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Brow Glory

Walking the thin line.

How brows have grown up and out!

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Source: The Sun

Eyebrows. It hasn’t been an easy road for these face-framing gems. Type ‘perfect eyebrows’ into the Google search bar, you’ll find the untouched, glorious arches of Cara Delevingne.

But srsly, brow trends have gone from one-hair thin, to downturned, to unplucked and fabulous. Let’s take a moment to look back on the hairy ones - from the 90s to today - and appreciate how
far we’ve come. 

90s brows… This may have been the darkest era evz for brows over the years, and that’s saying something. Remember sitting on the bathroom counter plucking all but one row of eyebrow hair and channeling your favorite Spice Girl? #cringe

Unfortunately, only a few of the lucky ones could pull this off. We’d like to leave these in the nostalgia pile, along with our zigzag hair parts and butterfly clips. K, thanks!

The 2000s…  this decade saw the comeback of the brow. Although we finally learnt to step away from the tweezers, there was still progress to be made. 

There were two main themes to naughtie’s brows: the super-high arch option or brows with a serious lack of definition. Super-high arches kept that definition we (thought we) loved. The key? Keeping brows two to three shades darker than your locks.

On the other side, a brow with a lack of definition can give off a transparent vibe, kinda like that sheer top/bright tank underneath combo that also reigned during this period of browdom. It was a confusing time. 

Today… As for the current trend? They’re the Gisele Bundchen of brows, undeniably fabulous. 

If you were onto it ages ago and have already ditched the tweezers, getting those big, full brows back will be a cinch. Otherwise, for those still coming to terms with a bit more bush to your brow, tame any strays with a tinted brow gel to give definition and contrast, and get your fine, framed face out that door.

Need a little help in the hair department? Pro tip: grab yourself one of the many fine-pointed brow pencils on the market and fake it till you make it. Flick the pencil with a gradual release of pressure from the ‘root’ up to give yourself hair-like strokes. You’re welcome.

By: Gorgia Brewer

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