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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Katie on

I’m so glad people are realizing how sexy full eyebrows are! I’ve had full eyebrows my entire life due to my Greek heritage and have never thought that thinner eyebrows suit my round face! Thank goodness for the fuller eyebrows! Now if we can just convince Hollywood that being fuller in the body can be sexy too…

Karen on

I’ve always thought that THIN eyebrows are extremely tacky!!!

Megan on

Amen, sister! I like my eyebrows groomed but not pencil-thin.

Shasha on

I’ve always had very heavy brows and I hate tweezing and treading so I usally do this!

Hali on

OMG I would never Be seen in public skinny minnie Brows

That is so tacky!

Hali on

OMG Girls look so ugly when they have itsy bitsy skinny minnie brows

I would hope they don’t go out in public

Amy O. on

In my opinion, eyebrows make the biggest difference in a person’s look. You can be the prettiest girl, and if your eyebrows are messed up, then you won’t look as good.

Sue on

I have never wanted to arbitrarily pull out hair in my eyebrows. It just seems a bit extreme. I’ve seen too many people tweeze them to the point where they look permanently surprised. I even had a cousin that decided to shave hers off and pencil them in completely. Why? There are many ways to minimize them without pulling them out. I’ve never had any friends or family tell me that it’s time to tweeze them. I’m 35. Why would I start now? I’m glad to see others finally embracing this!

Katie on

Yaaay Much less work!!!

christine on

full brows are hot and exotic! i have full brows and i’m proud of them!

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