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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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~Andrea~ on

Just because something is a “trend” does not mean that You necessarily have to go with the trends if it is not flattering to YOU. It’s all about creating the best shape brow for YOUR face. IF it is a Trendy purse or shoes that’s one thing but to change your brows and haircolor .. oh and skin color to look tendy that’s …..well, alot of work. It’s all about Enancing what you have not trying to look like someone else.

Courtney on

Eyebrows help shape your face. A groomed brow always looks good. Either extreme – too thick or too thin – doesn’t look good.

Joy’s brows could be shaped a bit more but she and Keira look great with thick brows!

Is it me or is it odd that the thickness of your brows varies with the seasons? Shouldn’t it be whatever looks best on your face?

Candace on

We girls are way too hard on ourselves! We wonder why men can’t respect us … it because we dont respect ourselves. We need to open up or eyes and take a long look around. We are all human and no one is perfect, so, we have to accept this and learn to love yourself the way you are, whether you have thin eyebrows, or thick ones; whether you are naturally skinny, or curvy! no two girls are the same and we should celebrate our individuality! Don’t fall into these trends … be yourself! That’s the only way people will really be liking you for YOU .. and not someone you are trying to be!

Nick on

The fuller brow is SO much prettier than the skinny brows or no brows at all but just the pencil brows.

Lets get away from the grandma scary and frightening look of plucked brows down to nothing.

diedra on

Oh thank god!!! At last!!! Fnally people realize that being natural is COOL! I’ve always had thin eyebrows because i though that to have havier is ugly. but a few years later i said goodbye to thin eyebrows because i started hating them! i wanted to look more natural!

Tasha on

Im not much for the bushy brows, I keep mine nice and shaped but I definitly dont like the skinny drawn on looking brows either. Bigger but shaped brows look nice on everyone.

Kim on

I love the thicker eyebrows. The thinner brows make you look older.

Rish on

I personally think that it depends on the shape of the persons face, but a bushy eyebrow looks very unkept! and grizzly! It could be full but still arch in a nice shape, not straight across like Keira or very uneven like Joy.

krista on

Unkept eyebrows are as bad as unshaved legs!

Dawn on

Love fuller eyebrows!!!

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