If eyes are the window to the soul, then brows are the window treatments. We wouldn’t leave the windows in our home bare, so why is it we often forget to include our brows in our beauty routine? A flawless brow can frame your face and totally change your look. Celebrity brow expert Anastasia Soare, founder of the fabulous Anastasia Beverly Hills line of cosmetics, gives us the tips and tricks on how to get a perfect arch.
What are the different shapes and how do you decide?
The most common brow shapes are always chosen based on 3 factors: The persons natural brow shape and hair growth, facial features and the state of her brow at the moment.
Square Face/Medium Arch: I will use Rosie as an example since her photo is attached. She is gorgeous and has a square face which means that her brow shape cannot be very arched it would elongate her face more the same can be said about Natalie Portman so a fuller and more flat arch such as a Medium arch would work bets on them.
Heart Shaped/High Arch: Kim Kardashian has the “ideal shape” heart shape because its balanced and always alluring. She can shape her brows into a high arch to compliment her features and bring focus to her brow bone to balance high cheek bones.
Petite or Oval/ Petite Arch: Lady Gaga has petite features and an oval face, her ideal brow arch is on the thinner side and isn’t very arched as we need to balance a soft jawline with the top portion of her face (forehead) and a slim arch will keep her feminine features proportionate.
Top tricks to perfect brows:
· Stay away from tweezers, if your tweezing twice a week you’re doing too much
· Make sure your brows are the right shade! Half the time a complimentary brow shade will do wonders much like hair color.
· Never leave the house with naked brows. You don’t leave without mascara so don’t leave without pencil or brow gel. Well kept brows will pull anyone together in one minute and that to me is worth it.
Pencil or Shadow to fill?
· I love pencil for clients that have sparse brows or holes, I can use the pencil to spot touch and still keep the look natural.
· Powder is always my favorite as it won’t miss a spot and creates the biggest transformation.
Color (darker than hair? If so, how much? When do you lighten? And how do you do that?)
Keep your brows close to your hair color just a touch darker if you’re a blonde, and if your brunette matching them is fine but don’t ever go too dark its overpowering.
If you make a mistake and over pluck/wax how do you grow it out without a gaping hole?
The hole will be there, that’s why I created so many great products to use in between brow appointments. The best product to use is the Beauty express; use the clear wax all over the brow first and apply the brow powder on top to have a pomade like finish which will fill in any gap or area where there won’t be any growth.
There are so many different ways to do your eyebrows what do you prefer?
Waxing and tweezing are my choice, I have more control and the finish result is very sculpted and clean.
| Anastasia Soare is widely referred to as the Beauty Innovator and Definitive Brow Expert™, and that is for good reason. Over the years she has achieved iconic status in the beauty industry for her unique way of shaping the eyebrows and enhancing the eye area. Anastasia’s Beverly Hills and Brentwood, CA salons have built on a steady flow of celebrity clientele which includes the likes of Oprah, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Naomi Campbell, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lara Flynn Boyle, Penelope Cruz, Sharon Stone, and others. Anastasia has been featured in the pages of top publications such as Vogue, W, Town & Country, Elle, InStyle, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, People, Flaunt, and Los Angeles Magazine.Growing up in the culturally rich Romanian seaport of Constanta, Anastasia was exposed to the classic styles of the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine empires at an early age. Working as an
apprentice in her parents’ tailor shop, she first took notice of how proportions apply to the human body. Anastasia broadened her field of interest with studies in architecture, engineering, drawing,
and mathematics during college. She learned of the Fibonacci sequence, as well as Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawings and studies of the Golden Ratio, as it applies to Nature and the human body.
Combining her artistic interests with more technical ones, Anastasia trained professionally as an esthetician in Romania before moving with her family to California.While working as an esthetician at several prestigious beauty salons in Beverly Hills, Anastasia developed her own specific Golden Ratio™ technique behind the science of shaping eyebrows and helping to enhance the overall eye area, in addition to her other skincare services. With her extremely loyal following and the growing buzz behind her brow shaping techniques, Anastasia opened her first full service salon on Bedford Drive in Beverly Hills, aptly named Anastasia Beverly Hills, in 1997. The success of her first salon led her to opening a second full service salon in Brentwood, CA in 2010.Anastasia has also extended her reach with Anastasia Brow Studios at select Nordstrom, Sephora and International locations, and with the creation of her exclusive brow, skincare and Youthful Synergy™ color products sold in stores like Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta, as well as Internationally.A highly regarded expert in the field, Anastasia Soare has dedicated her lifetime to the pursuit of balanced natural beauty through the use of innovative ingredients and techniques. Never one to close the book, she will continue to develop products that combine the beauty of Anastasia with the science of skincare.