As a fashion editor, I constantly have my eye on the latest emerging brands, trends that are gaining traction, and new items that are dropping at retailers. It’s my job to bring you the coolest finds and the special pieces I think deserve a place in your wardrobe, which is why I’m rounding up all of them here in a column dedicated to the buys I would personally put my money behind and test-drive in my wardrobe.
Other alternatives to Refy are the Benefit 24-HR Brow Setter, which is a clear formula with a double-sided brush for shaping; it’s less likely to leave a residue but the brush is finer, so the grip won’t be as tight. Other’s recommend the Patrick Ta Brow Lamination Gel. Kosas also has a clear, lifting gel as well. All hover between $20-$30, so quite a bit cheaper than a professional lamination treatment, closer to $120. For Hunt, a temporary result was always the goal. “I personally relate to the ‘laminated brow’ trend, although I don’t actually like committing to lamination,” she explains. A Brow Sculpt gives a laminated finish, “but I can wash it off at the end of the day and still have gorgeous, healthy brows.”
All great fashion people have a secret outfit formula that they’ll go back to over and over. For stylish women who lead incredibly busy lives, having a uniform can be a lifesaver in the morning. Just take a look at legendary figures such as Miuccia Prada with her pleated midi skirts or Fran Lebowitz, who championed men’s tailoring long before it was a beloved fashion choice. Consistency is key, and nothing is better than having a formula to a look that you can replicate over and over.
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