Raise a Few Eyebrows this Spring

The London Lassie explains how shapely slim brows are officially a thing of the past…

 As a child I had bushy brows (making brow plural is a stretch) and hated them. Over a year a lot of money has been spent on electrolysis and I’ve spent hours plucking and waxing to get the slim arched brow I always craved. Heck, I actually thought about getting a slim shape tattooed on! My brow icon was always Jennifer Lopez. Since doing a writing project on her aged 12, I craved for her elegantly slim face framers. That was until Cara Delevingne came along.
Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne

Winning her model of the year title in November and racing the March cover of British Vogue it’s official that Cara Delevingne has become an icon. Is it because of her flowing sun-kissed locks? Her chiselled cheekbones? Her fun and energetic nature? Or, could it be those bushy brows of hers? Quite possibly. Since the 21 year old graced the fashion scene, voluminous eyebrows have appeared on more and more catwalks. And spring summer 2013 is no exception. Next season full brows have been celebrated by Alexander Wang, Burberry, Victoria Beckham, and Dolce and Gabanna to name a few. It’s official: the thick furrow is the only way to grow, ahem, go.
Dolce & Gabanna SS13

Dolce & Gabanna SS13

Moschino SS13

Moschino SS13

According to Caroline Frazer, Simple Skincare expert and celebrity make-up artist, “Fuller, bushier eyebrows are making a serious comeback for this spring summer”. She also states that growing them in is worth the wait as “Thicker brows frame the face and can take years off you are they are often associated with youth”.

But what happens if you’re not blessed in the forehead fur growing department? Get your hands on a great eyebrow pencil. Mac do a great one that twists, meaning no annoying sharpening. Apply in feather like strokes and always go for a shade lighter than your own colour for a natural look. Please note: the Scouse brow is never, I repeat, never a good look.
Over pencilling to create the 'Scouse Brow' is NEVER a good look

Over pencilling to create the ‘Scouse Brow’ is NEVER a good look

Not up for pencilling in your brows? Help is ready, but it will cost you- £3,500 to be exact. Claire Cilverwell, a British dental technician recently told the Daily Mail on her extravagant purchase in order to achieve the perfect brow. After years of over tweezing, her brows simply wouldn’t grow so she underwent a 6 hour eyebrow transplant operation. After the pricey treatment she happily stated “It has boosted my confidence and made me feel so much more comfortable about my appearance. It is the best thing I have ever done”. According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, there has been a surge in demand for the treatment due to the trend for bold eyebrows like those of the Duchess of Cambridge  currently one of the most high-profile member of the big brow brigade along with model, Delevingne.
Kate rocks the naturally full brow

Kate rocks the naturally full brow

Unsurprisingly, most of you will not have this amount of cash to spare. Boots have apparently came to the rescue, with their new RapidBrow serum (£37) claiming to improve eyebrow density by up to 108 percent in 60 days.
RapidBrow product
So girls, pack those tweezers away. Over-tweezed brows are officially out. It’s time to join Kate, Cara and Co in the brow brigade. Who knew eyebrow growing veterans such as Jack Black could be such style icons? Come to think of it, the bushy browed actor actually once said “You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow”. The fashion posse couldn’t agree more!
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