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SAVING FACE – EYEBROWS

Eyebrows are one of the biggest indicators of beauty and style changes over the years. Don’t believe us? Watch any Drew Barrymore movie from the 90’s and try and imagine any film star rocking her

Eyebrows are one of the biggest indicators of beauty and style changes over the years. Don’t believe us? Watch any Drew Barrymore movie from the 90’s and try and imagine any film star rocking her thin, penciled brows today. Bold, bushy brows like those of Cara Delevingne and Lily Collins are definitely more on trend at the moment, although we may look back at them in 20 years with the same horror as we do at Drew’s! But even with style fluctuations from decade to decade, there are a few tricks you can try to get healthy, full brows for years to come.

MICROBLADING MAGIC

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Microblading is the new, semi-permanent eyebrow treatment for sparse or non-existent brows. Forget what you know about chunky, wonky, faded tattooed eyebrows – microblading is a whole new ballgame. Depositing tiny amount of pigment just below the surface of the skin, each hair is drawn on individually for a completely natural finish. The customised shape can last up to three years before fading! For amazing before and after pictures, visit expert Nadia Afanaseva’s Instagram (@nadia_afanaseva) for inspiration.

 

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People have been putting out hair-growth products for decades – first to combat pattern baldness in both men and women, then to give longer, thicker lashes. With the focus now on our eyebrows, enhancing serums that claim to restore growth such as Lashfood products () are more popular than ever. Some people also swear by an application of Vaseline before bed for a cheaper alternative!

SHAVE IT OFF

No, we’re not advocating shaving off your entire brow and drawing it back on, Morticia Addams style – but eyebrow shaving is a common shaping method in parts of Asia, as much as tweezing or threading is in the United States. Shaving the top and tail of each eyebrow helps achieve the straight look so coveted in Korea. If you want to try it yourself, eyebrow razors are sold on Amazon. Just be careful your hand doesn’t slip and remove the whole thing!

 

caraCara’s thick eyebrows in Paper Towns

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IF ALL ELSE FAILS…

Sometimes we don’t have the time, inclination, or funds to try a more permanent eyebrow change – and after all, what if thin brows come back in style and we want to try them out again? In times like these, a non-permanent solution is in order, and there is really only one cult product that will give you the bold, bushy brows of your dreams. Dipbrow Pomade by Anastasia Beverley Hills () is beloved of makeup artists and has risen to god-like status in the Instagram community for the natural, clean look it gives brows.

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Cassie Doney is a writer based in the UK, too bad her accent can't be heard through her writing but we promise you, it's there and we love it. She loves to write and speaks her mind.

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