Category Archives: Brow Shaping

Billion Dollar Brows – Product Feature – September

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As you know, we love bdb at Star Brows, this “brows only” company was the inspiration for Star Brows when we first moved to Cali!

During September all Billion Dollar Brows’ products will be on double Rewards with 20% back to YOU in service.

Choose from:

Brow Boost: I use this at least 4 times a week, and it really works to keep the brows as thick and full as possible.

Brow Gel: Make-up the perfect brow and then set it so it stays all day! I wouldn’t go without it it – ever.

Universal Brow Pencil: I can use this color for almost all the brows I do. It has a tone that works with almost all hair colors.

These days I also carry Youngblood’s Brow Pencils (they’re new), but before that UBP was it!

Brow Brush: A brow brush is mandatory for applying  Brow Powder and the spoolie on the other end is used for pencil too.

Brow Powder: Great colors, especially Taupe. Also comes in Blond, Brown, and Raven (a nice ashy-dark color).

See you at the spa!

xo Linda “Brow Boss”

3 Steps to Beautiful Brows – at Star Brows Now!

3Steps2BB_Layered_09-23-14we love billion dollar brows and these are three of our favorite products on sale for a limited time – while supplies last!! xo brow boss

Condition, Color, and Control Your Brows. Beautiful brows in three simple steps!
Condition: Brow Boost. This deep conditioning treatment is designed to help strengthen & condition thin, over-tweezed brows. A natural formula with no scary side effects, you will see visibly fuller brows in as little as 30 days.
Color: Universal Brow Pencil. No more guessing which color is right for you! Formulated to work with all skin tones & hair colors. This amazing pencil goes on smooth and natural. Perfect for creating beautiful, natural brows for when you’re on-the-go. The pencil’s versatile color works with almost all hair colors and skin tones. Use the brush on the opposite end of the pencil to blend to perfection!
Control: Clear Brow Gel. Brow Gel 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.
$63.00 Retail Value — a savings of $23.00! 12/2004

Brow Boost – New & Improved: June Product Feature 2013

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Kelli JuneHi! It’s Kelli, bringing you this month’s Product Feature.

At Star Brows we’re all about amazing eyebrow shape and design and most of us, including me, are doing what we can to get them.  I’ve been using Billion Dollar Brows’ Brow Boost for the last six months to help re-grow my poor hacked-off brows and with this product’s help (and the brow magic that comes from the Brow Boss, Linda), my eyebrows are becoming what I’ve always wanted. Now a reformulation of this product boosts brow growth three times more than before!

This new and improved formula will help you get thicker, fuller brows and can be applied to your lashes too. Buy two (one for lashes and one for brows) while they’re our Monthly Feature!

The deep-conditioning treatment is designed to help strengthen and condition thin, over-tweezed brows and weak lashes. It contains three times the amount of Laminaria Digitata and Pelvetia Canaliculata Extracts, two types of seaweed found off the coast of Brittany, France that are clinically proven to help strengthen weakened hair follicles.

In honor of this new product release, we are offering Double Reward points which you can redeem for Enhancements! I don’t know about you, but I am very excited to try this out. 🙂

 

See you at the spa!


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Star Brow: Cara Delivingne

Cara DelivingneVogue rates her #17 of 50 top models. Cara Delivingne is also featured on the Style and Culture Facebook page (worth looking at).

Love her long, flat, close to the eye, brow-look. Want it? Use Brow Boost if you are re-growth-challenged, tint them every 3 weeks, and use Brow Gel (both by Billion Dollar Brows) to get the fly-away, natural style.

See you at the spa!

xoxo Brow Boss

 

Billion Dollar Brows: November/December Product Feature 2012

Double Rewards on individual BDB products and special offer on …

3 Steps To Beautiful Brows Kit!

Condition, Color, and Control Your Brows. This Billion Dollar Brows kit will give you the beautiful brows you want in three simple steps. While supplies last, we’re offering this $85 trio for $35!

  • Condition: Brow Boost, Bonus Size. This deep conditioning treatment is designed to help strengthen and condition thin, over-tweezed brows. A natural formula with no scary side effects, you will see visibly fuller brows in as little as 30 days. Depending on individual use, this bonus size edition should last at least 60 days.
  • Color: Universal Brow Pencil. No more guessing games! Formulated to work with all skin tones and hair colors, this amazing pencil goes on smooth and natural. Perfect for creating beautiful, natural brows when you’re on-the-go. The pencil’s versatile color works with almost all hair colors and skin tones. Use the brush on the opposite end of the pencil to blend to perfection!
  • Control: Clear Brow Gel, Bonus Size. Our Brow Gel 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. This bonus size Brow Gel should, depending on individual use, last at least 60 days.

If you’re new to Star Brows, you may not know about The Product Feature or Rewards yet. To put it simply, 10% of all your product purchases, all the time, go toward free Service Enhancements, like Raindrop Therapy, Lash Tint, Chemical Peels, or Star Massage.

When a product is the Monthly Feature, you’ll get 20% back in Rewards on Brow Boost, Brow Gel, and Brow Powder.

See you at the spa!

 

Star Brow of the Week – Lily Collins

 

Actress Lily Jane Collins is 23, was born in Guildford, England, and is the daughter of  musician Phil Collins. I recently saw her in Mirror Mirror with Julia Roberts (which I’d give three  stars).

Lily’s brows, as seen in the movie, were a real distraction for me. I can’t imagine why they’d draw so much attention to one feature and create such a big, dark, bold brow with the natural, youthful makeup she wore.

Oh well, her brows are simply gorgeous here with the perfect makeup and dress. Notice how the head (fan) of the brow is more mid-line than the traditional brow placement above the tear duct? Nice and full, well shaped, but not overdone.

See you at the spa!

LaVaque Professional Artist

Check this out! I’m featured as an Eyebrow Design Professional in the company of some of the best designers and Makeup Artists in the country:

Linda Ruberto is the owner of Star Brows, a solo spa on California’s Central Coast. She has been in practice since 1995. Linda has transformed the look of thousands of clients with her signature eyebrow design approach and has employed and mentored hundreds of beauty professionals.

She has published articles in some of the skincare industry’s premier magazines, and writes a beauty and wellness blog at Starbrows.com.

Her professional credentials include a Certified Massage Practitioner certification from the California Massage Therapy Council and a California State Licensed Esthetician credential. Linda is also a member of Associated Skin Care Professionals and Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.

Linda’s Philosophy:

I operate from the notion that every woman wants to be treated like a star. Every service I do includes a touch of spa luxury, and every client is a VIP.

The term Beauty Therapist best describes my professional role. Like my mentor, the fabulous late David Starr, I really need to feel and know the heart of each individual woman to bring out her beauty and create the perfect look and experience just for her.

My premier offerings, Couture Eyebrow Design and Heather Gardner jewelry, reflect my belief in luxury, haute couture, and personalized service. Once a woman’s brows are perfect, her makeup is just right, and she’s totally relaxed, slipping on a gorgeous pair of earrings or the perfect necklace helps bring out each woman’s unique beauty.

I’ve made it my personal mission to eradicate the term Anti-Aging from the industry at large. The age-biased beauty propaganda our culture espouses and directs toward women through the media needs to change. Aging is inevitable, aging women are spectacular, and really, isn’t Healthy Aging the desired outcome for us all?

“Many thanks to Juliana and Barry, LaVaque Professional’s owners, for honoring industry artists! I appreciate their receptiveness to those of us who earn our living with their fabulous tools and products. What genius to come up with tweezers that are friendly to the repetitive use issues facing industry professionals.” –Linda Ruberto

Star Brow – Vanessa Hudgen

Star Brow of the Week is Vanessa Hudgen, and not just because she wears Heather Gardner ALL the time!

Her eyebrows are perfection. Notice the fan at the head of the brow? It’s soft, irregular, and gauzy. The color, just a hint lighter than her hair. The arch a long, gradual taper.

This look is dreamy, natural, and very boho-chic.

Love to see you at the spa Vanessa!

 

The Cover of Skin Deep Magazine!

It is so awesome to be a published author! You can read the digital edition if you’re interested: just click on the cover. This is my third time out, and my story is the lead article. 🙂 Since I no longer have employees (or children at home!), I’ve needed a teaching outlet, and writing fills the bill perfectly.

Since the article was published, I’ve gotten some great feedback, along with a request to teach at the Santa Barbara Aesthetics Academy.

Of course, I need to give credit where credit is due. My mom is a writer. She has yet to be published but has written several novels. She is brilliant. Trained as a lawyer and schooled in psychology as well, she was definitely my first mentor.

Next comes Jenn Prentice, whom you know.  She worked with me when I first began blogging, and she writes the hilarious and awesome blog, The Style Geek. She has guest-blogged for Star Brows and has written one of my most popular posts: Youngblood Mineral Mascara – The difference is eye-catching. This lady has inspired and influenced me more than she knows.

Then there’s my bestie, Jeanne Dininni. She is a copywriter, writes the blog Writer’s Notes,  and edits everything I write (so, if there are mistakes…just sayin’). 😉 I hate(d) grammar and punctuation. She tries to slip in teaching moments, which I rebel against regularly. After all, why should I learn when I have her – ha!

No thank-you list of mine would be complete without a shout-out to the Lord! He inspires, sustains, and teaches me new things daily: most importantly the lesson of Eucharisteo. And my daughter Valery’s  father-in-law, Larry Hoekman, who writes GodToMe, my daily devotional, inspires me as well.

All this to say, “Don’t let your gifts lie dormant. Take a chance, step out of your comfort zone, and live each day to the fullest, breath to breath.”  Cheers! Here’s to success for all of us in 2012.

See you at the spa!

 

 

New Years Eve Makeup 2012!

Happy New Year’s Eve party preparations to all of you! We’ll be ringing in the New Year at A Twilight Masquerade at my dad’s place: Robert Hall Winery.

I want to look my best, and I want you to look your best, too – even if you’re not planning to go out for NYE! So, here are ten steps to flawless looking makeup:

1. Healthy Skin is the most important start to great makeup, and while you can’t change your skin in 24 hours, you can do the following:

  • Drink a ton of water the day of and the proceeding days. If you’ll be drinking, this is mandatory.
  • Eat healthy and regular meals the day of the bash.
  • Get plenty of rest the night before.

2. Cleanse A proper morning cleanse and evening cleanse are vital. The correct cleanser for your skin type is probably the most important decision you’ll make toward having the best skin possible.

3. Exfoliate – A few days before the big night, start using masks, peels, and scrubs. The Cleansing Oil is also an excellent way to polish, exfoliate, and brighten your skin: Do a 20-minute massage with it instead of the normal quick cleanse. (Did you know the Cleansing Oil takes off makeup really well? Buh-bye, makeup dissolver.)

Of course, hopefully you have consulted a skincare professional about which products are best for your skin. If you trust your exfoliant not to cause a breakout or irritate your skin, using one even the night before will help your skin look radiant.

My picks: Gyco-A GelCrystal C Serum and Peeling Cream.

4. Moisturize – Those of you who read my blog regularly know that when you discipline the skin, you also need to use plenty of TLC. Moisturize the entire face, neck, and décolleté, as well as the eye area. Even oily and acne-prone skin types need moisturizer. Your makeup will look so much better if your skin is well-hydrated.

My picks: Hy-DrateVitamin CreamChamomileEye Plus Cream, Lipo-Gen.

5. Prime – Every great artist knows that preparing the canvas is key. Getting the skin ready for the application of cosmetics makes the finished “look” so much better. Absorb Oil Control is perfect for oily and acne-prone skin: It is an oil controller and hydrator in one. Mineral Primer will fill in the fine lines and imperfections and make your foundation last. Use Concealer around the eye area or any other area where skin color is irregular.

6. Apply Foundation – Youngblood Mineral Makeup is my favorite makeup base. Use a small brush for extra coverage in the areas that need it. Use a darker color to contour, like the hollows of your cheeks or the sides of your nose. Contour the eyes with shades of brown, especially if you have droopy lids. (Remember: dark recedes, light brings forward.) Highlighter under the brow bone accentuates the arch. I carry BDB Duo Concealer: it’s a pencil with concealer on one end and highlighter on the other – another “twofer”!

7. Add Color – Glitter (small particles, used sparingly) is a hot look for NYE. Aging skin doesn’t do well with glitter, though. I personally like the Youngblood Mineral Makeup in the color Sunglow for sparkle and pop. Blush should be applied to the apple of the cheek only if you have a very thin and long face, so you can create width. If your face is round, apply blush on the cheek starting at the edge of the iris and swooping up to the temples and into the hairline.

Shadow color can be added next. Remember: if you are playing up the eyes, go easy on the lips, and vice versa. Youngblood Mineral Eyeshadow is amazing – long-lasting and smudge-proof.

Eyeliner (MUA Michelle Phan gives some options), is probably the biggest statement in makeup. Youngblood Pencils with Rhus Succedanea Fruit Wax and Coco- Glycerides is so easy to use. If your lids are crepey/droopy you may not be able to rock the winged effect on the upper lid but try this:

Stretch the edge of the eye so the skin is taught (be careful not to pull too tight, it can damage the delicate eye area), then line the lower lid very close to the lashes and wing it up and out!

8. Lashes – Lash Extensions in a tube! Blackout Mineral Mascara by Youngblood is great.  It has little fibers, and is thickening and lengthening.  Lash Primer, underwear for the lashes. 🙂 is also excellent for extra volume and conditioning. For those of us who need to curl our lashes, I like the MAC curler best.

9. Lips – I recommend a lip pencil and plumping colored gloss – both by Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics. You’ll get rich, highly pigmented color with the pencil and hydration with the gloss.

10. Eyebrows – Getting the right shape requires professional help – at least to get you started and at best for maintenance. You’re not stuck with the eyebrows you have: You can create the perfect brows at home.  How? If you have thinning brows, start using Brow Boost right away. All the Billion Dollar Brows products rock! Cosmetics for creating the perfect eyebrows – like pencils, powders, and brow-setting gel – will transform blah brows into bomb brows!

Have a great time, and Happy New Year to you all!

See you at the spa!