It’s easy to forget that eyebrows have trend cycles of their own; albeit cycles that move much more slowly than other beauty, hair and fashion trends.
While the full and natural, yet still maintained, style of brows have been on-trend for quite some time, the ‘in fashion’ shape certainly hasn’t trended towards pencil thin eyebrows. And that’s not about to change. A natural style and shape remains the style to have.
What’s changing is the colour. Look hard and you’ll see that bleached blonde eyebrows are currently a beauty trend. While no one should go to the extreme of shaving them off and having no eyebrows at all, those bleached to be peroxide blonde are now amongst the growing list of 2010 fashion trends.
Very much a runway and editorial beauty trend, bleached eyebrows are slowly filtering through into street fashion. We say bleached, but we suspect that more often than not cutting edge fashionisers are simply masking their natural eyebrow colour with some clever make-up techniques.
Pictorially, model Lara Stone was one of the first to stand out with fair brows and, thus, popularise the look. More recently models Alla Kostromicheva, Ranya Mordanova, and Katlin Aas have followed suit and have been sporting the look.
For picture inspiration click on the thumbnails below.
- If you want to try out this trend, get your eyebrows professionally bleached at a salon. Do not try this at home.
- Matching your eyebrow colour to your hair colour is obviously not the thing to do. Your eyebrows should be a blonde colour. If you’re already blonde, your eyebrows need to be a lighter shade: the effect is intended to be dramatic.
- Enhance the drama of the the look by using dark eye makeup around the eyes and a bold colour, verging towards dark and not nude, lipstick.
- To cheat and avoid having to use bleach at all, you can get a subtle effect using foundation to cover the brows.
For more styling ideas, visit the gallery of trend inspiration pictures below, and keep an eye out for further updates.
The Lady of the Lake wears Prada (31 May 2010)