Try It: Bold Brows

From the runway to the red carpet, thick, natural brows rule

Photo by Anthea Simms
Photo by Anthea Simms
Photo by Anthea Simms
Photo by Keystone Press
Photo by Keystone Press

Since Lily Collins’ turn as Snow White in Mirror Mirror, we’ve been swooning over her thick, ultra-dark eyebrows. In years past, she might have been pressured to thin and lighten her arches, but now her dramatic look garners attention for all the right reasons. 

This year, similar styles have hit the trend circuit in full force. Fashion weeks around the globe witnessed a decrease in bleached brows and a marked rise in a thick, more natural shape. The models at Sportmax, Dior, Chloé and J. Mendel (to name but a few!) rocked the look with a bit of brow powder for further definition. At Balmain, makeup artist Tom Pecheux filled sparse brows with pencil, then combed hairs upward and secured them with matching mascara to give a slightly unruly appearance. Ashley Olsen practised the same technique for the CFDA Awards. We love that her brows convey confidence and authority.

To achieve a similar shape, skip excessive tweezing. Simply remove strays, brush hairs into place and fill holes with pencil. Use powder over the whole brow if you wish make your brows look thicker, then hold hairs in place with mascara or brow gel. 

Say goodbye to a thin arch! The mega-brow is here to stay.

FLARE picks: Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Brow Pencil, $27, Revlon Brow Fantasy, $9, Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow, $22,

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