In the ’50s, it was Audrey Hepburn; in the ’80s, Brooke Shields. Today, model Cara Delevingne (pictured above) is the famous face responsible for bringing the bold brow back into vogue. We consulted local arch experts Courtney Allen and Nicole Jacob — they’ve both been lauded by Allure magazine — for tips on filling and shaping beautiful brows. “Shaping them yourself can be a daunting task,” Allen says. “It’s easy to over-tweeze, and some mistakes take months or years to grow back.”
< COURTNEY ALLEN
Make an appointment at Milano Hair Design Studio: Brow wax starts at $25, 1755 W. North; Milano-hds.com
High drama: “[For] a more dramatic brow, I like to use Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW pomade — a little goes a long way. I apply this product with Sigma Beauty’s E75 [brush],” Allen says.
Day-t0-day: “For everyday brows, I like to fill them in with a pencil — preferably something thin and wax-based,” Allen says. “You can create hair-like strokes with the eyebrow pencil. After applying the pencil, I brush my brows with Sigma Beauty’s E80 brush.”
< NICOLE JACOB
Make an appointment at Nancy Angelair Salon: brow shaping starts at $50, brow dying starts at $30, 1009 N. Rush; Nancyangelairsalon.com
No. 1 tip: “Throw away magnifying mirrors,” advises Jacob. “Ninety percent of the reason women over-pluck is because they look in magnifying mirrors. No one sees your eyebrows this close.”
Lancôme: brow groomer, $25, Sephora locations citywide; Sephora.com
“A staple — one of the very first brow groomers out there,” Jacob says. “It sets your brows in place and adds a little color.”
> neuLASH: neuBROW by Skin Research Laboratories brow enhancing serum, $100, Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand; Shop.nordstrom.com
“In 25 years of seeing all kinds of gimmicks and growth aids, this is the only product I’ve seen that really works,” Jacob says.