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Wow-Brows! “Billion Dollar Brows” Product Review

Brows are having a moment – a big moment.  Thanks to supermodels like Cara Delevigne with her trademark strong brows punctuating her face and drawing attention to her eyes, luscious brows are front and center now.  Not everyone is blessed with such full brows, but that doesn’t mean we are left out of the trend.  Famed brow guru Natalie Plain, founder and CEO of Billion Dollar Brows, has become the go-to expert for enhancing eyebrows and making the most of what you have.  Natalie and her team have created a kit with four essentials for creating the perfect brows that includes her Universal Eye Pencil which draws on fine hair-like lines and can be customized to your own hair color depending on how much of the pencil you apply along your brow.  The opposite end of the pencil has a brush to feather the pencil strokes, making them mimic actual hair.  The Smudge Brush blends away any remaining harsh pencil lines for a completely natural look.

The kit also includes the Brow Duo Pencil which doubles as a brow-bone highlighter on one end and a handy concealer on the other.  Finish grooming your brows with the Brow Gel to lock in the color and to hold your brows neatly in place all day.  Now you can have supermodel brows without a professional makeup artist!

Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers Kit with full-size products is available kit is available at Kohl’s

Find lots of great brow inspirations including grooming tricks and tips on their Instagram feed @billiondollarbrows,  Facebook at Facebook.com/billiondollarbrows, and on Twitter @bdbrows and on their website at www.billiondollarbrows.com.

Photography by Allana Wesley White Photography  www.allanawesleywhite.com

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The 90’s supermodels edge out teenage model-clones in 2013, proving that superstar models sell

Browse the latest fall magazines and designer campaigns and you will see many familiar faces: Christy Turlington for Calvin Klein Underwear, Linda Evangelista on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, Karen Elson for Louise Vuitton, Naomi Campbell for Atelier Versace, and Kate Moss for Stuart Weitzman, amongst others.

Magazines and fashion brands don’t deny the appeal of these supermodels of decades past. These women are instantly recognizable and have much the same selling power as they did years ago.  They are celebrities every bit as much as the actors and singers who have taken campaigns and covers away from the models for over ten years.

The fashion industry continues to go through a phase of using interchangeable teenage clones, claiming their personalities don’t compete with the image of the fashion brand.  Frankly, how could they?  No one stands out.  An homogenous “look” parading the runway and being     mimicked in fashion advertising has led to campaigns that are hardly memorable.  In           comparison, how many past campaigns can be recalled with the star models of the 90’s?     Claudia Schiffer became a household name modeling for Guess? and led to her becoming one of the highest paid supermodels. Kate Moss for Calvin Klein – who could forget?  Consumers remember these iconic images to this day.

Followers of fashion and style find it hard to find a favorite face amongst the models of the moment, a face they look for in editorials and on covers and in campaigns.  Just when you     begin to recognize a particular model, she disappears off the radar.  One or two seasons is considered to be a long modeling career these days.  There isn’t time for a model to build a fan-base or for her to establish her own brand image.

Fashion magazines and labels are seeing undeniable returns that the supermodels bring to their products.  As consumers, we want to catch up with our favorite models and to see their new work.  Designers and editors like to think they created these stars but in actuality these women were always unique, focused, and actively cultivating their own image.  Each entity benefited from the other.

Two models in the past year have established real and quantifiable brands for themselves. Cara Delevigne and Kate Upton, so completely opposite of each other, have separated from the pack, and each has created her own image on her own terms, precisely because neither fit the criteria of the typical “clone” model.  I for one, can’t wait to see where they will appear next. I am “buying” into their brand – and I am not the only one.