Most of you prefer heavier eyebrows, but just like hairstyles, makeup shades, and clothing fashions, different shapes and textures of eyebrows go in and out of style over time. In the the '20s and '30s, it was all about thin, dramatic brows with lots of curves. In the '80s, it was all about a bigger-the-better attitude. And then there were the '90s, when brows were so thin, tweezers never got a break. So let's take a peek at some of the most memorable eyebrow styles over decades past. Which era stands out most for you?
Legendary film star Clara Bow first gained notice as a 16-year-old, winning Motion Picture Magazine's "Fame and Fortune" beauty contest in 1921. The va va voom knock-out with the free_spirited personality was selected for her "genuine spark of the divine fire."
This genuine spark would forever be her trademark, and the fiery-haired silent film star became known as the first "it" girl, due to her role in the 1927 film called — well, It. The now-common phrase defines that certain unequivocal charm and magnetic charisma possessed by a young woman — and in Clara's case, it also meant an undeniable sex appeal.
From a beauty perspective, the wide eyed actress was the trendsetter of her time. Women tweezed and tweezed (and tweezed) some more, penciling in their sparse eyebrows to a highly arched fine line in attempt to copy her style. Bow's tousled bob was one of her most distinguishable features, and when fans discovered she used henna to color it red, sales of the dye practically tripled. Now that's loyalty.
And then there are those lips — perhaps one of the most duplicated features of all time. To this day, accentuating one's lips into a heart shaped, cupid's bow style with a dash of red lipstick is called "putting on a Clara Bow." I've even attempted this one myself. What do you think? To see a photo gallery of Bow, and to get a few tips on how you can create her 20s era look, read more