The Fascinating Evolution Of Eyebrow Fashion, From Twiggy To Cara Delevingne
Ever since the early 20th century, women have loved meddling with their eyebrows. Whether it’s by waxing, threading, tweezing, pencils or pens, women have moulded their eyebrows to the current fashion trends. Let’s take a look back at the last 100 years of eyebrow trends!
The 1920s socialite Clara Bow plucked her brows ’til they were pencil thin, then drew them pointing slightly downwards to give herself a permanent sad look.
Eyebrows started looking a little clown-like in the 30s. Marlene Dietrich used to shave hers off and redraw the line higher than her normal brow, giving her a permanently shocked look.
Marilyn’s era brought back the natural eyebrow look. They used pencils to define them but largely stuck to their natural shape.
Audrey Hepburn had some of the biggest brows of the 50s.
Mia Farrow embodied 60s chic. She plucked her eyebrows ’til they were elegantly thin, and emphasised them with a pencil.
Mary Quaint went for the same thin, strong brow line.
In the 70s women got rid of the eyebrow pencils and went back to their natural look, but models like Twiggy found it hard to get back what they’d plucked during the 60s.