We’re not talking 80s untouched wilderness, but shapely bold brows are back! When it comes to eyebrows, celebs, models, and makeup artists are proving that big is beautiful.
Makeup artist Tom Pecheux penciled in dark, angular brows on the models at Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2012, regardless of hair color.
Pecheux favored full and bold over thin and limp, creating angles by penciling the brows straight across with the same thickness from end-to-end at Derek Lam Spring/Summer 2012.
Models’ eyebrows were enhanced to balance the candy-colored hair by makeup artist Diane Kendal at Thakoon Spring/Summer 2012.
Actress Camilla Belle has always kept her brows pretty natural and thick, but At An Evening with Ralph Lauren hosted by Oprah Winfrey in NYC, she turned up the drama with arching brows and statement raspberry lips.
Miranda Kerr opts for a softer and straighter—but just as thick—brow at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Viewing Party in Costa Mesa, California.
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Kate Bosworth shows that even blondes can rock the strong brow by adding definition with an eyebrow pencil, looking gorgeous with darkened brows on the cover of BlackBook Magazine.
Model Agyness Deyn is another blondie who’s known for leaving her brows their naturally dark color, showing off their shape at the 15th Annual Ace Awards.
Kim Kardashian has spoken candidly about the lengths she goes to for hair removal, but still accentuates her dynamic features with shapely brows.
Makeup artist Charlotte Hayward told Independent that her client Emma Watson needs strong brows to “frame her face.” She showed off her angular shape at the My Week with Marilyn premiere in London.
Another celeb with a cropped ‘do, Natalie Portman shows how bold, straight-across brows can balance the face.
Model Erin O’Connor marries blunt bangs and brows for an intense look at the 57th Evening Standard Theatre Awards in London, showing how strong brows can give the appearance of wider-set eyes.
Arizona Muse’s muse-worthy brows look practically untouched, and it’s clear by her spotlight on the November 2011 cover of Vogue Paris styled by makeup artist Lisa Butler that France is embracing big brows.
Actress Lily Collins has extremely expressive, raven brows, and didn’t tone them down a bit at the Abduction premiere in Paris.
Jacquelyn Jablonski has been praised on the Fashion Spot forums for her soft, thick brows.
Model Emily Senko channels Audrey Hepburn’s brow-accentuating pose, challenging the myth that thin brows will make eyes look bigger.
Elizabeth Taylor is a strong eyebrow icon…
… but Jennifer Connelly might have the most famous bold eyebrows in fashion. She still rocks the look that made her stand out as a young actress, as seen recently at The Tourist premiere in NYC.
Ellen Freeman has been contributing to the Fashion Spot since 2010. Since graduating with a degree in comparative literature from Haverford College, her celebrity fashion, wellness, arts and travel writing has appeared in publications including the Matador Network and Philadelphia Weekly. Also a certified yoga instructor, Ellen currently lives in the Japanese countryside—but misses thrift store spelunking in her hometown of Portland, Oregon.