Lifting Brows One Swipe at a Time, the New Too Faced Instant Attitude Brow Lift

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Too Faced Instant Attitude Brow Lift

Too Faced Instant Attitude Brow Lift

Hey, lady, can I give you a lift?

Well…I never say yes to strangers trying to pick me up, but since you’re a pencil, and you’re offering to lift my brows, why not? :)

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Please excuse my weird expression at the top of this post. I figure, life is too short to not laugh at yourself while applying $20 Instant Attitude Brow Lift by Too Faced, LOL!

Trust me, though, it gets better after the buffing…

Too Faced Instant Attitude Brow Lift

Instant Attitude Brow Lift ($20)

A new addition to the Too Faced line, Instant Attitude launches with the rest of the spring 2014 collection tomorrow (Dec. 12). It’s a chubby eye pencil that comes in a matte vanilla shade designed to create the illusion of higher arches.

Apply it beneath your brow bone, or along the entire length of each brow like I’m doing here, and then buff down with a finger or brush (I used Too Faced’s Lid Brush from the fab Shadow Brushes Essential 3-Piece Set).

The result? Instantly lifted brows! Oh, yeah…

Too Faced Instant Attitude Brow Lift before

Before…

I actually do this trick all the time for pics and video. How does it work? Well, generally, applying lighter colors makes that part of the face look as if it’s closer to the viewer (think highlighting). Lighter colors beneath the brow, like with this pencil, bump up that area visually, giving it a bit of a lift.

Too Faced Instant Attitude Brow Lift after

And after…

You can do this with a bunch of different products, too, like concealers, eyeliners — anything, really — as long as it’s several shades lighter than your skin tone.

This new pencil from Too Faced is ideal for this on account of how easy it is to buff into the skin. I usually do this trick with a MAC Chromographic Pencil in NW25/NC30, which I have to swipe more than a few times to soften and remove any harsh lines.

Instant Attitude, by comparison, blends quicker. Swish, swish and done.

Too Faced Instant Attitude Brow Lift Box

Packaging

I also like how smooth and casual it looks sitting on my skin (like it ain’t no thing), and how it layers on top of creams and powders, sans drama. Paired with the new Bulletproof Brows, my fuzzy lil’ caterpillars look naturally together, but not overdone.

Too Faced Instant Attitude Brow Lift Ingredients

Ingredients…

Oh, and multitaskers, check it: you can also use Instant Attitude as a brightener by applying it under the eye and in the inner corner, or as a highlighter on the cupid’s bow and the high points of the face.

Might be something to try if your skin tone is on the fair side, but if you’re tanned like me, it might work better as a highlighter than an under-eye brightener.

Too Faced Instant Attitude Brow Lift Bullet Proof Brows Swatch

Instant Attitude Brow Lift (left) and Bullet Proof Brows in Universal Brunette (right)

You know what? I like this pencil. A lot. But it would be nice to have a shade specifically for darker damsels and gents. If this were the middle of August, and I was rockin’ a summertime surf tan, I’m pretty sure it would look ashy…

If you do have darker skin, you might want to check out the MAC Chromographic Pencil I mentioned earlier. It’s a MAC Pro product, so you can’t buy it at a regular counter, but you can order it online or pick it up from a MAC Pro Store. It’s been one of my go-to products for years.

Instant Cattitude

PRICE: $20
AVAILABILITY: Coming December 12 to toofaced.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+/A-

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Lauren says:

    Will you be doing a post about the rest of your make up here? I’m really curious what you’re wearing on the eyes and lips here. :)
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  2. Sylvia says:

    A subtle but still noticeable difference. I’ll have to look into this one…
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  3. Alison M says:

    I love my Anastasia Brow Duality but for some reason my waterproof mascara smudges onto it even if I set the pencil with powder. It’s the craziest thing! So I definitely need to check out this version by TF and compare the ingredients. There’s a makeup mystery to solve, people!
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  4. hanna says:

    This looks really nice, and I love Tabs!
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  5. Gowthami says:

    This looks great! Cute looking Karen ^_^
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  6. Saraj says:

    Your brows are looking amazing! So full

  7. The pencil looks nice.. I use similar trick too .. it immediately reflects in pics.. BTW ur first pic isso cutee.. <3 <3
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  8. Kim says:

    I’m such a dodo. I saw the first pic and thought, “hmmm, it’s a little too stark for me…”. HAHA! It looks beautiful, blended on you, of course. :)

  9. Julia Mumme says:

    Great review, I’m using Benefits High Brow right now. Do you know the product and how they differ ? Thanks so much I love your Make Up.

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