Bleach Eyebrow Makeup Looks, Tutorials and Tips

Bleached brows makes a comeback this fall. Alexander Wang A/W 2014 presented a balance between light and shadow by pairing barely-there brows with very light foundation and slightly contoured cheekbones and lids. Then Pat McGrath created an “otherworldly and surreal” look at Givenchy with sculpted eyes and cheeks contrasted with bleached-out eyebrows and crimson tapes on the temples. At Marc Jacobs, François Nars created real-life mannequins by giving models a matte, porcelain complexion with frosted metallic silver lips, chocolate creases and brows that were bleached and dyed to the same shade as their wigs.

A/W 2014 Bleached Brows Trend

At Marc Jacobs A/W ’14, models were made to look like mannequins. “The makeup look was really inspired by the collection, which is very “matte.” There’s nothing too silky and I wanted that to translate to the makeup. The eyelid is a pale neutral grey and we made it look bigger by foregoing mascara. The lips have a touch of frosted metallic silver. We used a lot of powder for a matte, porcelain finish.” said François Nars , Founder & Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics.

Beauty guru Pat McGrath brought back the dark eye and bleached brows at the Gucci Spring 2012 show at Milan Fashion Week.

Dark eye makeup and bleached brows at Gucci Spring 2012 Milan Fashion Week


To create such strong, “rebellious” eyes, Pat colored in models eyelids with CoverGirl Liquiline Blast and CoverGirl Smoky Shadow Blast in Onyx Smoke and finished the look with a new mascara, CoverGirl LashBlast 24 Hour Mascara, due this coming January.

Images: GoRunway/InDigital.