A standout beauty trend from the SS 15 RTW collections, Rodarte’s faux-pierced brows brought both edge and envy to the runway this season. The brows were an unexpected revert to grunge that, at least for me, made the illusive facial piercing that much more desirable, and undeniably cool.
Leave it to the Mulleavy sisters to have the fashion community considering what were formerly known as bad decisions, as accessories. For those not yet brave enough to visit the local parlor, here’s how to mimic makeup artist James Kaliardos’ seemingly effortless arches.
What You’ll Need:
Flush wire cutter, $7
14 (7 for each brow) 10mm silver jump rings ($4 for a pack of 0 from Michael’s)
Foil or a small container to pour lash glue into
Tweezers (your usual pair will work)
Quick-dry clear lash adhesive, $4
Eyelash glue remover, $5
Step 1: Cut each ring according to your brow thickness. For thicker brows, cut about ¼ from the opening. The first four rings are going to have wider cuts than the three that will go after your arch.
Step 2: Make sure the first four rings and the last three rings are roughly equal and line them up in the order you’re going to apply them.
Step 3: Now the real fun begins. Take your first ring and dip the two ends thoroughly in the eyelash glue, making sure they each have a sizeable dot of glue on them.
Step 4: Take your tweezers and apply the first loop to the browhead, or where your brow begins. Press and hold the ring with your finger for at least one minute, or until the ring feels secure.
Step 5: Repeat steps 1-4, making sure to adjust any previous rings with your tweezers that have started to tilt.
Step 6: Let any residual glue dry, removing excess that distracts from your new piercings.
Voila! Just repeat this process on the opposite brow and you will have the effortless cool of a Rodarte model.