Eyebrow Trends Throughout History

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Bigger, the better! Don't let your mind wander because we're just talking about your eyebrows. Gone are the days when women preferred pencil-thin brows! Now it's all about flaunting what you're naturally blessed with!

Madonna started the bushy brow trend back in 1987 and today Cara Delevingne is responsible for bringing it back. Like them, there have been many other celebs in the past who took risks and changed the brow game for everyone. From thin to big to even bejeweled brows, here are the most popular eyebrow trends over the decades.

The 1920s

Pencil Thin Droopy Brows

The 1920s gave birth to a lot of beauty trends, one of them being “Rounded Droopy Eyebrows”. During this era, women began drawing on their brows with a dark pencil in a curved downward angle. Even though this shape made them look sad, many women including actress Clara Bow weren't afraid to rock it.

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The 1930s

Upward Rounded Brows

While the '20s was all about 'droopy brows', the 1930s however, was all about raising them. People gave up the sad look and opted for thin, upward arches. Unfortunately, the concept of figuring out your face shape was still non-existent during this time.

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The 1940s

Heavy Arched Brows

And so, began the trend for big brows. Long before Cara and Madonna, actress Joan Crawford set the wheel in motion for thicker, bolder brows. This went on to become her trademark look along with heavily blushed cheeks and red lips.

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The 1950s

Pointed Arch

Enter the decade of arched brows. Unlike the thin, soft rounded brows from the previous eras, during this time women opted for sculpted eyebrows with an arch to fit their face.

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The 1960s

Full Brows

In the 1960s, dark and bold eyebrows stole the show! Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor paved the way for this strong look. These brows had a more natural arch and some women also shaded in their brows to get a fuller look.

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The 1970s

Thin Brows

There was a total flip from thick to thin during this era. Thin brows were all the rage thanks to singer Diana Ross. She was the ultimate beauty goddess for this time with her big hair, sparkly makeup, long eyelashes, and ultra-thin eyebrows.

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The 1980s

Bushy Brows

Even though bushy brows became popular last year, the original trendsetters are Madonna & Brooke Shields. These two were the first famous names to sport this look back in the ’80s. It was clearly the era of excess- bigger hair, bolder makeup, and big brows!

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The 2000s

Pencil Brows

With the new millennium came a new brow trend. The pencil brows were just a remake of the rounded brows. Extremely thin and perfectly shaped! To achieve this look, women also took to brow waxing. Unfortunately, it didn’t go down well for many. Some waxed off way too much and others were left with no brows.

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Faded Brows

In 2010, Kim Kardashian rose to fame and so did her eyebrows. This trend included brows that started of light near the nose and gradually became darker near the tail.  During this time, we also saw a rise in micro-blading

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Nowadays, there are so many brow trends out there that it’s hard to keep up! From glitter brows to coloured to feathery and even bejeweled- the list is never-ending. But one thing is for sure, we live in a time where you can let your imagination run wild when it comes to beauty and your brows!