Makeup trend alert: It’s all about painting your foreheads gold for Fall 2014

fall 2014 beauty trend gold forehead
Photography by Peter Stigter
fall 2014 beauty trend gold forehead
Photography by Peter Stigter

Spring’s molten-gold eye makeup trend is moving in a different direction for Fall 2014—like, literally moving across your face. It started in London at Simone Rocha, with M.A.C makeup artist Sam Bryant applying gold leaf to models’ foreheads. The look was intended to be haphazard, with some models getting “gold sweat beads” and others having more of a “full-on effect.” Should you want to try this look at home, proceed carefully: “Bryant said the leaf is so delicate that no one can breathe on it, and if the girl’s skin is too hot it won’t stay,” reported WWD.

A more DIY-friendly approach to the forehead-anointing trend was spotted this weekend in Milan. Ten models at the Emilio Pucci Fall 2014 show were given a splash of gold above their brows and down the bridge of their noses. Makeup artist Yadim told Style.com that the look was part “modern-day Veruschka” and part “desert warrior woman.” Much simpler in technique, the gilded look came courtesy gold powder pigment that was wet prior to application. Considering that it takes three instances to really make something a trend, we’ll keep our eyes out backstage to see which designer decorates models’ foreheads next. In the meantime, tell us: is forehead makeup something you’d try?