August 9th, 2016
High-fashion and editorial looks are some of our favourite things. If you’re anything like us, you’ll see an incredible look and go diving into your kit with one thought on your mind: ‘I want to do that!’ In this edition of Trend on Trial, Warpaint investigates the A/W16 trend of bleached and natural brows and how to recreate the ‘invisible eyebrow’ with your kit.
It’s the end of the power brow as 2016 brings a whole new different look. In Marc Jacobs’ highly anticipated show in New York, François Nars turned Kendall Jenner into a gothic goddess with the model displaying bleached brows combined with shadowed eyes and dark lips.
Looking at Holly Fulton’s show, it was all about creating light, natural eyebrows to frame the model’s faces. Make-up artist Sam Bryant used MAC’s Mixing Medium and a sheet of silver leaf to create a broken glass effect on the model’s eyelids which was shaped to match the eyebrow structure.
To achieve bleached brows as seen in the Marc Jacob’s show, Jolen Crème Bleach (£4.35) is a cheap and effective option to lighten dark hairs. There are two different bleaches, the classic original formula and an aloe vera bleach for those with sensitive skin. This simple and easily applied bleach can be used to recreate the bleached brows trend effortlessly.
If you’re in search of a more natural brow, look no further as Benefit has released a whopping 12 product brow collection with everything you’ll ever need to get the perfect brow look. It includes different shades of gels, pencils and powders that are suitable to all skin tones. One of our favourites is the 3D BROWtones eyebrow enhancer – the brush-on gel contains multiple tones to give brows a more natural yet sculpted look, rather than a block of singular colour.
Make Up For Ever have produced a Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector Kit (£31) which is ideal for neatly filling and defining brows. The main ingredients, volatile oil and carnuba wax, create a creamy texture that leaves eyebrows looking natural and will hold up in all different weather conditions. The Aqua Brow Kit is available in 7 different shades, so you should be able to find a natural colour for everyone. It would be great for projects involving water, whether it’s a shoot in a pool or this year’s Fendi show at the Trevi Fountain when models were ‘walking on water’ .
High Definition not only provide treatments to restore or reconstruct eyebrows, but they also have a range of products to create structured brows at home. Their star product, Brow Colourfix (£22), is a brush-on tinted brow gel that helps to cover sparse eyebrow areas whilst shaping the eyebrow – perfect for when you’re rushed for time, this will tint and shape simultaneously.
Similar to the Holly Fulton show, Carolina Herrera continued the trend of natural eyebrows. Powder products can help to give a lighter, more natural look, and we love the Laura Mercier’s Brow Powder Duo (£20.50). It can be used to create natural arches by using a soft blend of two powder colours, which can be mixed or used separately to define. The product comes in three shades, designed to suit different skin tones, and bring a lighter look to eyebrows.
A must have in your kit would be the Real Technique’s New Brow Set (£21.99) which contains every tool you will ever need to groom brows. The set consists of slanted brow tweezers, a spoolie and brushes to get the perfect shape.
When you’re dealing with over-plucked brows, Ardell’s New Pro Brow Pomade (£7.99) is great for filling in sparse areas with its gel-like texture. The pomade creates a light coverage and is smudge resistant, coming in three different shades. Use light strokes to define the arch and run a little through the whole brow on a spoolie to tie the whole thing together.