Wednesday 22 November 2017

So over: Brow mania

Leigh Arnold at Leigh Arnold's FirstLight Charity lunch at Fade Street Social Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Leigh Arnold at Leigh Arnold's FirstLight Charity lunch at Fade Street Social Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy

Of late, brows have been hitting new levels of insane, and misguided devotees of Cara Delevingne, who are confusing the 'strong brow' with the 'black permanent marker brow', are to blame.

Of course, when done well, high-definition brows can enhance the face, and they are also a good option for brow rehabilitation for any among us who fell prey to compulsive, overzealous plucking in our teen years. However, there are a lot of bad brow jobs kicking around, and, undeniably, they can look a bit mad.

We maintain that the full-on high-def brow, much like strobing or contouring, is a look that is foremost designed for optimum selfie-taking, and not really for real-life encounters.

In face-to-face situations, the ludicrous brows are just distracting. It's becoming a bit like having a chat with someone in full panto make-up who, it transpires, is not, in fact, performing in a high-camp stage production, but just going for lunch of a Sunday. Tone 'em down.

See Leigh Arnold, pictured, for some brow-spiration.

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