Evolution of the Eyebrow: From Liz Taylor to Cara Delevingne

Eyebrow styles have sailed in and out if fashion for decades. Some have made an unapologetic comeback, while others were left in the past where they belong. Here’s a by-the-decade look into the evolution of fashionable brows.

1. Marlene Dietrich

Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, silent film icons such as Marlene Dietrich, Merle Oberon, and Clara Bow embraced the thinnest of all brow types. The dramatic arches were to help exude dramatic expression.

2. Liz Taylor

Dark arched brows with a shorter tail were lusted after in the 1940s and 1950s from classic Hollywood actresses like Elizabeth Taylor. She dolled up her brows even more with a touch of dark shadow.

3. Twiggy

1960s supermodel Twiggy complemented her gorgeous flutter lashes with thinly groomed arched brows. A look to pull off with a statement liner.

4. Ali MacGraw

The 70s welcomed the au-naturel look with bohemian beauties like Ali MacGraw. No tweezing, waxing, or threading. Fully untouched brows once were the style du jour.

5. Madonna

The continuation of full brows was embraced by trendsetter and singer Madonna. She promulgated the fierce feathered brow in the 80s onto multiple big screens and magazine spreads.

6. Kate Moss

The rise of the barely-there brows began in the early 90s through some of the most dreamy supermodels like Kate Moss. Tweezers became as essential as berry lips and choker necklaces.

7. Cara Delevingne

It wasn’t long before girls ditched the bare-brow and embraced the total opposite. Cara Delevingne’s bold and fierce brows have definitely been ruled the “it” brows of the 2000s.

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