Thursday, March 19, 2009

Trend-Filled Thursdays: Heavily Defined Eyebrows

Spotted on the Spring 2009 runways? Heavily defined eyebrows. Whether dark brown and angled at Christian Dior or drawn above the brow and accented with purple shadow at Marni (seen above), designers were all about the bold brow. And while this trend has a tendency to veer toward the theatrical, there are ways to take it into every day! You just have to find the right brow pencils, stencils and gel to make this look work for you. Check out tons of photos and get some tips after the jump.

Accented with a shot of greyish blue shadow at MaxMara
Sorbet hues offset heavily drawn-in brows at John Galliano
A thin line between love and hate -- or just above the brows -- at Jean Paul Gaultier
Dark brows are offset by huge crimped buns and lots of bangs at Christian Dior
The most wearable of the bunch, with just a bit more definition, at Missoni

So how can you get the look -- but keep it toned down enough to take it out on days other than Halloween? Certain products from Anastasia -- brow groomer extraordinaire -- will certainly help you go the distance.

To create your shape of choice, try the Brow Express ($38). This kit comes with four stencils in a variety of shapes that you can trace onto or over your brows, thereby going for the drama or keeping it a bit more suitable for the office.

For a bit more fun and glamour, try the Baked Highlighting Brow Kit ($32). Drawn on wet, it will increase the dramatic look and add a bit of shimmer, too. This is perfect for a slightly more subtle recreation of the look from MaxMara.

And if you have sparse brows? Why, Brow Enhancing Serum ($36) will save the day, of course! Smooth this gel over your brows to create fuller, hairier arches.

And of course, no brow would be complete without Clear Brow Gel ($21). This stuff WORKS. Your brows won't budge all day ... plus, no flaking, clumping or smudging!

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  1. i don't think i'm a fan of heavy eyebrows - but the diff trends make for a good show!

  2. This is a very nice look but I think it would look amazingly ridiculous on me, Lol