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The 1920s: “Clara Bow” Look

-Eyebrows penciled in very thinly was a popular look, it gave women a more visible expression in silent films.

The 1930s: “Merle Oberon” Look

-Removed brows then drew on new thin ones to mimic the eye socket and exaggerate the arch.

The 1940s: “Joan Crawford” Look

-Kept natural brows with a high arch. Women wanted a low maintenance brow as the war continued.

The 1950s: “Elizabeth Taylor” Look

-Women began to customize their own unique brow shape. Brow shape would vary.

The 1960s: “Audrey Hepburn” Look

-Full thick brows with small arch filled in with brow pencil. Women typically focused on graphic eye makeup.

The 1970s: “Aretha Franklin” Look

-Brows were natural and groomed. Brows varied between light and thin or dark and thick.

The 1980s: “Brooke Shields” Look

-Grew out a full set of eyebrows and let arches grow in. Women would also brush each hair upward for a dramatic effect.

The 1990s: “Kate Moss” Look

-Eyebrows were shortened and thinned out to suit the woman’s face.

The 2000s: “Cameron Diaz” Look

-Thin brows that followed a more natural path. Light brows provided women with a subtle frame

The 2010s: “Cara Delevingne” Look

-Fully grown eyebrows with a natural shape. Women turned to brow pencils to fill eyebrows in or would purchase an eyebrow transplant for fuller brows.

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