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.
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.
Pat McGrath brings bleached brows back at Gucci A/W 2012 for a dark, romantic look. To complement the blocked-out arches, Pat contoured the eyes with a wash of shadow and created a vampy lip with deep wine liner and a bright red color with gloss in the center.
Beauty guru Pat McGrath brought back the dark eye and bleached brows at the Gucci Spring 2012 show at 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.
With the Spring 2011 Haute Couture Season at a wrap, let’s review some of my favorite beauty looks.
At the Giles Spring 2011 show during London Fashion Week, MAC makeup artist Miranda Joyce created a “Mick Jagger in performance meets the Seventies Drag Act” look with loads of glitter on the eyes and orange lips.