Bold brows are back, baby! (as is alliteration!) Big brows from left to right: Keira Knightley, Cara Delevingne, and Ashley Olsen
She's like a cross between Brooke Shields and an early nineties Kate Moss. Just stunning.
Fun fact: Jennifer Connelly's eyebrows are the same size and shape as Abe Vigoda's eyebrows in Joe vs the Volcano.
No one will ever browbeat Hilary Rhoda.
This eyebrow look was inspired by the late Larry Hagman.
Ashely Olsen isn't afraid of big brows or a shiny t-zone. Good for her.
Fun fact: Keira Knightley's eyebrows constitue 20% of her entire body mass.
For eyebrows that say "suck it, Elizabeth Taylor!"
Josie Maran's Magic Brows Argan Brow Marker + Brow Powder is a double-ended long-wearing brow pen that sculpts perfect eyebrows in seconds. ($24)
Benefit's Brow Zings kit includes a pigmented wax and a color complementing setting powder AND its own set of brushes. ($30)
Anastasia's best-selling Brow Powder Duo is smudge-proof and comes with two shades per compact to ensure the perfect brow color. ($22)
Benefit's Speed Brow is a tinted gel that helps tame unruly brows. ($16)
Laura Mercier's Brow Definer features a wax/gel formula that coats each hair as it's swept through the brows, providing renewed color to eliminate dullness. ($20)
Lancome Le Crayon Poudre has a spoolie brush on the other end for easy blending. ($25.50)
Makeup for Ever's Aqua Brow is a long-wear liquid eyebrow corrector that fills, defines, and lengthens brows. ($20)
Model Cara Delevingne (above, center) and her lush, corpulent eyebrows have taken London Fashion week by storm, walking the runways for Burberry, Chanel and Stella McCartney and ushering in a whole new era in bold brow-dom for 2013. The Daily Mail says:
Forget the clothes – the biggest trend at London Fashion Week is bushy eyebrows.
Blame wild-browed supermodel Cara Delevingne, who “owes her meteoric rise to her dark, perfectly shaped brows,” [says] make-up artist Lisa Potter-Dixon.
“Power brows lift the structure of your face, open your eyes and frame your features.”
To get your own “power brows” like Cara’s and Keira’s, put down the tweezers and pick up a brow pencil. The highest point of your arch should be directly above your pupil; to find where your brow should end, hold the pencil at a 45 degrees from the corner of your nose. Use short, stiff pencil strokes (Lancome’s Le Crayon Poudre in Taupe works great for blondes) or slanted brow brush dipped in brow wax (Benefit’s Brow Zings, $30) to follow along your natural arch, filling in sparse areas as you go. When using wax, always work from the outer edge in towards the center of your face, making sure the wax sits on the skin and not the hairs themselves.
If you already have full brows, keep them neat and polished with a clear brow gel, or for a little more definition, try a tinted brow gel (Benefit’s Speed Brow, $16), because brows look best when they’re a shade darker than your hair color. Brow powder is another way to beef up bare brows — Laura Mercier makes a great one that’s actually a gel/wax/powder blend — but they can be trickier to apply if you’re not steady handed. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, your “power brows” should never touch, nor should you ever refer to them as your “power brows” in public. Also, Sharpie is never a substitute for a brow pencil, no matter what the chola gang in Cell Block C tries to tell you.
Check out all the celebrity big-bodied brows + the best products for DIY brows in the gallery above.