When we want a quick beauty update, we turn to the runway makeup trends from FW18 shows for inspiration.
This season, emphasis was on natural beauty with backstage makeup artists playing around with various brow styles, from polished to wild. Below, Benefit Middle East Regional Brow Artist Menat El Abd talks us through some of her favourite looks to recreate at home.
The Well-Groomed Brows
Groomed Brows and minimal make up are probably two of my favorite things that go so well together. I have noticed this type of look a lot on the runway this year, and what grabbed my attention is the subtle makeup and the natural well-groomed brows that I’ve seen in Ralph & Russo’s show. For this look, we’re only going to use two products and keep the rest natural and simple. The key products for this look are Precisely, My Brow Pencil and 24-HR Setter Gel.
Start off first with brushing the brows to tame the hair and identify the gaps that you want to fill in later on.
Grab your Precisely, My Brow Pencil and fill in those gaps by applying soft hair strokes. Make sure you brush after to blend any harsh lines and keep the brows looking simple.
To set this look, go ahead and grab the 24-HR Setter Gel to lock the look and keep those brows looking flawlessly natural all day.
The Polished & Defined Brow Look
Defined and polished brows are my total weakness. These brows caught my attention at the Balmain runway as they fit so well with the winter season looks. What I love about these brows is that they’re a total statement and they definitely make that unforgettable first impression. All you need for that killer first impression is Ka-Brow Colored Cream Gel and High Brow Highlight & Lift Pencil. With these two products and those easy steps, you’ll define and polish those brows in no time.
Grab a spoolie brush and start off first with brushing the brows to tame them.
To sculpt and define those brows, apply Ka-brow cream gel and create soft small hair stokes to create the illusion of fake hairs. This instantly thickens and defines the brow look.
To finish the look and to show off those brows, grab your High Brow pencil and apply it on the brow bone to lift and highlight the brow shape. Don’t forget to blend away using your finger for a clean finish.
The Bold & Brushed Up Brow Look
These looks were so bold and strong. A volumized brows can never go wrong with any look you’re rocking. Whether it was from Toga or Isa Afren runway, they’re killing the game. What I noticed the most is that they all have one thing in common, volume. Achieving this statement look has never been easier with Goof Proof Brow Pencil and Gimme Brow+! These two brow products will transform your brows in no time.
Start off with brushing the brows with a spoolie brush to tame the hair and identify the gaps.
Grab your Goof Proof Brow Pencil and apply hair strokes to fill in the gaps and to thicken the brows. Blend any harsh edges by brushing the brows with a spoolie brush.
Now it’s time get these brows looking volumized. Grab the Gimme Brow+ and brush the brows upwards for a bold and brushed up finish.