Gone are the days when brows were an afterthought to your make-up regime – from bold and brushed up, to glitter-clad arches, brows are the pièce de résistance to your finished look. The PROinsider team has brushed up on the biggest brow trends for you and your clients to try…
Missoni, Chanel and Maison Margiela crossed the eyeshadow boundaries at the SS16 shows by continuing the colour over the brows.
Backstage scoop: Missoni Make-up artist, Lucia Pieroni, washed hues of blue over the lids using her ring finger to get the desired tribal-inspired finish.
Prefer your brows natural, untouched and unkempt? Lucky for you, the girls at the Mary Katrantzou, Jason Wu and Marni shows were all natural too – it’s a huge trend (and gives you an extra ten minutes in bed).
Backstage scoop: Yadim Carranza, make-up artist at Jason Wu said - the red lips stood out because the models weren’t wearing anything else. Team the natural look with bold pouts or lashes for the full effect.
Bold and Groomed
Cara Delevingne was the first to set the bar for #browgoals, and her strong and bold style is still in high-demand. The variety of shades and tones seen at Emporio Armani, Balmain and Oscar De La Renta, show how this look can go from office-friendly to a night out.
Backstage scoop: Emporio Armani’s make-up artist, Linda Cantello on choosing your brow shade – “Choose the colour closest to the natural hair colour or mix to customise. Use a natural ‘base’ colour, and mix with lighter shades for highlights and coloured ‘accents’.
Katy Perry looked fierce on the red carpet at the MET Gala with jet-black lips and hair to match, but her brows were completely muted. Dries Van Noten and House of Holland rebelled against the bold-brow trend on the SS16 catwalks by hiding brows using powder.
Backstage scoop: 'She's been out in the desert for three days and hasn't worn suncream', was the inspiration behind Isamaya Ffrench’s golden and rosy complexions at the House of Holland show.
Move over rainbow hair, it’s all about rainbow brows this season – lime-green seen at Max Mara, underlined in coral at Giambattista Valli and dusted with fuchsia pink at Giamba. For bolder clients, mix vibrant colours together to create a rainbow finish.
Backstage scoop: Max Mara make-up artist, Tom Pecheux, created the graphic shape by using the edge of a piece of paper – “The shape is almost like a mask but we haven't closed up the shape because that would look too mean and aggressive.”
Sparkly brows shouldn’t work, but they do – just look at Lily Aldridge’s MET Gala golden brows that perfectly finish off her bronzed make-up. Miley Cyrus is a famous hardcore glitter fan too, and we love her high-shine and hot-pink brows. But, it’s not just celeb’s that are glitter-obsessed - brow game-changer, Giambattista Valli, added head-turning twinkle to models on the SS16 catwalks.
Backstage scoop: Make-up artist, Val Garland, applied sweeps of blue, pink, green, and yellow glitter above a dozen models’ eyes at Giambattista Valli - “This season is one of absolute clean rawness, or it’s ‘let’s go for color.”