It seems like Hollywood is raising eyebrows with a new youthful look, the “no arch” brows. Victoria Beckham, Natalie Portman, Miranda Kerr, Emma Watson and others have been ditching the high-arch, made famous by Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren, and Elizabeth Taylor during the 1950s, in favor of this chic Koren beauty trend. According to the Daily Mail, the “no arch brow” – literally a straight, thick brow with zero arch in it – is being touted as the cheapest and most effective way to knock years off your face. M·A·C Senior Artist, Pablo Rodriguez, explains, “Straighter eyebrows look fuller, more boyish so it gives a youthful natural look.” But others disagree. “It’s been done before. It’s nothing new,” says Hollywood brow guru, Robert Bolaños. He shares, “The main thing to do is not to cut or trim the eyebrows,” staying away from the popular “crew cut” look.
So how do you recreate this look at home? Global Brow Expert Maybelline New York, Maribeth Madron, explains, “The brow should begin between the inner corner of the eye and bridge of the nose. First, make sure to use a sharp pencil. Then, begin in the center of the brow and make short upward and outward strokes with very little pressure; this mimics the softness of your actual brows.” Then she suggests, “Add definition by filling any holes with pencil, setting them with brow powder, and finishing with brow gel for a touch of shine and hold.”