Until this year, the trend for luxurious thick eyebrows seemed unshakable. But now it is being actively supplanted by the exact opposite – eyebrows-threads from the 90s. Who will win this battle and which form should I prefer? We talk about the latest beauty trends in our material.
Cara Delevingne, Bella Hadid
Any stylist or make-up artist knows perfectly well how to scare a woman even with the most stable psyche: you need to tell her that a new eyebrow shape has come into fashion. First of all, this applies to girls of the generation of the 90s, whose right eye involuntarily begins to twitch at the phrase “fashionable eyebrows”. And all because they perfectly remember the thin threads of Christina Aguilera, and sharp tweezers, secretly borrowed from mom, and many years of rehabilitation of eyebrow density.
Christina Aguilera, 2000
Gwen Stefani, 1998
The last 10 years in the world of eyebrows have passed under the auspices of their restoration and maximum regrowth. One of the reasons, of course, was the popularity of Cara Delevingne – a blonde with spectacular “Brezhnev” eyebrows. Hollywood divas such as Emilia Clarke, Lily Collins and Chloe Moretz, whose finest hour of fame just happened in the last decade, also contributed to strengthening this beauty trend.”)
Cara Delevingne, 2020
Lily Collins, 2017
The desire to have disheveled fluffy eyebrows has given rise to an entire industry of brow bars and procedures: lamination, coloring and even “happiness for eyebrows” (a special procedure aimed at restoring eyebrows after frequent coloring and naturally hard eyebrows). But who would have thought that this happiness would soon come to an end?
Even before the beginning of last year, it was impossible to imagine that the trend of the late 90s and the noughties for thin eyebrows-threads would resurrect. And once again, despite all the hopes for naturalness and past traumatic experience, the impossible becomes possible: thin eyebrows, as well as an ultra-low waist, return to the catwalks and to life.
Subtle hints of the new fashion began back in September 2018, when Rihanna appeared in front of fans with black painted threads. Accidentally or intentionally, but the retro-stylization of the star gave rise to the return of the cult beauty trend of the past.
Marlene Dietrich, 1950s
Today, thin eyebrows or, as they are called in the West, “skinny eyebrows”, go to the top of search queries. Of course, a striking representative of this fashion is the beauty Bella Hadid, who demonstrates both exaggerated images in the style of the noughties as part of photo shoots, and more wearable eyebrows of an ascending shape in life. But, it’s worth noting that Bella’s eyebrows have never been extremely thick: even at the time of the worship of Brezhnev’s “fuzzies”, the model’s face was decorated with natural eyebrows of moderate width.
Bella Hadid, February 11, 2022
Bella Hadid, July 11, 2021
Of course, this form is incredibly suitable for Hadid, but will it suit you specifically? The only thing that can be advised here is to trust your intuition or the advice of a stylist. Many of us remember how funny and unorganized thin eyebrows looked on pretty round faces like baby face – fortunately, the memory of these times has been preserved forever in school photo albums.
Will the fashion for thin eyebrows become long-term or will it remain a fleeting trend? Of course, playing such a style, doing makeup for a party or shooting a video in TikTok is very cool and fun. But it can be assumed that many girls will not risk such serious changes in appearance, especially with the incredibly difficult experience of a whole generation in growing eyebrows behind them.
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