16 posts tagged "Eyebrows"
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.
Today Style.com had the pleasure of having Feathered Brow guru Kristie Streicher in the house. Katharine Zarrella, associate news editor, says of the experience, “It was like looking at an angel plucking my eyebrows.” With her vintage-like SteamLine Luggage kit in tow (which reminded us of the days when traveling was considered glamorous and felt less like riding the Greyhound), she whipped our brows into shape in no time. “In fifteen minutes you can change someone’s life, that’s why I love my job,” Streicher says. (She indeed changed ours, and just in time for New York fashion week.) Streicher also divulged her genius idea of holding appointments on the transcontinental flight from her base in L.A. to New York City—a trip she frequently makes to see clients at her namesake Beauty Bars at the Warren-Tricomi Salons (one is located in both cities). “I’m always tempted to buy the window seat next to me—a plane really has the best lighting for doing brows,” she explains. We think jet-set tweezing is the next big thing and this arch angel should get her own set of wings.
So, how much money does it actually cost to look like Kim Kardashian? About $102K worth of eyelash extensions, 24K gold facials, tequila body scrubs, personal fitness appointments, hair extensions, and nail appointments. That’s over 180 hours of beautifying every month, for those of you counting. [Daily Mail]
The did-she-or-didn’t-she rumors about Kristen Stewart getting ousted from her role as spokesperson for Balenciaga’s new Florabotanica fragrance in light of some bad press surrounding her affair with Rupert Sanders appear to be 100 percent untrue. Attention, blogosphere: Just because the actress does not appear in one piece of the fragrance’s marketing materials, namely an internal inspiration video, does not mean she’s been fired. [Grazia]
Confused about eye cream application? This four-step system should clear things up. [Bella Sugar]
According to Madaonna’s first-ever makeup artist, Debi Mazar, the queen of pop refused to pluck her eyebrows in the eighties. “She would never go for it—it was her Latin heritage and she wanted to keep them,” Mazar recalls. But all it took was a few nudges from François Nars to sway her. “[He] convinced her to pluck them at a Steven Meisel shoot,” Mazar reveals. [Allure]
Last night, while we were online-stalking a few of the shows here in Paris (sometimes poring over pictures from the presentations —in addition to attending them in person—is a must), we noticed something interesting. While most models have had their their brows dyed back after Pat McGrath’s bleaching spree in Milan—some by McGrath herself backstage at Dolce & Gabbanna—Aymeline Valade has opted to stay the brow-less course. Even as Martine Sitbon’s side-parted gaggle of girls worked their way down the Rue du Mail runway last night, arches intact, Aymeline opted to go all-forehead.
“It’s a technical issue,” the French beauty told us this morning at Balmain, where she let Tom Pecheux redraw her brows (more on that in a bit). “When you bleach them and then color them and then you have to bleach them back, the concentration of chemicals is very bad for the skin and the hairs—they fall off! I have very fragile hair that’s easily broken, so as soon as they bleach them, I just leave them like that until the very end of fashion week.” It’s a stance that Valade stays strong on, too; not only does she choose to not recolor her brows during the shows, she doesn’t recolor them afterwards either. “I prefer to let them grow in naturally and the color comes back [by itself]. It usually takes two months.” It’s a question of quality as well. “If I color them back, I won’t get the perfect shape because you end up coloring the baby hairs, the blond ones. I did it one season—color, bleach, color, bleach—and since then, the density of my eyebrows is a lot less. And I like thick eyebrows because they fit my style.” As far as the risk of a patchy grow-out phase is concerned, Aymeline isn’t that worried. “I don’t really care. It’s funny; I see the reaction of people in the street—a lot of people ask me, ‘Is it normal?’ And I’m like, ‘No, it’s just a fashion thing.’ “
The androgynous stunner is fairly nonchalant about her beauty look in general. “Outside of the shows, I don’t make myself up at all. It’s just easier that way because if you always make yourself up, and then you need to do something more, what can you do? I prefer to keep it cool and when I have to do something, I just put on a little mascara,” she explains of her less-is-more approach, which is a reference to the laid-back stylings of her countrywoman and beauty icon, Charlotte Gainsbourg. “You know, very natural,” she emphasizes. The catwalker is more specific about skincare, though, and has one face-saving tip that even blew our mind. “I wash my face a lot and the last step is always clear water—not from the tap, from the bottle.” Quoi? “It’s the purest water I can find,” she says of the bottled spring water she pours onto a cotton pad and then glides over her enviable cheekbones. Does Aymeline have a specific brand that she prefers to others? She sure does. “Volvic is the best—Volvic and Evian.” Commence nationwide Volvic shortage right about…now.
A few hours ago, we spied Karlie Kloss backstage at Lanvin, and lo and behold, the catwalker was back to her old self, post-yesterday’s brow bleaching at Rick Owens. How did she make such a miraculous recovery in such a short amount of time? The answer might surprise you. “Just For Men Mustache & Beard,” makeup artist Lucia Pieroni revealed, her go-to quick fix for redyeing arches after they’ve been erased for a show. “They make really good colors,” she pointed out, with the added bonus that its nonpermanent formula gradually washes out and won’t leave you with any unwanted, off-kilter tones. Words to the wise, for those of you looking to obtain Fall’s fuller forehead fringe without the hassle of pencils and powders.