Category Archives: Lipstick

Holiday Makeup – December Product Feature

glamI can’t wait to help you with the perfect look and makeup for all of those holiday parties you’ll be going to!!

This month’s Product Feature is our Holiday Makeup items.

And remember, when you shop at Star Brows you get Rewards toward Spa Services!

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Check out some of our favorites!

Luxe Luminous Cream Blush, Sunglow Mineral Foundation, Spicey, Cranberry, Envy and Vixen Lipstick, Truley Red and Pinot Lip Pencil, Guava and Siren Lipgloss, our new Cobalt Mascara and any shimmery Mineral Eyeshadow.

Happy Spa-La-Days! xoxo Brow Boss

Love Your Lips! – February Product Feature

“I’m bringing you this month’s Product Feature (with Double Rewards!) with everything you’ll need to love your lips –  just in time for Valentine’s Day! (Save $13.00 in February)

I always start with coloring in my lips with Mineral-based Lip Liner and finish with Lip Gloss or Lipstick (always Youngblood of course).

And don’t forget Lip Creme with SPF for workouts and beach days! Kisses –  Brow Boss

 

TWO VERY SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION VALENTINE’S DAY PACKS

BE MINE

POUT LIP LINER PENCIL

PINK LUST LIPSTICK

DEVOTION LIP GLOSS

DUO PENCIL SHARPENER

MINI HYDRATING SPF 15 BROAD

SPECTRUM LIP CRÈME

A ‘GET THE LOOK’ CARD w/GWP BAG

While supplies last

Forever Yours

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOREVER YOURS

TRULY RED LIP LINER PENCIL

VIXEN LIPSTICK

GUAVA LIP GLOSS

DUO PENCIL SHARPENER

MINI HYDRATING SPF 15 BROAD SPECTRUM

LIP CRÈME

A ‘GET THE LOOK’ CARD w/GWP BAG

While supplies last

See you at the spa!

Youngblood Lips: June Product Feature 2013

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

With spring in full bloom, it’s no wonder we’re all feeling inspired to feel fresh and look pretty! Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics’ lip products are a simple way to update your look without having to put a lot of extra effort into your appearance.

6_18My personal favorite is the lipstick color Rosewater, the newest pink hue we carry at the spa. It’s beautiful and a happy medium between sophisticated and young. I’ve noticed a lot of brides leaning toward the softer pink tones, and this one photographs perfectly!

lip-liner-pencil_2The Brow Boss loves to show off perfect brows with the right lip-treatment. Her top choice for the longest-wearing lip color is the Lip Pencils. The technique involves completely filling in the lips and then applying Mineral-based Lipstick or Luminous Creme Blush over the pencil. Her favorite color is Blushing Nude, a nice blend of classic and modern that can be worn for any occasion.

We both love playing around with our Youngblood lip products to customize the color for every age, comfort level, and skin tone. The possibilities are endless.

And with the Double Rewards you get for purchasing our Monthly Product Feature, you are one step closer to adding on an amazing treatment Enhancement to your next appointment while looking stunning! 02.24.2012b580e_lipgloss (1)

See you at the spa!

*Prices quoted are not guaranteed after this offer expires.

Give Me Some Lip!

ybskinTry this DIY Lip Treatment!

But first, do a mini teeth-whitening by swooshing with some hydrogen peroxide in your mouth and brushing with baking soda.

Step 1: Prepare a mixture of some, or all, of the following:

  • Course ground coffee
  • Brown/white sugar
  • Honey
  • Vanilla
  • Maple surup
  • Olive oil
  • Powdered cocoa

Step 2: Use your finger and gently smooth the mixture on your lips in little light circles for a minute or two

Pop it in the fridge to use again, but be sure you use a clean spoon, and not your fingers, to get it out.

I’m not a fan of petroleum based chapsticks and balms, so after your lips are super-smooth I love these: Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics’ Lipstick, Mighty Shiny Lip Gel, Lip Gloss, and Lip Liners and OSEA Eyes and Lips.

See you at the spa!

The Brow Boss

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Golden Globes, Star Brows Style

The rain at the Golden Globes wilted everybody’s hair, clothes and makeup; but even the rain couldn’t wash away the love and warm thoughts that everyone in attendance was sending out to the people of Haiti.  In between the water, awards and words of support, I sneaked a peak at the faces of the lovely ladies and gents; and here’s my take:

Because I am a woman in her Second Adulthood (as Gail Sheehy in “The Silent Passage” puts it) – I looked at how other women my age looked. One note to the over 40 crowd: Don’t turn your face into a fake, wax mess. Cause guess what? Even if you do, you’ll still look your age!

Helen Mirren and  Meryl Streep were my most favorite ladies over forty; Sophia Loren and Glenn Close were my least.

Most of the gals had “see thru” foundations (like mineral makeup) on, and I love looking at real skin. Remember: you have the skin you were born with until you are about 30, then you have the skin you deserve.

Eyelashes were also important at the Globes, but not the “fake strip” kind. I would guess many of the stars are getting lash extensions these days. Extensions used to be part of my repertoire, but they’re expensive, time consuming and like acrylic nails, require constant professional maintenance. I recommend applying individual lashes instead– if you feel you really need more.

But I digress…back to the celebrities:

January Jones – While most of the gals at the Globes were wearing nude colored lipstick, January stood out in red lipstick–and I loved it! In fact, she was one of my favorite women of the evening. I could have tweeked her brows very slightly (but I’m a bit OCD); but all-in-all, they were nice and thick, and fairly well shaped and colored. Her lashes were lovely, and the black headband she wore was spot on. Hair accessories are like makeup – get some!

Taylor Lautner – I’ll admit, I love everything about Twilight, including the stylist’s who work on the cast. Top notch. Taylor’s brows are cool, his skin looks nice and clean.  He’s a package!

Sandra Bullock – The warm toned lip color she wore really brought out her brown eyes; but her brows were a little too thin and light. They needed to do a better job of supporting her dark eyes. Highlighter shadow made her eyes sparkle and lift. She has beautiful skin (regular facials), her bone structure is strong (genetics); and she’s got the personality to back up her beauty!

Kate Hudson – It was ALL about the eyes on her. I loved the “cat eye” liner at the tear duct. She was great in the movie “9” – her sense of style is impeccable. What more can I say?

George Clooney – So many guys were sporting facial hair (which I personally don’t love), but George’s was the biggest mess of them all – and he kept petting it!  And hey George, salt and pepper much? People.com gave him the  “Sexiest Facial Hair” award. I give him a big, fat ewww!

Halle Berry – All I will say is this: If you have jet black hair, your brows should not be grey.

Vera Farmiga – She took a chance to look different with her “smoky eye”; and I admire that. I liked the look when I watched the show, but now that I’m looking at pictures of the event, I’m not such a fan.  Maybe it’s her horrible eyebrows that are throwing me off…Here comes that OCD again!

If you’re looking for who did the “smoky eye” thing well, look no further than Diane Kruger. Flawless! But be careful with this look. Liner is big this year, but not everyone can pull off black.  Marion Cotillard channeling Audrey Hepburn is a great example of someone who can pull off “smoky eyes”–and just like Kate, I loved her in “9”.

Christina Aguilera – Clearly, she bleached her brows. A look that made her seem younger, but one that only the confidently fashion forward can play with.  However, it is important for everyone (fashion forward or not) to dye your brows if they are too light. I like the vegetable dyes that estheticians use rather than hair dye around the eye area.

Last but not least, Drew Barrymore – What a great personality – even with some facial paralysis she pulls off glam. She wore red lipstick too which was OK, but she kissed most of it off – not OK. She is growing her brows closer to the bridge of her nose (good), but they are too scanty and should have been filled in to make them look like the rest of the brow. Kate Winslet had the same problem, in case you were wondering.

If you decide to grow your brows, here’s a few things to note: The fashion trend is to grow the “head” of the brow closer to the midline of the face (I’ve been teaching it for 5 years!). Gausey is good; sparse looks unfinished. Before your brows grow in completely, use makeup to make them match. Find a pencil that matches your natural brow color perfectly, then you can fill in with little faux hairs, blur with a brush and apply some brow powder to soften.

Well, there you have it: The Star Brows Golden Globes rundown.  People I can’t talk about this year? Mariah CareyClooney’s date, Alec Baldwin, Cameron DiazFergieNicole Kidman (is she nipping out in every shot?), Ricky Gervais (but what a mischievous comedian!), and Chloe Sevigny (pose much?).

I’d be interested in knowing what you thought?

Can’t wait to hear from you or better yet, to see you at the Spa!

Brow Power

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Linda Ruberto, local esthetician and makeup artist, believes that for men and women alike, the eyebrows are the single most important and most interesting feature of the face. She feels that brows make an important statement and will either attract or distract, affecting the first impression you make on others.

Linda moved to the Central Coast from Minnesota two years ago, after selling a large day spa and salon in the Twin Cities area. Wanting to simplify life, she opened a private skincare, waxing, and massage practice on Grand Avenue in Arroyo Grande, where fabulous eyebrow design is the main focus. It’s called—what else?—Star Brows.

Linda recalls, “When I first arrived in the Five Cities area, I expected a much more sophisticated spa culture. But, I had to go to Beverly Hills to get my own brows done. Not that there aren’t hundreds of stylists and estheticians in the area, but after painstakingly training hundreds of employees in the art of brow design, a five-minute ‘touch-up’ wasn’t going to do it.”

About the brow-design process, Linda says:

“Getting your brows shaped by a professional brow designer and makeup artist should be relaxing, pleasant, and pain-free. When you look in the mirror after your service, your first response should be ‘WOW!’

“Everyone has seen examples of tragically misshapen, over-tweezed brows.  Brows that are too thin can add years to your appearance and often will not grow back.

“I’ve developed a special technique called Brow Art. It’s a three-step process using Graphing (looking at the facial symmetry and structure), Hair Removal (waxing, trimming, and tweezing), and Colorization (tinting, brow makeup, shadows, concealing, and contouring) to create a perfectly unique shape for each individual.

“Some brows take several appointments over a period of time to perfect. The hair may need to grow back in certain areas, and making adjustments to balance both brows is essential.”

Fabulous brow design and expert precision, with a friendly, small town feel, express the spa culture Linda loves and brings to the Central Coast!