Step away from the tweezers. Forget wacky bleach jobs and the wimpy, overplucked brows of seasons past. Say hello to healthy, heavily filled-in arches as seen at Yves Saint Laurent, Chloé, and Balenciaga. "It's all about a bold shape with a slightly square and straight edge for a boyish feel," says makeup artist Diane Kendal, who sculpted brows using MAC Eye Shadow in Brun backstage at Alexander Wang. For a softer look, "use a pencil to fill in gaps, then brush hairs up with a clear gel," says Benefit brow expert Hilary Foote.
MC RECOMMENDS: Sonia Kashuk Spoolie Brush, $2. Benefit instant Brow Pencil in Medium, $20. Urban Decay Urban Brow Styling Brush and Setting Gel, $20. Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand in Pearl, $32.
At Prabal Gurung, makeup guru Tom Pecheux's smoky-eye look gave girls a hard punk edge, while manicurist Jin Soon Choi masterminded an Asian-calligraphy-inspired print that she hand-painted on 500 acrylic nails. (It took 48 hours!) These aggressive details are best served with grungy, bed-head hair, as seen at Charlotte Ronson. Add a gothic-inspired headband — like the spiky leather Jennifer Behr numbers worn at Fendi.
MC RECOMMENDS: MAC Pigment Colour Powder in Magenta Madness and Neo-Orange, $20 each. Jennifer Behr Leather Dinosaur Headband, $162. Kevin Murphy Texture Master Non-Aerosol Styling Mist, $25. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Midnight in NY, $8. Prabal Gurung for Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Crinoline, $8.