The best celebrity brow transformations of all time
How’d you go on that recent #decadechallenge trend on Insta? Slightly confronting right?! To be honest, we’re absolutely proud of how far we’ve come in 10 years, but those brows, wow.
Let's just say some of us are extremely glad microblading (or at least chic, modern microblading) was invented in the last 10 years, someone give whoever's responsible a medal!
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There’s no doubt with improved formulations and easy access to tips and techniques (thanks beautyheaven!) we’ve all likely had a serious glow-up in the years intervening, but brows are one area where the improvements have been the most obvious. It helps that no matter the look you're currently going for with your brows and what state they're in, there's now a product for that.
Brow trends change all the time and the latest is all about a full, fluffy set. We’re not saying micro brows will never come back (*cough* here’s hoping!) but we have some serious proof, thanks to some of our favourite stars, that cultivating a fuller brow offers supremely flattering results.
Rivalling Kate Moss' brows for the most '90s' of all face framers, Drew Barrymore's skinny yet cheerful set thankfully re-sprouted over twenty years on, and the actress now boasts a much more full set. Unlike Kate, who still lives with the legacy of waif-like brows that have never grown back.
Bless Kylie, for she is largely responsible for the more recent obsession with the 'Instagram brow', that intricately shaped and intensely scultped set created with all manner of powders, waxes and concealer above and below. Not to mention the faded-in obmbre inner conner on each. Is it better than her former, more subtle pair? You tell us.
If, on encountering this 90s-era image of Gwen, you just did the eye-squint, face-scrunch reaction that's the universal sign of "what the actual?!!....." then we can relate. But Gwen's style was major back then okay? So there's likely others out there that shaved off their brows and drew them in entirely too thin and too dark. We can only hope they had a recovery similar to the above, because the singer may still rely on a pencil but at least it's only to fill her chic, natural shape and ace those tapered-off ends.
Can we just take a moment for JLo's current brows. Beautifully arched, glossy and full, softly shaded, Jenny from the Block has come a looong way from the slightly tadpole-like shapes she sported starting out.
Is this the case of some brow serum use or what now? Asking for a friend. Becasue this sutble boost is the perfect amount for Bella's elfin face. Brb, grabbing my spoolie to mimic that swooshy, brushed-outwards approach too.
Girlfriend hasn't even changed her brows that much since back in the day, she's just made friends with the perfect shade of brow pencil, and potentially also had a tint to amplify all of the tiny hairs that are usually hard to see.
Gabrielle has regained a slight amount of height to her brows, but that tail never recovered did it? All is clearly not lost, becasue she looks stunning still, and a bit of brow powder makes up for the taper that we can only see is missing hair from close up.
There's nothing too trendy or overwhelming about the way Angelina's brows have changed, she's just put down the tweezers and let them grow in to a more natural soft curve. Claps to you Angie.
This miniscule set made a major recovery, clearly. It's hard to tell if that's just thanks to makeup, but the stronger shape works wonders framing Katy's stunning baby blues.
Kim has always had enviable brows, the gal's always known how to work her makeup and hair etc. Which is why her current look is so 'now'. She's had a major hand in influencing what we curently see as desirable, brows included.
What we love about Reese's 'after' shot is that her brows seem so effortlessly natural, which can't be said for most A-list stars these days. The perfect colour for her skin and hair, just nicely brushed up and not over-plucked, becasue a few strays in the tail is totally desirable right now.
* Have your brows gotten better or worse over time? Which celebrity do you think has the best brows now?