Colored Eyebrows Are the NYFW Beauty Trend For When You Want To Look Like A French Revolution Rave Girl
So far, most of the spring/summer beauty trends we've seen on the runway have been pretty tame and totally wearable. There were negative space "midi" manicures at Creatures of Comfort, all-natural makeup at Milly, and white eyeliner and casual top-knots at Nanette Lepore, to name just a few. But if there's one look from the tents that you should stay away from, it's colored eyebrows from the Badgley Mischka Spring 2015 runway.
Look, bold eyebrows are cool. We all idolize Cara Delevingne. But please, please do not take sidewalk chalk to your brows and think you can get away with it. Sure, a pink or blue brow, like those by makeup artist Tom Pecheux created to compliment the "Marie Antoinette on the moon" vibe of the Badgley Mischka collection, would be unexpected. And colored brows are certainly an easy way to spice up an outfit, ensuring that you never look boring even if you're wearing a Hanes t-shirt and skinny jeans. But colored brows are also... ugly. Like, really ugly.
If you're into the whole "I'm an extra in a film about hip space aliens" thing, then I guess you can go for it. I'll even tell you how to get the look, courtesy of WWD:
Pecheux created them using MAC Cosmetics Cream Colour Base and topping it with eye shadow. The rest of the face was understated: A little MAC Dual Skin Creme Foundation with sheer cream brush — no mascara. 'We’re working with the designer to communicate a message, and it needs to be clear,' said Pecheux. 'The colored eyebrow for this show is helping the guys to show something more easy and loose.'
See how much of an enabler I am? But seriously... I know we'd all love to be Kirsten Dunst in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, but even she did not have colored brows. I'd rather see you pile white-blonde hair on your head and accessorize it with bird sculptures than go all French Revolution rave girl with these brows.
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