Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Brow Expert Anastasia Offers Tips

She'll also tend to Globe Nominees

Beverly Hills’ brow expert, Anastasia Soare, often grooms A-Listers walking the red carpet. She also has a line of eye products.

Her reps say her Highlighting Brow Kit and Lash Lifting Mascara, combined with her signature eyebrows give her clients instant face lifts by creating what she has coined the “Perfect Triangle” in the eye area. This year, Anastasia will be tending to the brows of Golden Globe nominees Penelope Cruz, Julianna Margulies, and Paula Patton.

Anastasia’s tips on how to get Red Carpet Ready:

How many days/weeks before a big event should you have eyebrows done? Why this period of time?

“We never want to schedule brow shaping’s for actresses the day before or the actual day of an event because there is too much running around between fittings, hair and makeup and your skin can become very sensitive to wax after a facial or with the application of makeup right after a shaping. I prefer 3-6 days before as this gives the skin enough time to be even with the skin tone of the face. When we remove hair with wax the dead skin is “exfoliated” off and can be slightly lighter in pigment for a day or two. In addition, in the event that there is any redness at all we want to be cautious and avoid this by shaping ahead.”

Should brows be natural-looking for a big event?

“Award Shows and red carpet events are really the perfect time to vamp up with a glam look. The stars will be very glamorous and not in everyday clothes so their brows should embody the glamour of Hollywood.”

What will the red carpet trend be for brows during the Golden Globes?

“Brows will follow closely with hair and I have the feeling that the ultra feminine is back thanks to all the Vampire trilogies and True Blood, the starlets will make smoldering choices with clothes, hair and makeup. Brows will be high arched and of a medium to thick shape. We will use pencil and powder to highlight where the brow corners as well as the beginning and end of a “power shape”. Think of Dita Von Teese as a modern example of your ideal Golden Globes brow at this time. It is a little much for day to day but for this event, it will work perfectly in tune with the style I am going for. I have been looking over lots of Erte’s work to get inspired for the right brow and as I mentioned it’s all about glamour.”

Anastasia has two brow studios in Los Angeles, one in Beverly Hills, and a brand new full service salon that opened this month in Brentwood. Anastasia also has satellite mini brow studios in Sephoras throughout the country. Top products include Lash Lifting Mascara, Brow Enhancing Serum, Brow Duality and 5 Elements Brow Kit, available at Nordstrom and Sephora nationwide and on Celeb clients include Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, Reese Witherspoon, Debra Messing, and many others.