You’ll find many different iterations of the bleached eyebrow trend on the catwalks (one example being Victoria Beckham’s spring/summer 2023 show), but it is – understandably – a less common occurrence to see them on real women.
Not a look to be undertaken lightly, there’s a reason why beauty experts extol the face-framing benefits of a full, defined eyebrow – it draws attention to our eyes and bone structure, so in most cases bleaching them seems like a bad decision.
But real women do wear them – and can pull them off, as Nicola Peltz-Beckham and Maisie Williams proved over the weekend. The Gen-Z stars both hit the Givenchy spring/summer 2023 show with brows that were so light, they were barely perceptible.
It’s not Williams’s first rodeo: the actor has experimented with the look before, having initially bleached her thick eyebrows for her role as punk icon Jordan in Danny Boyle’s Pistol. They became a focal point of her look for a while, and she walked a number of red carpets with platinum brows. Her trick to pulling them off? Distinctive eye make-up and a bold lipstick, both of which help to ensure she looks interesting, rather than washed out.
Known for her California-girl aesthetic, Peltz-Beckham’s newly bleached brows are a first for her. Having recently switched her buttery blonde locks for a more grunge brunette shade and a choppy fringe, the actor posed at the Givenchy step-and-repeat looking statuesque and striking with her new look. With smudgy winged eyeliner and a flushed cheek, she looked ethereal and interesting, and the bleached brow complemented her suited-and-booted get-up effortlessly.
Would you try it? Past adoptees of the bleached look include everyone from Kim Kardashian to Lady Gaga, and while it will always be a divisive beauty trend, it is a quick and easy way to completely transform your look. And, if you don’t like the results post-bleach, all you have to do is dye them back…