With each fashion cycle, the runway offers up new trends head-to-toe – and not just with clothes and accessories. There are always a myriad of beauty styles to take note of, too, and one we've been particularly enjoying this season has been the many easy-to-maintain eyebrows which have inspired us to start cultivating the look so we've perfected it for spring next year.
After taking a lot of time and a lot
of practice to emulate Cara Delevingne's iconic
bushy brows, we couldn't be more excited to embrace what we've already got and try out some of the runway's laid-back looks.
Let's take a look at what Paris Fashion Week SS18 had to say when it comes to eyebrow trends for next year, and scroll down to shop the best brow tools below:
For those of us who don't have naturally enormous, out-of-control dark eyebrows, we can breathe a sigh of relief. They aren't getting any bigger. Instead, they've relaxed back into messy, lightly sketched face-framers that match the color of our hair, or a slightly darker shade for light-haired ladies. A subtle exaggeration of the natural contour gives a coquettish expression, and the space between the brows does not have to be completely hair-free – finally! We're not talking about going full-on Frida Kahlo
, but a few rogue strands in the middle aren't the end of the world. Take a look at fashion's latest It-model Kaia Gerber (any offspring of Cindy Crawford was always going to hit the genetics jackpot) at the YSL and Bottega Veneta runway shows for inspiration.
The asymmetric trend we've been seeing on dresses, skirts and shirts was also translated into hair and beauty looks: from Tom Ford's fascination with topsy-turvy bobs to Rochas' graphic eyeliner/crazy crayon cat eyes (a trend we're honestly a little nervous about going mainstream). Brows weren't perfectly symmetrical either, which means – hurrah – we can stop fussing about uneven arches, too, shaving minutes off our morning makeup routines. Looking naturally quizzical is about to be the next big thing.
Great, so we're down with the more relaxed vibe of next year's beauty trends, but where do we go from here? Luckily, thanks to the emphasis on the natural brow, there's no need to start pre-shaping or grooming. If yours are quite thin, or if you'd just like to give them some encouragement, there are many serums and solutions formulated to stimulate hair growth. On the other hand, for ultra bushy-browed ladies, the occasional pluck might be called for to keep them under control. Just bear in mind we're trying to avoid the ultra-styled, perfectly pairing and impeccably-colored look that certain celebrities flirted with last season.
Come next spring, eyebrow styling should be the simplest part of your beauty routine. A brush and crayon are all you'll need (maybe a pair of tweezers if you've got Lily-Collins
-like caterpillars). A special note goes out to the brand new MAC eyebrow stylers, revealed at Paris Fashion Week SS18, which may end up replacing every brow tool in your beauty arsenal.
The most important element of choosing your brow kit is getting the color right, otherwise you risk the shade either not showing through or looking too dark and unnatural. When testing in-store, soften the pencil by running the tip along the top of your hand, then color in a 1x1cm square. Use a hand mirror to check in natural light under multiple angles. A selfie can also be a good way of seeing how the color looks against your skin.
Cover image: via @kaiagerber on Instagram
Lancôme Le Crayon Poudre - $27
H&M Eyebrow Pencil - $6
Chanel Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil - $29
Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil - $24
Urban Decay Brow Beater - £16
Rapidbrow Eyebrow Enhancing Serum - £37
Amelia Beauty Wink Lash And Brow Oil - $40
Xlash Xbrow Eyebrow Serum – £35
Lilash Librow Purified Eyebrow Serum - €119
Sephora Collection PRO Brow Comb #21 - $15
Bare Minerals The Brow Master Brush - $16
Elf Cosmetics Slant Tweezer - $1
Anastasia Beverly Hills Tweezers - $28