Defined, fuller eyebrows continued to dominate recently at fashion week, securing their place as the beauty trend of the moment. But it seems not everyone is blessed with the thick brow like Cara Delevingne. If genetics aren't on your side or you went to town in your high school years with the tweezers and wax, you might just be in luck! Eyelash and brow growth serums — consisting of polypeptides and essential vitamins — have soared the US market and have recently started making an appearance on the Australian shelves. They've been put to the test and results have proven to enhance overall appearance, reduce breakage, whilst stimulating the natural cycle of hair growth. Simple and quick to apply, with consistency key to getting the most effective results. So with thick, boyish brows not going anywhere, it’s time to get ready to embrace your wild-side. Click Click!
Last week at POPSUGAR Beauty, we watched hundreds of models get primped and primed for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia runways. We spoke to countless hair and makeup artists and watched everything from intricate braiding to lip gloss being applied to eyelids! But a week on, it's time to dissect the beauty trends. Skin was a major player in the backstage beauty stakes, with many designers opting for a more natural makeup look, instead playing up bone structure and shape with contouring. Dewy is out and matte skin is in, but makeup artists still used highlighters to get that "pop" on the runway. There's also some interesting part lines, sexy hair and ethereal eyes. Let's go!
Aside from recently being named the face of Burberry Body Tender, model Cara Delevingne has two other claims to fame: her famously bold eyebrows. Her embracing full brows has spawned a trend that has women contemplating their eyebrow brushes. But if you're a little scared about dusting on some pigment for fear of looking perpetually angry at the world, don't fret. Here are some things to keep in mind while doing up your eyebrows:
- Stick to powders, not pencils. While pencils have usually been the mainstay for brows for generations (hello, '80s makeup), powders are easier to handle and create a more natural, feathered look. Grab two shades: one that is a shade lighter than your natural colour for daytime and one that is a tone darker for more drama.
- Brush powder on your hairs, not your skin. One common mistake women make is that they press on their brushes and pencils too hard, causing pigment to adhere to their skin. This makes brows look clownish and fake. Use a lighter touch to ensure the pigment coats your hairs, not your skin, and always make sure you're brushing in the direction that the hair is growing in.
- Focus pigment on the outer two-thirds of your brows. If putting powder on your brows makes you look clownish, take note at where you're focusing the pigment. Brushing powder into the inner corners of your eyes causes them to look fake. Instead, focus the powder from the beginning of your arch to the end of your brow. Then, using a brow brush, blend the existing pigment into the inner corner for a more natural look.
- Mix your colours. The best way to get a natural look is to blend your colours. Use the darker shade in a thinner line along the centre hairs of your brows. Then blend the lighter shade out from the centre of your brows to the ends. This will ensure you'll always look natural.
The 2013 Autumn Winter Chloé show revealed softly romantic clothes with a sharp tailoring edge. The hair, created by Anthony Turner, counteracted the soft look, with a masculine shape that still looked natural. Simple boyish ponytails matched thick, strong brows filled-in with shadow. With no statement makeup look to speak of, the skin was flawless thanks to Mac Cosmetics Face and Body Foundation, the lips and nails mute. Click through.
Over-waxing and over-tweezing has happened to the best of us, but with the right techniques, filling in too-sparse brows is a snap. To get tips on how to quickly and easily plump up and shape eyebrows for natural-looking results, just keep reading.
We're always treated to a bevy of beauties showing their best hair and makeup angles, and this week was a shimmery, shiny version. From Jessica Biel's stunning silver smoky eye to Dianna Agron's all over shimmer, these ladies' beauty looks had us keen to try something a little fresh. We fell hard for Olivia Munn's perfect hot pink lip (we've found a shade that's even better!) and Taylor Swift's golden glow . . . And then there's Kristen Stewart with hair so good, even she's smiling! There's a whole lot more to see (and steal!) in here, so get clicking through our gallery of the Top 10 beauty looks this week.
There's been plenty of amazing Emma Watson fashion moments we could write about, but this one, from November 2010, is by far our favourite. She'd just cut her hair off following the filming of the final Harry Potter movie, and the world (Sugar included), fell in love all over again. This was the moment that Emma blossomed into a woman, and her Raphael Lopez dress was just perfect. Her legs looked next level — so brown and shiny! — and her wet-look hair was a beauty moment in itself. The whole look is very party and the feathers bring the perfect touch of festive. Wanna copy? Let's go.
If there's one thing we know from looking at this week's beauty round-up, it's that the bold lip is a makeup trend that's here to stay. Alexa Chung, Rihanna and Kristen Stewart let their lips do all the talking, and we think it totally paid off for them. Going all the way when it came to staying natural, Lara Bingle gave us a lesson in how to do nude makeup the right way — and her couldn't take our eyes off her beautiful ice-blue eyes as a result. French actress Berenice Marlohe went the other way with some seriously heavy eyeshadow playing up her big eyes, while Ashley Greene went for a soft and feminine look. One thing they all had in common? They all looked beautiful. Click through the gallery to see who rounds out the top 10 and copy the looks at home!
You don't have to wear bold colours to make a bold makeup statement. Ginnifer Goodwin looked striking with soft shades of pink paired with stunning arches at last weekend's LACMA 2012 Art + Film Gala. The structured look complemented her sleek pixie and the embellished neckline of her black Gucci dress. She balanced her bold brows with flirty lashes and thin winged liner.
Looking to frame your eyes with full, well-groomed brows, too? Opt for a brow pencil like Kevyn Aucoin Precision Brow Pencil ($39), which features a fine tip to fill in sparse areas or draw a natural looking shape (plus, the brush on the end allows you to groom every hair into place). To achieve more prominent brows, you can exaggerate the shape by slightly elongating the ends. The final touch: set your look with brow gel or wax for a polished finish.
- Lara Bingle's hair and makeup man reveals how he got her beachy waves — Max Made
- Ashley Greene has a new hair colour! — People
- To bleach or not to bleach, that is the brow question — Beauty Bender
- Emily Weiss feat. Stevie Dance: Could this be any cooler? — Shop Ghost
- Georgia May Jagger for Roberto Cavalli's second scent — Fashion Etc
- An excerpt from Grace Coddington's memoir — Vogue
- More Asian beauty products — could these be the next BB creams? — Refinery 29
- Louise Bell reveals her must-have holiday beauty prods — Table Tonic