Either you’re thinking Brooke Shields way back in the 1980s, or picturing a wild Madonna in the early ’90s, you must already be familiar with the fact that the strong, full eyebrows make for one of the biggest beauty trends even decades later. The fall of 2013 is all about channeling a certain sense of drama, so alongside red lips, the bold eyebrows can easily be turned into a dashing statement all throughout the season.
The strong brows proved their enduring power on the fall 2013 runways, where they served as foundation for an impressive number of beauty looks, ranging from super fresh to utterly dramatic. And while they might not be everything, it’s safe to assume that a pair of big, full brows will get you halfway to an exquisite autumn look. Read on after the break, to learn more about this season’s key to a fearless kind of beauty.
Bold eyebrows turned beauty statement.
You can’t possibly think bold eyebrows, without having Cara Delevingne‘s image instantly pop into your head. Living proof that full eyebrows can add tons of personality to your beauty look, the model-of-the-moment managed to transform her bushy brows into a signature strength in a matter of years. Her perfectly pronounced brows continue to inspire women towards achieving the same flawless results. Which is a great thing considering the fact that when full, the brows can give a fresh, youthful, and more natural appearance.
Cara Delevingne on the runway at Michael Kors F/W ’13
Another thing that’s great about full brows is that they can work for anyone, given you find the right shape and reach those perfect proportions. And while we can’t all have Cara Delevingne’s perfect eyebrows, you can still try to make the best out of what you’ve got by learning a few useful tips and by testing every product available on the market until stumbling upon the one that can become your secret weapon. In terms of styles, the runways weren’t shy either. From soft, to darkened, there’s something for everyone to try out.
Soft and full eyebrows.
Bold doesn’t have to necessarily imply going bushy or dark. An array of soft and full brows took over the fall 2013 runways, showcasing the fact that a strong brow can effortlessly highlight the charm of an utterly radiant look. The intensity of the brows should always reflect your personal idea of beauty.
Tips on achieving the look: Well-groomed brows are key to a soft and full style. Use a brow-set gel and a comb to lock hairs in place. With a brow pencil in soft brown, proceed in filling the shape and evening out the contours of your brows. And with that, you’re done.
Soft and full brows at Vionnet F/W’13
A feathered brow might not work for just everybody, but it’s still worth giving a try, even if that happens only on a special occasion. Bold and dauntless, the feathered eyebrows should always be worn with extreme confidence. If you care for a look that’s going to demand attention, this one is clearly made for you.
Tips on achieving the look: Brush the eyebrows straight up and trim just the very ends of the hairs that tend to pop out. Using short, feathery strokes of dark eyebrow mousse, coat hairs in an upward motion, starting from the front of the brow and moving to the middle and end. Using light strokes, gently feather a coffee-colored pencil onto the front of your brows in an upward motion. Finish the shading by feathering the ends of your brows in a downward motion.
Feathered eyebrows at Erdem F/W ’13
Bold and dark eyebrows.
Working for both the black-haired and the blonde beauties, the thick and darkened eyebrows can be used in endless combinations that will lead to striking beauty results. Even if they’re not the easiest to pull off, these fearless brows have the power to make or break a look. Use them to frame your face and make your eyes pop even more then they already do.
Tips to achieving this look: After locking hairs in place using a brow gel, use a stiff, angled eyeliner brush to apply a dark-colored eyeshadow to brows. For a more dramatic effect, you can combine a couple of products together, to get even more intensity in the brows. For example, use a colored gel to brush the eyebrows out, after initially filling them in with an eyebrow pencil in rich brunette.
Bold and dark eyebrows at Nina Ricci F/W ’13
Key beauty looks.
Some women fear the overpowering effect a strong, full eyebrow can have over a beauty look, regardless of its initial level of complexity. Key to embracing and wearing the full eyebrows in all of their dauntless, is knowing when they work and in which particular combinations they tend to shine best.
Bold brows with barely-there makeup
Opting for a fresh and clean look might just be the answer to pulling off the strong eyebrow trend with little effort. Let the brows do all the talking by choosing to showcase them in a barely-there make-up look, made out of natural looking skin, a simple coat of mascara and a light layer of warm-hued eyeshadow.
Soft, full eyebrows at Emanuel Ungaro F/W ’13 and Jill Stuart F/W ’13
Bold brows with bold lips
Assuring a happy medium for gorgeousness, a pair of bold, strong lips will automatically balance out a look that is built upon a thick, full eyebrow. With the attention equally divided between the intensity of the brows and the fearlessness of the lips, you will be left feeling like a modern femme fatale.
Full eyebrows at Miu Miu F/W ’13 and Vera Wang F/W ’13
Bold brows with heavy eyes
To bring out the full drama, point all the attention towards the eyes by pairing the thick, dark eyebrows to heavy cat eyes, or to an intense smoky eye depending on your personal preference and/or occasion. To complete the beauty look, choose between pretty pink or intense wine-stained lips.
Full, dark brows at Anna Sui F/W ’13 and Oscar de la Renta F/W ’13