Suki Waterhouse, ELLE Korea February 2015
Miranda Kerr, Harper's Bazaar May 2015
Lily James, In Style Australia August 2015
Victoria Beckham Vogue Australia August 2015
VB shaped brow
VB working the boy brow
Kendall Jenner is another great example of the current boy brow look, keeping things very au natural and pared down in the pics below. I like a boy brow paired with a bright lip (like Cara, above).
It is being touted as a way to take years off your face, perhaps because they do hark back to thick pre-teen brows, before girls discover brow maintenance. Also, your brows do get more sparse with age. Personally I prefer an arched brow - as long as you don't have them too thin! I am definitely guilty of a bit of over-plucking in the 90's! Thin brows are always aging. I did a really quick example below just using my blunted brow pencil and showed my partner. He concluded that the arch was definitely more flattering, and more youthful on me than the more 'caterpillar' straight brow. Given I have quite a defined natural arch, I did find it hard to straighten my eyebrow. You can see how the top of my arch isn't filled, but there is some filling below it.
Top, arch - bottom, 'boy brow'
Victoria Beckham, Vogue Australia August 2015Sharp meticulously pencilled in brows can look hard and be aging, no matter what shape, so keep them soft and in line with your natural shape. Brow powders are great to keep in line with a more natural look. You can also use a nice sharp pencil to draw in eyebrow hairs for a natural feathery look. For a more dramatic effect at night, I will make my brow slightly more defined with brow pencils, as opposed to a more natural feathery look I use with powders for the day. My fave products are Benefit's Instant Brow (a pencil which leaves a powdery finish), and Benefit's Brow-zings (a wax and powder combo) See below.