In case you haven't quite mastered the art of eyebrow shaping, there's another solution. You've probably been coloring inside the lines now since you were about five, and celebrity eyebrow guru Anastasia makes it easy to achieve eyebrow perfection with her fool-proof reusable Stencils ($20). Using a brow pencil or brow powder with brush, ﬁll in as needed and let the stencils guide you as you go. It’s as easy as that! The packet includes four shapes: High Arch, Petite Arch, Medium Arch, and Slim High Arch for a customized ﬁt.
For a more affordable version, try Ardell Brow Perfection Stencils ($3.19), which come in four varieties as well: Delicate, Elegant, Glamorous, and Classic. Well-cared for eyebrows really do make an impact on framing your eyes to create a completely reﬁned look. Oh, how I wish I had had these templates during those overly zealous tweezing days.
Is it just me, or did eyebrows suddenly become the big beauty thing? It used to be that you'd use your favorite brown or taupe shadow to fill in thin or light hairs and add structure to your face. Now, kits are available in all sizes and prices. Some include tweezers, brushes, stay-proof waxes and multi-color shadows, while others have fewer bells and whistles but still get the job done. Below are my personal favorite eyebrow kits; what are yours?
- Anastasia Brow Ex-press in Brunette ($38) is one of my favorites. Her tweezers are amazingly precise and I really like being able to blend all of these colors without having to spend a fortune.
- Le Sourcil de Chanel ($46.60) has a thick, waxy texture that blends surprisingly well, and leave it Chanel to choose just the right combo of colors to suit just about any brow color.
- Too Faced Brow Envy Brow Shaping & Defining Kit ($35) has an unbelievable price for all it includes. Inside of the pink polka-dot box comes two powder shades, molding wax, stencil, mini-tweezers, mirror, brown pencil with a blending tip and an angled brush.
- Ramy Beauty Therapy Miracle Brow ($28) is near and dear to my heart because it's the first brow kit I ever used. The creamy gel texture blends like silk and leaves your brows not only darker but also well groomed — this is a winner!
- DuWop Browwow in Darker ($34) is small, but it does the trick every time. Inside of the pink compact lies a colored powder, a shimmery highlighter and a tinted gloss to use when you're finished and a double sided brush for precise application and flawless blending.
Every animal has a talent! Some can walk on two legs, some seem to talk to us, and others just want to pop some balloons. Obvi. On Live! With Regis and Kelly last week, Anastasia, the Jack Russell, showed her unique talent by popping 100 balloons in 44.8 seconds, beating the previous world record by almost ten seconds! My favorite part of this video isn't Anastasia's crazy high pitched whining as she's waiting to attack the pack of balloons – it's the part where Regis says, "Let's get it on!" So hilarious. Check out the video of Anastasia in action below.
This weekend, I joined dozens of lovely ladies in LA for Total Beauty's beauty blog summit. One of the highlights was a day-long tour of some of the city's poshest primping places, including the top places where the A-list get gorgeous. Read on to see some of the best sites from the day.
We're teaming with Sephora to celebrate the Best of Sephora. Sephora's clients have voted and now we reveal the results of what they thought were the best products. Each day represents a different best of category from concealer to shampoo, eye treatment to tools. Congratulations to all of the brands!
Today's winners are all eyebrow enhancers. The biggest vote-getter was Anastasia All About Brows Kit, which contains $141 worth of products for $75. Runners-up were Smashbox Brow Tech, LORAC Creamy Brow Pencil, Bourjois Clear Eyebrow Grooming Gel, and Stila Brow Set.
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This post is brought to you by popular demand! The amount of emails and inquiries we have gotten inquiring about Cameron's gorgeous makeup in the feature film, The Holiday, is exorbitant! Although I am not 100% sure what exact colors Cameron's makeup artist, Robin Fredirksz, used for her throughout this film, I've tried my best to re-create her face based on this still image from the movie. Enjoy!
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Anastasia Soare, of Anastasia Beverly Hills is the reigning pro when it comes to eyebrow specialists. Her hard work and talent have earned Anastasia not only her own salon and a cosmetics line but also a stellar reputation among Hollywood's A-list stars. Now, thanks to this amazing and affordable 5 Piece Brow Kit you can buy all of the basics to create your own wow brows.
Inside the cute travel-sized case, you'll find a pair of tweezers, brow powder, four brow stencils, one angled-cut duo brush, and a brow gel. Use the stencil first, then fill in your arch with the brow powder using the angled brush. Next, gently tweeze the extra hairs around where you have stenciled, then top it off with brow gel to keep your perfectly shaped arches in place. The kit, which you can buy here for $65, comes in four shades: Ash Blonde, Medium Ash, Strawburn, and Brunette. Just be sure to chose a brow shade that's one shade deeper than your hair color.