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BROW PERFECTION

Brows are an important part of every makeup. They play a role in framing the eye and help to create balance within the face. Mastering brows can take some practice, but with the right tools they can be easily and quickly shaped. Here are some makeup tips and tricks for how to clean up the brow area as well as how to enhance and define the brow.

For all your eye brow essentials visit us at MUSEBEAUTY.PRO.

TOOLS AND MAKEUP PRODUCTS

The first thing to do before working on brows is to make sure you have all the tools you need. We’ll be using the following items in this article to demonstrate how to shape, define and enhance. From left to right pictured below we have the VISEART PALETTE: 01 Neutral Matte, the esum B15 Angled Brow Brush, the esum P17 Brow Groom Brush, the KEVYN AUCOIN Precision Brow Pencil, Cuterz sissors, and a Flamingo Razor.

TOOLS TO USE

Why these tools?

* The VISEART PALETTE: 01 Neutral Matte, not only for eyeshadow, has a very diverse range of powder pigments. These hues can be used to color match and also add a highlight to the brow hair. It contains a warm, neutral & cool taupe, golden brown, sienna, cool brown, and even a gray tone that can be used alone or in combination for every possible hair color.

* We love the KEVYN AUCOIN Precision Brow Pencils for their wide range in shades, their hard wax texture and waterproof formula. The fine tip of the pencil allows you to pencil in brows with the utmost precision from individual strands of hair to a defined shape.

* The esum B15 Angle Brow Brush and the P17 Brow Groom Brush are made of stiff textured natural hair that applies pigment evenly and works easily through dense brow hair. Both brushes work well for fine to thick brows and are particularly precise in application.

* Cuterz are a small pair of sharp scissors making it easier to delicately trim hairs with detail. These are also perfect for trimming false lashes.

* Flamingo Razors are a great way to clean up the brow area quickly and on the go. Waxing and tweezing is not recommended or practical immediately prior an event, like a wedding or a photo shoot, as the skin can become irritated and swollen. Always use the Flamingo Razor to gently shave against the direction of hair growth in short small strokes. Flamingo Razors can also be used to remove unwanted facial hair. Flamingo Razors should always be used with care and never shared between clients.

How do I choose the right shade of brow pencil?

When choosing a brow pencil it’s important to not only look at the color of the brow hairs but also the hair color. Follow the below guide of different hair colors to appropriately match to different shades of brow pencils.

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The KEVYN AUCOIN Precision Brow Pencil in Ash Blonde is best suited for blondes with cool undertones or very fair blondes. Here is an example of blonde hair with cool undertones that is also very fair.

 

 

 

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The KEVYN AUCOIN Precision Brow Pencil in Warm Blonde is best suited for strawberry blondes or blondes with red undertones to their hair. This pencil will help to enhance brows that may be faint to better frame the eye.

 

 

 

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The KEVYN AUCOIN Precision Brow Pencil in Brunette is suited for a wide range of hair colors including darker blondes to brunettes. The hair may have neutral to cool undertones.

 

 

 

 

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The KEVYN AUCOIN Precision Brow Pencil in Dark Brunette is ideal for very deep brunettes to black hair with cool undertones. When there is an absence of warmth in the hair a cool undertone pencil should also be used for the brows.

 

 

 

Check out How to Shape Brows by Muse Beauty.Pro on Snapguide.

 

THE MAKEUP SHOW LA | MUSE BEAUTY

A retrospective of The MAKEUP SHOW:LA.  Here’s some highlights from the show, including  the amazing talent of KETT Airbrush Artist, Darren Boerckel & MUSE Makeup Artist, Ivan Bettancourt using KETT Hydro Proof to create their vision. We were excited to be launching the NEW KETT Cosmetics CREME CORRECTORS. Created in the infamous FIXX Creme formula and available in three oranged hues: CC Light, CC Medium & CC Dark, these color correctors are essentail for concealing challanging blue to purple under eye circles. We also launched the NEW and ANTICIPATED addition to VISEART COSMETICS - VISEART SHADOW PALETTE: 05 SULTRY MUSE & PALETTE: 06 PARIS NUDES. They were such a hit – they sold out before the first day ended. Thank you to everyone who came by and said hello, the best part of the shows for us it seeing you!

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ROYAL BEAUTY

Regal beauty and grandeur.

Inspirational makeup looks accompanied by jewels, precious metals and pearls.

INSPIRATION: "THE QUEEN" Regal beauty in neutrals for DOLCE & GABANNA F|W 14 MUA: Pat McGrath

INSPIRATION: “THE QUEEN”

Regal beauty in neutrals for DOLCE & GABANNA F|W 2014 .

MUA: Pat McGrath

INSPIRATION: "THE ADORNED PRINCESS" Pearl embellishment on display. #MUA: Peter Philips PHOTO: Richard Burdbridge

INSPIRATION: “THE ADORNED PRINCESS”

Pearl embellishment on display.

MUA: Peter Philips PHOTO: Richard Burbridge

INSPIRATION: A ROYAL BROWBEAT intimidates with an armored arch in liquid metal #MUA: @violette_fr PHOTO: Ben Hassett

INSPIRATION: A ROYAL BROWBEAT

An intimidating arch of the brow armored in liquid metal. For silver highlights we love KETT Hydro Mercury and Stardust.

MUA: Violette PHOTO: Ben Hassett

INSPIRATION: "THE ROYAL FOOL" Never play the crown jewels unless prepared to face-off #MUA: Peter Philips, PHOTO: Richard Burdbridge

INSPIRATION: “THE ROYAL FOOL”

A pale face locked behind pearl adorned bars. Our favorite medium for clown white, KETT Hydro Color Theory in White.

MUA: Peter Philips PHOTO: Richard Burbridge

INSPIRATION: "LADY IN WAITING" Behind the tulle a face of rouged lips & cheeks by #MUA: Alice Lane PHOTO: Ben Hassett for VOGUE Italia

INSPIRATION: “LADY IN WAITING”

Behind the tulle, a face of rouged lips & cheeks. For the perfect red lip we always start with the right lip liner for depth of color and finish with lipstick or gloss. Our favorite lip pencil, KEVYN AUCOIN Cerise.

MUA: Alice Lane PHOTO: Ben Hassett for VOGUE Italia

INSPIRATION: "THE ARMORED QUEEN" in chain-mail & a full lash by #MUA: Gina Brooks, PHOTO: Terry Richards for BAZZAR

INSPIRATION: “THE ARMORED QUEEN”

Armored in chain mail and ready for anything. Vibrant blue eyes peer out from under a full lash. Our favorite high impact lash, LASHES IN A BOX No. 4.

MUA: Gina Brooks PHOTO: Terry Richards for BAZZAR

COLOR TRENDS 2014

This week we take a look at the colors trending for 2014. Vibrant pops of color in hues of yellow, blue, and purple against nudes and neutrals. Keep an eye out for these popular colors in makeup, fashion, and decor.

For the latest in makeup trends and professional products visit MUSE BEAUTY.

PANTONE SAND

INSPIRATION: SAND

A warm neutral, Sand, pairs beautifully against other daring colors of the year. This neutral color creates balance and harmony in juxtaposition with vibrant hues. Whether a neutral lip palette like the VISEART MUSE Nudes or a pale pink nude like the KEVYN AUCOIN Matte Lipstick Evermore these hues are makeup essentials.

PANTONE RADIANT ORCHID & MAGENTA PURPLE

INSPIRATION: Radiant Orchid & Magenta Purple

Two vibrant colors popular this season in makeup trends, especially as a purple lip. One of our favorite shades for lips by KEVYN AUCOIN is the pastel violet of the Matte Lipstick Persistence. For the perfect lipstick application we love the ESUM W19 Lip Brush for the utmost in precision.

MUA: Anne Caroline Ayot

PANTONE PALOMA

INSPIRATION: PALOMA

An adaptable grey that wears beautifully as a soft eye shadow application or incorporated into a smoky eye. Matte or shimmering shades of grey work well in combination with a variety neutrals. One of our favorite eye shadow palettes by KEVYN AUCOIN has five colors in two warm neutrals, black, grey, and an iridescent highlighter, which combine for a range of grey shades in varying textures.

MUA: Peter PhilipsPANTONE CELOSIA ORANGE

INSPIRATION: CELOSIA ORANGE

This bold, look-at-me color adds exciting intensity and a refreshing citrus flavor to makeup looks. For an ultra vibrant orange lip or a softer version in a coral these colors are fresh and help bring a glow to the skin. We love KEVYN AUCOIN the Matte Lipstick in Timeless and For Keeps.

PANTONE FREESIA

INSPIRATION: FREESIA

A powerful, energetic yellow shocks & delights the spectrum. Key to every makeup artist’s kit are primary colors, KETT Color Theory liquid pigments, including a vibrant yellow, can be applied with brush, sponge, or airbrush for eyes or face.

MUA: Lidija Malinovskaja

PANTONE PLACID BLUE & DAZZLING BLUE

INSPIRATION: PLACID BLUE & DAZZLING BLUE

A striking color for fantasy and editorial makeup. This high voltage blue creates depth next to neutrals. KETT Color Theory Blue mixed with Color Theory Black and White create an infinite variety of shades.

MUA: Adalberto

BEAUTY FLURRY

This week we take a look at “Beauty Flurry,” a celebration of grandeur & grace.

INSPIRATION: "Madame" MUSE Magazine- Opulent presence #MUA: Romero Jennings @RomeroJennings PHOTO: Markus & Indrani

INSPIRATION: “MADAME” MUSE Magazine

Opulent presence.

MUA: Romero Jennings PHOTO: Markus & Indrani

INSPIRATION: "GAZE" US Elle Oct'13 #MUA:Tara Savelo @TaraSavelo PHOTO: Ruth-Hogben MUSE: Lady Gaga

INSPIRATION: “GAZE” US ELLE OCT’13

Beautiful and natural makeup peering out from bright pops of color.

MUA: Tara Savelo PHOTO: Ruth Hogben MUSE: Lady Gaga

INSPIRATION: "PRETTY IN PUNK" FENDI AW'14 - Edgy attitude balanced by soft sensibility #MUA: Peter Phillips

INSPIRATION: “PRETTY IN PUNK” FENDI AW’14

Edgy attitude balanced by soft sensibility

MUA: Peter Phillips

INSPIRATION: "EMERGE" NUMERO 118 - Smoky eyes comes into full view, dares you #MUA: Dele Olo PHOTO: Miguel Reveriego

INSPIRATION: “EMERGE” NUMERO 118

Smoky eyes come into full view & dares you.

 MUA: Dele Olo PHOTO: Miguel Reveriego

INSPIRATION: "CHIC" DIOR'12-Precision underscores sophistication #MUA-Pat McGrath @PatMcGrathReal PHOTO-Steven Meisel

INSPIRATION: “CHIC” DIOR’12

Precision underscores sophistication.

 MUA: Pat McGrath PHOTO: Steven Meisel

INSPIRATION: "TROUBLE" MUSE MAGAZINE- All dressed up & ready to go #MUA: Sophia Eriksen PHOTO: Samuli Karala

INSPIRATION: “TROUBLE” MUSE MAGAZINE

All dressed up & ready to go.

MUA: Sophia Eriksen PHOTO: Samuli Karala

MERCURIAL CANDESCENCE

Celebrate with bold light that only mercurial silver can impart!

INSPIRATION: "SIREN" VOGUE PARIS AUG'12 - Unorthodox allure w/ full tilt silver #MUA: Yadim MUSE: Isabeli Fontana

INSPIRATION: “SIREN” VOGUE PARIS AUG ’12

Unorthodox allure with full tilt silver.

MUA: Yadim MUSE: Isabeli Fontana

INSPIRATION: "LIP SERVICE" SOUP MAG - Speak up so everyone can hear #MUA: Andrew Gallmore PHOTO: Jason Hetherington

INSPIRATION: “LIP SERVICE” SOUP MAG

Speak up so everyone can hear.

MUA: Andrew Gallimore PHOTO: Jason Hetherington

INSPIRATION: "MASQUERADE" PURPLE MAGAZINE - Shimmer encrusted #MUA: Aaron de Mey @Aarondemey1 PHOTO: Theo Wenner

INSPIRATION: “MASQUERADE” PURPLE MAGAZINE

Shimmer encrusted.

 MUA: Aaron de Mey PHOTO: Theo Wenner

INSPIRATION: "ICE" SOUP MAG - Icy stare dares the future to bring it #MUA: Andrew Gallmore PHOTO: Jason Hetherington

INSPIRATION: “ICE” SOUP MAG

Icy stare dares the future to bring it.

MUA: Andrew Gallimore PHOTO: Jason Hetherington

INSPIRATION: "HAUTE MESS" VOGUE 2007 - Blown out eyes to blown up hair. Ready for anything! - PHOTO: Irving Penn

INSPIRATION: “HAUTE MESS” VOGUE ’07

Blown out eyes to blown up hair. Ready for anything!

 PHOTO: Irving Penn

INSPIRATION: "EXTREME TASTE" Push the envelope, then push some more. #MUA: Alphonse Weibelt PHOTO: Steve LandisINSPIRATION: “EXTREME TASTE”

Push the envelope, then push some more.

MUA: Alphonse Wiebelt PHOTO: Steve Landis

INSPIRATION: "CREAM SHEEN" Texture perfection #MUA: Linda Cantello PHOTO: ‎SolveSundsbo ‎MUSE: Raquel Zimmermann

INSPIRATION: “CREAM SHEEN”

Texture perfection.

MUA: Linda Cantello PHOTO: ‎Solve Sundsbo ‎MUSE: Raquel Zimmermann

CHICAGO KETT AIRBRUSH WORKSHOP

CHICAGO KETT AIRBRUSH WORKSHOP JANUARY 13, 2014

Learn the fine art of airbrush makeup and advance your skills. KETT Airbrush Workshops with MUSE BEAUTY incorporate professional techniques and products made for the demands of HD cameras ideal for film, print and bridal makeup. Add this specialized request to advance your makeup career.

CHICAGO KETT 2014

KETT BASIC AIRBRUSH MAKEUP – LEVEL 1 This one-day Airbrush Makeup Class builds upon your basic makeup skills and focuses on the fundamentals of airbrushing for makeup. KETT Airbrush Makeup Classes are distinguished as the most comprehensive in the industry and use Kett Cosmetics high performance products. You will work first hand with professional airbrush equipment and learn how to airbrush with an emphasis on makeup for HD TV and film, fashion and editorial makeup, photography makeup and stage makeup. Experience a new level of creativity using a fusion of traditional makeup and modern airbrush techniques — ideal for all genres of beauty makeup and beginner makeup artists.

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DEDICATED - “I was a traditional makeup artist who wasn’t airbrushing in an HD world. My passion for creating flawless hair & makeup drives me in the services I provide  & the education I seek. MUSE became a part of that passion a few years ago as I connected & built relationships with like minded individuals who share a love of the industry. The advanced education I have acquired through MUSE has helped launch my career to the next level. Currently a salon owner & independent artist, I have fine tuned my skills & have never been more inspired.”

Shannon Grimmer-Smolar  - Owner | Artist  FRINGE SALON, IN

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REGISTER: AIRBRUSH LEVEL 1>>

VEILED BEAUTY

This week we take a look at veiled beauty. See how peek-a-boo fabrics and laces transform mood & accent beauty.

INSPIRATION: "REFINED" Lady-like strength, bold lip #MUA: @TomPecheuxMU HAIR: Sam McKnight PHOTO: Mario Testino

INSPIRATION: “REFINED”

Ladylike strength and a bold lip display elegance.

 MUA: Tom Pecheux HAIR: Sam McKnight PHOTO: Mario Testino

INSPIRATION:"SECRET" VOGUE CHINA MAY'13-Mystery in thought #MUA: Georgina Graham @_GeorginaGraham PHOTO: David Dunan

INSPIRATION:”SECRET” VOGUE CHINA MAY’13

Mystery in thought.

MUA: Georgina Graham PHOTO: David Dunan

INSPIRATION: "FLUTTER" CHANEL SS COUTURE - Poised for take off, accentuating a smokey upsweep #MUA: Peter Phillips

INSPIRATION: “FLUTTER” CHANEL SS COUTURE

 Poised for take off – accentuating a smokey upsweep.

MUA: Peter Phillips

INSPIRATION: "MASKED MARAUDER" VOGUE GERMANY Dec'11- #MUA: Alice Lane @MissAliceLane PHOTO: Ben Hassett

INSPIRATION: “MASKED MARAUDER” VOGUE GERMANY Dec’11

MUA: Alice Lane PHOTO: Ben Hassett

INSPIRATION: "FLEUR" TUSH Mag'11- Winter bloom #MUA:Loni Baur PHOTO: Armin Morbach @arminmorbach MUSE: Jade Jackson

INSPIRATION: “FLEUR” TUSH Mag’11

Winter in bloom.

MUA:Loni Baur PHOTO: Armin Morbach MUSE: Jade Jackson

INSPIRATION: "DOUBLE TROUBLE" Strong brows piercing through. Vogue China PHOTO: Ben Hasset #MUA: Lloyd Simmonds

INSPIRATION: “DOUBLE TROUBLE” VOGUE CHINA

Strong brows piercing through.

PHOTO: Ben Hasset MUA: Lloyd Simmonds

GOLDEN GRIT

A week of golden brilliance creatively integrated into makeup designs.

No time for the meek with in-your-face gilded makeup.

INSPIRATION: "GOLDEN EYE" VOGUE PARIS 2013- Soft focus, bold color/application #MUA: Diane Kendall PHOTO: David Sims

INSPIRATION: “GOLDEN EYE” VOGUE PARIS 2013

Soft focus combined with a bold color and application.

MUA: Diane Kendall PHOTO: David Sims

INSPIRATION: "LIQUID GOLD" Seamless brilliance on brows & extended eyes #MUA: Alice Ghendrih PHOTO: Miles Aldridge

INSPIRATION: “LIQUID GOLD”

Seamless brilliance on brows and extended eyes.

MUA: Alice Ghendrih PHOTO: Miles Aldridge

 INSPIRATION: "EXPENSIVE TASTE" A palette dripping of rich color #MUA: Regina Harris @ReginaHarris PHOTO: Marilyn Minter

 INSPIRATION: “EXPENSIVE TASTE”

A palette dripping of rich color.

MUA: Regina Harris PHOTO: Marilyn Minter

INSPIRATION: "Eye See" Gold, grease & a wide eye #MUA: Alice Gehndrih PHOTO: Solve Sundsbo

INSPIRATION: “EYE SEE”

Gold, grease and a wide eye.

MUA: Alice Gehndrih PHOTO: Solve Sundsbo

INSPIRATION: "FESTIVE" Eyes & lashes decorated with gold cutouts CHANEL #MUA: Peter Philips

INSPIRATION: “FESTIVE”

Eyes and lashes decorated with gold cutouts – CHANEL.

MUA: Peter Philips

INSPIRATION:"CHESHIRE" Gold grill,deconstructed lips, sly smile #MUA- Regina Harris PHOTO: Marilyn Minter

INSPIRATION:”CHESHIRE”

Gold grill, deconstructed lips, and sly smile.

MUA: Regina Harris PHOTO: Marilyn Minter

INSPIRATION: "FOCUS" VOGUE PARIS 2013 - Eyes take center stage in metals #MUA: Diane Kendall PHOTO: David Sims

INSPIRATION: “FOCUS” VOGUE PARIS 2013

Eyes take center stage in metals.

MUA: Diane Kendall PHOTO: David Sims

 

TEXTURED BEAUTY

A week of inspiration in Textured Beauty – a collision of shimmer, sparkle & anatomy.

INSPIRATION: "NIGHTINGALE"  Conceptual glitter performance art.  MUA & PHOTO: Robert G. Bartholot MUSE: Luizo Vega

INSPIRATION: “NIGHTINGALE”

Conceptual glitter performance art.

MUA & PHOTO: Robert G. Bartholot MUSE: Luizo Vega

INSPIRATION: "CHEWING PINK"  Hungry for glamour.  MUA: Regina Harris PHOTO: Marilyn Minter

INSPIRATION: “CHEWING PINK”

Hungry for glamour.

MUA: Regina Harris PHOTO: Marilyn Minter

INSPIRATION: "SOFT FOCUS"  Edginess blurred, intrigue accomplished.  MUA: Loni Bauer PHOTO: Studio Mierswa Kluska Mers

INSPIRATION: “SOFT FOCUS”

Edginess blurred, intrigue accomplished.

MUA: Loni Bauer PHOTO: Studio Mierswa Kluska Mers

INSPIRATION: "EUPHORIA"  Gold shimmer & stars elicits a heightened state.   MUA: Shinobu PHOTO: Saga Sig

INSPIRATION: “EUPHORIA”

Gold shimmer & stars elicits a heightened state.

MUA: Shinobu PHOTO: Saga Sig

INSPIRATION: "VISIONARY"  Piercing pink.  MUA: Tracy Murphy PHOTO: Marilyn Minter

INSPIRATION: “VISIONARY”

Piercing pink.

MUA: Tracy Murphy PHOTO: Marilyn Minter

INSPIRATION: "STAR KISSED"  Citrus sequin over sugary sweet lips.  MUA: Thomas Lorenz PHOTO: Jaques Bagios

INSPIRATION: “STAR KISSED”

Citrus sequin over sugary sweet lips.

MUA: Thomas Lorenz PHOTO: Jaques Bagios

INSPIRATION: "CELESTIAL BODY"  A galaxy transposed to torso.  MUA: David Armstrong PHOTO: Miguel Reveriego

INSPIRATION: “CELESTIAL BODY”

A galaxy transposed to torso.

MUA: David Armstrong PHOTO: Miguel Reveriego

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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