Too much time on your hands? Colour your brows

  • Style
  • Monday, 18 May 2015

This is probably what Miley Cyrus would look like if she coloured her eyebrows. Photo: AFP

Rainbow armpits have been in the news recently, after celebrities like Miley Cyrus were spotted sporting technicolour body hair.

But it seems the underarm isn't the only spot crying out for a splash of colour these days – the latest trend is the rainbow brow.

The trend was first spotted on the Spring/Summer 2015 catwalks in New York, courtesy of Badgley Mischka. The label sent the models down the runway with their eyebrows dyed pastel tones of blue, pink and purple.

The concept has since been picked up by fashion fans who have taken to social media to show off the result of the “coloured ombre brow”.

If you're looking to test out the look at home then the easiest way is to get creative with eyeshadow rather than actually dyeing your brows. First you'll need to make sure that they're in good shape – literally – by combing them outwards towards your temples and plucking, waxing or trimming any unruly hairs.

Makeup colours are extending beyond shading around the eye to the eyebrow itself. Photo: AFP

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Guys, too, can totally get their eyebrows coloured! But maybe not like this... Photo: AFP

Beauty expert Kristen Leanne recommends using two colours and blending them halfway along the brow for an extra unique effect. She also advises using a brush to draw “hairs” with the eye shadow for as natural look as possible.

Meanwhile, vlogger Kaylyn Phu suggests filling out brows with a waxy white eyeliner to use as a base before using your finger to apply the coloured shadow, although the end result is less delicate.

The white eye pencil base approach is also advocated by MyDiaMakeup in her tutorial.

Another option is to bold out the colour using lipstick, as vlogger Shantrinas explains in her video. This can be a great way of keeping eyebrow hues vibrant, particularly on darker hairs.

Once the colour is in then it's time to neaten things up, either by removing excess colour with a cotton bud or by sharpening the edges with a concealer applied by brush along the underside of the brow. And there you have it – an eye-raising summer beauty look! – AFP Relaxnews


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