Bushy eyebrows are back in fashion

You may have noticed that bushy eyebrows are fashionable again, and that many celebrities are sporting fuller brows this season. I like a nice arch to my brow, but the thicker brow trend is definitely pretty when the brows are groomed and not too shaggy. Pencil thin eyebrows like Pamela Anderson are a no-no, and lovetoknow.com reminds us that “overly dramatic shapes create permanent facial expressions” like you’re surprised or incredulous. The shape of your brow can define your whole look.

Here are some bushy brows of different degrees. Some are pretty and a few just don’t look presentable. It’s not my favorite trend, but big brows can create a dramatically beautiful look.

Pretty: Miranda Kerr at the Heavenly Kiss Fragrance Launch, 5/6/08

Pretty: Hillary Duff at the “Most Alluring Bodies” exhibit, 5/7/08

Striking: Terri Seymour at Cirque Du Soliel, 5/3/08

Prominent: Ashley Olsen at the Costume Institute Gala 5/5/08

Too Much: Camilla Belle at Georgio Armani’s leadership award, 5/6/08

Dramatic: Sienna Miller at the BAFTA awards, 2/10/08

The Trendsetter: Keira Knightley at the Toronto Film Festival, 9/10/07

The Queen: Brooke Shields at the “Horton Hears a Who!” premiere, 3/8/08

Thanks to ABCNews.com for this idea via ONTD. All photos from PRPhotos except the one of Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen, which is from WENN.

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  1. elisha says:

    Fuller brows are supposed to make you look younger.

  2. Cici says:

    these are fuller but i wouldn’t say “bushy.” they are still very groomed, yet fuller. i personally like this brow style MUCH more than the thinner arched kind.

  3. Syko says:

    I like it too, I’m a big fan of natural looks, and the pencil-thin arches are not natural.

  4. lulu says:

    sorry, but i have never liked thick eyebrows. i will always keep mine thin – more feminine, IMO.

  5. rAEjILLIAN says:

    if it is to look younger it worked – they all look like girls did in 8th grade, before plucking and grooming brows became something we did… it’s a bit odd. and some just look plain – icky.

  6. abbizmal says:

    More natural looks to look way better. It is about time the rest of the world took my fashion forward cues. Now they just need to follow the natural hair-color trend I’m trying to set. :mrgreen:

  7. geronimo says:

    I much prefer these to brows plucked into scary-ville. It’s grooming that counts, no one wants a mono-brow but too many people take it to the other extreme.

    @abbizmal – the natural hair colour trend might take a bit more persuading!

  8. Enonymouse says:

    abbizmal, I too am following the natural hair color trend. I have never colored my hair and although I groom my eyebrows I still like to stick to a natural look.

  9. Wif says:

    I like a more natural looking eyebrow simply because I hate it when all the hollywood women have the same brow, the same streakes, the same nose, etc. etc. etc. When you let people look like themselves, most people start looking more interesting. I get bored of seeing the same thing.

  10. Megan says:

    I agree they are not so much ‘bushy’ just fuller and less plucked to death. I love Keira Knightley’s brows. I think totally unplucked though is never going to be in fashion, they have to at least be groomed. But I prefer these to the pencil thin brows.

  11. Diva says:

    LOL… I had fabulously big eyebrows back in the day, now I can’t stop tweezing and shaping! The first time I did it I couldn’t believe how much it opened up my eyes.

    I refuse to go back! lol

  12. Bellatrix says:

    The “strong” eyebrow is definitely coming back in the fashion world since several seasons.
    Just take a look at Chanel’s fashion show for last winter or even Dior. The catwalk diva’s were sporting heavily coloured (even big black lines instead of “normal” eyebrows) eyebrows.

    The strong eyebrows are in fashion and so are strong shoulders on women.
    You better get used to it. :lol:

    I absolutely love Keira Knightley’s too.

  13. casey.in.co says:

    abbizmal: i thought i started the natural hair color trend…gosh. always a day late and a dollar short!

    i’m relieved that natural brows are back in. it looks awesome, especially keira’s!

  14. AC says:

    my eyebrows are naturally thin… i couldn’t grow them bushy if i wanted to!

  15. Anni says:

    wait…did ashley have a nosejob? it looks really pointy to me.

    the eyebrows? not to strong and not to slim. with a nice curve, def. no pam-brow!

  16. Jaclyn says:

    Ashley looks soooo good compared to MK, I think her eyebrows look good.

  17. sam says:

    I like a natural but groomed brow.
    Personally i have ‘medium brows’ which is all i can get away with as i have a big face :) Pencil thin just looks plastic to me. Work with what you got I say – everyone suits something different.

  18. Kevin says:

    All Ashley needs is horn rimmed glasses and a cigar and her full house ass could be Groucho Marks neice!

  19. JoGirl says:

    Egads! Sienna Miller looks like she’s wearing the stage makeup from my Jr. High’s production of Guys & Dolls!

  20. Sasha says:

    i rank somewhere between the two extremes- just about right I guess, lol. *Striking* that’s about the nicest way I’ve seen someone refer to Terry’s look. Camille Belle must have bush like Cambodia.

  21. Other Karen says:

    Superthin eyebrows work on some people, but some people just look absurd with them. It comes down to trendy versus fashion slave, I guess.

  22. kayla says:

    Hilary’s eyebrown look a little uneven. She is gorgeous but it’s quite funny.

  23. gg says:

    Few people’s eyebrows are completely even. Those women above all have naturally thicker eyebrows. I really am so sick of seeing the crooked (but they apparently don’t realize it) over-plucked pencil brows. You can’t tell your friends they would look so much better if they would just put down the damn tweezers.

  24. elaine says:

    fuller eyebrows are better. they make you look more youthful. my teacher once said thin eyebrows make you look too mature

  25. elaine says:

    and sometimes a little hoe-ish

  26. Terri says:

    What?…Madonna’s daughter didn’t make it into the trendsetter eyebrow photo gallery? hehehe :lol:

  27. Mr Miyagi says:

    Mr Miyagi say: bushe eyeblow mean bushy beavel.

  28. Loob says:

    Superthin eyebrows look horrible, and should probably be worn with fried white/yellow bleached Lohanesque hair.
    The whole look is harsh.

    Naturally thin brows are easy to tell apart from the plucked thin though, and look proportionate and fine.

    I can bring the fuller sort to the table, not bushy but sort of like the Sienna Miller set, above. Yay! I suddenly have fashionable brows! :D

  29. Imnotkidding says:

    I always thought that thin eyebrows looked like strippers! Like Pam Anderson. Hookerish. Camilla Belle’s are gross looking, almost just one eyebrow! Brooke Sheilds has always had huge eyebrows. I like the middle of the road ones, not too thick or thin and not so noticeably fake.

  30. kali says:

    i love bushy eyebrows… mine are crazy bushy!!!


    • Al morr says:

      I fully agree with you kali, I started to get full bushy eyebrows at about when I was 13 or 14, some people told me to pluck them out, I refused because I thought it was not the correct thing to do. The result was just like yours, crazy bushy, just one thick eyebrow extending just left above my left eye, along and down to the top of the nose, and up again along the other side just right above my right eye, my girl friend loved them too and married me.

  31. fran says:

    i have thicker eyebrows but i tend to look good in just about anything… except when this hoe plucked my poor eyebrows and I looked like V’s daughter. One girl plucked them so muuch they no longer grow back. SHE WAS SO CUTE WITH THICKER EYEBROWS!

  32. treavor says:

    If you have bushy eyebrows,…..you know whatelse is usually bushy…..

  33. i like Miranda Kerr’s eyebrows i think she’s the prettiest on this page! ^-^

    keira knightley’s look great too! love ‘em!

  34. nikki says:

    im au natrel,i let my eyebrow grow in all the way,and i have naturally bushy brows..i dont groom them..hmmmn big eyebrows dont look very attractive to me if your still wearing makeup!..yuck..and i woudnt say they are ‘busy’ they are still groomed and it lookslike some still use a colored pencel on them.. so it just looks wierd..tho i like ashleys look! she looks like a natural ‘earthy’ girl(: if you top it off with LESS make up less gliterry dresses and not so much shiny hair….let us know when everyone will go ‘au natrel’ TOTALLY then i will count it!,..lol

  35. Kayla says:

    i really like some of those fuller eyebrows. like the first girl’s. they’re a little thick but they look great on her!! But I usually like them not to thin but not to thick. like just right! it just depends on if it suits them or not. :]

    I’m not digging the super, super thick huge eyebrows. i don’t find it very attractive. some can pull it off though.

  36. Billy says:

    BIG eyebrows are so hot. My girlfriend is Indian and she has full, thick, dark eyebrows and they are so beautiful. I asked her to keep them natural for me and she does because she loves me and she is comfortable with herself and makes her feel unique in this world of smaller eyebrows. I’m a lucky man……

    • Al morr says:

      I fully agree with you Billy, you are a very lucky guy with such a lovely girlfriend with natural bushy eyebrows, you are so happy that she does not wax, pluck or pencil line them at any time. I hope she keeps other parts of her body natural as well.