Q: For years I’ve been getting my brows done by a professional, but I want to do them myself to save some money. Do you have any tips for grooming your eyebrows at home?

A: Since you’ve visited a professional before, just follow the shape that your technician designed – it should suit your features. However, if it’s been a long time since you’ve visited a pro and the shape has already grown out, start by brushing your eyebrows upward with the Jane Iredale Brow Brush Combo. To find where your brows should start, hold a brow pencil along the side of your nose up to your brows and pluck the stray hairs using tweezers like the Tweezerman Slant Tweezer in Pretty in Pink. Measure the length of your brow by holding the pencil diagonally from one nostril to the outer corner of your eye. You can pluck any hairs that fall below your pencil. Your arch should be straight up from the outer edge of your iris. Don’t go overboard with your tweezing – a natural look is trendy and youthful.

Q: My eyes often water in the cold weather, so I wear waterproof eye makeup. However, when removing it, I end up with raccoon eyes. How can I remove waterproof eye makeup?

A: Waterproof eye makeup can be very stubborn, so make sure you use a high-quality eye makeup remover like Sothys Eye and Lip Makeup Removing Fluid or Elemis White Flowers Eye and Lip Make-up Remover. Try products called bi-phase removers, which require shaking to combine the two layers of liquid and remove even the longest-wearing makeup. The dual-phase formula uses oil to remove the makeup and water to cleanse and condition the area. If you see any spots that aren’t coming off after the first application, gently rub them with a cotton swab doused in makeup remover. After all traces of your eye makeup are gone, wash your face with your facial cleanser and follow with your normal skincare routine.

Q: In the winter, I often wear a hat to work and end up with flat roots and frizzy ends. What can help with winter hat hair?

A: When you know the weather calls for a hat, be mindful of your hairstyle for that day. When you’re wearing a fitted cap or trapper, make sure your hair is sleek, straight and completely dry, or you’ll get that dreaded dent all day. Before you put your hat on, part your hair on the opposite side. When you get to the office and remove your hat, reverse your part for extra volume. If a beret is more your style, you can go with loose curls or waves, since there’s only one tight-fitting edge. You can also keep a bottle of dry shampoo and texturizing spray like Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo at your desk to add volume when your hair is particularly flat.

Q. My dad travels a lot for work. I’d love to put something lavish into his stocking to make him feel more at home when he’s on the road. Can you recommend a set?

A. Living out of your suitcase can be tough, but having a few luxurious essentials can make the experience more enjoyable. Try AHAVA Men’s Travel Kit, which comes complete with Exfoliating Cleansing Gel, Foam Free Shaving Cream and Soothing After-Shave Moisturizer. This is the perfect way for a man to take his at-home essentials along with him when he’s on the go, while feeling especially pampered.

Q: A co-worker told me herbal tea clears skin rashes. Is this true?

A: As long as you are using the correct herbal tea, absolutely. What your co-worker probably didn’t tell you is that herbal tea is best used externally to treat skin rashes or other issues rather than being consumed. Simply steep your herbal tea in hot water for 5-10 minutes, soak a wash cloth in the tea for several minutes and apply it to the affected area. Chamomile and oak bark teas are great for rashes, as they both have anti-inflammatory properties and are very calming. You can also try a ready-made product such as Kerstin Florian Chamomile Body Lotion, which contains chamomile and other soothing ingredients and can be used regularly.


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Vincent Longo Liquid Canvas Dew Finish Radiant Glow Foundation with Pump Dew Finish Radiant Glow Foundation imparts a moist, medium coverage finish on the skin. Colorless organic and mineral sunscreens are combined with pure pigment to create a totally unique, skin tone matching sunscreen barrier. A lightweight, cushiony fluid, it blends evenly and is excellent for keeping skin soft while concealing redness and irritation to even-out the complexion."
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