A few weeks ago, I spent the most delightful afternoon at Anastasia Beverly Hills‘ newish Brentwood location gathering beauty tips, learning how to (finally!) achieve a smoky eye that doesn’t leave me looking like an ’80s raccoon, and watching brow legend Anastasia Soare demonstrate the perfect brow shaping technique. A technique for which half of Hollywood is grateful, as evidenced by the wall of thanks posted in the chic, sunny brow studio.
The blogger beauty event was held in honor of Anastasia’s newest beauty products—the brow queen is branching out to beauty, with a purpose. She has a paraben free makeup line does that double duty, acting as super moisturizing skin care in addition to adding color to your cheeks (or lips, or eyes…).
The eye shadow palettes have the loveliest colors, and go on much more sheer than you’d think. But, if you want to pack a major color punch? Simply dampen the brush, and then add the shadow—one of the many helpful tips I scribbled down, thanks to makeup artist Andrew Velazquez.
And there’s also the fabulous line erasing creme with Goji berry—I’ve been using it for a month now, and am officially obsessed. I don’t exactly have lines yet to erase, but a girl can never be too prepared, right?
One of my favorite beauty tips of the day was one so simple, I feel foolish for not stumbling across it sooner; to prevent the dusting of eye shadow that often makes its way to settle stubbornly on your already powdered cheek (grr!), just place a tissue underneath your eye, as you brush on shadow. I’ve been doing it every day now, and it works like a charm.
We gave rapt attention to Anastasia’s brow tutorial, and I was able to capture a video of her describing the “Golden Ratio” of brow proportion, allowing us all to shape the perfect brow, at home.
We gathered for a photo, before heading outside for lunch.
Lunch was prepared by celeb chef Beth Ginsberg, who focuses on healthy fare that is explode in your mouth delicious. But, before the food, a little design moment—how pretty is their outdoor area?
The spread was lovely, and the perfect way to end such a fabulous afternoon. And the ridiculously chocolately brownie served for dessert was, too.
They generously sent us off on our merry way with a goodie bag filled with the products they demonstrated, and we left looking prettier than when we arrived—and with the knowledge of how to recreate the gorgeous, at home. Who could ask for more? Many thanks to the Anastasia Beverly Hills team for hosting us!
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