Having perfect eyebrows are what most girls (who love their cosmetics) strive for. I am sure you would agree with me when I say, having a great brow shape can really change the look of someone’s face. Well, just a few weeks ago when I flew back home to Los Angeles, I had the opportunity to interview an Anastasia Brow Expert. I was modeling a shoot for clothing line Maricela Marcel, and had the pleasure of having my makeup done by makeup artist, Gloria Rios. It was a nice experience because Gloria gave great emphases to my eyebrows, the feature I love most about my face.
Keeping with my Persian roots, I like to have my eyebrows threaded. That way it is easier to maintain fuller, more natural looking brows. I usually wait 3 to 4 weeks between visits before heading back to the salon. Over at Anastasia Beverly Hills, it is Gloria’s job to shape eyebrows. I sat down with Gloria and asked her for her expert advice on how to perfect my brows while playing up their natural state.
Q: Gloria, what would be the first step for someone trying to achieve perfect eyebrows?
A: Visiting a professional Anastasia Esthetician for a consultation, would be the first step. Measurements are key, using the Golden Ratio technique is how I determine proper brow measurements. Also, having the right balance is important. Your eyebrows should complement your eyes and your eyes should complement your eyebrows.
Q: If someone was just starting out what would you suggest for them to do? How long in between visits?
A: If you need to grow out your eyebrows, we have the best tool. Using our Brow Enhancing Serum takes two weeks for results, it’s clinically tested, and helps nourish your hair follicle with less breakage. Normal hair cycle of growth takes 21 days, which is about the time you should be visiting your Anastasia Brow girl for a clean-up (waxing).
Q: I love my eyebrows untamed, but sometimes I really want a sculpted look. What is a quick way for me to enhance my already full brows, while adding to my natural shape?
A: Having the right tools to achieve a beautiful natural brow is key. For example, having the right color selection. Stick to a color that is around two shades lighter than your hair, whether you prefer a brow powder or pencil. All of our makeup has anti-aging properties so it really benefits your skin. Brow Wiz is one of my favorite brow pencils. This pencil is nice and fine so you can draw hair in strokes. Overall, it gives your eyebrows definition.
That’s great to know. I have been loving the pencil you gave me. It has a nice brush on the end that allows me to make my eyebrows look fuller, then I can just fill in the spots that are bare. I love full brows, it reminds me of Brooke Shields in The Blue Lagoon.
Q: What is your favorite part about shaping eyebrows?
A: I love that having fuller brows makes any woman look 10 years younger. Full brows are beautiful! You can use a Brow Stencil to help you achieve that perfect brow look.
I am so glad I got to interview Gloria, all of the information she provided was very helpful. But I have to admit, my perfect brow crush is Cara Delevingne. Her naturally full eyebrows are gorgeous! Who is your brow crush?
Contributing Beauty Blogger, Aurielle