When it comes to fashion and beauty, trends are cyclical. What’s here today and gone tomorrow always has a way of popping back up when we least expect it. We’re once again rocking those high-waisted mom jeans, aren’t we? That trend stayed pretty dormant since the days when a young Brooke Shields appeared on the scene in her high-waisted Calvins, and now not only are they back, but so is her other famed accessory: a pair of full, luscious bold brows.
Model of the moment, Cara Delevingne has been showcasing her sexy caterpillar brows across runways, magazine covers, and high-fashion campaigns all over the place, and she couldn’t look more divine. We want those brows and we want them now. Only problem is, we’ve spent the last twenty odd years plucking, waxing, and dwindling our brows down to nothing, and now they’re permanently straggly for the most part. What’s a lady to do?
Well, according to this NY Times article, there’s hope for us yet. The article explains that women are getting results from topical medications. Charlotte’s Book Premier Provider, Doris Day is quoted saying, “The first thing I do for my patients who want fuller brows is write them a prescription for the eyelash-growth medication Latisse,” which gets her clients “amazing results.” Plus, “She also recommends using an over-the-counter Rogaine cream (the formula for combating male baldness) along with Latisse at night to speed up the growing process.” Other remedies mentioned by brow specialist Maribeth Madron are, “RevitaBrow Advanced, a clear gel of peptides and vitamins that sells for $110, and swallowable supplements like the amino-rich Viviscal to promote growth.”
And if those options don’t get you the results you desire, there is the more extreme solution like brow implants, or less extreme brow extensions. Of course there is also the old-fashioned way, à la Sophia Loren, who has been known to have each eyebrow hair perfectly drawn in.