Tuesday, October 21, 2014

For the Love of Beautiful Brows | RevitaLash, IT Cosmetics and Milani

For the Love of Beautiful Brows (Press Sample and Affiliate Links)
Eyebrows are undoubtedly among the most important facial features because of their ability to frame the face, enhance or create the illusion of facial symmetry, and offer an overall polished look. Eyebrows also serve the more practical function of protecting the eyes from dirt, sweat and debris. Furthermore, eyebrows are among the most expressive parts of the face and can easily indicate mood or one's state-of-mind by their slightest raising or furrowing. While these strategically placed strips of hair serve an important function, they are also valuable beauty assets, and as such they are worthy of some pampering.

When it comes to caring for my brows, I have a few favorite products that are well worth trying.
NOURISH & ENHANCE:
1) RevitaLash Cosmetics RevitaBrow AdvancedRevitaBrow® Advanced delivers a proprietary blend of scientifically-advanced peptides, revitalizing extracts and nutritive vitamins to help beautify and enhance the look of bold, defined brows. High impact technology, peptides and botanicals saturate the eyebrows with moisture, keeping them soft, luxurious, & healthy-looking.
RevitaLash RevitaBrow Advanced is one of my greatest discoveries because it does a truly amazing job conditioning, thickening. It leaves brows softer, fuller and more beautiful. It comes with a doe-foot applicator, like those found in many lip glosses, and it applies effortlessly. 

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/EAU, Disodium Phosphate, Glycerin, Biotin, Cellulose Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Phosphoric Acid, Dechloro Dihydroxy Difluoro Ethylcloprostenolamide, Butylene Glycol, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Triticum Vulgare Protein, Pentylene Glycol, Swertia Japonica Extract, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Octapeptide-2.

$110.00 (4 month supply) from RevitaLashNordstrom, Dermstore, Skin Care RX and select salons/spas nationwide.
COLOR & CONTOUR: 
2) IT Cosmetics Brow Power®The original phenomenon! This transforming, long-wear eyebrow pencil is infused with cutting-edge, brow-enhancing ingredients and adheres to skin to look like real hair! The oval shaped tip is perfect for both thin and thick brows, and helps you achieve a beautiful, natural-looking shape. This exclusive universal shade adjusts to every hair color, including grey. A complete brow lift instruction diagram is included with each pencil to ensure the look of full, natural-looking brows with every application!
IT Cosmetics Brow Power is my new Holy Grail eyebrow pencil for a number of reasons. First,   this is a very long-wearing eyebrow pencil because the consistency is waxy enough to really adhere to the skin effortlessly, but not so waxy as to be uncomfortable or too stiff. Second, the brilliant oval shaped tip makes it easy to draw in individual hairs that are thin or thick. Finally, it has the added convenience of a twist-up applicator (thank you) with a spoolie at the other end to brush the brows.

Ingredients: Hydrogenated Coco Glycerides, Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto) Fruit Extract (Saw Palmetto), Biotin (Vitamin H), Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Powder (Nettle), Iron Oxides (77492), Ceresin, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Lecithin, Pantothenic Acid, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed) Extract, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla Cera) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Microcrystalline Wax, BHT, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A).

$24.00 from ITCosmeticsUlta, Dermstore, Beauty.com and QVC.

3) Milani Cosmetics Brow Fix Brow Shaping KitWhen it comes to brows, perfection is key. Milani’s Brow Fix Brow Shaping Kit has you covered with one easy to use compact, ensuring seven measurements of precision from prep to voil√†! Comprehensive of Milani’s Mini Tweezer, 2 Toned Brow Powders, 1 Mini Brow Brush, 1 Highlight Powder, 1 Brow Bone Sponge Applicator, and Magnifying Mirror, this all-inclusive kit arms you with the tools you need to expertly shape, groom and define your brows! The Brow Fix Brow Shaping Kit comes in three color varieties to take your beauty skills to another level of supreme expertise!
Milani’s Brow Fix Brow Shaping Kit is a perfect all-in-one kit that even comes with high quality mini tweezers. From filling in the brows, to highlighting them, to tweezing strays-- this wonderful kit does it all. Furthermore, the powders are finely milled and are silky smooth. I will never understand how it is that Milani is able to create products of such extraordinary quality so affordably!

Ingredients: HI-LITE: Talc, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate Phenoxyethanol, Polyethylene, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163). +/- May Contain: Manganese Violet (CI 77742). 

BROW 1: Talc, Boron Nitride, Silica, Nylon-12, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, CI 77499). +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742). 

BROW 2: Talc, Boron Nitride, Silica, Nylon-12, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate Dimethicone, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, CI 77499), Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil). +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289).

$6.79 from Milani Cosmetics, Drugstore.com and CVS stores nationwide.   

4) IT Cosmetics Brow Power® LiftA lifting, illuminating pencil of light! Wherever you apply this creamy formula on your ace, the micronized pigments reflect light to instantly make that area look more lifted and youthful. When applied to the deepest part of a fine line or wrinkle, it instantly erases and blurs away its visibility making it the perfect finishing step for the look of lift and illumination. Plus it’s packed with skin-loving ingredients or younger looking skin!
IT Cosmetics Brow Power Lift is a wonderful dual-ended pencil that highlights and enhances brows and blurs fine lines through the use of micronized pigments that create the illusion of light on the face. The matte end is an effective tool to create the appearance of a more sculpted brow, particularly when applied both above and below brow and then blended. This one little unassuming pencil contours and highlights in all of the right places.

Ingredients: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Isotridecyl Isononanoate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecanol, Oleyl Alcohol, Ceresin, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Lanolin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Microcrystalline Wax, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Carmine (CI 75470), Silica, Soluble Collagen, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Phytonadione, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Silk.

$24.00 from IT Cosmetics, Ulta and Beauty.com.

SHAPE & SCULPT: 
5) RevitaLash Cosmetics Hi-Def Tinted Brow GelHi-Def Tinted Brow Gel is a multi-tasking, breakthrough mineral tint styling gel that helps tame unruly brows to control, enhance and condition while instantly filling in any areas that appear sparse or thin for immediate, dramatic results. Unique styling brush helps sculpt the perfect brow. Versatile, semi-translucent shade compliments most hair colors and allows for buildable color intensity.
Hi-Def Tinted Brow Gel is, as described by Revitalash, "a multitasking breakthrough mineral tint styling gel that helps to tame unruly brows...." Its mineral pigments fill in sparse or thin brows, and it shapes and tames errant hairs effortlessly. Furthermore, it enhances the color of the brows without looking unnatural. It's a definite must-have for me.

Ingredients: Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Aqua, Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica, Propanediol, Polydiethyleneglycol Adipate/ipdi Copolymer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Ricinus Communis Oil, Glycerin, Tribehenin, Phenoxyethanol, C4-24 Alkyl Dimethicone/divinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Magnesium Sulfate, Propylene Carbonate, Caprylyl Glycol, Isohexadecane, Lecithin, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Chlorphenesin, 1,2-hexanediol, Isopropyl Myristate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isostearic Acid, Polyglycerol-3 Polyricinoleate, Beta-glucan, Benzoic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17. May Contain: CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491.

$32 (3 month supply) from RevitaLash, Nordstrom, Dermstore and select salons/spas nationwide.

6) Milani Cosmetics Brow Shaping Clear WaxThe best things in life don’t come easy – until now! For bushy brows, achieve a tamed natural look with this paraben-free, gel-like formula in just a few painless swipes. The wax provides a matte finish and medium to strong hold, and easily sharpens with the Milani Duo Sharpener, proving beauty doesn’t have to hurt. Available in Clear.
Milani Cosmetics Brow Shaping Clear Wax is such a brilliant brow tamer. Rather than having a stiff waxy consistency it feels a bit more like a gel. It spreads effortlessly and is a great spot treatment for unruly hairs that otherwise refuse to stay in place.

Ingredients MicrocrystallineWax Cera Microcristallina, Polyisubutene, Cetyl Palmitate, Talc,VpHexadecene Copolymer, Myristyl Lactate, CaprylicCapric Triglyceride, EuphorbiaCerifera Candelilla Wax Euphorbia Cerifera Cera, Octyldodecanol, MyristylAlcohol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Glycine Soja Soybean Oil, PropyleneCarbonate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra Di T Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract.

$3.99 from Milani Cosmetics, Drugstore.com and CVS stores nationwide.
Overall assessment: 6 beautiful ways to care for an important asset that frames the face!

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2 comments:

  1. I've been a fan of the IT Cosmetics brow products for a long time. I've got another suggestion - I got an OFRA brow pencil in one of my prescriptions and it's quite good.

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    1. You are the one who introduced me to IT Cosmetics-- so my new found love is a direct result of all of your amazing reviews! Thank you for the suggestion-- I will definitely add the OFRA brow pencil to my list! Thank you for catching my Milani/IT typo-- you are the best! <3

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