I was one of those annoying pseudo-punk-rock kids in high school. This involved hair of many colors, writing terrible three-chord songs with an electric guitar my grandma got me on my 16th birthday, and attending every Warped Tour from age 14 to 19.
The one thing my safety-pinned, purple-haired look was missing? An eyebrow ring. But the idea of getting one horrified my parents and was thus a no-go.
BUT I DON’T LISTEN TO THE RULES. Here I am at 16, complete with blue-black hair, thin eyebrows, and that little silver flare.
Just kidding! My parents would’ve killed me if I got an eyebrow ring, and I am not about that life. Nope, I opted for the next best thing: beads and eyelash glue. Fooled ya, right?
Naturally, when I saw Rodarte’s S/S 2015 show, I was like, yeah, I get it.
If you, too, want to give the impression of holes in your face without actually putting holes in your face, then this is the tutorial for you.
First, decide what kind of jewelry you want. Beads? Studs? Hoops? Small Swarovski crystals? The choice is yours and the possibilities are endless.
You’ll also need eyelash glue to stick them on. I used KISS Strip Lash Adhesive, which is great because it has a little applicator.
If you’re using jump rings, which can be purchased at any bead shop or craft store, you’ll need to pry them slightly apart with pliers.
After opening, apply the glue to the ends that will stick on your skin.
Wait for 20 to 30 seconds until the glue gets tacky, then hold the jewelry to your brow with tweezers.
I used a bigger bead on top of my eyebrow and a smaller one below it.
For the next two looks, I used glass crystal and diamante beads.
My favorite look is Rodarte’s rings, because obviously my high school tastes have evolved exponentially. I’d probably remove a ring or five in real life though.
Bonus Fake Lip Ring!
So this piece wouldn’t be complete without another fake seen at the Dries Van Noten S/S 2015 show: drawn-on lip rings. This look doesn’t involve any plastic bits or glue, just makeup.
I started by applying a white base down the center of my bottom lip to make the gold pop. I used a white from my Maqpro Petite Fard Creme Palette PP22 (my favorite palette ever).
Then I used a gold gel liner from my handy Sephora Makeup Academy Blockbuster Palette. It’s not as vibrant, to be honest, and you’ll probably get better results from a dedicated gold liquid liner, but it did the trick.
- Did you want facial piercings as a teen?
- Do you still want them now, or are you happy just faking it?