Friday, October 29, 2010

Power brows: The trend for Fall 2010

If our eyes are considered as the windows to our soul, then our brows are definitely the ones that draw attention to our eyes and help frame our face. Well-defined brows can significantly change one’s appearance from natural, to sophisticated, to dramatic. Sometimes, eyebrows are one of the quickest and easiest ways of updating and polishing your look. So don’t take your eyebrows for granted!

Eyebrows have evolved over the years and garnered so much attention in the process. Here’s a short history of various eyebrow trends:

In the flapper eras of the 1920’s and 30’s eyebrows were generally long and quite thin (think Clara Bow). Thicker brows started to become more fashionable in the 1950’s, as sported by Judy Garland and the famous doe-eyed beauty Audrey Hepburn.

Come the 1980s, stronger brows were considered fashionable, and one can only think of the prominent brows of Brooke Shields (ala “Blue Lagoon”) as a fitting example. Up until today, much of Shield’s effervescent beauty can be attributed to her dark and full brows. Madonna (during her “Like A Virgin days”) also sported piercing, strong dark brows that contrasted her light blond hair.

In the 1990s however, a different trend was evident as pencil-thin brows were coveted similar to those sported by Christina Aguilera and Pamela Anderson. As such women (and men) started to overpluck in order to achieve reed-thin, barely-there eyebrows.

The good news this year, though, is that brows are back with a vengeance. On the A/W 2010 runways, designers showcased strong looks via bold and in-your-face brows. These looks are definitely not for the fainthearted. There is only one message here: girls, take it easy on your tweezers. Full, lush (not bushy!) and defined brows can make you look years younger.


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  1. yes, i'd have to agree that thicker, fuller brows can take the years oft the face!

    sported thin brows in college (my dormmate overpluck, could've killed her!) and i looked mataray and mature.

    it grew back to thick, thank heavens, and ive never been younger-looking since then. i swam in the flattery of "you look so much younger!" remarks when people learn about how old i really am.

  2. I think we all went through the too-thin brows as a result of having a [college] friend overpluck them for us. LOL. I had to wait for a few weeks for my brows to grow out, I swear to never go through that again.

    I know some people though whose brows take longer than usual to grow out because they've overplucked. Is there something out in the market that she can use so her brows can grow back faster and thicker?