Safe. That was the general consensus among attendees of New York Fashion Week for Spring 2012 when it came to the clothes, and it largely applied to beauty as well. While there were pops of color here and there, makeup was mostly natural. Happily, hair filled the beauty vacuum, providing a decorative element in an otherwise quiet season.
Model Arizona Muse (above center) lived up to her name, inspiring makeup artists with her bold eyebrows. The look is groomed, but pronounced—and makes perfect sense in a season when makeup was minimal. Says Robert Sweet William, the brow specialist at Barneys, “When everything goes neutral on the face, the focus becomes the brow.”