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April 19 2014

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The Brow Is Back At Narciso Rodriguez And The Row

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Despite last season’s brow heroics, in which blocked-out arches and fuller-framed styles made repeat catwalk appearances on both sides of the Atlantic, we haven’t seen much of either look in New York this week. Until yesterday, that is, when both Narciso Rodriguez and The Row’s Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen decided to put the focus back on forehead fringe. Rodriguez left the task of creating something “perfect and strong” in the hands of makeup artist Dick Page, who prefers a cream or a wax when it comes to catching each individual brow hair. “You don’t want to mess with them too much,” he said, pointing out that bleaching or over-grooming can do more harm than good when you’re trying to create simplicity and sleekness. Page used a brush to personally apply a combination of Shiseido’s Accentuating Cream Eyeliner in Black and White to each model. At The Row, makeup artist Aaron De Mey also took the task onto himself, relying on Lancôme’s Le Crayon Poudre powder pencils to “naturally strengthen” each model’s face. “Never did they say, make the girls look like us,” De Mey’s coiffing partner, Jimmy Paul, said of the inspiration the Olsens gave both men (Paul was charged with re-creating a “downtown cool girl” in the form of matte texture and piece-y-ness), but close followers of the sisters’ style will definitely recognize this newfound part of their personal beauty regime living large on the runway.

Photo: Marcio Madeira / FirstView.com; Greg Kessler / FirstView.com

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