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Say Wha?! Miley Bleaches Her Brows

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Those of you cyberstalking pop rebel Miley Cyrus’s Instagram account last night may have stumbled upon quite the mystery: The Case of Miley’s Missing Brows.

It appears that Miley has bleached her brows to match her platinum locks, joining the ranks of Lara Stone and Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Lisbeth Salander. It’s a bold move—one part high fashion, one part punk—but we think Miley has the confidence to pull it off. What’s your take?

—Maura

For a slew of brow maintenance tips visit Birchbox’s Brows that W-O-W Shop. 

Top 5 Brow Grooming Tips from the #AskBenefit Twitter Chat

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Maintaining your brows can be a handful. Thankfully Jared Bailey, the brow wizard at Benefit, was kind enough to share his beauty expertise with us yesterday in a fun and informative Twitter chat. He schooled us on everything from bleaching to over-plucking, and now our notebooks overflow with new tricks—we’re Benebabes for life. Here are our top five most helpful tips gleaned from yesterdays chat: 

1. “Pencil is going to be for definition, gel is to tame.”

2. When bleaching your brows, “Be careful! Bleaching around your eyes can be dangerous. Consult a brow artist in person.”

3. When trimming your brows, “Proceed with extreme caution. The key is to brush them up and trim them like a bonsai tree: very gently.”

4. “Work your natural arch! Since everyone’s brows are different, cookie-cutter styles and stencils simply won’t do.”

5. Over-plucked? “Visit a Brow Bar here for brow mapping. For a quick fix, sweep your bangs to the side!”

Want more eye-opening brow tips? You can read through the entire chat with #AskBenefit

—Sarah 

Check out our Brows that W-O-W category for a slew of Benefit brow products and tips. 

Benefit’s Gimme Brow: A gif Tutorial

While we adore video tutorials, sometimes we need a quick step-by-step that we can move through at our own pace. Enter: gif tutorials. Like videos, they make it easy for us to imitate the motions, but we don’t have to press pause every time we need to take a second look. Plus, they’re pretty fun to watch. 

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When it comes to our daily beauty routines, we often overlook our eyebrows. We’re so busy evening out our tinted moisturizer and applying that extra swipe of lipgloss we usually forget that one of the most important final touches is filling in our brows.

Luckily, our friends over at Benefit Cosmetics have got us covered with their life-changing new product, Gimme Brow. The innovative fiber-gel formula adheres to skin and hair creating eyebrows where there were none before. Best of all, it blends easily and is a cinch to use thanks to its precision applicator brush. To prove just how genius this product is, we asked our editorial intern Ashley to transform her arches before your eyes with just a few swipes of this (magical?) wand. image

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Before and After: The Magic of A Universal Brow Pencil

One of the best parts about working at Birchbox is learning new tricks and discovering products. My latest Birchbox discovery was the brow pencil and the impact it can have on your appearance. 

Before working here, I always thought that the only people who filled in their brows were those with light blonde hair or those with thin brows who need more definition. You can imagine then that I was skeptical when I was asked to test drive It Cosmetics’ Universal Brow Pencil. My first thought was that there’s no way a brow pencil can actually be universal. How could someone with blonde hair use the same pencil color that I do and still have it look natural? 

I had to test this out and I decided to gather a few other girls from the team with different hair colors and brow shapes to help me. It amazed me to see that this one pencil did really work on all five of us. Take a look through the before and after photos below and you’ll notice just how much of a difference filling in your brows can make!  

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Everything You Need to Know About Threading: The Brow-Waxing Alternative

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I’ve mentioned on the blog before that I have frustratingly sensitive, breakout-prone skin. But what I haven’t talked about is another one of my most bashful beauty secrets: I inherited fantastically bushy eyebrows from my dad.

You might say, “But Candice, I haven’t seen those crazy brows in a Birchbox video before!” (At least hopefully! Maybe you have seen them? Eek.) But I’ve been able to shape and manage those tiny caterpillars—sans wax-induced breakouts—thanks to the Indian art of threading.

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