Trend to Try: Heavier Brows

08/18/2006 at 12:50 PM ET


You already have your lip-plumpers and your push-up bras, but this fall, it’s all about boosting your brows. From Vogue to The New York Times, everyone is proclaiming the return of the heavy brow. Think Brooke Shields in her heyday, but a little less wild and a little more groomed, like Joy Bryant (left) and Keira Knightley’s arches. If your brows are currently skinny but you want to plump them up for fall, the process might take a while and require a little patience! Tweeze a little bit less every week as they grow in, and use eyebrow pencils or eyebrow powder to fill in the gaps. Once they get bushy, you can keep them in place with a little bit of clear mascara or brow gel while keeping the rest of your face fairly bare to avoid an all out 80’s redux.

Tell us: Will you be working a heavier brow this fall? For extra inspiration, check out our Brows Gallery to vote on who has the best brows in Hollwood.

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Photo:Robin Platzer/Twin Images; Jill Johnson/jpi

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me, myself & I on

EEEEWWWWWWWWW!!!! THAT IS LIKE TOTALLY GROSS!!!!! if i would have seen a lady walking around with big bushy eyebrows, i would have plucked them for her. its sooo ugly to have bushy eyebrows, then you start looking like a man. DISGUSTING!!!!

G.E. on

Wait a second. first I’m a man but that doesn’t mean that i cannot vote, well i think women looks very sexy whit large brows ! look Keyra. It’s time to give a twist to brows fashion and try something new ! U don’t have nothing to Lost maybe a just a few minutes…

semisocial on

i’m with you.
I think that bushy brows look like crap. Kiera Knightley’s look messy, Joy’s look like they haven’t been touched EVER.

Katie on

I think that Keira Knightley is very beautiful .. when you look at her you dont notice her eyebrows.. yeah she should trim them a little.. but she is beautiful.

Shasha on

As a kid cuz of my heritage I always had really heavy brows and I was self consious and Im glad Keira and Joy are embracing it

jennifer on

first of all i think fat eyebrows are very sexy in a woman
because it gives her a very nice natural look not like other woman that have really thin ugly eyebrows that look like a line i had really thin eyebrows and my whole eyes looked ugly and puffy i used to think that i needed more sleep but no my thin eyebrows were making my whole eyes look ugly so what i did was i let them grow and twist them in a nice shape and my whole eye looks really nice i them love the look now if there bushy just cut them a little bit and there going to look really nice

Alyssa on

Thick eyebrows on women are tacky and look like there is bushes growing on their face

Wax em’ PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!

Roni on

Finally the pencil thin look is out! Kiera is absolutly beautiful. Thanks Kiera for making thick brows look sexy again!

Alicia on

Wouldn’t it be nice, if one morning, we all woke up,looked in the mirror and actually liked what we were looking at? No plucking, poking, squeezing, tweezing, trends, blah, blah, blah. Just, “well, there’s me and I look beautiful today just the way I am”. Of course, that isn’t reality SO my opinion on the brow issue is that everybody looks best as close to natural as they can get. If your brows are naturally heavy, trim them up (no unibrows please)and shape them to suit your face-but don’t obliterate them- AND if they are naturally thin, leave them alone! THEN, look in the mirror and say “I look beautiful just the way I am…now.”

andreina on

Finally thick brows are back in. My waiting hasn’t been in vain. I wanna see how all you who plucked them away into a freaking thin line, are going to grow them back. Most wont be able to, since once you pluck they never grow back the same…

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