Backstage to Reality: Bold Brows at Alexander Wang and Timo Weiland

Big, bold brows have taken attention away from more complex looks and the overdone smoky eye at Fashion Week. At Alexander Wang, Nars opted to create natural, defined brows to compliment Wang’s minimalist collection and at Timo Weiland, dark matte brows balanced a sleek, glossy lip. For both designers, makeup artists opted to use Nars’ eyeshadows in lieu of using a dedicated brow product, which lets you streamline your makeup routine and save cash the next time you’re browsing the beauty offerings at Sephora.

Alexander Wang Spring 2013

Alexander Wang Spring 2013

Alexander Wang Spring 2013

Alexander Wang Spring 2013

“It’s a minimal look that we achieved using skincare and complexion products,” said Diane Kendal, NARS lead artist at Alexander Wang. “Because the collection boasts minimal tones, we did the same thing for the makeup and focused on flawless, matte skin. For the models wearing the amazing glow in the dark looks, we gave them a more luminous face, with powder applied to the high points of the cheek.” For brows, which Wang wanted to keep natural, makeup artists used Bali and Blondie eye shadow, which means that at home, you don’t need to buy a separate brow product if you have an eyeshadow that matches your natural brow color.

Timo Weiland Spring 2013

Timo Weiland Spring 2013

Timo Weiland Spring 2013

Timo Weiland Spring 2013

At Timo Weiland, the team took the trend even further by making brows even more of a focus. “The brows are extremely strong and graphic and skin is matte,” said James Boehmer, Nars Global Director of Artistry, “a glossy textured lip balances the look.” Since the brows were more of a focus at Timo Weiland, the team used shades darker than the models’ natural color, bringing more focus to the brows for a younger, fresher look. It’s a great tip to use if you’ve got lighter brows or you want to shift focus from your lips or eyes.

Photos courtesy NARS

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.