concealer "Medium Beige" (under eyes)
MAC blush "Pinch Me"
Maybelline Cover Stick Corrector "Medium"
Ben Nye Liquid Latex
Ben Nye Thick Blood
Ben Nye Stage Blood
Inglot gel liner "77"
Red and blue eyeshadows

Halloween Time: Peacock Makeup Look

Monday, October 6, 2014

It's Halloween! Candy, costumes and treats! Oh my! 

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I'm kicking off my set of Halloween looks with this peacock-inspired makeup look. This look is about intermediate-level. It requires more patience and time than anything else. It took me a couple of hours to complete this but it was largely taken up by my eyebrows. I used the MAC face chart above as a reference point.

I covered my eyebrows so that the colors can look more vibrant without the distraction of an eyebrow.There are plenty of tutorials for covering your eyebrows that you can find on YouTube.  I barely used expensive products, which makes this look quite affordable. I used a Wet n Wild palette named "Venice Vixen" that's currently out for Halloween and it includes a great dupe for MAC "Electric Eel".

Products Used
MAC Strobe Cream
NYX Stay Matte not Flat Foundation "Tan"
NYX Concealer pot "Tan"
Maybelline Cover Stick Corrector "Medium"
Ben Nye Contour Powder "No 1"
Elf HD Blush "Headliner"
Elmer's Glue Stick (to cover brows)
Palladio Rice Powder "Natural"
Wet n Wild palette "Venice Vixen"- bright blue and "definer" shadows (limited edition)
Coastal Scents 88 palette- cornflower, green, black and light blue shadows
Sugarpill eye shadow "2 AM"
Inglot gel Liner "77"
TooFaced Better Than Sex Mascara
Kiss Looks So Natural Lashes "Flirty"
NYX lip liner "Mauve"
NYX Round Lipstick "Thalia"

Add Some Color With Redken Color Rebel Hair Makeup

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Redken Color Rebel Hair Makeup in "Gilt-y As Charged" and "Punked Up Pink"

I was given the chance to try out the Redken Color Rebel temporary color. I'll admit I was kind of hesitant because I have really dark hair and temporary colors usually don't show up well on it. But I decided to test it out by doing a couple of peek-a-boo streaks in the front of my hair. I didn't want to go too crazy since I had to be mindful of my job (darn it).

Redken Color Rebel Hair Makeup "Punked Up Pink"
The color I tried was "Punked Up Pink". The color comes packaged in a cylindrical tube with a separate spongy attachment. You had to remove the cap and attach the sponge yourself. This was pretty messy (well for me at least!) and I advise for you to wear gloves because this does stain. It comes off but it took a lot of scrubbing. 

You select the section of hair you want to color and you apply it using the spongy-thingy (can't think of another name for it). Depending on how intense you want the color, you can keep layering it on. I layered it about three times since my hair color is dark. After applying the color, you have to brush it out to distribute and set the color. You can also use a blow dryer but I just brushed it out. One thing about this is that you have to brush it out pretty thoroughly since it does stiffen your hair a bit, creating tangles.

And the color is pretty intense! After one wash, it stayed pretty pigmented. I got my hair done at the salon the next day and the stylists couldn't believe I achieved this color without bleaching it. They were pretty excited when I mentioned this product. The color blended really nicely with my hair since I chose subtle sections and my hair is dyed burgundy. And because my hair is burgundy, the pink showed up more on the purple side which I loved since you all know purple is my favorite color. I'm considering using it again to do peek-a-boo streaks through my head to keep it work appropriate. It washes out after two shampoos depending on much you layered and on the porosity of your hair. But for a quick removal, there's Redken Hair Cleansing Creme. Also, rubbing on some Argan Oil would do the trick.

My hair after one shampoo
I would definitely recommend this product for those that love to experiment but only want a temporary fix. Redken Color Rebel Hair Makeup will be available this month in October. So perfect for Halloween!

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