Fall makeup 2011 is underscored by the classic bold brow, and the best products we have used by far are by Anastasia Beverly Hills, who’s made in the USA makeup brow and eyes beauty kits, pencils. brow gels and tweezers are the standard bearer for the category in makeup.
Strong, bold brows are a must for a perfectly turned out makeup for fall and winter fashion look.
A longtime proponent of a more dramatic eyebrow, the beauty and fashion industry understands the transformative effect that a perfectly arched and filled in brow has on a face. With this particular look, you’ll need to be careful, as it can be too dramatic for everyday wear if it’s not done correctly.
How to avoid this problem is experimenting with pencils, powders and other fool-proof items now available for eyebrow grooming.
Anastasia's must own items that we tried and fell in love with for fall fashion include:
Beauty Express for Brows and Eyes
All-in-one kit with instructions straight from Anastasia! You get Brow wax cream, brow Powder duo, Eyeshadow duo, Stencils, angled brush in a flip book cover that travels and stows beautifully. There is a professional kit for the serious makeup artist too.
Another must have is Anastasia's Brow Fix. This all natural Brow Wax has been made into a convenient pencil to hold brows in place. Brow Fix can be used as an invisible lip liner prior to applying lip stains, to turn your shadow into liner by lining lash line with Brow Fix and using an angled brush to line eyes, and to minimize the appearance of fine lines and crow’s feet by applying to outer corners of the eye.
Another affordable and useful brow item is Anastasia's Brow Wiz, which is perfect for filling in sparse brows naturally. The ultra-fine pencil tip mimics the appearance of tiny hairs. The dual-ended mechanical pencil and essential Spooley Brush make creating a fuller brow look convenient too. The mechanical lead saves product and never needs sharpening, and the built-in spooley brush on the opposite end brushes and blends in natural brows seamlessly. Available in 3 shades: Ash Blonde – Suggested for light to dark blonde hair. Medium Ash – Suggested for light to medium brown and silver hair. Brunette – Suggested for medium brown to black hair
Anastasia Beverly Hills recommends that to achieve a bolder brow look, go a few shades darker than your original eyebrow color. Caveat: For blondes, don’t go for a black brow. Stick with the same color family.
Use a brow powder shadow that is almost matches the shade of your eyebrow color. Create a line at the base of the eyebrow and blend upward, using an eyebrow brush.
Keep other makeup minimal and clean: make your brows the perfect frame for your eyes. Practice and use stencils to guide you for no fail perfect arches.
Even Hollywood is all about Anastasia's brow kits and items. This past Saturday, September 17 saw "Charlie’s Angels" – Annie Illonzeh, Minka Kelly and Rachael Taylor - who paid a visit to the Hollywood A-list brow expert herself, Anastasia Soare.
The actresses had their eyebrows groomed for their debut appearance as a trio at The 2011 Emmys last night!
Minka and Annie left Anastasia’s salon with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz.
Also, during New York Fashion Week, some of fashion’s most talented and creative minds like Emmy winning-makeup artist Melanie Mills were seen using Anastasia Brow products. Mills was there heading up Concept Fashion NYC makeup design.
NYC Fashion week saw fashion and beauty experts gathering to see what will be the upcoming Spring season’s dominant trends, with the latest looks proving to be quite diverse: from “no makeup” makeup to bold eye shadow and brow.
April MacIntyre is Monsters and Critics' smallscreen and people/celebrity editor who loves to visit and celebrate small American businesses when she can. You can contact her on Twitter