Beautiful Brow Techniques

Hello! How are you today? Ready to get those brows going on?

I know I am! Learning to do my eyebrows has been a very fun journey for me. I’ve enjoyed learning about different brow products and brow techniques.

I’ve always had very prominent brows and never really had to use anything other than something to hold them into place, but you know how it is as we mature and things begin to change…

Upside is, we can always learn new things, and learn how to keep our beauty as brilliant as ever!

To begin this journey, I first went to my Avon website and learned about the different types of eyebrow products available and ordered several that appealed to me. The good thing about eyebrow products (at least Avon’s), is that they’re not really expensive, so it is great to get several products to try out.

I’ll go over the different products that I tried for my new look and tell you their price points as well. But first, I’ll share with you the techniques I’ve been learning along the way too. I’ve been watching YouTube videos and reading how-to’s, and practicing.

Here are a few of the first steps to begin with:

Beautiful Brow Techniques

Ahead of time tip: Tweeze and keep your eyebrow hairs trimmed. I trim my eyebrow hairs by brushing them upward and then taking my shears and trimming them at the top so that there are no long hairs going crazy.

Then, when you’re ready to do your eyebrow makeup, you will want to brush your brows with your brow brush and have them smooth and ready for product application.

You can measure where your eyebrows should begin, arch, and end, with your eyebrow brush or a pencil. Begin at your nostril – place your pencil upward. This is where your eyebrow should begin. Then from your nostril, halfway through your eye, to find your natural arch, and then from your nostril to the outer corner of your eye, is where your eyebrow should end.

To begin, start by outlining how you want the shape of your eyebrow to be. If you’re not sure, this is where practice makes perfect. Just be patient with yourself and try a little color at a time till you’re comfortable with the amount of product, and the size brow that you think look best for you. This is what took me a little while to to get used to. But I am getting more and more comfortable with having a finished brow look, and am really enjoying it.

For our next beautiful brow step, which products will be best for you?

Avon Eyebrow Products

Here is a list of the Avon Eyebrow Products that I used, and their prices:

  1. Avon True Color Glimmersticks Brow Definer – Regular price $9.00, right now $3.99
  2. Tattoo Station Proof Brow Pencil – Regular price $10.00, right now $7.00
  3. Ultra Luxury Brow Liner – Regular price $6.00, right now $3.29
  4. Tattoo Station Proof Brow Pomade – Regular price $23.00, right now $19.00
  5. Avon Pro Brow Brush – Regular price $9.00, right now $5.59
Avon Eyebrow Products

I will tell you my favorites, and what I used each for.

Firstly, I really like the Ultra Luxury Brow Liner because it is a very fine-pointed pencil and I can resharpen it, and keep it that way. I like using it for outlining. I can get the perfect definition cleanly using this pencil, and it goes on very easily with no tugging. Do not draw with a straight, precision line though, just kind of lightly flick the pencil on to look more natural.

I like using both the Glimmerstick Brow Definer and the Tattoo Station Brow Pencil as well. They are not quite as thin a point, so they are great for filling in. When I decided to fill in an area underneath the front top of my brow that needed to be colored in and blend with the rest of my brow, I found that the Glimmersticks worked best for this job. I ordered the Tattoo Station Brow Pencil and Glimmerstick in different colors – One is more black/gray and the other more taupe/brown. I like to use them both since my hair is different colors too.

For the Pomade. It goes on very well and is brushable. I personally am not ready to use the little brush that comes with it to draw on an outline or fill in with it, at least till I get a bit better with my technique probably. If you’ve had more experience than I, you will most likely love this formulation. It is waterproof and has a 24 hour wear time. I’m going to keep practicing with this one. It has very good pigmentation, and the color I chose is a brown/gray. Perfect for my hair color.

The last step in completing a brow look is to use the spoolie end of the brow brush to gently blend and soften the product(s) used in the brow. You can do this as you go as well. If you blend too much, you can always go back and add more color where needed. But if you like it just the way it is, omit this step. It’s all about what you think looks pretty on you.

I have to tell you that after I finished my brows, I felt more spunky! I put on some darker lipstick, a bit more eyeshadow, fluffed my hair, and put on my earrings. It changed my whole attitude.

Get Your Best Brow Look Going On!

And to me that’s what makeup is all about anyway. Enhancing our natural beauty, and making us feel great. I know that when I feel like I look good, I feel good. It really changes my mood, for the better.

How about you? How does makeup make you feel? We may have to discuss that sometime too.

I hope you enjoyed my eyebrow experimentation with products and techniques. I am very happy to share my experiences with you, and I hope it has helped you in your eyebrow journey too.

Let me know which products you like best, and I’d love to see your pics!

Till next time, stay fabulous!

Jfay

youravon.com/mybeauty

Over 50 Beauty Blogger and Avon Representative

Over 50 Makeup Ideas and Style

Festival Vibes Are On The Way!

Yours! Free with Coupon Offer!

Did you get your email in on time? I hope so! Here it is, as promised! I’ve sent a Coupon Code to everyone on my list. You will receive your Code in tomorrow’s email.

Shop to your heart’s content and enjoy a Free Gift, just for you, as a Thank You, or save it for a special Christmas Gift. The Festival Vibes A-Box has 3 full sized eye makeup items, and a try-it size of Love at First Lash Mascara. Absolutely my favorite mascara, you’ll love it! Looks like you’ll receive 2 Glimmershadow Liquid Eyeshadows and a Glimmersticks Eyeliner. The Glimmershadows are fabulous! I’m so enjoying wearing mine. Very easy to apply and blend, and very long wearing too. The Glimmersticks Eyeliners go on very well – and they can go on over eyeshadow. Just dab a bit more (powder) eyeshadow to set it, and you’re on your way for all day wear. A-Box Values range from $35.00 – $40.00 each.

And BONUS – this time around I’ve sent you (2) Offers, so be on the look-out for a second email with this offer:

Free Gift with Your Email Subscription

The Anew Ultimate Day Multiperformance Cream (Travel Size) is yours Free with any $40.00+ purchase. Just use your Coupon Code at checkout. This is a $15.00 value.

Have fun! Get some gorgeousness for yourself with an added Thank You Gift to make your day extra special.

And I do thank you very sincerely,

Jfay

youravon.com/mybeauty

Did you sign up for your free offer?

Welcome to my Makeup Room!

Hello everyone, and welcome to my Makeup Room!

This is where I report to you from, and do my makeup photography.

As you can see, I enjoy using the products that I love to share with you.

Some of my Favorite Avon Makeup Goodies

I was just talking with my sister last evening about getting my Makeup Room spruced up and ready for more in-depth photography, and told her, “You know, I’m about to turn 56 and I’m setting up to do even more makeup photography and blogging.” That’s really amazing. It just dawned on me – my age. I am very thankful that at 55 I’m still enjoying makeup and wanting to look my best – and to keep learning new things in the makeup field. It’s never to early or too late to celebrate our beauty, to appreciate it, and to work to preserve and highlight what we’ve got. I so admire those that are even more mature than I, and seeing them still shining in all their glory, and not giving up at any certain age on being the best that they can be, and that’s what I strive for as well, and to hopefully inspire others along the way.

Avon Beauty

Check out what’s coming up – I’m so excited!! A Parisian Holiday!

I welcome you to share in my makeup and beauty journey. Let’s see what kind of (good) trouble we can get into. Have some fun, and some laughs, and perhaps some gorgeous results too!

I told you I’ve been working on my eyebrow game. I’m getting pretty good at it, and plan to share what I’ve been learning with you very soon. I have (4) different products that I’ve been trying out, so stay tuned! I’ll also be sharing with you again my experience using the new Cashmere Complexion Makeup Foundation and Concealer. The Powder Foundation is to die for ladies, it covers so well, and yet looks so fresh. I am loving how my makeup looks even more now than ever before.

Cashmere Complexion Powder Foundation

Okay, I’m off for now, but you know I’ll be back soon with more fabulousness to share with you.

Remember to treat yourself well, and do things that make you the happiest,

Jfay

Your Personal Beauty Consultant and Avon Representative (and Over 50 Beauty Blogger!)

youravon.com/mybeauty

Welcome to my Avon Makeup Room!

The Avon 2020 Christmas Holiday Gift Guide is Here! Happy Campaign 23!

Shop the Avon 2020 Holiday Gift Guide!

Seasons Greetings! It’s that time again! Avon’s just released their 2020 Holiday Gift Guide!

So many beautiful Christmas items. Check out the new sleepwear and slippers. There are holiday themed lotions and lip balms, fragrance gift sets for him and her, and how gorgeous is the new starry makeup caddy?

Merry and Bright Holidays with Avon!

There are also jewelry gifts, gifts for him, and gifts for the home now listed. You can check out all the fabulousness here.

Holly Jolly Gifties!

The other big news for Campaign 23 is the release of Avon’s new LYRD Artisan fragrances. These are described as fragrance artistry, expertly crafted by master perfumers, using unexpected combinations of the finest ingredients.

LYRD Artisan Cherry Vetiver Eau de Parfum

Those that know me, know that this is a subject that rings very true to my heart. Formerly a candle artist and perfumer, I know a little about fragrance blending. Getting the right combination of aromas that dance together in perfect harmony. It truly is an art, and an art that can delight your senses.

LYRD Artisan Santal Musk Eau de Parfum

I’ve had the privilege to try the Cherry Vetiver aroma, and I absolutely love it. This definitely reminds me of the types of aromas that I would blend. I am so looking forward to trying the Santal Musk Parfum. I love musk based aromas, they are in my top faves, and the Santal Musk Parfum is described as being a blend of Indian Sandalwood and magnetic White Musk. Guess what? I love sandalwood as much as I love musk, so yeah, I’ll be giving this one a try very soon.

The Cherry Vetiver Parfum is described as a blend of Sweet Cherry and smooth Haitian Vetiver. I’ve blogged about this particular aroma blend so you’ll have to check that out. But this one smells so beautiful. I love wearing it. It is not hard on the nose at all, which, if you’re wondering, is why I had to leave the world of scent-blending behind. It became sensory overload for my very sensitive sense of smell. It’s taken me a few years to be able to wear scent again, and I can only wear those that are not too overpowering. So, yes, I definitely recommend the Artisan Cherry Vetiver, and look forward to trying the Artisan Santal Musk.

Another amazing thing about the Artisan Parfums is that they are unisex aromas, so you can gift either of these to anyone this season, including yourself.

And so you know, there will be more fun Christmas goodies being added throughout the next several campaigns, including Avon’s Parisian themed Christmas items, so you’ll want to be sure to sign up to get blog post notifications to be the first to know when all the fabulousness is released.

Also, be sure to sign up on my Avon website to receive email notifications. You will receive email directly from Avon with unadvertised specials that you can take advantage of during the holiday shopping season, plus I send out special free gift opportunities to my customers and email list recipients. It’s very easy to sign up – Click Here to visit the Holiday Gift Guide – Scroll to the bottom of the page, and you’ll find the SIGN UP button. You can also sign up to receive email when you enter the Avon Monthly Sweepstakes. Yay!

Here’s a peek at the free gift offers I will be sending my email recipients during Campaign 23:

Free Gift Offer for My Avon Email Recipients C.23
Free Gift Offer for my Avon Email Recipients C.23

So go get signed up! I’d love for you to get in on the fun! The Festival Vibes A-Box pictured above is a $40.00 value gift set, so yeah, that’s a fabulous gift that you could give to yourself or save for a special Christmas gift.

I’ll give everyone a little time to get signed up before I send out the emails for the free gift offers. I usually post a head’s up here on my blog as well as on my Social Media pages when the coupon codes are on their way.

Okay gang — I shall close for now. I’m so excited for the holidays this year. I hope I can help spread some fun, and comforts and joy this season for you, your family, and your home.

Till next time, stay fabulous!

Jfay

Your Personal Beauty Consultant and Avon Representative

youravon.com/mybeauty

Avon C23

Free Shipping on Your Favorite Beauty Products, My Treat!

Enjoy Free Shipping!

Hey gang! Happy Monday to you, and happy free shipping, my treat!

I personally pay your shipping for you when you place a $60+ order from my Avon webstore. Woo Hoo! It’s my way of saying thank you very much for your business. I really appreciate it, and you!

No coupon code needed. Just enjoy shopping all your favorite Avon beauty products, makeup, skincare, and beginning tomorrow afternoon…. Christmas goodies are arriving!! Yaaaayyyyy!!!

I think we can all use an early infusion of Christmas joy this year, right? The full Avon Christmas 2020 lineup will not be revealed tomorrow, but there will be some really fun preview products available, so stay tuned for that!

Have fun!

Jfay

Your Personal Beauty Consultant and Avon Representative

youravon.com/mybeauty

Free Gift Offer Surprise!

Special Treat for My Customers!

Today’s just filled with all kind of fun and surprises! I love it!

Head’s up to my Avon customers. Be sure to check your email tomorrow for a special surprise gift offer just for you, from me.

You will also receive your secret gift code to use to receive your free gift. How fun is that?

If you’re not currently a customer, would you like to be treated to a special gift chance too? Check my previous blog post for the chance to enter a special Sweepstakes – no purchase necessary.

If you’re thinking of becoming an Avon customer, now is a great time. I can still send you a special offer and code with the receipt of your first order. This current offer lasts till 10-12. I send out monthly offers, so get in on the fun!

Jfay

Your Personal Beauty Consultant and Avon Representative

youravon.com/mybeauty

A fun surprise gift offer for you!

Love Your Skin Sweepstakes $386.00 Value

Enter Today!

Now that’s what I call a FABULOUS haul of goodness!

Hello! How are you doing today? I hope wonderfully.

How would you like to receive this skin care beauty regimen gift set for free? I spy several of my favorites that I use all the time in this gift set, and I know I’d love to give all of these a try. How about you?

The new Isa Knox Anew products are absolutely dreamy and so luxe. You might as well put your name in the hat — I did!

Just follow this LINK and fill out your info. You can also sign up to receive promotional offers (there are a lot of great deals in these offers) directly from my Avon website.

The Sweepstakes ends 11-2-20.

Good luck!! I hope you win!

Jfay

Your Personal Beauty Consultant and Avon Representative

youravon.com/mybeauty

Physiogel, Your Solution for Dry, Sensitive Skin

Introducing New Physiogel by Avon

Hey everyone!

I promised I’d share my new favorite face moisturizer with you, and here it is, Avon’s new Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy Intensive Facial Cream.

When I received this in my Avon Swag Bag, I was just kind of like, huh. Didn’t look that impressive to me. But, I decided to give it a try. You know how much I love The Therapy Oil Blending Cream, so yeah, I wasn’t even thinking of trying another facial moisturizer. So glad I did though! Humble looks can be deceiving, especially when we all love fancy and beautiful packaging for our cosmetics, right?

This lotion is (trying to think of an appropriate adjective here… ) super, fantastic, awesome, wonderful, and tha bomb! Haha! How’s that? I think I just about covered how much I adore this lotion.

I was soooo surprised when I tried it. Firstly, I do have very sensitive skin, so with it being for dry, sensitive skin, I was like, okay, yeah, at least it shouldn’t irritate my skin. This lotion goes on like SILK. I am telling you, it is rich without being oily, light but so moisturizing. My skin immediately feels moisturized and has (as I’ve seen described) a water glow look.

I’ve not even gotten to the best part about this lotion yet. Physiogel is designed with BioMimic Technology. What is that, you ask? Physiogel contains lipids that are similar to those found naturally in our skin. Lipids help repair and strengthen our skin’s moisture barrier and restores hydration to keep our skin strong and visibly healthy. So, in other words, when you use Physiogel you are giving your skin what it naturally needs to repair and restore itself, which equals more youthful looking skin.

Developed with BioMimic Technology

And, there are many formulations of Physigel to choose from. In the Daily Moisture Therapy category there are face and body lotions and a cleanser. In the Calming Relief category there are face and body lotions. You can Click Here to check out all of them and see which may fulfill your needs the most.

The Physiogel products come in a variety of price ranges. The one I’m showing you here that I am using is listed for $44.00 regular price, but on my website it is $34.99. Quite a savings there.

If you have dry skin, sensitive skin, or both, you will really want to give this a try. You know how your skin feels really tight sometimes after cleansing? It is gone instantly when you smooth this on. Use it on your neck/chest area as well to keep those areas looking youthful too. I always say the neck can give away someone’s age, so keep that neck moisturized! 🙂

Okay gang. I shall close with that beauty tip. I am off to order a variety of brow products to try out. I mentioned to you in my last blog post that I was trying to up my brow game, so I’ll be experimenting with Avon’s newest brow products and see how they work, which works best for me, or if a combo of products works best, etc. We’ll see. This should be fun!

Till next time, stay fabulous, and moisturize!

Jfay

youravon.com/mybeauty

Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy

Physiogel’s skin-friendly creams and lotions, dermatologist recommended, are
formulated with pure and gentle ingredients, are hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic
and free from fragrances, preservatives and colorants.

Love your Face with Cashmere Complexion Foundation and Concealer

fmg Cashmere Complexion Compact Powder Foundation

Ready for your new favorite foundation and concealer?

How are you doing today? I hope you said fantastic, and I have some fantastic makeup to share with you for sure.

Avon recently introduced their new foundation and concealer line called Cashmere Complexion. I put off trying them as I had just ordered Avon foundation not too long ago, but after receiving an email inquiring about the foundation-to-powder compact that we’ve all gotten so used to, being no longer available, I decided that I needed to give this new makeup a try since this is now the foundation in compact form that is available. I’m sure there was probably an easier way to explain that! But anyway, you get the idea. Out with the old and in with the new, so let’s give it a go!

What a difference — I see now why they changed it. This new Cashmere Complexion line is definitely an upgrade. If the lady who was upset about them taking away her favorite compact foundation can see this — don’t be upset — this new one is totally awesome!! Much, much better. I really enjoyed the other one, but this one is, like I said, awesome! It begins as a powder, but not your ordinary hard powder. It is very soft and easy gliding onto the sponge, (that’s included with the compact), and onto your face. You can put it on your face directly, just like that. It provides a light/medium coverage, so you can quickly just apply and go. But, if you’re wanting a bit more coverage, dampen the sponge (I used a different sponge when I wanted to have it dampened so that I didn’t have to dry out the one that goes in the compact.) and apply it wet. It then goes on exactly like a foundation, giving you ample coverage. It is ample coverage, but lighter. It is not goopy in the least bit. I did have a slight issue with the older version around my eyebrow area. It would kind of cling to my eyebrow area and cause a slight goopy look when I then tried to do my eyebrows, but not this new one. It goes on clean. No goopiness around my brow area, and it blends very well onto my skin. And it matches much better. I now get great coverage without it looking like a fake color on my skin. Just looks like I have flawless skin now. I really love it so much. You can even use it as a finishing powder after completing your look. I do that, and it looks so pretty, and it stays. It stays all day… I just wore it on an outing to a Pumpkin Patch, and I looked just as great coming home after being outdoors for hours, with no touch-ups, as when I first left home.

Here is Avon’s official description – check out the awesome ingredients –

Powdered luxury. Create a flawless, silky-smooth complexion with this weightless 2-in-1 powder foundation, featuring a luxuriously soft formula with a long-lasting soft-focus matte finish. With amino-acid-coated pigments to control shine and visibly smooth skin, and vegan collagen to keep skin looking supple and fresh. Can be applied wet or dry, as a foundation or setting powder with buildable medium-to-full coverage. Mirror compact and sponge for seamless touch-ups. .34 oz net wt.

BENEFITS
• Multi-use: can be applied wet or dry, and can be used as foundation or setting powder
• Buildable medium-to-full coverage
• Collagen to keep skin looking supple and fresh
• Lavender oil and artichoke and chamomile extracts provide antioxidant benefits
• Amino-acid-coated pigments control shine and visibly smooth skin for perfected, all-day wear
• Mirror compact with washable sponge
• Good for all skin types

TO USE
Dampen sponge for fuller, buildable coverage. Apply with dry sponge or brush for a soft finish

There are 16 shades of this fabulousness, to make it easy to match your skin tone. Here is a chart to help you find yours.

Find Your Perfect Cashmere Shade

My Cashmere shade is C110 Shortcake. Find your perfect makeup shade by first determining if your skin is Light, Tan-Medium, or Deep. Then, are you Warm or Cool toned? Meaning do you have more golden undertones to your skin, or more of a pink tone? Like me for example, I have a very light complexion and I definitely have a pink tone to my skin, so I of course looked in the Light section for a cool tone. The cool tone in the light section is C110 Shortcake. It is the lightest and coolest toned one there, and it looks like my skin coloring, plus I used the digital “Try It On” feature on my phone from my Avon website, and yep, it was my perfect foundation match!

My Cashmere Complexion Shade is C110 Shortcake
What is Your Perfect Cashmere Shade? Use the Try It On Feature to See!

Once you’ve found your perfect Cashmere Foundation Shade, and you like a little extra coverage in spots, let’s find your perfect Cashmere Concealer.

Cashmere Complexion 24 Hour Wear Concealer

There are 12 shades of Cashmere Concealer to choose from:

Cashmere Concealer Shade Finder Chart

Again, here you first determine if your skin is Light, Medium, Tan, or Deep. And again if you are Cool or Warm toned. For me, Cheesecake was also a shade offered in Concealer, so that’s the one I chose.

My Cashmere Concealer Shade is C110 Cheesecake

And here is Avon’s official description. Again, great ingredients for a wonderful product:

Get cashmere-soft skin that looks as effortlessly beautiful as you do. This richly pigmented concealer provides 24 hours of full matte coverage. Formulated with antioxidant barley extract and vitamin E, it nourishes skin while giving it a flawless appearance. .20 fl. oz.

BENEFITS
• 24 hours of comfortable, breathable wear
• Richly pigmented full-coverage concealer visibly corrects dark circles, banishes flaws and neutralizes imperfections
• Creamy lightweight texture
• Soft-focus matte finish
• Water-resistant
• With antioxidant barley extract (non-GMO) and vitamin E
• Ideal for all skin types
• Vegan formula
• No parabens, sulfates or phthalates
• Fragrance-free
• Available in 12 shades

TO USE
Apply directly to conceal dark circles, blemishes or redness. Wear alone, under or over foundation. Can be used all over to brighten.

How fabulous is that? These are totally high-end luxury products. I keep telling you “I told you so”, regarding Avon going completely luxe, and they are certainly delivering with new upgraded versions of their makeup products, fragrances, and more.

And, as you saw from my pictures, I also tried the new Tattoo Station Brow Pencil.

New Tattoo Station Brow Pencil

I am learning to use one of these! I have prominent brows, and sometimes feel like using a brow pencil will make me look ghoulish (Haha!), but I’m getting more used to it. I did try this one over the weekend on my Pumpkin Patch outing. I did pretty good with it. I like it a lot, but went a bit light on the color so I wouldn’t look ghoulish and it wasn’t enough. I’ll show you – (I’m not afraid to show my mishaps to you — I always share with friends!)

I still see gaps, and I went a little heavy on the end, but I’ll keep practicing. I’ll get the right balance of color and coverage right, I’m sure. This eye pencil was very easy to use, and I liked the color that I chose, Dark Gray. It is a great color choice for me with my hair color and it doesn’t go on too dark all at once, so I can play with it and build the color up to my liking.

There are 6 shades to choose from and this did last me all day during my outing with no smearing.

I’ll have to do an eyebrow blog on its own soon. Perhaps as soon as I get my own brow game going strong. Avon has several new eyebrow products available now, so we can chat about those and see what the differences are. Let me know if you’ve tried any of their new eyebrow products. Here’s a link to their eyebrow products page if you’d like to look around and see what all they’re offering.

Okay gang — I shall close with that, and I’ll keep practicing on my brows and hope to have a better picture to show you soon with better results.

I hope you’ll treat yourself to Avon’s Cashmere Complexion Foundation and Concealer. Which, there is also a Cashmere Complexion liquid foundation if you prefer that. It’s a new season and a great reason to upgrade, right?

See you soon,

Jfay

youravon.com/mybeauty

Cashmere Complexion Compact Powder Foundation

Best foundation makeup for flawless skin.