Chances are, if you’re reading this, you might have been a teenager in the nineties. Which also means you probably over-tweezed, over-plucked, and over-“shaped” your brows into oblivion a la Drew Barrymore circa 1995. And, despite your mother’s warning, they never quite grew back. (Dammit, moms are always right.)
Now that I’m in my thirties, I finally realize the importance of expertly shaped brows (and how effortlessly pulled together you can look when your brows are “just right”). So my quest for filling in my speckled, “you did it to yourself” eyebrows is sort of an obsession—especially since the bulk of my beauty regime has taken a hit since having kids.
If you’re facing this dilemma too, you’re in luck: I reached out to some of the most esteemed beauty pros in NYC to learn their secrets and recommendations for the best eyebrow products on the market today. These solutions are simple enough for any busy mom to achieve.
Whatever your brow situation, find your fix in the slideshow.
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Meet the experts:
In 2006, native New Yorker Erica Whelan dared to do what every nine-to-fiver dreams of—she left her career as an accountant to pursue her passion and become a celebrity makeup artist & hairstylist. Erica’s creativity, easygoing personality, and tireless work ethic make her a favorite among her clients, which include Cosmopolitan, Elle, Seventeen, L’Oreal, Sally Hansen, and Rimmel London. Erica’s vast knowledge of products and techniques has earned her a spot as an Allure.com Product Finder Expert.
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Carlo Geraci, one of New York’s top makeup designers and artists, has worked alongside Kevin Aucoin, helped launch the Trish McEvoy brand, and was invited by Barneys New York to become the first Beauty Guru, a position created specifically for him.
Over the course of his twenty-plus year career, Carlo has worked with some ridiculously iconic figures, such as Angela Bassett, Michael Bublé, Candace Bushnell, Cindy Crawford, Eartha Kitt, Sir Ian McKellan, Helen Mirren, Her Majesty Queen Noor, Diane Sawyer, Brooke Shields, Elizabeth Taylor, James Taylor, Robin Williams, and Reese Witherspoon. But he also has a niche service that I personally love, adore, and take full advantage of whenever I can: expert brow parties and brow shaping services, right in your
Whether she’s working on a model or a bride, Sharon Becker has a certainty that each subject is breathtaking. As an esteemed makeup artist, she focuses on the positive—and amplifies it.
Under extreme pressure, Sharon is like the eye of the storm: calm, cheerful, and quick to delight. She leaves any diva attitude at home, instead doling out compassion to models, reassurance to brides, and assistance to photographers, videographers, or anyone else who needs it. “My subjects often thank me for the peaceful space I’ve created around them,” she says.
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