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The Sexy New Brow Shape


Skinny brows with sharp angles are totally out. The hotter arch is slightly flatter and fuller with only a soft curve. Here are all the tips you'll need to get them.

3 Reasons We Love This Look

  • The fuller silhouette draws more attention to your whole eye area, giving it greater impact.
  • It creates a perpetually polished (but not overly primped) appearance, so you don't have to load on lots of makeup to look put together.
  • This natural arch is easier to maintain on your own than a severe shape.
The Basics


Old Vs. New

Bye-bye, boomerang: The former It Brow was super slim and overly sculpted with an extremely defined arch that peaked directly above the pupil, then tapered to a fine point.

Hello, subtle slope: This new, more natural look is thicker than the old style, with a more gradual arch that begins at the outside edge of the iris and gets only slightly thinner at the ends.

Grooming Options

Tweezing is best if you don't have a lot of hair to remove or just need to clean up a few strays, says Aida Angjeli, the eyebrow specialist at Salon AKS in NYC. We love the grip of TNT Tweezers, $18.

Waxing is ideal for naturally bushy or dark brows that grow back quickly. It's also great for cleaning up any fine peach-fuzzy hairs, says celeb brow groomer Anastasia Soare. We like Sally Hansen Extra Strength Wax, $7.

Tinting Tactics

If you change your hair hue dramatically, you should alter your brow color too, but only subtly. Arches that match exactly may look fake. It's tempting to use dye or bleach, but it's actually illegal (even though some salons do perform the service) -- you could have an allergic reaction or get it in your eyes, both of which can be dangerous. Instead, use a tinted gel or powder in your desired shade.

At-Home Shaping Tips

If you can't find a stellar brow expert, it's okay to go at it on your own. Follow these steps to groom your brows perfectly yourself.

Step 1: Begin by holding a pencil parallel to the side of the bridge of your nose (a). The inner edge of your brows should start here, according to NYC star plucker Eliza Petrescu. To determine the highest point of your arch, place the pencil parallel to the outside corner of your iris ( B) . Angling the pencil diagonally from your nostril to the outside corner of your eye will tell you where your brow should end ©.

Step 2: Mark the spots you just mapped out with a soft eyebrow pencil, suggests NYC makeup pro Nancy Sprague. Then begin tweezing or waxing accordingly. The key is to remove no more than two rows of hair to maintain a thick effect. You may also need to remove just a few hairs from the top of the outer edges to create a subtle downward slope.

Step 3: Brush your brows upward, then use a pair of brow scissors to snip just the very ends of any long hairs, says Petrescu. We like Ramy Brow Scissors, $18.

Best Brow Booty



1. Chanel Brow Duo, $35. Use the powder to shade in sparse areas, then set brows in place with the clear wax.

2. Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel, $18. The brown color darkens your arches, while the gold hue (shown) softens them.

3. Stila Brow set Pencil, $14. This flat pencil has a light end for all-over filling in and a darker end for patchy spots.

4. BeneFit High Brow, $18. Apply this pinky mauve highlighter under your brow line to brighten up your whole eye area.

5. ModelCo More Brows, $24. This ingenious gel contains hairlike fibers that instantly thicken your brows.

 
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Wow, those brows look great! I am a tad obsessed with eyebrows due to mine are so non-existent without dye or makeup. Can't wait for my dye to come from my Ebay auction!

 
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Gamaki have you tried filling your brows in with a powder? I have patchy brows from years of over plucking and found that it was the most natural look I could get.

 
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yay, I hope this trend catches on, I never was a fan of the over-plucked, over-arched brow shape -- it looks so unnatural!

 
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YIPPEE!! This means my eyebrows are in style!! lol, I never was a fan of overplucking mine... I just pluck the strays and keep them neat.

Looks like all my patience paid off!

 
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Originally Posted by MACGoddess YIPPEE!! This means my eyebrows are in style!! lol, I never was a fan of overplucking mine... I just pluck the strays and keep them neat.
Looks like all my patience paid off!

Lucky you, I just did mine last week really skinny
, and then I see this article. Oh well
 

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woo hoo! mine are "in" lol. even if they aren't i aint changin them. lol

 
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Originally Posted by delirium Gamaki have you tried filling your brows in with a powder? I have patchy brows from years of over plucking and found that it was the most natural look I could get. Hi Delirium, Yes, a powder is what I use but I find it so annoying to have to do that just to have eyebrows. When I wash all my makeup off, I suddenly have no brows becasue of how blonde they are. I used to dye them which is okay but you have to keep doing it. My local beauty supplier stoped carrying brow/lash tint so I was forced to turn to Ebay. Good olde Ebay, what would we do without it?!....LOL!

 
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YAY my brows are in fashion too! I've never gone for the super thin & high arch look because i'd be afraid i'd never get my natural shape back..

 
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Glad to know my brows are finally in style now too
I wouldn't look right with little skinny arched brows anyways.

 
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I don't mess with my brows but this is a nice post.

 
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mine are always like this,since it's the only shape that suits my eyes and face..

but i never knew that they are the new hot trend lol

so thick chunky brows are a blessing after all huh


thanks eleinys

 
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I love this new brow shape! Unfortunately, my brows have a mind of their own. I apparently have inherited my grandfathers crazy eyebrows. Their full and wiry near the inner eye and very sparse after the arch. They kinda look like their balding, so I fill them in with powder every morning.



 
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Originally Posted by NoOoRy mine are always like this,since it's the only shape that suits my eyes and face..but i never knew that they are the new hot trend lol

so thick chunky brows are a blessing after all huh


thanks eleinys

No problem, we are here to help !
 
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Great post - my brows are somewhere in between. I may let them grow in some more for fall & winter.

 

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