Jan 15, 2015

The groomed eyebrow began trending in the 1920s when silent film stars began plucking and coloring their eyebrows, reaping the face-framing and emotion-conveying benefits. Brows literally had center stage!

1920s eyebrows

Trending looks included thin brows, either straight across or in an exaggerated arch. Some women even totally shaved them off, drawing them back on for more precision.

These days we don’t typically resort to shaving off our brows, but we do engage in some serious grooming and shaping. We appreciate a brow that has been gently plucked, filled in with color, shaped with a powder or even made darker with a little dye.

Big Brow Theory

Pay homage to the eyebrows of 1920s film with a simple technique that involves shaping and maintaining the arch of your brows with tweezers, like Maybelline Expert Tools Slant Tip Tweezers. Don't be afraid to go a little thinner at the ends for this retro look! Groom and promote a more defined arch with a tool like Shu Uemura Eyebrow Manicure or a pencil like Maybelline Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil. Fill it in up top for some serious drama. Or, to paint those brows on in a more literal recreation of the 1920s brow, use Giorgio Armani Beauty Eye & Brow Maestro and the Giorgio Armani Beauty Applicator Eyeshaper. Seal your handiwork with Lancôme Modèle Sourcils.

Do you pluck or color your eyebrows? Tell us why in the comments below!

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