According to Merriam-Webster, a legend is “a famous or important person who is known for doing something extremely well.” Anastasia Soare (creator of Anastasia Beverly Hills) is that—but that wouldn’t even be giving her due credit. Sure, Soare does brows “well,” but she also single-handedly transformed the way we all fill in our brows, gifting us with waxy pencils and soft powders before brow grooming was even really a thing. Nowadays, her namesake line has expanded to include a range of makeup (the Glow Kit, $40, is a favorite of perfectly sculpted celebrities like Kim Kardashian), and her brow products continue to innovate and take our sad, ’90s-ravaged brows to Lily Collins status.
Soare recently went on a trip to Europe to take meetings, gather inspiration, and grace Milan Fashion Week with her presence—and we got the exclusive look. How does beauty industry legend travel in style? What lipstick does she always keep in her purse? Keep scrolling to find out.
“My first full day in London! Here I am outside my home away from home, The Dorchester Hotel, about to head over to the Temperley London show.”
“Dinner with Alber Elbaz! For a glam night at China Tang, I’m wearing head-to-toe black in a Jil Sander top with a faux fur stole, Givenchy skirt, Alaïa boots and a Lanvin belt—which Alber, of course, loved! On my lips? A pop of color with Liquid Lipstick in American Doll.”
“Is there anything more luxe than room service? That delicate bone china made me feel like I was the queen! I passed on the ‘Full English’ (it is fashion week, after all!) in favor of granola, yogurt, and coffee.”
“Next stop Milan! Ciao, London! It was a blast!”
“My schedule this week is jam-packed with shows. Can’t wait to hit the runways at Costume National, Max Mara, Moschino, and more!”
“Outside the Max Mara show. So fun to see all my favorite fashion editors, including Anna Wintour, in their element. The clothes were pretty great too!”
“Gelato break! Can’t resist the gorgeous rose-shaped cones at Amorino! A must-visit in Milan.”
“Enjoying an apéritif and a view of the Duomo at La Rinascente’s rooftop bar. As close to heaven as possible!”
“The Duomo di Milano in the center of the city is absolutely breathtaking. It’s amazing to me what a labor of love it was to build. It took over 500 years to finish! So much history in those walls.”
“Between shows, I’m ducking into the shops! I had to go back to La Rinascente, Milan’s flagship department store, to check out the beauty floor. That YSL counter was seriously impressive.”
“Spring colors at YSL! Love this packaging!”
“Let’s head up to the shoe department. How cute are these lipstick pumps? My daughter would love these!”
“Last day in Milan! Having a cup of tea and a little biscotti before flying back to L.A. It’s always hard to say goodbye to Europe! Good thing I’ll be back in Paris in just a few weeks!”
Ed. note: The shade pictured is Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss ($16) in Weekend Barbie.
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