Sorry Cara Delevingne, bushy brows aren’t going to cut it this summer. By 2022, stock up on glue and gems, bleach and electric crayons, not to mention a trusty bag. More is more, and for festivals, summer parties, Ibiza nights out or just bringing the drama to picnics in the park, now is the time to give yourself the ultra-powerful brow treatment.
A variety is leading the way: dazzling rhinestone style. These have threatened to make a glittering mark on the beauty world ever since Euphoria’s Maddy Perez sported the crystal party brow in season one, circa 2019. And last month, during London Fashion Week, designer Ahluwalia made a convincing offer that her time had come again. .
Beneath the bushes of a walkway in a walled garden, models appeared in garments of saturated colors offset by individual silver gems affixed in two strong lines across the forehead. It was captivatingly fascinating. The jewels sparkled in the sun and proved that a novel look didn’t need to skimp on elegance.
By the way, Euphoria makeup artist Doniella Davy and designer Priya Ahluwalia share a reference point: a photo of Nina Simone, from the late ’60s, feeling good with five gems on each brow and more being applied to her lids. “Her music of hers is very important to me, so I wanted to pay tribute to her,” says Ahluwalia.
Mata Mariélle was the make-up artist tasked with creating the runway moment that would turn heads and says it’s easy to try at home. “Buy face gems at any arts and crafts store. Brush your brows with a brow brush and gummy brow gels to control the edges, then apply a full coverage concealer or any type of matte textured foundation to your brow.”
The goal is to make the hairs invisible, before applying the gems with Duo Lash Glue, available from Boots and Superdrug. “This won’t remove any brow hair, I promise,” says Mariélle. “They add the perfect amount of pizzazz. She would even make the gems a navy blue, very fabulous.”
For bright girls, sly designer Matty Bovan is your pick. Their SS22 collection film saw models get the gold gilt look, which is a great (albeit messy) choice for any cautious person going for jewelry.
Are you looking for glamor at full speed? Chanel bosses will know that the archive AW12 show is the mother of all brow inspo. Miranda Kerr and company appeared on the Karl Lagerfeld runway resplendent with square, colorful brows studded with juicy crystals, instantly becoming a look for the runway beauty history books.
Today’s celebrities are taking the extreme fad of diamond facials and maxing it out. Naomi Campbell was covered in gems from nose to hairline for the 2022 Met Gala carpet, while singer Rina Sawayama’s gold and silver rocks blew up on her forehead and trailed down her cheeks as she sat front row. in the Schiaparelli Haute Couture collection last week.
The statement was a nod to the surreal gold-dripping jewelry that has become the Parsian brand’s signature, explains Mona Lenna, the makeup artist behind it. “I actually hand-made all the custom crystal face pieces on the Eurostar to Paris the night before,” she says, and she filmed a crystallization 101 masterclass on her online platform The Makeup Monster. “The eyebrow really frames the face, so it’s one of the most exciting features to play with if you fancy a transformation. It can completely change your look.”
However, if the thought of a chandelier’s glowing face makes you cringe involuntarily, don’t panic. The list of brow experiments is long, starting with TikTok, where #powerbrows videos have four million views and counting.
Iris Law drew attention to hers on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in May by shaving her slits. Test carefully. Bella Hadid has completely worn herself out, bleaching hers to an alien effect. Just like Julia Fox, she is inspired by a new style every day. She recently wore winged eyeliner around her forehead, for a sleek (and weird) connected brow. Do not be afraid and accept the rarities when you choose the one that corresponds to you.