Secrets From the Set: How America Gets "Ugly"

02/01/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

Makeup artists on the set of Ugly Betty have a secret weapon for making America Ferrera’s sculpted real-life eyebrows look so, ah, thick on the show: They use Talika Eyebrow Extender, a clear brow gel with thin, hair-like fibers (they look like actual eyebrow hairs) suspended in it. In real life, it fills in over-thin brows or compensates for over-plucked brows while they grow in. We gave them a test drive and it really works, though it took a few practice runs to get it looking more natural than scary. You can get bushier brows on Sephora.com, $33.

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KT fr Cda on

I think it is great idea for women who are losing their eyebrows do to age, cancer treatment or women who have naturally think eyebrows. It is a bit pricy but I’m sure women who are going through this would gladly pay it. A great idea.

Elda on

Whatever makes the show popular!!! I love this show!

gwen on

I’d happily pay $33 for this stuff if I knew it worked, since I have extremely sparse, thin brows and always have to fill them in with pencil or powder. It looks like its just black, can it be used on any hair color? Does anyone know?

shopoholic on

i don’t think i would buy that! Love the show though!

jenne on

i was wondering where i could find the beret lindsay lohan was wearing a few days ago when she went shopping. I absolutely love the color of it and i need to find out where i can get one! thanks

Crystal Beach girl on

I’m confused. I thought it was stylish to have thin eyebrows? The styles change so fast, that it is hard to stay on top at times.

sindi on

y would u want ur eyeborwsz to look thicker??. . .

Rachel on

I don’t need my eye brows to look any bigger so no thanks to that!

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