The name “Anastasia” is as synonymous with eye brows as “Good Humour” is with ice cream. The Romanian-born beauty guru, full name – Anastasia Soare, is a beauty entrepreneur who revolutionized the role of the eyebrow in the beauty industry.
Anastasia Beverly Hills was founded in 1997 and was everything you needed in the polished eyebrow. The Golden Ratio, a geometric ratio alluded to by Euclid, Pythagoras and Da Vinci, which works out as a mathematical ratio of 1.618 to 1, offers the key to balance and symmetry, was applied to eyebrows by Anastasia to create brows which perfectly framed any face shape.
Celebrity clients included Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, and Oprah.
Anastasia serves as CEO of Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) and over the past twenty years has applied the Golden Ratio to create products that promote symmetry and beauty beyond the brow.
Original Anastasia Contour Kit
My latest obsession in her ingenious product line is the Original Anastasia Contour Kit.
A must-have for your make up arsenal priced reasonably at $40.
What it does:
This is a set of three powder highlights and three powder contour shades. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Powder Kit is designed for you to create the illusions of higher cheekbones or a slimmer nose. It is available in three shades: ‘Light to Medium’, ‘Medium to Tan’ and ‘Tan to Deep’.
I use this for everything. After my concealer and foundation is applied, I use some of the powder to bronze, some to highlight and then one powder as a blush, and another as my everyday make up glow kit.
Everything to make-up my face is in this one palette.
When I find a product this versatile I become insanely excited, because in my travels, I can easily bring this kit along.
I have to add one huge bonus to this product. I am so “over” about shimmer. Why do I want to be sparkly at the supermarket or school pick-up? It seems silly to feel like I’m trying to channel a solid gold dancer in these situations.
Anastasia solves that problem by only supplying one Contour powder in the kit with shimmer. If I don’t want sparkles, I don’t use that one.
Check it out (Sephora carries it too)….and stock up.
It sells out fast!
Angela Ranieri joins us as Contributing Editor with an extensive background in Fashion, Beauty and Digital Media. She has worked with PRADA USA Corp., Jurlique, Amore Pacific and the New York Daily News in management capacities including Marketing, Client Relations, Employee Relations and Training Management. She has authored and published the column, “Ask Angela,” featured on the Amore Pacific USA website. Her beauty advice has been featured in Shape and Fitness Magazines and CBS News.
She is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications and Writing. Angela also has an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from Northeastern University. While at Northeastern, her Market Research on the Electric Car was published for University use.
Angela is currently creator of Circuit Cosmetics, a Brand Ambassador for luxury beauty line, Patchology, an On Air Guest for QVC and blogger for www.thelaughinmommy.blogspot.com.
In her spare time you can find Angela running, spinning, practicing yoga or getting beautified. She resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her Husband, Son, and Chihuahuas.