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How To Get Perfect Brows: From The Expert

Sep. 23 2009, Published 8:37 a.m. ET

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Like Cher and Madonna, she only needs one name: Anastasia.

Beverly Hills’ most sought-after brow expert, Anastasia, is a must for any A-Lister (and some of us C-listers!).

We asked the brow guru about getting ready for the Red Carpet, the recent Emmy nominees in her salon (Heidi Klum, Elisabeth Moss, and Ryan Sea rest) and about her new products that create the” perfect total eye area. “

By using her Highlighting Brow Kit and Lash Lifting Mascara, Anastasia’s signature eyebrows give her clients “instant face lifts” by creating what she has coined the “Perfect Triangle” in the eye area.

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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 in “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.”

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Should brows be natural-looking for a big event?

“Award Shows and the 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 Emmys?

“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 Emmy’s 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’s brow studio is located in Beverly Hills, CA, with a second studio slated to open in Brentwood, CA Fall 2009.  Anastasia 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.



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