Showing posts with label Brow Tech Trio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brow Tech Trio. Show all posts

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Smashbox Brow Tech Trio Review and Giveaway! Ends 09/07

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor Smashbox Cosmetics for hosting TWO winners this time! The winners are 'Katy' and 'Mommy PR' - Congratulations! Remember: There are great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page!
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Ascending Butterfly Editor's Pick

Frame Your Eyes!

The small details make or break! Your makeup can look fab but if your eyebrows are all 'helter skelter' you are far from 'photo ready'.

I come from a line of well groomed brows. My grandmother always had impeccably groomed eye brows and so does my mom. It took me a bit longer to join them both in learning how to get the shape right, we don't pluck them into submission, we also don't get them waxed, we shape them with a straight edged razor. A technique I wouldn't recommend to a novice!

Once I finally got the shape down, it wasn't until a very transformational makeover I received at last years New York Makeup Show where a makeup ARTIST and I capitalize the word Artist quite purposefully, gave me a makeover that truly transformed the way I saw I myself.

With the exception of my trademark ruby red lip, and a great shape already in place to my brows, I've never been much of an everyday foundation and 20 layers of makeup girl. I began experimenting and playing with it much more recently. Especially after my makeover last year. One of the small touches he made that was quite dramatic was how he took my brows and made them look totally different.

I was pleased until I got home and couldn't easily replicate the look he achieved so effortlessly as a pro. What's a non pro to do when you want professional looking 'perfectly coiffed' brows"?

Thankfully you can skip the pricey salons and do it at home! I'm getting so good I'm thinking of opening up my own 'BrowTique'

Although I'm not sure I could convince my 'fake customer's to keep using my imaginary 'BrowTique' once they realize how affordable and easy it is to replicate on their own!

I originally intended to 'Vlog' this and make it my first Video Blog Post, but my camera battery (a rechargeable) is apparently out of charges anymore and needs to be replaced.

My new cosmetic bag never leave home without it makeup item must have is.....drumroll please......Smashbox Brow Tech! It's truly like having your own personal Eye Brow Technician! (Move over Damone Roberts, Eye Brow King to the stars, here I come!)

Smashbox took their most popular core product and made it even better! (I didn't think it was possible to make it better!) The new brow trios have 2 shades of hair color-coordinated powders for a perfect match every time. Fill in brows with the lighter shade, define with the darker, then use the wax to seal them in place all day. Pair with Angle Brow Brush #12 for flawless application.

Here's an idea of how you want your 'perfect brow' to look:

The general rule of thumb for eyebrow shaping is that if you took a ruler to the inner corner of your eye, that is about where the brow should begin. If you like a more natural look, you can always leave a bit more hair.

Eyebrow Shaping Tips:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - If you have wide set eyes (too far apart), then you could leave a few extra hairs outside of the above line towards the nose, to make eyes "appear" closer.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - If you have close set eyes (too close together), then you could leave a few extra hairs inside of the above line towards the eyes, to make them "appear" farther.

Also Note: Over Arch and you will look perpetually 'surprised', 'lower' your natural arch too much and you will appear permanently 'angry'. So go with the less is more rule of thumb! You can fix leaving too much hair, but you can't do a thing until it grows back if you take too much off!

While it may seem like a small detail, your brows and their shape define your eyes, and your face, the makeup then enhances or plays up your color, but the brows define the eye, give them pop and shaped right, can give you a 'brighter' and more 'youthful' appearance!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Thanks to our friends at Smashbox TWO lucky winners get a Brow Tech Kit in their color of choice!

Don't you just ♥ Smashbox? I know I do!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -How to Win: (1) You must be a PUBLIC follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. Indicate in your entry that you follow (if your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under) and (2) Mandatory Entry (this must be done for all others to count): Visit Smashbox HERE and post the URL Link (NOT THE NAME) of  another product aside from Brow Tech that you would get.  (3) You must also leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com). (If your email is clearly visible in your profile, you can just say so, that's OK!) Please follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps to winning (or in this case, the A,B,C’s of winning!) This giveaway is open to USA residents who are 18 years of age or older.

Please follow directions or you will be disqualified! All comments are moderated, they may not appear on the site right away (comments like "I want this" or "I want to win" will not be entered). You have from Saturday, August 21, 2010 until Tuesday, September 07, 2010 at 03:00 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. You will have 48 hours to confirm if we do not hear from you we will be forced to move on to an alternate. (We only notify winners DIRECTLY via email, so if your profile or your comment does not have an email your entry will not be processed)


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Visit the Smashbox Brow Tech Page HERE and tell us which color Brow Tech you would pick if you win! (remember to do the mandatory entry first!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Blog about this giveaway, linking to this giveaway post. Leave the URL in a comment (+5 entries, leave 5 comments with the URL to your blog post!)

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Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Tweet this:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Enter to #win #ascendingbutterfly + @smashboxartists Brow Tech Trio #Giveaway - 2 winners -

(Leave a comment with the tweet’s url so you can get a valid entry. Get the Tweet's URL by clicking on the time your tweet was sent to get the direct URL and then copy and paste it here). You can Tweet TWICE per DAY. If you Tweet more than that, that entry will be disqualified.)

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Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -  Ascending Butterfly is a nominee for the Bloggers Choice ’10 Awards in the ‘Best Blog About Stuff’ Category - You can press the button below to go straight to the page where Ascending Butterfly has been nominated!

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FTC Disclosure Info for this Giveaway: This is not a paid insertion. This is a non-compensated post and all opinions regarding the products are expressly my own experiences. I was provided product to facilitate my review and for the giveaway. The sponsor is fulfilling directly to prize winner(s), this in no way influenced my opinion of the product. Once a winner is selected and their information has been forwarded to the sponsor, the responsibility of prize fulfillment rests with the sponsor.