Eyebrows have become the superstars as of late. While most women have always been into eyebrows, the last few years, it seems, eyebrows have taken on a new shape. Maybe pun intended.
With the popularity of threading salons popping up all over the nation, eyebrow arching, shaping and maintenance are all the rage. And, according to an article published last week in The New York Times, thin eyebrows for fall are all the rage. For a number of years now, thick eyebrows have been in, but at this year’s fashion shows, thin eyebrows made their comeback.
In The New York Times article, the writer, Marisa Meltzer, references Old Hollywood actresses, Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo. Their beauty seemed only to be enhanced by their razor sharp eyebrows. Josephine Baker is another iconic star, photo above, a contemporary of the aforementioned, and her beauty too was accentuated with similar eyebrows of this Old Hollywood era of the 20s and 30s. And lest we forget about Diana Ross in the film, Mahogany, in case you want to go thin, but not Josephine Baker thin.
Thin eyebrows also signify “high maintenance” as well. You always look “ready” or “done;” very put together. And, if a minimal makeup look is your desire, thin eyebrows help achieve this goal, as they highlight your other natural features.
If you desire these ultrathin eyebrows—and many of these Old Hollywood looks were created by completely removing the natural eyebrow and then drawing in a thin line—you can instead use foundation and contouring to achieve the look, or going to a professional who can help you achieve a current day version without going pluck wild on your brows.