Best Brows of 2013

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For months I've been writing about the power of a strong, filled-in brow line. Today’s Makeup Monday post is all about celebrating three celebrities who absolutely nailed the thick brow trend throughout the year (thanks to reading my articles, obviously).

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Cara Delevigne, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Anne Hathaway rocked some of my favorite power-brow shapes on the runway and the red carpet in 2013. Their looks ranged from wild and dramatic to shapely and feminine. For this article, I've not only included examples of their luvvly brows, but also my own attempts at recreating each intense look. Hilarity ensued.

Cara Delevigne

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You've undoubtedly seen this British beauty giving wicked face for Burberry, DKNY, Victoria’s Secret, Chanel, or one of the countless other top-notch brands she represents. Much like the young Brooke Shields, Delevigne is known for her large, unkempt brows.

Though not entirely shapeless, Delevigne’s brows are bushy and wide, giving the model a wild and youthful look.

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To copy Cara’s trademark, I used a small angled brow brush and Faint eye shadow from the Naked Basics palette. Eye shadow is by Estee Lauder.

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Ginnifer Goodwin

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I love everything about actress Ginnifer Goodwin: I love her short hair, her face shape, her fashion sense, and especially her eyebrows. She keeps her brows short, thick, and carefully shaped. I love the shorter “tail” on the outer side of each brow; this shape makes her eyes seem more wide-set and her chin more narrow.

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I used a blend of two eye shadows for this look: Faint, from earlier, and just a smidge of the darker Crave, also in the Naked Basics palette.

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Anne Hathaway

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You’ve loved her (and her brows) since The Princess Diaries. Anne Hathaway is incredible, to say the least, and I adore everything she says, does, wears, and appears in. Her style is iconic—especially with her chic new short hair – and her brows are so stunning and perfect for her face shape.

Anne’s brows are long and curved without any harsh angles. I love the way they taper at either end, allowing for the bulk of each brow to appear right over each eye. The elongated brows create a visual divide in her face, again widening the eyes.

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This look was a bit more difficult to imitate. I used some concealer to create that “tapered” look at each end of both brows; then I used the same two shadows mentioned above to stretch my brows out and copy that feminine curve.

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What better way to enjoy being snowed in than by playing around with your brows? I very much enjoyed this little beauty experiment, and I recommend that you all try some new fill-in techniques on your own brows.

Then, of course, go put on some lipstick.


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