If you see the bleached eyebrows that were featured on Alexander Wang‘s fall 2014 runway show in New York and think of Miley Cyrus‘s brief stint with barely-there yellow brows, you’re not reading into the complexities of the fashion statement.
“The look focuses on ‘pure’ beauty – it’s all about lightness and the shadows between,” Diane Kendal, lead NARS makeup artist, said of the haunting look, which plays up the brand’s androgynous fall fashion collection.
Check out some of the looks from the show, and get a break-down of the bare-faced makeup look from NARS.
Makeup artists prepped the models’ faces with NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream. Instead of heavier foundations, the team used the brand’s Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer to even out the girls’ complexions. Touches of Radiant Creamy Concealer were applied to conceal blemishes, and the whole look was set with the luminous Light Reflecting Setting Powder – Loose.
To add some subtle definition to the models’ cheeks, the team used Matte shades of Altai, Vientiane or Cappadoce single blushes, — whichever looked most natural with each girl’s skin tone. The same color was applied on the eyelids to give a little flush without contrasting! The Copacabana Illuminator added just enough glow to keep the overall bare look from appearing too flat.
The coolest part of the look is definitely the bleached eyebrows, but not everyone wants the permanent committment that comes with such a bold beauty statement! I was looking around for options that would create the look without the whole chemical deal, and I found that if you use light concealer over your brows, it will wash out the color enough to copy the idea in a more temporary way. (To make your brows look like they were shaved, match the concealer to your actual skin tone and foundation.)
Would you make the bold move and bleach your eyebrows?
(Photos Courtesy of NARS unless otherwise specified)