My Favorite Eyebrow Tips, Tricks & Products

“When I first became a makeup artist, I had no idea or clue on how to groom, shape or apply makeup products on my own eyebrows yet alone on a client.  Now it’s one of my favorite areas to enhance on clients and myself.  I learned early on as I began going thru makeup artistry training that…
“EYEBROWS ARE SISTERS, NOT TWINS” this statement alone has been my guide throughout the years as an artist when it comes to my own

brows as well as when I’m enhancing and teaching clients about their brows.”- Deja, MUA


“My Favorite Eyebrow Tips, Tricks & Products”

1. Don’t Change The Shape Too Much: A few years back it was all about having very thin eyebrows, but now it’s all about keeping the natural shape, which makes this easier. Follow your natural shape as closely as possible, starting with where your eyebrow should begin, arch and end. I use the method below on myself and clients.


2. Don’t Pluck Too Much Hair: Did you know that eyebrow hairs will stop growing back if you keep over-plucking? Make sure to go slow and take your time as you contour and shape.

3. Eyebrows for Square Faces: If you have a square face, your goal is to soften the face with a softly rounded brow. Since a square face already has strong angled features, make sure to avoid angular and seriously rounded brow shapes.

4. Eyebrows for Round Faces: With a round face shape, your goal is to define bone structure with an angular brow and a higher arch.

5. Long Face Shape: Play up your horizontal features with a brow that extends past the corner of your eyes.

6. Heart Face Shape: Balance a smaller chin and jawline with well manicured and groomed brows. To groom brows precisely on your own, trace the outline of your desired brow shape with a white liner pencil, then only pluck strays that fall outside the line.

7. Oval Face Shape: If you have an oval face, you can get away with just about any brow shape, but a slightly arched, balanced brow is a classically beautiful look.


8. Don’t Aim For Symmetry: One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to try to make each brow exactly the same. Each of them is different, so look at them individually at first, then step back and look at your whole face and adjust as necessary. Remember, “Eyebrows are sisters not twins”

9. Close to the Nose: This is a great trick if you want a thinner looking nose! The closer you get to your nose on the inner corner is best, but, of course, you don’t want to end up with a unibrow.

10. Think Vertical: Nudge your eyebrows upward with a comb to instantly give them a fuller look.

11. Apply Primer: Lots of people skip this step, but it will help keep your brows from slipping off your face. It’s also really important if you have oily skin or rely on a lot of filler.

12. Fill in Your Brows: Use an eyebrow pencil to fill in your brows with a shade lighter than their natural color. This will create a shadow under the hair. After filling them in, brush the brows to blend and soften, being certain to follow the direction of the hairs for the most natural finish.

What I use and Recommend: Younique’s Precision Brow Liner


What makes this Precision Brow Liner my favorite for myself and my clients?

Besides being long-wearing, smudge-proof, water-proof and having a special Spoolie on the end for blending and shaping, It’s all natural and formulated without any gluten, soy, fragrance, parabens, late, sulfates, PABA, nano particles and paraffins. It’s design of having  a 1.7mm diameter lead perfectly mimics brow hair for natural effect, and it’s dermatologist tested and approved. This liner is so easy to use to line under brow hairs, drawing straight lines from inner brow to arch, and easily creates brow like strokes to fill in eyebrows as needed. It comes in three colors to match all brow hair colors: Light (Blonde to light brown and strawberry blonde hair), Medium (Medium to dark brown and auburn red hair) and Dark (Dark brown to black hair).  I also like to use eyeshadow as brow powder over the precision brow liner occasionally  to add highlights and depth to the brows especially for photo taking and special events.


15. Use Eyebrow Gel: After you’ve carefully filled in your brows and created the perfect shape, it’s essential to set them into place, shape and tame existing brows while filling in and thickening sparse areas.— especially if you have oily skin or will be out in the hot sun. Using an eyebrow gel will drastically lengthen the amount of time your eyebrow color stays in place.

What I use and recommend: Younique Precision Brow Gel


What makes this Precision brow gel better than the brow gels I’ve tried and used over the past 10 years?

First its a nourishing fiber gel,  formulated with Younique’s patented Uplift Eye Serum (see blog post 2014 Younique fall product launches for info), it shapes and tames existing brows, while filling in and thickening area’s of brow hair as needed. It’s also truly one of kind, it’s volumizing fiber gel, also has micro fibers to fill in sparse areas of hair, and the colored gel not only adheres to your brow hair, but also to your skin while keeping brows in place. Best of all it’s water resistant and buildable. You can also use this brow gel alone without any liner for a more natural look.  The Precision brow gel also comes in the same colors as the Precision Brow liner: Light (Blonde to light brown and strawberry blonde hair), Medium (Medium to dark brown and auburn red hair) and Dark (Dark brown to black hair) making it easy to use for any brow color.



The Younique Precision Brow liner and Precision Brow gel are two of the newest Fall 2015 New Products in Younique, Please see my next upcoming blog “Younique Fall 2015 New Products Launch” to learn more about all the new exciting products we now have added to our Younique cosmetics and skincare line!

If you have any questions about any of  these products, or questions about eyebrows feel free to leave a comment or email me at,  or if you’d like to learn more on product ingredients, details and how to use any of the Younique products we sell, Feel free to go to my personal younique website and take a look around, as always there are no obligations to purchase any products:

Deja MT Hauanio – The Mascara Fairy





Younique 3D Fiber lash + Mascara Review

As a makeup artist and consumer, I absolutely LOVE 3D Fiber lash mascara from Younique, and I have tried just about every mascara, from high end brands to drugstore brands, and not one of these mascaras have done what it promised or guaranteed  like the 3D Fiber lash mascara does for me as well as my clients.



Younique has enhanced the wildly popular Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes in every way possible. And, the enhanced product will also come with a new name– Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+.


+The re-imagined delivery system and formulation of Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+, increases average lash volume by up to 400%*

+The fibers in Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ are now coated with our Paten pending UPLIFT Eye Serum for shiny, supple lashes that are moisturized and conditioned.

+The new Transplanting Gel and wand provide more precise, complete and consistent coverage of the lashes. The application steps remain simple.

+Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ is hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic. They are soy free, gluten free and vegan friendly (contains beeswax).

+The new, beautiful and 100% recyclable packaging features luxe tubes with a convenient display window to show when its time to reorder! The new travel friendly bag can hold both Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ and more of your favorite Younique products! It is the perfect size to house our Moodstruck Precision pencils, our Stiff Upper Lip Stains and much more!

+Now proudly made in the USA! Manufactured domestically under strict guidelines and in multiple, top secret facilities to eliminate KNOCK-OFFs and fraudulent copies of our Paten pending formula.


*Average results observed in independent laboratory testing (384.5% increase after one application over 2000% after three applications). Compared against bare lashes.
+Ophthalmologist approved!

Summer & The Sun

Summer is here and so is the sun!! And although we 💗💗 the Sun… The sun is responsible for many signs of aging and can cause cancer! Protecting your face from its rays helps keep your skin looking younger. That doesn’t mean you need to wear a heavy beach sunscreen every day — the right cosmetics can also protect your skin.

Sun protection and makeup can be one of the most important things you can do to keep your skin looking younger, longer. But it doesn’t mean you have to slop heavy, sticky sunscreen on your face every morning. You can get excellent day-to-day sun protection from your cosmetics!! Here’s a list of our all Younique natural cosmetics with natural sunscreen in them!!


Why I love 3D Fiber Lash Mascara and More!


Do you know that the first thing you see when you look at someone’s eyes are their eyelashes? Try it! Its hard not to notice, they can be short, long and visibly Fake!! I used falsies and got extensions until I was running late one day and felt my falsies hanging and pulled them off quickly, tearing about 6 of my own lashes with it. Lesson learned, it was painful, embarrassing and took about a year to grow back. I started to care for them by using eyelash conditioners, eyelash primers and washed them gently daily. I had a few fall out due to chemo and my Dr told me unless its natural, it won’t be good.. So I tried Youniques 3D mascara and I have never been happier, after two months of use, I’ve seen a growth as well as its so full and healthy!! So When people ask me why I love it so much, I simply say “I use this natural mascara which gives me 300% more length and thickness while its conditioning and taking care of my lashes”….Does it get any better than this?? YES actually it does!

Now introducing the enhanced Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes + … All I now need is just one quick coat & get the most perfect lashes!!! Now made in the USA, ophthalmologist tested/approved, fibers enhanced with our amazing Uplift eye serum to nourish your lashes, new wands, new cases, 100% hypoallergenic & increase in lash volume by 400% in ONE COAT!!! The best part: NO change in price!!
Available July 15th! Pre-order today or Ask me how you can get it sooner!!” I will be doing a review on the new formula soon!


My Favorite Summer Younique Product!

My favorite Summer Younique product, (and year round too) is our Refreshed Rose Water!
DO YOU KNOW THE BENEFITS OF ROSE WATER????10888819_417778265047232_8509641996803361347_n

Rose water can bring benefits to ALL skin types, it can help sooth and cool sensitive and irritated skin, balance and cleanse oily skin, rejuvenate, soften and tone mature skin, revitalize and add beautiful glow to the normal skin. Rose water is filled with anti-oxidants and various vitamins, therefore, it can help prevent the signs of aging and nourish the skin.
Rose water also has natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Just place a bottle of rose water into the fridge for 30 minutes and then, apply some of it on a cotton pad and gently place it on your eyes. It will help sooth the tender skin around your eyes and prevent or reduce eye puffiness.
Rose water can be applied (sparingly) over the makeup as a setting product, providing beautiful, healthy glow and amazing dewy finish.
Regular use of rose water as a toner can help prevent wrinkles (slowing down aging process), tighten pores and add a wonderful glow to the skin. You can also use rose water as an after-shave, to prevent irritation and sooth the skin. Not only can it help make your freshly shaved legs feel softer, but also, rose water will leave its amazingly wonderful scent on your skin! Research has shown that aromatherapy from rose water can have a tremendous positive effect in helping FIGHT STRESS, contribute to MORE SOUND SLEEP, and even can help us be MORE POSITIVE:) and, only $29

And the reason it’s my favorite Younique Summer Product… it’s perfect for sunburn, refreshing your makeup in the heat, hydrating your face and you can easily carry it in your cooler to keep it cold and on hand when having fun in the sun!

MAKEUP TIPS & TRICKS: “Save or Toss?”

MAKEUP TIPS & TRICKS: “Save or Toss?”

We all have our favorite must have makeup items, some we can’t live without and some that we use once or twice.  Do you regularly go thru your makeup collection to clean out the makeup items that have expired? Yes makeup does expire, here’s some tips on makeup you can save or toss:
Mascara should be replaced every three months, since its liquid consistency makes it more vulnerable to bacteria, and its proximity to your eye can lead to possible infections.
Liquid Liner:
Liquid eyeliners present the same concerns as mascara, so they should be replaced every six months. Pencil eyeliners, however, should last you up two years. Sharpen your pencil with each use to keep it fresh.
For liquid foundations, say goodbye if you notice any change in smell, texture or color. Most foundations should last you up to a year, but if you’re prone to acne, think about tossing yours every six months.
Because of the liquid consistency, lipgloss needs to be replaced more often than lipstick. Swap yours out every 12 months.
As with liners, the longevity of concealers depends on consistency. Liquid concealer should be tossed after one year, but powder concealer is fine up to two years.
Nail Polish:
If you notice a change in color or a funky smell, it’s time to part ways with your polish. In general, it should last you up to two years and some have expiration dates on the back of the bottle.
Consider it a long-term relationship- lipstick can last up to two years! Dispose if your lipstick becomes dry or changes hues.
Powder, Blush, Bronzer, Eyeshadow:
With proper care, and clean brushes, powder-based products can last for a couple of years.
Mascara Fairy Tip: To keep track of your product expiration dates, write the date of purchase in sharpie on the bottom of each product so you’ll know when they pass their prime.


When I am doing Makeup…

When I am doing makeup, I am completely at ease, I am in a world of my own!  I enjoy creating a variety of looks, that enhances my models features, I ❤ seeing everything coming together as visioned in my mind, the priceless faces of happiness on the models when they see their makeup completely done, I’m in a zone where everything comes natural to me, this is what I ❤ to do, this is my passion!!

I ❤ all my looks created but this is one is one of the Best ones I loved doing, and still ❤ to share…

This is the makeup I did while recreating the scene “Heart of the Ocean” from the 1997 movie “TITANIC”.
A collaboration between me, a local photographer and model showcasing the same look, scene, and makeup that Kate Winslet wore while posing for Leonardo DiCaprio.