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August 28 2014

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19 posts tagged "Eyebrows"

Rita Ora’s Brows: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

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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.

Photos: Instagram

Cara Delevingne’s Brows Have Some Serious Competition

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“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.

Photo: Courtesy of H&M

Bejeweled Brows

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mary-charterisBritish aristocrat and model Mary Charteris blinged out the hair above her eyes for the London shows. This particular beauty move took us right back to Chanel’s Fall 2012 collection and Peter Philips’ extraordinary, mineral-encrusted eyebrow art. While we love a naturally thick set à la Cara Delevingne, this It girl’s sparkly arches certainly got our attention.

Photo: Instagram

Magic Eraser

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Miley-Cyrus-Miranda-KerrBy 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.

Photo: Instagram

Mile-High Club

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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.

Photos, clockwise from top left: Getty Images; Courtesy of Steven Simko; Courtesy of Kristie Streicher