Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Top 9 Beauty Finds

This is the annual sale event held at Nordstrom for three weeks! While Nordstrom Card Members had Early Access and some of the items are sold out already, the Anniversary Sale is open to the public on July 20th through August 5th.

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While you can get a lot of interesting deals, you can also find some of the merchandise created exclusively for this event.

For sure you can look through the Nordstrom catalog, however, to save your time and to make the most of this event, particularly from the Beauty Department, here is our top 9 finds you can’t miss during this event.

LA MER The Mini Miracles Collection ($85, Buy Now)

Value: $156

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I’ve mentioned several times about these products in my blog and on Instagram, and I think I’ll keep talking about them over and over again because they are worth every single penny spent! This Eye Concentrate is one of my favorites as it works magic with the dark circles under my eyes, while the Moisturizing Soft cream is another luxurious rich moisturizer I wish I would never run out of. This combo comes at a decent price since usually only 0.5 oz of Moisturizing Soft Creme comes with the same price tag and you also get a nice green pouch with this combo!

BEAUTYBLENDER® blend.cleanse.carry Set ($35, Buy Now)

Value: $60

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One of my favorite tools comes in this amazing set that includes two of the beautyblenders, a soap to clean the sponges and the brushes and this amazing new holder for drying and storing the sponges. With the total value of $60, it’s a crime to miss this deal.

MAKEUP ERASER

2-Pack The Original Makeup Eraser ($25, Buy Now)

Value: $40

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Another amazing deal this time on Makeup Erasers cloths! I’ve shared how wrong I was about this product and I’m so excited to add this combo of two full-size Erasers is available for $25.

GUERLAIN Terracotta Sous les Palmiers Bronzing and Blush Powder SPF 15 ($65, Buy Now)

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The whole idea of this blog started, perhaps, from the bronzing and blush powder from Guerlain several years ago.

Just look how gorgeous the package and the pallet of this oversized product is. You can use a blush and a bronzer separately, or mix it together for an amazing sun-kissed glow.

slip for beauty sleep Slip Silk Pure Silk Queen Pillowcases ($110, Buy Now)

Value: $158

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These pillowcases have been on my wishlist for a while, and I’m so glad that now they come in two! Silk pillowcases are considered more gentle for your skin and hair so that you might want to consider them as well.

DEBORAH LIPPMANN Gel Lab Pro Nail Color Set ($29, Buy Now)

Value: $60

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I’ve posted about the nail polishes from Deborah Lipmann on my Instagram account and I couldn’t help myself from sharing this set with you. The set features five nail polishes in neutral tones which makes them especially wearable.

DIPTYQUE Candle Set ( $55, Buy Now)

value: $75

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I’ve recently found small Rose candle (2.4 oz) from Diptyque on Amazon, and I’m so excited that the set of small candles is finally back on sale at Nordstrom. The price is also good for a collection of five candles like this. However, don’t be surprised with a small size of each candle – it’s only 1.23 oz per perfumed candle.

SIGMA BEAUTY Classic Copper Essential Brush Set ($50, Buy Now)

Value: $74

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Sigma makes one of the best makeup brushes, so getting a set like this for $50 is a really good deal. This set will cover your basic needs for eye makeup to shade, enhance and define your eyes, while the foundation brush will help you achieve even tone. F80 and E35 brushes have been in my collection for a while and I really love them.

Binge-Masking Treatment Set FRESH ($79, Buy Now)

Value: $120

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A set of skin care products from Fresh contains cult favorite masks, a polish and a cleanser. I’ve already tried (and loved!) the Rose mask and the Black Tea Overnight Firming mask, so this set is definitely worth to be on this list. You can find some of the reviews in my Instagram Highlights.

 

Are you excited about the event? What is your favorite thing on the list? Let me know in the comments down below!


 

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Best 20 Products to Get at Sephora Spring Bonus Event

Hello, my dears!

Let’s be honest: good makeup and skin care are usually pricey and from my personal experience, this statement work in 98% of the time.

And I’m very excited to know and share with you that Sephora Spring Bonus Event is starting right now, which means it’s discount time!

While there is a lot you can consider buying during this event, I’d try to narrow down the list of things I’m getting for myself OR have already tried and they are indeed worth any penny.

For me, it’s a perfect time to stock up, before the next bonus event (read real discounts) is expected in late November.

What should you know about this event

The event starts on April 20th through April 23rd. You can visit a store or shop online at sephora.com – as long as you are a Sephora Beauty Insider member you qualify for discounts! If you are not a member it is easy and free to sign up by visiting sephora.com.

How much off can you get during the event?

10% off for Sephora Beauty Insiders members. Use code YAYINSIDER at the checkout.

15% off for Sephora VIB members. Use code YAYVIB at the checkout

15% off for Sephora Rouge members.Use code YAYROUGE at the checkout

Can I get everything on discount?

Well, it is almost everything, there are some restrictions though. *copy-pasted*

*Offer valid for Beauty Insider members on merchandise purchases made on 4/20/18
through 11:59 PM PT on 4/23/18 in Sephora U.S. stores, Sephora Canada stores, Sephora inside JCPenney stores, and online. Offer not valid on jcp.com.
Not valid on purchases of customizable sets online or through Sephora’s Customer Service. Not valid The Ordinary, on previous purchases, purchases of gift cards or eGift cards, FLASH, PLAY! by Sephora, gift wrap, taxes, or shipping & handling charges. Clients are limited to the purchase of one Dyson-branded item and three Drunk Elephant-branded items per SKU per transaction. Return of discounted merchandise will be for the price actually paid. Sephora is not responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen promotion cards. Promotion card has no cash value and may not be altered, sold, or transferred.

Relevant Beauty Insider status must be attained prior to redemption. No minimum purchase required. Due to heavy demand, Sephora FLASH delivery times cannot be guaranteed for this promotion.Not valid on orders shipping outside the U.S. or Canada. Cannot be used in conjunction with other promotion codes. Sephora and JCPenney employees are not eligible for this offer. Offer is subject to change, alteration, or termination by Sephora at its sole discretion at any time. If you recently qualified for a new tier, please check your email for an updated offer.

For more details check Terms and Conditions.

What should you buy during this event?

If you think strategically, as I do, think of products of high/daily usage or those that have short shelf life. I’ll feature the products that I’ve tried and loved! – one item per a type of product. I shared my thoughts on this products in my stories on Instagram – now in my Highlights! Feel free to check it out for more details!

Under this category, I would mention several products:

  1. Sheet Masks
  2. Beautyblenders
  3. Brushes for Clarisonic
  4. Blotting Papers
  5. Exfoliating Pads
  6. Tools Cleaners

Featured Products:

ESTEE LAUDER

Advance Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask, pack of 4, $80 (Buy Now)

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This foil mask is a 10-minute step in getting instantly glowing and youthful skin that lasts for several days! *tested on myself* Buying a pack of 4 is the best investment advice I would give to you since it’s $25 per a separate mask! Plus, discounts are just in time!

BEAUTYBLENDER

Two.BB.Clean, $45  (Buy Now)

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With the total value of $58, this is another value set I would recommend for you. Taking into consideration that you need to change your beauty blender every 3 to 6 months, this kit will last you for a year! PLUS it comes with cleansing solutions that will put another “tick” on our list.

CLARISONIC

The Essentials Set, $79 (Buy Now)

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If you use Clarisonic for cleansing, this is another amazing value kit with the total value of $108 will last you at least for a year! You can mix and match different heads for different need. I got a similar one during winter event, and still enjoy them!

TATCHA

Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers, $12 (Buy Now)

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The top-rated blotting papers made of 100 percent natural abaca leaf and gold flakes absorb excess oil without disturbing makeup for petal fresh skin anytime, anywhere. *puts into the cart*

NEOGEN DERMOTOLOGY

Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling – Lemon, $27 (Buy Now)
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K-beauty Innovative way to exfoliate your skin both manually and chemically with these 30 gauze pads that gently remove dead skin.  The formula includes AHA chemical exfoliant that deeply penetrates to dissolve dirt and oil in the skin and the vitamin C (lemon extract) for skin brightening benefits.

SEPHORA COLLECTION

The Cleanse: Daily Brush Cleaner, $15 (Buy Now)

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To maintain the life of your tools (brushes and sponges) and prevent bacteria from spreading you need to clean your brushes after each use. While it sounds troublesome to wash them after each time( and which is not good for the brushes as well) I recommend using sprays. At Sephora, you can find several types of sprays. I especially like the quick-dry formula of this alcohol-free cleaner as it reduces the downtime and I can use my brushes in a matter of minutes! Plus, the formula is very mild and natural and suitable for sensitive skin.

 SKIN CARE

In this section, I’d like to share some products that yield WOW results – tested on myself. Again, speaking of strategical shopping, you would definitely need new skin care products until the next big event and discounts are the real pay off for that. Plus, we all deserve it some at-home spa time.

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Pitera Welcome Kit, $110 (Buy Now)

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Do not get scared of this price tag! I tried face cream and the essence and it literally transformed my skin! You get instant glow, hydration, softness and overall my skin looked so refreshed I even had a youthful blush like I spent a good amount of time outdoors. I believe that the toner will only enhance the effect of these two products. By the way, when you layer them, they absorb so fast that it can easily be used under makeup! And, did I mentioned that the total value is $156?

SUNDAY RILEY

Power Couple Duo: Total Transformation Kit, $85 (Buy Now)

SUNDAY_RILEY_Power_Couple_Duo_Total_Transformation_KitAnother value set (total value $105) that you want to have! I got this set last week during the Rouge Early Access and this is another power couple that works wonders overnight! The Good Genes contain lactic acid and the Luna Sleeping Oil has retinol inside. Together, they contribute to even, glowing, hydrated and smooth complexion. While you can feel changes overnight, give these two guys another 3-4 weeks – rumors say the effect builds up! I have special feelings for Sunday Riley, I tried 5 of their products and they are all amazing!

Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser, $45 (Buy Now)

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Speaking of Sunday Riley, I also need to mention this cleanser. I can’t remember any other product that would make me feel this clean and soft at the same time. Plus, my pores are instantly visibly smaller.

LA MER

The Eye Concentrate, $205 (Buy Now)

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Another skin care product that worth every penny – the eye concentrate from La Mer. Again, I bought it during winter sales and still have some in the jar! Little goes a long way while it is indeed one of those eye creams that erase dark circles like you had a good sleep yesterday and a day before, and every single day. It works even better when used with the small roller that comes in a pack.

LANEIGE

Lip Sleeping Mask, $20 (Buy Now)

laneige_lip_sleeping_maskThis soft and nourishing lip mask just melts on my lips! I just got it and I love it a lot. I wake up with lips prepped for the lipstick, how about that, ladies?

KIEHL’S SINCE 1851

Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask, $45 (Buy Now)

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Whenever something goes south, this is the mask that restores my skin. It soothes and provides hydration. Also, I love how it smells, it is so relaxing!

MAKEUP

And for sure, there will be luxury makeup products that you would want to treat yourself with.

I stumbled on selecting the one and only eye shadow pallet so that I’m going to share two here.

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS

Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette, $42 (Buy Now)

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The recent and already very popular and highly rated eyeshadow pallet from ABH. It is perfect for day and night, it has matte and shimmer eye shadows and the color selection is just fantastic for the spring season. The pallet comes with a two-end brush and a mirror.

PAT MCGRATH LABS 

MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Ambition Eyeshadow Palette, $55 (Buy Now)pat_mcgrath_labs_MTHRSHP_Sublime_Bronze_Ambition_Eyeshadow_Palette

I have to admit, I had a crush on Mothership Eyeshadow Pallets when they just got released, but it was a way too expensive for me – $125 per pallet. Hopefully,  smaller versions of those pallets have been released for a more of “affordable” pricing – $55 per pallet. If you have ever swatched those pigmented eyeshadows at Sephora, you will never be able to skip on them.

MatteTrance™ Lipstick, $38 (Buy Now)

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This is the most moisturizing matte lipstick I’ve ever tried in my life. I have also been talking about this lipstick in my Youtube video – the pigment and the formula are just fantastic. These lipsticks flew so fast it was hard to get the shades that I wanted, hopefully, all shades are available for sale right now, but I think, not for so long.

TOM FORD 

Boys & Girls Lip Color, $36 (Buy Now)

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If you prefer sheerer lipstick, think of Tom Ford Boys&Girls Collection. While it gets so complicated to chose only 1 shade out of 100 ( because you want all of it) you can narrow your search with “Girls” only – the white body lipsticks are definitely sheerer compared to “Boys”. The best part about this line is the price: $36 for a smaller TF lipstick versus $54 for the regular collection.

DIOR

Capture Totale Dreamskin Perfect Skin Cushion Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $82 (Buy Now)

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This product is on my wishlist ( read “cart” now) for several reasons:

  1. Dior has amazing skin care products. I tried one serum on my hand at the store, and I swear, later that day I noticed that the patch of skin looked so much better that the same spot on my other hand.
  2. It has SPF 50 in it. As the warmer season is approaching, sunscreen is very important to consider in your daily routine
  3. and finally, it comes with one refill, and you can always get another one later for half price.

Hair Care

Supersonic Mother’s Day Gift Red Edition, $399 (Buy Now)

If you ever dreamed to get this amazing hair dryer from Dyson (still in my wishlist) it is time to get it with the discount provided! Plus, now it comes with beautiful in red with matching case!

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Fragrances

I can’t decide between these two, so that I highlight two fragrances in this post.

VIKTOR & ROLF

Flowerbomb, 1 oz, $85, (Buy Now)

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The Flowerbomb from V&R is perfect for spring. It’s hard for me to describe the scent, but it feels like it’s no longer winter, but still, summer is yet to come.

TOM FORD 

Soleil Blanc, 1 oz, $145 (Buy Now)

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This fragrance is “forever summer” for me. It just makes my day brighter whenever I use it and reminds of my sunny vacation days by the sea. The best part of it is that now it comes in a smaller size and therefore is for a more “affordable” price. Plus, don’t forget about discounts!

 

This is quite an extensive list! I know that most of the products are from the “luxury line”, but let’s all agree that we are worth it. PLUS, each of these products qualifies for discounts, so if you ever doubted about expensive miracle products, now is the perfect timing!

Once again, I put all my thoughts and knowledge in this post. Everything here comes from my honest opinion and personal experience. I hope you will find this blog post helpful.

I would remind you to use the codes at the checkouts as they are not added automatically.

If you are ready to purchase something from the list, please use the Buy Now link – this is the way you can thank me without paying any extra!

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Happy shopping, my friends!


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If any of the products cause irritation discontinue use immediately.

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Instagram Samples Challenge

Hello, my dear friends!

Those who follow me on instagram are aware that I’m doing the Samples Challenge where I try every day/every other day samples of products that I have collected so far and share the results in my stories! If you missed the stories, don’t worry: you can always check them in Highlights that I save on my instagram page.

Why I decided to do this?

While I was reorganizing my makeup and skin care I’ve found a pouch where I keep all the samples and single-use masks. The reason I was collecting the samples is because when you travel you want to travel light and makeup bag always takes most of the space and weight. But, at some moment I’ve realized that when you travel you don’t really want to experiment with your skin: it is already stressed and dehydrated because of the flight and climate change. And there are so many interesting products like masks and creams to discover!

Inspired by my current read – Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing I decided to start with my sample collection as a part of the decluttering process. And make it even more fun and interesting for everyone as I’m sharing my honest reviews on each and every product! For those that I like (and those that state to be hydrating and moisturizing products) I also do a hydration measurement with my device from Philips that I’ve talked about in this post.

By running this challenge I also find so many good products that I’d like to purchase once I finish trying my last sample! I mark them with a custom hashtag #sunkissedblush_approved. By the way, you can also follow this specific tag to find my featured products in a single search!

Nevertheless, there are also products that cause irritation or break me out and from time to time I need to take a break for couple of days to restore my skin. And for sure, I’m letting you know why I liked the particular products, if they really work as promised or if you should skip on them.

I’m not sure how long it’s going to last, as compared to all these basket/pan projects I do not limit myself with any specific timeframe. Anyways, I invite you to join me on this amazing journey to learn more about new products!


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5 Beauty Tips To Steal From The Golden Globes 2018

Hello, my beauties!

While everyone is talking about all stars following #WhyWeWearBlack theme (and indeed wearing all black outfits) at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards to support the #TimesUp movement, we cannot get distracted from their flawless beauty looks this year.
In today’s post, I’d like to share with you top 5 makeup tips from these looks everyone should add to their makeup routine this year.

  1. Do not overload your face with highlighters. Pay attention to your skin and foundation instead

    Interestingly, but despite tons of astral high shine highlighters that we see on Instagram, the majority of stars were not wearing highlighters at all. At some, there is only a subtle glow, but still, not as much as we are used to see. Instead, the focus is on their flawless foundation and skin. We can see Zoe Kravitz’s cute freckles as she rocked the red carpet with her beautiful bare healthy skin.

  2. Embrace your perfect nude lips

    Regardless, of how their eyes were done, most of the stars arrived to red carpet with nude lips. There is a trick how to find your perfect nude color, you can find it here in our blog.

  3. Open up your gaze by swiping beige pencil on your lower waterline

    According to Pat McGrath, influential Makeup Artist, it also works as a concealer for your eyeballs as it reduces the redness in your eyes*. It is not as harsh as white color and will it works perfectly on everyone even with a minimum color on your face! Just as seen on Saoirse Ronan.

  4. Do not forget to wear blush

    In the times of harsh contouring and bronzing blush is sometimes neglected. However, as we see on the pictures, it freshens up the look by making it more healthy and youthful. Just make sure it matches your lipstick: if you plan to wear cooler shades for lipstick, wear same pallet on your cheeks.

  5. Make a Statement

    While most of the guests kept their eye makeup to minimum, some stars such as Zuri Hall opted for adding a pop of color to her eyes. I love her blue sparkling eyeshadows!

    Be bold, ladies. Make a statement and stand out.

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    I believe these tips will transform your makeup and take it to another level.

    What is your favorite beauty look from the Golden Globe Awards this year?

    Let me know in the comments down below!

    Reference: 
    *Allure Magazine,The Eye Guide 2018, p.30



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The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta – Exhibition in Houston

Elegance is a discipline of life. Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de La Renta is a true master of embroidery, lace and ruffles.

Although he passed away several years ago, his art is immortal and some of his best masterpieces are presented at the exhibition at Museum of Fine Arts in Houston through January 28th, 2018.

In this post, I’m going to share with you some of my favorite showpieces from that exhibition.

As you enter la salle, you can tell that his work was influenced by different cultures including Russian, Spanish, Middle East, and I think he has combined best of it in the clothes that he created.

I won’t bother you much with extensive and details post full of descriptive words, as I believe, whatever you see will tell you more than the words can tell.

Whenever you look at his creations, you can see that this man knew how to make the woman look elegant and feminine and created his masterpieces with this in mind.

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Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Masterсlass: Review From The First Row

Our eyes are intrinsically trained to spot divine proportion and immediately associate it with beauty and harmony – Anastasia Soare

Anastasia Soare the founder of Anastasia Beverly Hills is an amazing woman with strong personality and an inspiring story about her fulfilled “American dream”.

I was really lucky to get the last spot at her yesterday’s “Holiday Glow” event at Westin Galleria in Houston.

Pre-party at Sephora

It all started from 3 pm at Sephora where ABH Artists and Sephora Artists have been helping their customers with selecting the right color and right formula, because each case, as Anastasia herself explained later on during the class, is unique.

To attend the master-class, each guest needed to purchase 100$ voucher on Anastasia products. The artist that was helping me yesterday took her time to find the right product for me and showed me several different techniques and looks that I can create with my “real estate”.  The color match that she did is amazing.

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After makeover
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The product that I got for myself. Anastasia also signed my makeup bag!
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Highlighting Duo Pencil in Matte Camille/Sand Shimmer; Stick Foundation in Beige; Dipbrow Pomade in Medium Brown; Tinted Brow Gel in Espresso; Brush #12

After a makeover, I got my wrist band for an entry to the giveaway of the Brow Book – a huge collection of all eyebrow products in all colors that ABH has created for their 20 years anniversary (fingers crossed) and got in the line to be seated for the class. And guess who got in the first row!

 

 

 

I’ve met so many nice people there, just like me, waiting for the Queen of Brows to show her magical skills that can change the way you look by just doing your brows!

When Beauty Meets Science

Once she appeared here is where the true magic started.

She briefly shared her story with us, about how she came to US and how she started and how people at first resisted her vision on eyebrows back in 90s. Frankly, she is the person we should be thankful to for returning the sanity to beauty as well as the trend for real brows replacing those skinny lines that our moms used to have in 80s.

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Anastasia Soare shares her story

With her education in architecture, she took work of aestheticians to the next level! The patented method that Anastasia created for measurements of brows and the stencils that she invented for beginners are based on mathematical equations and principles in architecture. She applies Golden Ratio rule that she learned in art school and encourage everyone to keep the proportions in mind when shaping their eyebrow and contouring their face. All because “our eyes are intrinsically trained to spot divine proportion and immediately associate it with beauty and harmony”.

This woman takes her products really serious. Anastasia herself checks each batch on color and texture to ensure the quality of the products that she makes. She also highlighted that each brush that she designs is made with a specific product in mind for precise application. Have I mentioned that ABH has a widest selection of colors for eyebrow products on the market?

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Another thing that I was really amazed to learn is that she considers PH level of different skin types and therefore has a special recommendations on what formula, product and color is best for each skin type.

Beauty Tips

During the masterclass, she had two models with opposite complexions  – one with super fair skin and blond hair and another one with beautiful chocolate skin showing the right way of using her products and techniques for different skin types.

Here are the highlights of how to get your eyebrows to the Instagram level:

  • apply Golden Ratio to measure and shape your eyebrows
  • to match the right product you need to consider the color of your hair, natural brows and the skin tone as well as your skin type
  • start from the roots, and consider that the beginning (quarter of an inch) of the eyebrows are generally lighter than the ends
  • consider at least 2 shades for eyebrows
  • start with small amount of product and build it up
  • draw hair strokes, not a straight outline
  • do not draw thick dark line on the upper side of your brow
  • use Dipbrow pomade jar as a pallet
  • add a drop of oil to Dipbrow pomade once you finish to keep the product from drying out
  • balance ash colors with red undertones and vice versa (important for pictures)
  • use a concealer above the eyebrows in same shade as your foundation and then brush your eyebrows with spooli
  • the color in Houston is not the same as LA – colors change as they oxidize – balance the color by adding more ashy shades
  • when applying highlighting duo pencil use shimmer color first to create the base for the matte color smooth application
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Anastasia encourages to play with makeup as “practice makes perfect” calling the makeup an “art form” and the best thing that ever happened to her. “Stay at home, experiment, you don’t have to do it in public”.

“Don’t be scared to try. It’s just a makeup, if you fail, take it off and try again”.

It was a very exciting, informative and encouraging event. Anastasia is indeed a wonderful example of a woman who could make her “American Dream” come true.

 

 

 

 

What are your favorite products from Anastasia Beverly Hills? Let me know in the comments below!


This post is not sponsored. You can find my disclaimer policy here.

If the product causes irritation discontinue use immediately.

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