Thursday, April 21, 2016

Things I Love: Glossier Boy Brow & Moisturizing Moon Mask!

I'm not ashamed to admit it - I've fallen for Glossier! Seeing all the hype and strong social media buzz of Glossier fans made me a little skeptical about the quality of the product, but I was pleasantly surprised that Glossier products actually deliver on all the hype (after all, cute packaging and emoji stickers can only get you so far). Plus, I love their motto of "Skin first, makeup second" and the fact that they aren't promoting fake tans, contouring, and duck lips. Glossier is for girls with their own set of beauty standards.

Moisturizing Moon Mask

This baby has become my go-to mask for reviving my tired skin after an arduous work week! It applies kind of like cold cream, then sinks in and becomes an invisible layer of moisture. When you wash it off it leaves your face feeling smooth, plump, and soft. It contains honey, hyaluronic acid, and aloe vera, which is nice. Any time there are natural plant-derived ingredients involved, I am happy. The texture of my skin is already more refined and smoothed, not just temporarily, but even days later. Moisturizing Moon Mask + Amara Organics Retinol Serum = magic!
By the way, I paid for both products myself - this is not a paid review!

Why Boy Brow?

There are few things that irk me more than overdrawn, artificial looking eyebrows - on men or women. Perfection is not my aim where my eyebrows are concerned. I fully embrace a little chaos, a touch of the unkempt. I'm not against full bush or unshaved armpits either. Think about the beauty standards that you embrace and why you embrace them. Is it really your ideal of beauty? Perfection and symmetry can be extremely boring. I love how an unkempt brow looks against an otherwise made up face! It is so fresh! A brow that is too sculpted runs the risk of taking away from your natural beauty, it is too distracting. I like seeing individual hairs, not one painted on eyebrow that looks powdered or coated in paint. You know that look when you take off all of your makeup at the end of the day and slather on the moisturizer, when your skin is all dewy and your brows are glossy and wet looking? That is the look that I'm after. I feel like donning an unkempt brow in the age of "brows on fleek" is an act of rebellion in a way. The one exception would be Marlene Dietrich brows, but even then, without the correct lighting, they lose their beauty. For me, it is best to stick with au naturelle. 

Boy Brow is money! It is like my eyebrows but better. No crunchiness. No sharpie effect. Just beautiful, full, natural looking eyebrows. You do need to a fairly decent brow to begin with though, it is less for corrective measures and more for taming and defining. 

Embracing "Museum Beauty"-

Instead of looking to celebrities and the vapidity of the starlet scene for beauty tips, why don't we take a cue from the great masters of art and try to mimic a more divinely inspired form of beauty? Don't fake your bone structure - highlight those cherub cheeks and doe-like eyes with a touch of pale peach shimmer. Naturally pale or beautifully dark? Nothing is wrong with your natural skin color, don't let anyone convince you otherwise. Don't have "brows on fleek"? Trust me, beauty comes in all forms, colors, and sizes. Be you! You're beautiful <3

Comrade Von Pussycat