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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traci on

Yeah for the more natural, thicker eyebrow. You can stil keep them shaped and clean without plucking them to death. Does everyone not know thin brows age you????

LaTissia on

I think thick eyebrows depends on the frame of the face. But just gotta quick question with the sista on the left since when did Black folks blush???? And yes I’m a black girl, native of Zaragosa, Spain.

Miss on

Yay for natural beauty, there are a lot of benefits in it cuz I know when I pluck I get a lot of swellings and have to suffer with a huge bump on my forehead until it heals up. I’m glad people are begining to appreciate fuller brows, you will occassionally see models with full brows and they look so beautiful, I don’t think it’s fair that society has to outline what the brow has to look like (ie. thin.. shaped.. blah blah) We really should have more out there about full brows, this isn’t enough!!! Ladies.. BE PROUD.

ghosty on

Physically speaking, nothing is more attractive than a girl with thick eyebrows.
But here’s the thing… it doesn’t do anything if she doesn’t also have big eyes, big eyes are a must for making thick eyebrows work.

Jade on

Im so relieved that people have now realised that the thick eyebrow is a lot more sexy. When i was younger my older sister used 2 pluck hers sooooooo thin she looked like an alien with a big forehead! So when i started plucking mine i decided than thin eyebrows are not the way to go.

manny on

I think thick brows make girl look more sexier and more like a woman. In my class there’s a girl who has thick brows and she looks more beautiful and more like a woman than other girls who have skinny brows in the class.

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