Style Chicks – Skincare, Haircare, and Makeup Reviews and News!

Hi Folks,

We’re changing the look of StyleChicks this weekend, so things might look a little off here and there. We’ll be back up in full force ASAP!

I wasn’t planning on buying a new brow product. My brows are not thin or sparse but I do overpluck occasionally on the tail and arch. And I have these peach fuzz hairs on the top of the brow that look better with a little color to make my brows appear “lifted”. But, I don’t like powdery brows and worry about “Joan Crawford brow” when I use a pencil and I don’t like how “flat” and matte the color of my brows are when I use brow mousse. I browse Sephora.com before visiting the brick and mortar to know what to test in person. But this brand was new to me, and even new to the Sephora ladies. It caught my eye with the crazy candy store like packaging next to a sign that said:photo 2

Chosungah 22 Dong Gong Minn Brow Maker, $22 Popular Korean Beauty Brand Developed by makeup artist Chosungah. Unique, two-in-one angled applicator shapes brows long-wearing, smudge-proof gel formula.

packaging It is sort of bulky and looks like a mini highlighter marker, so at first, I didn’t expect much. I am not even sure why I tried it, but I am sure glad that I did. Some features I really like:

  1. It is gel based, so it is high pigment, no goopy cream. Brows look very natural, and only a little is needed because it is pigmented enough to be almost opaque. The texture reminds brow tipme a bit of my beloved, yet-to-be-duped, original formula Shu Uemura Basic Black mascara – a gel with pigment that didn’t quit or clump.
  2. The applicator has a mascara spool wand with an angled sponge applicator tip for drawing in the eyebrow tail (if needed) this tip doubles nicely for eyeliner application. There is a flat side to fill in very sparse areas
  3. While not the purpose of the product, this doubles as a great stay-on-all-day-where-I-put-it cover up for roots in-between coloring appointments.
  4. Waterproof. Doesn’t wipe off or smudge during the day, and survived intact after my major mid-day dampened Beauty Blender foundation cleanup & re-do in the surrounding eye area.
  5. No flaking. None. All day.

I can’t really say it styles the brows to keep them in place during the day like a brow gel set product such as LASHFOOD BROWFOOD Tinted Brow Enhancing Gelfix, because it is not at all sticky. Brow Maker deposits color on the tiniest of hairs. Did not need to re-apply during the day and it stayed “fresh” for more than 12 hours. Clean up during application: For the first few uses, I had a few q-tips ready to clean up any product that accidentally got on my skin and used an eyelash comb to get out a tiny spot with two much product. It doesn’t clump. You don’t need much product to get the job done. Comes in four colors: Light Blonde, Grey Blonde, Medium Blonde, Black Brown. I am wearing black brown in the photos below, but I probably could have gone with medium blonde as well. Usage Tips: Brush the applicator lightly against the eyebrow grain to color the hair. Style and shape the by lightly stroking the hair from the head of the brow towards the tail. To emphasize the brow-tail, use the sponge tip at the end of the brush to draw and lengthen.

VERDICT:

I really like it! Now part of my go-to makeup, my brows looked natural and full, without detectible product, even with multiple coats. The innovative Brow Maker brush gets every little peachy fuzz hairs. Recommended for those who have brows that could use some “OOMPH”, not necessarily if most of your brow needs to be drawn on.

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Brows with one coat of Dong Gong Minn Brow Maker, indoor lighting

 

Brows with three coats

Brows with three coats, outdoor lighting

Chosungah 22 Dong Gong Minn Brow Maker is exclusive to Sephora for $22 photo 1

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We’ve been using the NuFace Trinity for awhile now and continue to be in awe. Of anything we tried last year, NuFace is hands down the best thing we purchased.

So many products promise minor changes in weeks, months, but NuFace delivers results immediately and builds over time. I’ve read other reviews that say the results last around 12 hours, but I find that it lasts far longer. Here are some of the other things we have found:

Best thing: I DISCOVERED MY CHIN AND JAWLINE! It’s not like I had a weak chin or jawline, it just wasn’t my best feature. Even in childhood – I was a skinny little stick but my jawline was never terribly sharp. With use of the NuFace Trinity 2-3 times a week, my chin is defined and tight, and my jawline is defined and a feature I now like.

I truly never thought outside of plastic surgery that I could define my jawline, and considering it was not a matter of slack skin or fat, I don’t even know if there is a surgery that could accomplish the same results. Now, surgery is not something I ever really considered, but in every woman’s list of “things I would slightly change if was granted 15 aesthetic wishes” category, jaw and chin would fall under mine. Well, I guess the Beauty Genie and my credit card granted me one of my wishes when I ordered my NuFace. :)

I was originally going to cover everything that is wonderful about the NuFace Trinity in one post, but I think I will break it down into a few posts so I can go into more detail.

If you can’t wait to get your hands on one (and just take my word for it, you want one), pick one up at Neiman Marcus.

 

 

 

Drugstore.com has the Spa Sonic PRO skin polisher for $41.99, a $33 discount. I haven’t tried it myself, but if you are looking for a full-body cleansing device on a budget, it is worth checking out.

It contains:

  • 1 Body polishing unit
  • 1 Small facial brush
  • 1 Large body brush
  • 1 Pore Minimizer
  • 1 Facial buffer
  • 1 Pumice stone
  • 1 Battery four pack
  • 1 storage/travel tote

Sounds like a great device for a spa-like post-gym shower!

Spa Sonic Pro Skin Care System

Spa Sonic Pro Skin Care System

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