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How Brows Became the Beauty Obsession of the Decade

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I’ve noticed a lot of news and tutorials about how to groom your eyebrows. It’s interesting how so many women are growing extremely conscious of their eyebrows. Thank you Cara Delevingne. I’ve even read an article that women can spend an average of £200million a year in eyebrow grooming alone! Can you imagine that?
Now we have eyebrow transplants to add some hair to the scanty eyebrows. There’s also something called mircoblading which is a process that resembles tattooing hair; like strokes that resemble hair on your eyebrow. That’s only part of it! How about the pencils, colours, gels, brushes and treatments specially made for eyebrows? There are even many makeup artists who specialize in eyebrows only!
But what is with this craze for perfect” eyebrows? Why are women willing to spend so much to get their eyebrows right?

 

A Fashion Statement

I think it is because there are the new fashion statement. A show me your brows, and I tell you who you are sort of thread.

Brows Define the Face
Our eyebrows define our face, and can enhance our beauty when done properly. Eyebrows play a prominent role when it comes to enhancing your beauty. A flawless looking face will always be put off-balance if the eyebrows are not done well.
Brows Are A Reflection of the Current Fashion Trends
Eyebrows have evolved over time.  Each era has a unique set of eyebrows to match. For example, in the 20’s pencil thin eyebrows were considered popular. Currently, bolder eyebrows seem to be the hottest trend.
It is just like the same way everyone wants to make sure they stay up-to-date with the latest fashion trends when it comes to clothing items. Since eyebrows play a prominent role in our appearance, it’s only “logical” to stay in tuned with the current trends. And since no one wants to be left out, the obsession with eyebrows will continue as long as the thread continues.
Brows are a sign of femininity
One of the facial features that usually set us apart from men is the fine arch of our eyebrows. Maintaining your eyebrows is a way to accentuate your feminine side. Having bushy eyebrows (something usually associated with men) may make you feel/look less feminine.
It actually has an impact on the way people see you. Sometimes it defines your type of person. Some women have been criticized for the way they maintain their eyebrows, especially those with full eyebrows and those with very thin eyebrows.
Brows are a means of expression
You know how you instinctively raise your eyebrows when you’re surprised? Or how they come closer together in the centre when you’re angry?
Eyebrows can powerfully convey your emotions. For this reason, when we want to decode one’s facial expressions, we have the tendency to pay attention to their eyes/eyebrows.

I think the brow obsession will continue for at least another decade. I won’t say I am obsessed with my eyebrows, I would say I am very much in love with them and I like to see them well-groomed. What do you think? Are you obsessed with your eyebrows?

Sound off in the comment section please.

Thanks for reading.

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The Rise & Fall Of The Eyebrow

The eyebrows have come a long way. The style has changed from the extremely thin vintage look to the fuller and more masculine shapes we have today. The fuller the eyebrows, the better for us girls. No one should leave the salon or the house with thin brows. If your brows cannot achieve the full look, you have to make them. The new full brow look reflects gender equality for those of you who do not already know.

Have a look at the pictures showing off the various eyebrow style for each era.

1920s

Eyebrows in 1920s were painfully thin as you can see, they were also slightly turned down or a straight line.

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1930s

Eyebrows remained very thin but had a high arch.

1940s Brows

1940s

Eyebrows became a lot fuller with high, sculpted arches in this era.

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1950s

Eyebrows became fuller and darker with a defined arch in this era.

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 1960s

Eyebrows were shaved off and penciled back. It is alarmingly to still see people doing this in 2014.

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1970s

Eyebrows became more natural this era.

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1980s

Eyebrows became heavy and bushy.

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1990s

Eyebrows were over plucked and barely there this era.

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2000s

Eyebrows are fuller and thicker this era.

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Which era are your eyebrows?

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