In case you haven't heard, eyebrows are in. If you're like us, you've traded your tweezers in for a brow pencil, but a string of fair-haired starlets are taking their bold arches one step further, opting for high-contrast brows.One of the most famous faces framed by light hair and dark brows belongs to Edie Sedgwick, who inspired the hair and makeup at Marc Jacobs' S/S 13 show. Francois Nars created the statement-making brows using a small brush and dark eye shadow--Nars' Matte Eyeshadow ($24) in Bali and Bengali. "We wanted very dark brows, almost boxy and straight," he said backstage.
Like Sedgwick, British model Suki Waterhouse has made inky brows her trademark. Following suit is Erika Bearman, a.k.a. OscarPRGirl, who recently went from raven-haired to platinum, but skipped the bleach when it came to her brows. Meanwhile, Jaime King and Agyness Deyn show off a subtler version, while Chelsea Leyland and Rita Ora's brows are extra dark.
Of course, the first thing you need to score this look is platinum hair. From there, use a dark pencil like Maybelline's Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil ($6) in Medium Brown, or Nars' Eyebrow Pencil ($22) in Ipanema, applying with small, light strokes until you reach the intensity you like. If you prefer a powder version try Clinique's Brow Shaper ($15) in Shaping Taupe, or follow Nars' lead and use a matte brown eye shadow. Powder is a little more challenging to maneuver, but looks softer. Either way reach for a brow brush--like Dior's Backstage Brow Brush ($20) or a clean mascara wand--to blend the product. As for the rest of your face? Stick to soft colors to balance out the strong frame.
Photos courtesy of: Erika Bearman, Agyness Deyn, Chelsea Leyland, Rita Ora, Getty Images; Suki Waterhouse, WireImage; Marc Jacobs, Imax Tree.