7 posts tagged "Cara Delevingne brows"
Eyebrow transplants surged this year, tweezer sales plummeted, and brow pencils and powders picked up steam. But after all the fuss about bulked up brows, is the Cara Delevingne-fueled craze finally taking a backseat to bleach? Rita Ora posted an arch-less photo to Instagram today, and Katy Perry pulled a similar move last week. While it’s a common occurrence backstage (both Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs sent brow-less beauties down their Fall 2014 runways), we’re hoping this is one trend that doesn’t take off. One of the things that set Ora apart from the legions of platinum converts out there were her perfectly articulated arches. In an earlier interview with Style.com, she said, “I trim my brows a lot because I’m Albanian and I’m pretty hairy.” Unless you’re Andy Warhol, who famously stated, “I had a lot of dates, but I decided to stay home and dye my eyebrows,” when it comes to the hair above your eyes, the bolder, the better.
Flashback Friday is a feature on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.
The Model: Cindy Crawford
The Moment: The higher the hair, the closer to heaven
The Motivation: If we’ve learned anything from Cara Delevingne, it’s that the less tweezer action in the arch area, the better. But before Cara there was Cindy Crawford, who boasted a pair of glorious, untamed brows in 1986 (six years before the Brit beauty was born). The super’s larger-than-life hair also reminds us of a similarly voluminous look from Chanel’s recent Cruise show in Dubai. Perhaps this is the industry’s rebellion to all things minimalist, but tossing the tweezers and picking up a teasing comb never seemed like a better idea.
“If [you] have nice eyebrows [you] literally have everything [you] need in life,” is a quote Cara Delevingne recently re-grammed. And to a certain degree it’s true. The super’s statement arches (aside from her off-the-runway antics and romps with Michelle Rodriguez) have caused her stock to rise…and tweezer sales to plummet. But the Brit beauty might have some steep competition in newbie Taylor Hill, who appears in H&M’s Divided campaign, shot by Hasse Nielsen. The hair above this model’s eyes is slightly wilder than Delevingne’s bushy-but-groomed set, and I hope that this runway rookie doesn’t allow an overeager makeup artist to “clean up” any strays (a phrase that often leads to an over-plucked disaster). Taylor, if you learn anything from Cara, it’s to guard those golden arches—and subsequent gold mines—with your life.
By now you’ve likely witnessed the frenzy Miley’s brows (or lack thereof) has caused. Perhaps the twerking phenom read the latest study on bleach and its benefits to skin and got carried away. But whitening the hair above your eyes is nothing new—just ask a model (like the women who walked Prada for Spring 2014) or Soo Joo Park, who recently posed for Vogue China sporting a choppy black wig and blond brows. Makeup artist Wendy Rowe, who created the look for the glossy, recently posted a step-by-step on her site on how to DIY without eradicating your arches. All you need is a tub of classic Jolen Creme Bleach, petroleum jelly, a spooly brush, and some blue-tinged shampoo to wash away any brassiness. Cara Delevingne may have the ability to make tweezer sales fall, but today, I’m considering investing in Clorox.
“Cara Delevingne is saving an entire generation of women [with her full and thick arches]—I plucked mine within an inch of my life [in the early nineties]. After seeing Madonna’s “Deeper and Deeper” video, my brows were gone the very next day.”
The gallery owner revealed her traumatic beauty tale to me at a dinner party celebrating the newly launched Antonio Lopez collection from MAC Cosmetics (the fashion illustrator and photographer was also the subject of an exhibition at Geiss’ downtown Manhattan space last September). Above, we pay homage to two very distinct sets of brows. And while I haven’t yet spotted Delevingne backstage this season, it’s nice to know that somewhere she’s changing some impressionable young girl’s life.