Karen Scott, L.A. Eyebrow and Makeup Artist
Karen's beauty stats: Early 40's; long, naturally wavy hair; normal skin.
Beauty obsessions: Vitamin E stick, Sebastian Potion 9, DiorShow Mascara, and lots of water! I drink eight to 10 glasses of water a day — since 1984!
To Get Natural, Thicker-Looking Eyebrows
"I pencil in my brows on top using my signature taupe color pencil or brow shadow. I use short, soft strokes and blend in with a brush afterward it gives me a more natural look. For a fuller, darker brow, I brush on a tinted brow gel to enhance the look even more."
Karen Scott Brow Pencil in Taupe, $14; karenscottcosmetics.com
"I always brush my eyebrows in an upward motion to show off the natural line of the brow. For a night out, I love to vamp up my brows with a smoky-eye look. I apply Cats Eyes dark brown shadow in the crease of the eyelids and blend the shadow across the lid area of the eye. Next, I line my eyes with Chanel's Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Black Shimmer. A hint of highlighter just under the arch of my brow always gives me an eye-catching lift."
Karen Scott Cat Eyes Shimmer Eye Shadow, $16; karenscottcosmetics.com
Chanel Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Black Shimmer, $28; nordstrom.com
Blast Your Lashes
"For a last step, I always pump up my eyes with some mascara. I love DiorShow, because it leaves my lashes thick and glamorous. I use a translucent powder to touch up any makeup flaws, like Chanel's Poudre Cristalline Ultra Fine Powder, because it doesn't leave my skin looking dry. To add a healthy glow, I dab a little Nars Powder Blush to the apples of my cheeks (the best way to find the apples of your cheeks is to smile in the mirror.) Last touch: my Pink Icicle Lip Gloss!"
Christian Dior DiorShow Mascara in Black, $24; sephora.com
Chanel Poudre Cristalline Ultra Fine Powder, $60; saksfifthavenue.com
NARS Powder Blush, $26; sephora.com
Karen Scott Lip Gloss, $16; karenscottcosmetics.com
A Quick Brow Tip
"I make sure to always have some Vaseline handy. If you apply it to your brows every night for two weeks, it will help grow out over-plucked or tweezed brows. You can even use it on your eyelashes, too!"
Vaseline, $4.49 for 13 oz.; drugstore.com