How to Have Flawless Brows
6 easy steps to beautifully show off your eyes.
If the eyes are the windows of the soul, then the eyebrows are the frame that shows them off to the world and like any work of art, it takes a true creative genius to get the most out of their muse. Anastasia Soare is considered to be the Michelangelo of celebrity eye brows and has shaped stars such as Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Garner, Reese Witherspoon, and Jennifer Aniston at her salon, Anastasia Beverly Hills.
She gave BettyConfidential her essential tips to combat unruly brows and transform them into ones worthy of a close-up.
Instead of extreme black lines that make you look like a cartoon, Anastasia says fuller brows are currently in fashion and recommends opting for a natural color or one that is close to your hair color – dyed or natural. She adds, “While brow shapes do change with trends in terms of fullness, the color stays constant unlike eye shadows that alter with every season.” If you want to match your eyebrows to your hair color, you can try an eyebrow tint. Godefroy makes eyebrow tints in a wide variety of shades.
Godefroy instant eyebrow tint permanent eyebrow color kit in medium brown ($6.49, amazon.com)
The Secret Formula
Throughout her years of experience, Anastasia has learned that the ideal eyebrow shape can be calculated according to what’s called the Golden Ratio. It’s done by establishing three precision points on the face: one that lies on an imaginary line running vertically through the middle of the nostril; then the high point on the eyebrow arch, which can be found on a line connecting the tip of the nose to the center of the iris; and finally the point that lies on a line running through the edge of the corresponding nostril through the outer edge of the eye. “The high point divides the eyebrow arch in precisely the Golden Ratio,” she explains.
Complete the Look
Use a thickening mascara to create fuller lashes that will create the perfect triangle of the eyes. “This creates a more proportionate look to the face overall, thus enhancing one’s beauty entirely,” says Anastasia.
Physicians Formula Plentiful thickening mascara ($5.49, ulta.com)