Category: Makeup

Beautiful Brows for Everyone!

Brows for Everyone!  Eyebrows can really make or break your whole look.  Eyebrows are such a distinct part of your face.  Without them your face loses all dimension and expression.  Eyebrows come in all shapes, colors and sizes.

There is a correct way to groom your brows to make the most of your features.  There are many little, easy tricks to filling them in and coloring them so that they are more noticeable.  Some brows need to be less noticeable! 🙂

It Cosmetics makes the best pencil to fill in your brows!

This is the best brow pencil, The Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil.  I received it as a gift and didn’t think I needed it.  I tried it and I can’t believe the difference! I can’t go without it now! It fills in just a little or alot wherever you need it.  Eyebrows are never perfect and rarely the same. This pencil helps even the brows out.  We’ve always said “Your eyebrows are sisters not twins!”

Here are some tips right from It Cosmetics website for using the Brow Power pencil.

  • Apply softer strokes for lighter hair colors including blonde and silver, and press harder for darker tones including brown and black. As a finishing touch, lightly brush the built-in spooley brush through your brows for a natural, polished look.
  • To create your most perfect-looking brows, follow these easy-to-remember tips: (1) The start of your brow should line up directly with the edge of your nose; (2) Your brow arch should align to the outer edge of your iris, and (3) The end of your brow should line up with the outer corner of your eye!


We are adding more services for your eyebrows to the salon.  We can help you design the perfect shape, tint them a gorgeous color and maintain them for you. Check out our website for a list of details and prices for Beautiful Brows!

Expired Makeup

Do you have piles of makeup like me? Maybe piles of expired makeup.

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I don’t remember when I bought some things! Makeup does have a shelf life and can expire. Has your makeup expired? I know I have lots of little cosmetic bags stashed under my sink with free samples and half used bottles of everything. Using expired makeup that’s passed it’s prime can cause breakouts and irritate your skin.

I am trying to clean out my little stashes and wondered what to keep and what to get rid of. After looking at lots of other research there are definite time limits. Bacteria from your fingers, from the air, and from your skin can contaminate the rest of the product. Here’s a list of some of the most popular makeup items:

Foundation in liquid form can be kept for up to a year. You must keep it out of extreme light and heat. It’s best to not use your bare fingers over the top of the bottle. Use a clean brush or sponge. I think if you wash your hands really well before you apply your makeup that would be fine too. If your hands are not clean the bacteria can be transferred into the bottle.

Lip gloss and lipstick are less likely to grow bacteria. Most are safe 6 months to a year.

Mascara and liquid eyeliner have the shortest life. Replacements are suggested every 3-4 months. Every time you take the wand out and back it back into the container you add more bacteria. Products that you use around your eyes are the most important to keep bacteria free.

Powder eye shadows and blushes will last about 2 years. It’s always best to clean your brushes regularly so you stop the growth of bacteria. You can buy special makeup brush cleaner, but I always use a little of my shampoo.

If you have an eye infection or cold sore you should get rid of those products right away. You don’t want to reintroduce the bacteria to your skin or eye. You certainly don’t want to use makeup from someone else ever.