Yesterday morning, The Digital Dose sat down with celebrity makeup artist and eyebrow expert, Tonya Crooks at Dubai’s favourite beauty spot Tips & Toes to find out all about her love for the famous feature that shapes the face.
Based in Los Angeles, Tonya began her career as a highly trained artist from London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Art. Taking her talent into the world of beauty, she quickly became Beauty Director of Nordstorm and then Account Executive of renowned beauty brand Make Up For Ever, where she learnt the best in the business from Founder Dany Sanz. Working backstage at Paris Fashion Week for some of the biggest brands and on some of the world’s most famous faces, Tonya realised there was a huge niche in the market for the perfect brow product that needed to be filled, “My good friend and client Megan Fox used to ask me to leave her with my special ingredient so that when she went away travelling she wouldn’t have to worry about her brows. That’s when I knew I really needed to do this!”
The BrowGal, Tonya’s now eponymous beauty brand is designed to provide a VIP experience for all girls when grooming and shaping their brows. Created with the most luxurious of ingredients, The BrowGal products consist of Restoplex, which helps condition and enhance the fullness of the hairs. There’s also special little touches such as the sharpening-caps and water-resistant fillers along with a lash enhancement eyeliner pen, lash enhancing voluminous mascara and a dramatic black kohl eye lining pencil.
With clients such as Eva Mendez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts and Britney Spears, The Digital Dose presents Tonya’s top tips to creating the perfect brow straight from the woman herself…
Don’t over do it! The best way to find your most natural shape is to raise your eyebrows and work from that.
WAX, DON’T THREAD!
Waxing gives a smoother result and is less damaging to the roots.
USE A PENCIL. NOT A POWDER OR CREAM.
A pencil creates a more natural and fine line. Use it as if you were painting or drawing a picture by re-creating the hairs that have been damaged or non-existent.
ALWAYS HIGHLIGHT YOUR BROW BONE
Clean the underline of your eyebrow with a concealer and sweep across the brow bone a glimmer of shimmer with The BrowGal’s highlighting pen — it lifts your eyes and creates a more defined shape.
The full BrowGal collection is now available at all Tips & Toes locations across Dubai.
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