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Brow Down: How To Get The Perfect Arches, According To Anastasia Herself

Anastasia Beverly Hills' founder and 'Eyebrow Queen' gives us the 101 on nailing the best face framers.

Getting perfect brows is the hardest task. We’re pretty sure there are scientists who launch rockets into outer space but still can’t get their eyebrows on fleek. If you’re tired of your monobrow or you’ve finally decided you need to get your brow grooming routine right, we’ve consulted the brow queen herself, Anastasia Soare of Anastasia Beverly Hills to help you figure out how to navigate
the eyebrow realm — so your arches will no longer be enemies.

#1: Start with stencils

Remember when you had shape stencils to practice your diamonds and triangles? For newbies, Anastasia says that “the best way is to use our Stencils and to reference our Golden Ratio® method that indicates where the eyebrow should begin, end, and have the highest part.”

“Start by looking in the mirror and establish those three points. Take a Stencil and if you can fit most of your natural brow within the open areas of the Stencil, then that is the Stencil for you.”

“Once that is done, you start by filling in the Stencil with Brow Powder Duo using Brush 7B. Remove the Stencil and then tweeze the hairs that lie outside of the powder area (what remains should be the shape of your eyebrow). Blend in the powder using the spoolie, and then detail the brows using Brow Wiz® in order to create a finished look. Use Highlighting Duo Pencil to highlight and define the brow bone. Blend again and finish with either Tinted Brow Gel or Clear Brow Gel.”

#2: Don’t be afraid to use more than one product

Typically, we’d reach for a pomade, or an eyebrow pencil, but Anastasia recommends two. “We like to use one product that is lighter than the eyebrow hair as the base. And then, we use a second product in one shade darker to create strokes of hair for detailing.”

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