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Moving On To Her Brows: How Michelle Obama Ditched The Arch

January 21, 2009 by SheFindsJenn
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Inauguration Day finally came in all its glory, and most pundits are just ramping up for the long haul. However, there are a few Michelle Obama critics (now First Lady Michelle Obama critics) who'll have one fewer thing to harp on: her over-arching brows. Looking at the photos, Michelle on the campaign trail (left) has a higher arch, but yesterday, in her lovely Toledo ensemble, Michelle appeared with a softer brow.

According to an article in Monday's Chicago Tribune, Obama's makeup artist, Ingrid Grimes-Myles, started to gradually train Michelle's brows to grow lower. And while Grimes-Myles does admit to using Tweezerman tweezers, she's keeping mum on the types of powders and pencils she uses. Alas, we figured that since she slipped up and revealed using a MAC lip pencil on Obama, the MAC brow shader ($16) was a safe bet. Even if she doesn't use it, I do, and find it perfect for filling and shaping.

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If you're in the same boat as Michelle, a good place to start would be with a brow stencil. Brow maven Anastasia makes an excellent All About Brows Kit ($75) that includes four different stencils, brow powder, and gel (among other essential goodies). The stencils are key, though, in getting your brows into shape. There may be a few difficult months in there, but that's what the highlighter pencil's for (camouflage), and if the First Lady can do it…

 

 

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