Thursday, December 22, 2016

Putting My Two Cents in

How do you trim your nails? I like to trim mine real short. I used to ask my dad if my nails and toenails deserve a MURI Award for Indonesia’s Shortest Nails, and he thought I was being ridiculous. Sometimes, I like to cut them until they almost bleed, but believe me, I ain’t  dat freak. We’ve all got our weird habits that nobody knows anyway

My preferences changed last year, though. I started to grow them out, shape ‘em, self-manicure ‘em… basically just let ‘em be pretty and have their moment. Then one day, I came across @two.cents account on Instagram and their lovely, lovely feed. What got me especially swooned was the wonderful nail design. The manicurists must be absolutely meticulous and downright creative. I then got intrigued, and decided to give it a try.

If you didn’t know, Two Cents provides at-home manicure service in Jakarta area, because #FingertipsMatter! They’re well known for their gel manicure offerings. The main difference between this type of nail varnish and regular lacquers is the longevity; gel manicure
can last for 2-3 weeks!

Now, let’s get on to the design. Determining which nail design to choose from was the fun (yet time-consuming) part. I wanted to incorporate negative space design and throw Mr Mendl’s Courtesan au Chocolat color palette from the Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel color palette into the mix. It was even harder to make up my mind when I came across other related color palette, but I finally went for one of the Royal Tenenbaums color palettes instead.

I then made my appointment via LINE and on the next day, the manicurist came to my place. The entire process took about 3 hours and I won’t bore you with all the details. Long story short, the process involved nail shaping, filing, and layering down some colors. The manicurist used a teeny tiny brush to paint my nails for best precision. Also, the process involved me putting my hands under UV light each time a color was laid down on my nails. Well, at least I believe it was a UV light. It was a loooong process indeed, so if you’d like to try this, you better get comfy!

Despite the fact that it took what feels like forever to finish, ‘the final result was absolutely impressive. The manicurist was so good, creative, and totally nailed it (sorry guys, I had to). My nails have never looked this pretty. They’ve got this negative space and Mondrian vibes now. One time, my friend said that they look like MoMA. I couldn’t agree more!

If you’d like to experience this awesome manicure service, simply add @two.cents to your LINE contact list and book for your appointment there. Oh, and don’t forget to choose your nail design! I recommend going to Pinterest and just start from there. I’m thinking about getting my nails done again some time later with another Wes Anderson’s color palette. Should I do another version from The Royal Tenenbaums or try the Grand Budapest Hotel’s pinkish color palette? Options, options...

Thursday, December 15, 2016

50 Shots of Makeup... Sorta

Who loves guacamole? I sure do. But I’m not talking about the guacamole that you constantly dip your nachos in. I’m talking about an Oscar nominated short movie titled Fresh Guacamole, which is just all kinds of amazing. It was created by PESFilm, which you should be subscribed to (or at least take a peek at some of their creative videos!) I then had this idea to create my take on it, and here it is!

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As always, I thank you for watching!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

My All-time Favorite Flick

It was a Friday night and I was wanting to watch some movies. I wanted something that wasn’t mind-bending, Christopher Nolan-ish type of thang, so something casual and laid-back. I wasn’t feeling the Hollywood vibes, and suddenly the urge to binge-watch on Thai flicks suddenly kicked in. Google then led me to this movie called Freelance (a. k. a. Heart Attack) and after seeing a rather handsome lad (Sunny Suwanmethanont) pictured on the movie’s poster, I immediately hit the play button. 2 hours later, I was head-over-heels in love with this movie. And the said lad. Basically, the movie followed a story of a 30-year-old freelance graphic designer named Yoon (Sunny) who got ill after working for days with no sleep, saw a doctor (the insanely gorgeous Davika Hoorne), had a little crush on her... but there was a twist.

Apparently, this motion picture was directed by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, who was also known for directing some of Thailand’s indie movies. I didn’t know how the hell he did it, but he did it good with this one. I mean, there must be good reasons behind why this movie won soooo many awards. It is THAT good. Now, allow me to share with you my personal opinions as to why this movie should be on your priority watch-list...

1. Eargasmic soundtracks/scores.
This had me at hello. And goodbye. Nawapol and the whole gang  did an absolutely brilliant job of selecting the songs to complement the scenes. Most of the songs are just amazing. But the one in particular that I’ve been listening to while I’m taking a shower, preparing my meal, and basically doing everything ever since I saw that movie is Sol by Napat Snidvongs.

2. The somewhat realistic story, acting, everything.
There are small details that made the movie seemed so realistic; Yoon’s cracked iPhone screen, a computer desktop that was filled with lots of shortcuts/files, repetitive use of certain wardrobes, even the makeup as well. The actors and actresses portrayed their roles impeccably. I especially love everything about Je (Violette Wautier) and the scene where Yoon and Je... ah, you’ve got to see it yourself! Told ya, there was a twist! Oh, I also love love love the cinematography.

3. It was hilarious af.
And very, very entertaining indeed.

The only negative thing about this movie is the fact that it had to end. God I wish it never had to! It makes me feel that I’m at this state where half of me wants to live inside the movie, but at the same time the other half of me knows that it’s just a movie and that I’m stuck on this reality that I can only wish Nawapol would direct. You see, it does things to me, this movie.

Stumbling upon this movie was definitely one of this year’s highlight o’ mine! Huge thanks to ma homegurl Shirin for getting me this book!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Somebody Wants to Know How I Did My Brows..., I filmed it for her!

The other day, I uploaded a Boomerang photo of me sportin' dem brows which I did using these products. One of my friends left a comment asking me to create a tutorial for that look (shout out to @inkeey!). So, I did! Actually, I don't like to call this a tutorial, as I don't see myself as a makeup tutor, guru, or whatever. This is more so how I did my brows for that particular photo, and just me having fun with makeup (and video-making) in general! 

There's also a poll goin' on towards the end of this video, so be sure to vote! I'd be happy to know what you'd like to see next :)

Ngalis basically means doing your brows in Indonesian. How do you do your brows?

Thursday, November 24, 2016

There's a Magnet for Your Lips

Have you ever searched here, there, and everywhere for a lip swatch of a particular lipstick shade, for weeks, and daydreamed about it?

Around 4-5 weeks ago, looking for a proper lip swatch video of the Armani Lip Magnets was sort of an impossible mission. I tried looking for lip swatches on Google, searching for #lipmagnet on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook… but only a few people talked about these bad boys back then—and all of them said that these were amazing. Also, I couldn’t remember how many times I had gone back and forth to the Selfridges website, just to check if a certain shade was back in stock again. Fast forward to 2 weeks later, the lineup started to appear on the Sephora website, with only 2 reviewers giving their two cents—and 5 stars—and more and more people were starting to make YouTube videos and write blog posts about ‘em. After I was sure that I had enough information to make my final decision, I made my mind to purchase what a lot of people said to be the most unique lipstick to date. And boy were they right.

Currently, the product is swimming under my makeup bag. I intend to slap it all over my lips any time of the day because it is that good and I just love the ritual. The shade in question is 507, also known as Garconne, which is described as a ‘mauve berry’ , Here’s the thing; after so many times I’d spent on researching for lip swatches on different skin tones (I was gonna spend a fortune on an Armani product, so this shit better be above and beyond), I was pretty adamant that 507 would float my boat. Initially I wanted to get 506, but I was afraid that it’d look like my other 96347 mauvey pink lipsticks. 600 was also beautiful, but I reckoned it’d look way too berry on me. So, 507 it was. On me though, the shade pulls more pink that it does more mauve. When I put it on for the first time, I didn’t really love it. But, I’m trying to give myself some time to love the color because this shit ain’t cheap it’s growing on me. Believe me.

In terms of packaging, I’m not really a huge fan of the red cap thing. I don’t know, maybe the Armani guys thought the red cap would make these stand out from their competitors. Although that’s a good point, it just not something that I’m into. But the applicator, though! GURL. The hefty price tag justifies this aspect well. It’s not your typical doe-foot applicator. I’d say it’s shaped like a diamond/teardrop because it has a V-shape point that makes applying product completely fuss-free. Getting the cupid’s bow and the edges of the lips right has never been this easy. Everrrrr. There’s also a stopper inside the bottle so you’d get just the right amount of product to coat your entire lips. And that goes to say that the shade’s pigmentation deserves a thumbs up. Usually, I go with 2 coats because I’m extra.

Formula wise, it’s really unique. Upon application, the texture feels like water. But about a minute or so later, the finish feels kinda satiny and not at all watery. Maybe it’s due to the water evaporation process which eventually makes the pigment and oil stick onto the lips like magnet—like everyone’s been saying on their sponsored content. So even though it claims to be matte, it definitely isn’t drying even after hours and hours of wear. Also, it feels sooo lightweight on the lips, like I almost have nothing on ‘em. It says to be transfer-proof as well, but I notice a very minimal transfer. And no need to worry about it getting all over your teeth!

The lasting power of this lipstick really depends on how much you eat and drink as well as what type of food you eat. One day, I put this on at 12pm. A plate of fried rice, glasses and glasses of water, and a total of 6 hours later, the color was still pretty much there. Obviously, it didn’t look as full on as when it did on 12pm, but it had faded evenly and left my lips looking like stained. Maybe that’s why it’s called lip magnet. The following day, I had Sate Domba Afrika with this lipstick on. I thought all the grease was gonna remove the lipstick, but it only made the center part of my lips look faded. I pursed my lips together to sort of even out the lip situation, and then they look as if I had just applied my lipstick on. Did it blow your mind? I thought the word ‘magic’ was not mentioned in the ingredients list.

There really is nothing negative that I have to say about this product. It really is amazing. Now, why do I feel like the shade 600 wouldn’t be too berry for my liking…

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Have Fun, Nomad

This picture was taken when I was standing in the middle of Shibuya’s busy (yet beautiful) streets. 

I used to watch travel vlogs very rarely on YouTube, but in the past couple of days, I’ve been really into watching them. I’ve even subscribed to a travel vlogger, and her name is Aileen. And she’s all kinds of awesome and beyond.

I think she and I are the same age. What’s really cool about her is her background story on how she got into being the digital nomad that she is today, which you can check out more on her blog/videos. I also find that her videos are such a joy to watch because they’re short, which I totally appreciate. Not to mention that I absolutely adore the way her videos are edited and her songs selection. The latter makes the entire experience so amusing. Here’s her latest video of her Hong Kong trip. 

If only hitting the ‘Esc’ button can get me elsewhere in an instant.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Everything is Coming Up Roses

I don’t want a garden full of roses. Instead, I want a drawer full of these types of roses:

Becca Rose Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed that apparently is no longer available for sale #sadtimes. Becca is known for producing one of the most best selling, high quality highlighters in the market. Not to mention all the craze that blew up on the internet the minute Jaclyn Hill announced their partnership. However, I’ve never been really interested in their highlighters, until this little number launched about a month or so ago. Go ahead and google some images of it and ook at the packaging! It’s all kinds of stunning. And that patterned print though... Seriously, if I had it now, I’d be doused in it.

Jouer Long Wear Lip Creme Liquid Lipstick in the shades Petale de Rose and Tawny Rose. Okay... I know they look (quite) similar. But who says mama can’t have too many mauvey pink lipsticks?

Last but certainly not least, the Sephora Color Lip Last Lipstick in Blooming Rose. This is the one that only a few know to be great but not many people rave about. Yesterday, I swatched one of the testers on the back of my hand and less than 5 mins after that, I went to the toilet and tried to remove the swatch using soap and water. I swear to God, this was indelible. Even after I got done washing my hands, I could still see a stain there. Incredible.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Bye, By Terry

Last year, I sold my soul for the By Terry Ombre Blackstar in the shade Misty Rock. Ever since I managed to get my hands on it, I’d been on a noble mission to add more colors to my collection. In particular, this mesmerizing deep plummy shade called Velvet Orchid. However, the hefty price tag was definitely a problem. Until I stumbled across The Balm Batter Up Eyeshadow Sticks.

They’re pretty much the answer to my prayer. And maybe yours too. Now, can we discuss about the packaging real quick? The Balm makes the most adorable packaging with the cutest vintage-esque illustration, and often uses funny puns to name their products as well. For instance, this range’s got a baseball game theme going on and the shade that I’ve got is called Slugger, a beautiful deep, deep purple with teeny tiny specs of microfine glitter. It’s undoubtedly a straight up dupe for Velvet Orchid. This basically has the same quality as the Ombre Blackstars. It glides over my eyelid and along my waterline like buttah. The texture is that buttery smooth. One swipe reveals a seriously super duper hella intense opacity. So, if you prefer more of a sheered-out, toned-down look, use a lighter hand. Blending wouldn’t be a fuss as well. You can easily use your finger or a brush to make the edges appear seamless. You’ll also have a little play-time with it before it completely sets. Believe me, when it sets, it’s gonna stay there alllllllll day and night. It’s gonna survive wudus as well. I have a feeling that this might also be bulletproof.

Currently, there are a total of 8 shades in this range. So, if you want something from the Ombre Blackstar lineup, I’d say check these out first before you shell out your ca$$$h!

PS: Have you seen my short film?

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Here's What You Need to Know

So, I (along with my awesome gang) created this short film...

Now, you may wonder why we made this movie. Or not.

A little over a month ago, Forbes announced its first ever international short movie contest, which was the Forbes Under 30 Short Film Festival. I was really excited to join because I wanted to be on the cover of Forbes magazine, smiling next to Oprah and the Queen one of my lifetime goals was (and still is) to make films. Oh, and because the entry fee was $0.

Initially, I wanted the story to be something that was very close to me, which obviously was beauty-related. However, after receiving a lot of feedback, I changed the whole concept. The short film festival was said to be held in this month (on the 17th, to be exact). After doing some googling, I found out that October was also known as the Domestic Violence Awareness Month. So I figured that it was only fitting to base my story on that subject.

I didn’t really know that much about domestic violence (not saying that I’m now an expert at it, though), so I did some research. I used to study psychology back in uni anyway so I figured that I’d be a fool if I didn’t base this movie on some theoretical ground, especially for such issue. I also talked to a friend who’d soon be a sought-after clinical psychologist, and she really helped me to better understand the cycle of domestic violence. However, I didn’t want the story to be way too theoretical and rigid, so I also watched an amazing Ted video and read some survivors’ stories online, which helped me so much in developing the story.

Now, here’s the thing. I had made some videos previously, but this time ‘round was my first legit short movie. I was absolutely clueless about where to begin. I’d be working with people and nobody was gonna be able to read my mind so I needed to figure out how to be an efficient team player. Luckily, I’d got a friend who once studied film making -- and edited the behind the scenes footage from Filosofi Kopi, mind you -- and she kindly gave me some advice on how to write the script, determining the necessary equipment, and all that jazz. Long story short, I then became less clueless.

“Things will go wrong” was a quote by the infamous Martin Scorsese that I once came across. I didn’t expect everything to fall into place. There were some challenging times, but nothing that we couldn’t handle (and laughed a lot about ‘em). Remember the scene where Arinda shut the door in front of Andre’s face, that was only shown for a fraction of a second? It literally took us umpteen times to get the shot that you saw. Fun times.

Technical things aside, I was having some struggles with myself as well. I was afraid that I couldn’t be a good director (omg I hate to use that word) for the people that I worked with, because I was still clueless (remember?). But, they were simply amazing. They helped me figure things out easily. I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun I had with these people.

I’d like to share with you some more details about what was really going on behind the camera, but I don’t wanna bore you with more of my ramblings... for now. So, I suppose it’s about time to wrap this up.

But before that, big fat thanks to

Riga, for driving us all the way to and back from the filming location, napping and taking a swim when everyone else was busy shooting scenes, making sure our tummies were full and happy, criticizing my ideas, and for your constant support.

Riyo, for your incredibly mad, mad skillz. It only took him less than 24 hours to edit the first draft, which I think was so insane in the best way possible. More and more people need to know of how amazing and talented and what a virtuoso you are.

Andre, for not coming on time (HAHA), for Un-Drake-ing my heart, and all the lame-ass jokes that only we would understand.

The disturbingly beautiful Arinda, for listening to me talking about my teenage dream of directing a movie back in 2007 or so, and being involved when I turned it into reality this year.

And to you, for making it this far.

Unfortunately, I didn’t make it to the semi-finalist round. But whatever. I may have lost in one competition, but I’ve gained plenty of invaluable learning experience. Plus, I may have saved someone’s life, Who knows?

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Take It, Take It All

What a boring product shot.

The other night, I was wearing quite a ‘heavy duty’ eye makeup, which involved products that claimed to be indelible (and a lot of dirty brushes, obviously). Normally, I’d just use a bi-phase makeup remover then cleanse my entire face altogether using a facial wash. But this time ‘round, I wanted to use something different, that was the Take It Away Makeup Remover Lotion by Estee Lauder. It was gathering dusts in my mother’s stash anyway, so... I was just being a good daughter and make the most out of everything, you know? I was a bit nervous prior to using it. Is this thing gonna burn my eyes? But I ended up squeezing a dollop of it and gently rubbing/working it into one side of my eye. I was pleasantly surprised by how quick and easy it was at melting those waterproof gel liner, lashings of mascara, and 678675 layers of eye shadows away. And the best part was that it didn’t sting my eye. I repeated the same step to my other eye as well as to my self-acclaimed waterproof lipstick that I was wearing that night. After I started to look like a panda, I washed my face using my regular facial wash. And that was that. No remnants of makeup detected afterwards. A regular, dual phase makeup remover would do the same job, but like I said, I was feeling something different. Besides, this was much quicker, easier, not to mention that I didn’t have to waste a single cotton pad. Win win win. Now, if only this was the case with cleaning all those dirrty brushes...

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Not a Pretty Neutral Look...

...but still really pretty, though.

Why so gorgeous?

I was scrolling through the Instagram feed the other day and came across this lovely image posted by Ellen a.k.a. @prettyneutral. What captivated me the most about her photo was this mesmerizing blueish eye makeup that she was wearing (as pictured above). Thank goodness she did a blog post about all of the product breakdown as well as the step-by-step guide to achieve that look. I really wanted to create a look inspired by it using whatever I had in my makeup arsenal, so I did. Pretty much.

The focal point of this entire look was obviously the blue eye shadow, but the one that she wore on her Instagram photo was looking rather grayish (at least to me), so I thought the Slate shade from my LORAC Pro Palette would work just fine for this look. But before that, I put on my Wardah Staylast Waterproof Gel Eyeliner as sort of a base on my mobile lid and blended the edges using a blending brush. This would help the Slate shade that I’d put over it appear more vibrant. After patting the eye shadow that I had layered over the ‘base’ using a flat eye shadow brush, I went ahead and blended the edges again, put a second layer to make the color even more poppin', and did my final blending. Next, I took a bigger blending brush, dipped it into Sable, and worked that into my crease using circular and windscreen wiper motions alternately. For the lower lash line, I just used a pencil brush to pack Slate all over it, then wiped my brush quickly on a tissue paper to remove any residue before going in with Sable once more to smoke out the lower lash line. In the picture, Ellen was also wearing false lashes. However, I just couldn’t be arsed to wear falsies, so I just applied lashings and lashings of mascara to my top and bottom lashes. I really wiggled the wand at the very base of my upper lashes and tried my best to resist the urge to release the mascara wand upwards and outwards, as my goal was to make my lashes as va va voom as possible. I wanted the ‘thickness’ to be concentrated at the base of my lashes, and my attempt was rather successful. I'd say. 

Finally, ze lips. She had this beautiful orangey shade all over her lips. I reckoned that my OFRA Miami Fever would be a pretty spot on duplicate for it, but I felt that a more subdued (or nude, I should say) glossy lip would tie the whole look just as perfect. So, I busted out the Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss in Liar from my makeup drawer and painted my whole lips with it instead.

I was pretty jolly with how it turned out. Thanks to Ellen for being an awesome inspiration! She’s such a hidden gem in the #InstaBeauty world. I mean, look at these disturbingly beautiful makeup looks that I wish to recreate some time later:

Those duo-chromatic eyes tho.
I can't deal with this level of etherealness.

Really loving her taste/style/looks in general! Also, if you’re into makeup and skincare stuff that are considered greener and friendlier to the environment, I think you’d really love her content. 

Oh, almost forgot to mention that I also popped some shimmery champagney eye shadow onto my inner corners, just because I was extra.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Objects of Desire

Have you ever wanted a makeup product so badly, that you wouldn’t stop yourself from looking 58 similar pictures of it every single time?

*raises hand*

I think about makeup products each passing minute, However, there are only 3 specific things that hold a special space not only in my makeup drawer, but also in my heart.

The first one being the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper. I think it was Estee Lalonde who got me hooked on it in the very beginning. Then, I searched and searched for more online reviews on YouTube and whatnot, only to find more and more people singing its praises. There. I was even more convinced about how great the product was, and all I thought about was how to get my hands on that thing. Long story short, I already finished my second product long, long ago and I’m really looking forward to drawing cat-flicks using the Tattoo Liner again.

Then, we have the NARS Audacious Lipstick in the color Anna. Everyone used to rave about it and I did find some who claimed that it had the best lipstick formulation of all time. I was really into mauvey pink lip at that moment... okay. I lied. I still am. I don’t remember exactly what got me into that product in the first place, but I remember typing #NarsAnna on Insta and Nars Anna Lip Swatch on the YouTube search bar every single day back then. After getting the actual product, I understand what the hype was all about. It was beautiful. Not to mention the ultra gratifying magnetic closure.

Now, I’m in the middle of this ‘phase’ again. Everyday, I find myself looking for pictures/reviews of the Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Stepping Out on YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram... basically every corner on the Internet. Homegirl really wants that thing reaaallll bad. Oh the downside of living in a third world country...

Or maybe it’s just me who’s always wanted makeup that’s so hard to get hold of.

*Googles more swatches of the Smashbox liquid lippie*

Thursday, September 8, 2016

YouTube is My Lyf

In this digital age, there's no denying that people spend most of their time on the world wide web. Here in Indonesia, or at least, Jakarta, Path happens to be one of the most used social media apps. I have it installed on my phone but I rarely use it simply because I'm not fascinated by the contents posted by the people whom I'm 'friends' with--they're just boring as phuck. It's a different story with YouTube, though. It's like air, water, and electricity for me. I may talk about lipsticks and eyeliners a lot, but it doesn't mean that I'm not interested in other subjects/things the world has to offer. For instance, this pint-sized prodigy named Brielle who was featured on The Ellen Show several times. Besides making me go "ooooh" because of how adorable (and hella clever) Brielle was, these videos also made me learn some fun facts about chemistry. Oh, FUN FACT: on a chemistry exam, I used to just write my name and slept until the exam time was over. Such a teacher's pet.

A few days ago, Riga introduced me to Key & Peele. I'm gonna keep this short and sweet; just watch 2 videos below and you can thank me later.

Laughing improves your cardiovascular health anyways, right? You're welcome.

Oh, if you fancy some 'makeup-ey' YouTube picks, click here.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Another Brow-Related Post Cuz It's the Age of the Brows

If I were asked "What's the thing that's dramatically changed the beauty industry?", my answer for now would definitely be "Brows". Or rather, "Cara Delevingne". Ever since Miss Delevingne started the Brow (On Fleek) Revolution, a lot of people have been dying to transform their sperm-like, non-existent brows into thicker, bushier, caterpillar-esque brows like the ones that she's blessed with−There's a reason why Charlotte Tilbury named one of her brow products "Cara D". To accommodate market demands, the beauty industry have provided inventive products like brow powders, pencils, and pomades, just to name a few. There's even this thing called eyebrow tattooing, which I reckon would be ideal to those who'd want much longer-lasting results. 

Personally, I like natural looking brows and prefer working with powders to achieve my desired look. I've never tried brow pomades and have never been trying them because I suppose it'd be 'too much' for my brows; I feel like it wouldn't be as easy as powders to work with and my brows would look too overdone in the end. However, if that's your thing, you do you. Assumptions aside, I still would like to try filling in my brows with pomades someday.

The other day, I was doing my wing using the Wardah Staylast Waterproof Gel Eyeliner on my Zoeva 317 Wing Liner brush. I rarely use this particular eyeliner because it doesn't live up to its claims (boo). Not to mention that it doesn't glide on smoothly. But that's just another story. Anyways, out of curiosity, I then decided to fill in my brows using the said/pictured product and brush. I loaded the brush with some of the eyeliner, took off the excess on the back of my hand, and then drew hair-like strokes on the sparse areas on my brows. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised with how it turned out! My brows looked a lot defined, not in a revolting and overdone way, and I somehow loved them. Shade-wise, I thought that it'd would look way too dark and 'harsh' on my brow hairs, but it looked just fine. 

Even though it's not formulated specifically as a long-wearing, waterproof brow product, I think it's a pretty good alternative that can be used to make your brows look fuller and more defined. The Zoeva brush makes the perfect combo for this technique, for I found that it was so easy to maneuver. I think I'll be doing my brows this way only on days when my face won't have to get wet.

How would you prefer your brows to look? Will sperm-like brows or 1920s flapper girl brows make a come back? Who do you think would start the revolution?