Eyebrows through the ages

eyebrows 1By Christina Raney | Staff Writer |

Women roughly pay about $140 to maintain their brows, according to billfold.com. Women’s brows have a relationship that has been through thick and thin.

Eyebrows have been a subject of women’s fascination ever since the days of Cleopatra, back in 3500 B.C., according to an article in Marie Claire.

It has been mentioned that the Greeks and Romans both considered a uni-brow to be beautiful in their society, and it was the most desirable characteristic.

In the middle ages, there was a shift in the way that women groomed their eyebrows.

They went from having full, to have them plucked to an inch of their lives, extremely thin or in the case of the Mona Lisa, completely non-existent.

This thin trend roughly continued into the “Roaring Twenties”.

In the ‘30s, the darkened, thin trend was still in full force but Hollywood actresses would exaggerate their brows by having them severely curved to add drama to their appearance.

However, in the ‘40s, actresses were photographed with a somewhat thicker look and a prominent arch.

The ‘50s was when the trend with brows were thick and the perfect brow was born, thanks to actresses like Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.

Women’s brows stayed the same for at least four decades until the 90’s, where thin and over-plucked brows were in again.

Then in 2015, brows are back to being full again, thanks to celebrities like Lilly Collins and supermodel Cara Delevingne.

But for someone who used to be tweezer-happy, how do you achieve the coveted, fuller brow look?

With makeup, of course. There are plenty of eyebrow pencils, powders, pomades, tinted and clear brow gels, ranging from products found in Sephora and Ulta to CVS and Wal-Mart, which to help you enhance your brows into the brows you’ve always wanted.

Brands like Anastasia Beverly Hills, NYX, L’Oreal, Urban Decay, and Maybelline amongst others have created products to help you enhance your brows, which will frame your face.

There are different ways to maintain your brows: tweezing, waxing, or threading.

Tweezing is the least expensive route with tweezers ranging from $4 to 20. Also, they provide more control with how much hair you want to remove.

For those who don’t have time to maintain themselves, there is an answer for you, Benefit Cosmetics Brow Bar.

It is located in Sephora, Ulta, and other department stores, where they trim, tweeze and wax your brows.

Prices begin at $5 to 6 for a trim, $12 to 26 for a tweeze, and $20 to 23 for wax.

Waxing typically costs around $7 to 15, depending on what salon you go to. Those who wax their brows can’t pluck hairs in between visits, and since it removes the first layer of skin, it is considered the most painful hair removal method.

Threading is a process in which unwanted facial hair is removed by using twisted cotton thread to pull the hair from the follicle.

Threading will you costs around $5 to 20, depending on what part of the body you want the hair removed from.

Whether you thread, tweeze, wax, fill in or leave them go au natural, there are services and products out there to make your brows perfect and on point.

Stay on fleek, ladies.


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