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Brows on Fleek Still A Thing?

Sonia OBrien

Posted on January 08 2020

eyebrows on fleek

Whether you are a high fashion model, tv actress, movie star or maybe just fleek fashioned conscious - one thing is certain - if the eyes are the windows of the soul, then the brows on fleek above them must be their fleek guardians. Face it, your brows may be the first thing people notice about you, so why not make sure they are fleeked out. 

Brows on Fleek 

The term (brows on fleek) was popularized by a video posted on Vine on June 21, 2014 by Chicago-area teen Kayla Newman, under her username "Peaches Monroee.", in which Newman, who had just had her brows done for the first time, proudly declared "eyebrows on fleek." Newman has claimed that the word "just came to [her] out of the blue." And six years later the trend is still going strong.  This is no surprise to any true fleek fashionista who knows they would die before leaving the house without their super glam fleek brows done to the max. 

Brief history of eyebrows

But our fascination with eyebrows has been around way before Ms. Newman decided to make a video. Brows have always featured heavily in female fashion, and their shapes have regularly change over time.  

Both Egyptian men and women wore eyebrow makeup as far back as 3500 B.C., medieval women pointed attention to their domed foreheads, a desirable trait of the time by plucking their eyebrows heavily.

During the Roaring Twenties, women used beauty to define their freedom.  Modeling themselves after silent film queen Clara Bow, eyebrows were plucked and penciled in thin, straight, and extended beyond the outer corner of the eye. 

Through the 1930's to the 40's the brow trend became thicker as part of a softer, less severe look.

The 1950's brought a strong brow with a high arch.  They say the biggest Hollywood stars of the time, Elizabeth TaylorMarilyn Monroe, and Audrey Hepburn, all boasted lush, immaculately-shaped high brows.

1960's had stars like Sophia Loren shaving her brows off completely, then penciled them in tactfully with short, thread thin strokes that secured a bold, yet seemingly natural look.

The 1970's marked the return of the natural brow as the hippie movement became an epidemic — think natural shape and less plucking letting your brows run wild.  Just call don't call it a comeback.

With Brooke Shields and Madonna leading the evolution, the 1980's held true for eyebrow shapes: The bushier, became the better and was like growing hair under your arm pits today.  Just animal baby, all out savage.   

The 1990's brows said anything goes, but there was still a little tweezing.   

Brows today

Whether your brows are the real deal or your just getting creative with brow fillers, today the power brow is in, and the thicker the better. Your tweezers should be put away for now, but like fashion history what goes around comes around in a decade or two.      

Brows still on Fleek?

Why yes, women often use eyebrow brushes, shaders, and pencils to define the eyebrow or make it appear fuller and on fleek. These can create an outline for the brows or mimic hairs where there are sparse areas. Brow gels are also used in creating a thicker brow; they allow for the hairs to be more textured, which gives the appearance of thicker, fuller brows. Lastly, brow powders or even eyeshadows are used for those who want a fuller and more natural look, by placing the brow powder or eyeshadow (closest to the natural hair colour) in areas where there is less hair. 

Let's watch how Yvette King of eonline, easily gets her brows on fleek below. 

 

 Products Yvette uses to make it happen? 

    1. Dior Powder Eyebrow Pencil in 693 Dark Brown
    2. Urban Decay Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in Medium Neutral
    3. Sigma Flatliner Brush in E15 ($15) - compatible Bdellium Brush ($8.99 AMZ)
    4. Kate Cosmetics Eyebrow Color
    5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in Auburn or Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel ($22 AMZ). 

 

 

 

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