If you haven't heard yet, Dior debuted a golden eyebrow look that turned heads at their Spring 2014 show.
Each model rocked shiny gold paint on their eyes, with nothing else but mascara. Once again, the iconic beauty brand proved that they know how to debut trends in a big way. Remember Dior's eye-catching frosty lips at their couture show in July? So it was with much anticipation that fashionistas watched Dior's divas, with their gold brows and lids, strut down the runway.
The catwalkers' faces looked like they had been dipped partly in gold, and decorated like Christmas trees. We loved the look so much that a little beauty investigation was in order.
Just how did the label come up with the gilded trend?
As Dior explained their concept on their website, the models' make-up aesthetic was a tribute to Monsieur Dior's particular penchant for gold. The make-up artists used the bright shade to bring out the eyes and provide structure to the face. They applied a gold-flecked powder to eyebrows followed by eyeshadow in the shape of a halo. For certain looks, a swipe of yellow or blue-green eyeliner injected a "colored note to the monochrome," matching the floral prints in the Raf Simons-designed collection. Their combination of colors made for a very "contemporary look, simultaneously sober and spectacular."
Refinery 29 also summed up Dior's beauty idea: "[The look was makeup guru] Pat McGrath going balls to the wall with glue and gold pigment, until the models' brows actually looked like 24k jewelry."
For another interpretation of the brow look, R29 recommends using a 2-in-1 brush like Make Up For Ever's Double-Ended Angled Eyebrow and Eyelash Brush, with short, firm angled bristles on one side and spiral ones on the other. The $32 brush is the perfect tool for applying a golden shadow, similar to Make Up For Ever's Aquarelle in Gold, which is a water-based, intensely colored pigment available in matte and shimmer shades retailing for $26. Then, simply dab on a shimmering gold. We recommend Make Up For Ever's Star Powder in 920, a $24 silky powder with a fine, dense texture. Use the powder to set the liquid pigment and add another layer of shine.
For your lids, apply Aquarelle on your top and bottom, bringing it past the top crease. Make sure to extend the pigment to the sides so that the color ends where your brows do. Give your lids a moment to dry, and then with your finger, pat on a healthy amount of Star Powder. You can also use Butter London's Wink Cream Eye Shadow in Sun Kiss, an $18 pale gold formula. The easily applied, lightweight and blendable shadow should be used in the inner corners. Wait until the coats are dry, and then finish by lining your top lid with the same Butter London shadow in Jaded Jack, to create the look's mint green line.
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