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    An eyeliner brush dipped in dry shadow is more subtle way to fill in and define brows.
    Does it mean to make your brows clearer?

    She'll check to make sure that you're using the best formulas for your skin type and that the shades are the most flattering.
    Does that mean "dark glasses"?

    Your makeup should make the most of, rather than distract from, your looks.
    1-If we say make the most of the time, it means to seize the day and not to waste any time. What does make the most of your looks mean? To paint your face in an appropriate way?
    2- Why is "looks" pluralized? It mean you may have different appearances depending on how you wear those cosmetics. Right?

    Take baby steps and be realistic about the changes you are willing to make.
    I'm not a mother but I could guess!!!!! It must be related to "carefulness" "patientness" or "slowlyness"? Right?

    Adding one or two more steps will bring you total routine to an easy 3 minutes.
    1-It can go but it is there for certain emphasis. (need confirmation on this)
    2-an easy 3 minutes --> an (easy something) --> "3 minutes" is the whole concept, not counting the minutes individually.

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    Blacknomi! Your ebony font is a sight for sore eyes.

    "define brows" means, draw in your brows. Define the shape of your eye-brows.

    "shades" refers to the various colors of eye-shadow.

    "make the most of you looks" means, do what you can with what you have to produce the best result. "looks" is a noun, and it refers to appearance. e.g., his looks, his appearance; The way he looks, appears (verb) => his looks, his appearance (noun).

    "take baby steps" means, go slow. Don't leap into the act. Take your time. Be careful. Do it with thought and care.

    "an easy three minutes": 'easy' modifies 'three minutes'. E.g., a process that's easily done in three minutes.

    I don't get what you're asking here:

    1-It can go but it is there for certain emphasis. (need confirmation on this)

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    "define brows" means, draw in your brows.
    Days draw in when there are fewer hours of daylight.
    A train draws in at a station.

    Draw in our borws? Do you mean "draw"?

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    Hi, Cassie, let me put it this way,

    1- Adding one or two more steps will bring you total routine to an easy 3 minutes.
    2- Adding one or two more steps will bring you total routine to easy 3 minutes.


    I think it's fine to leave out the indefinite article. If "an" is inserted, it means "3 minutes" is a whole concept. But the omission in the second example doesn't change the overall meaning, however.

    Is it clearer?



    PS. Are you not in JP now?

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    I'm no expert in make-up, but I would leave the definite article in there. It sounds wrong without it, IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Days draw in when there are fewer hours of daylight.
    A train draws in at a station.

    Draw in our borws? Do you mean "draw"?
    To define your eyebrows means to accentuate your eyebrows so they will make you look your best.

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    Default To Cassie, Marylin, tdol

    Thank you, people!

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    Default Re: To Cassie, Marylin, tdol

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Thank you, people!
    You are very welcome, Blacknomi!

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