Arch-less brows are having a moment. Yes, you read that right – we mean straight brows with hardly any arch in sight.
Like many beauty trends, this one hails from Korea, where it’s considered one of the most anti-ageing beauty looks – and it’s fast become a favourite among celebrities, with the likes of Victoria Beckham, Natalie Portman and Emma Watson all converting.
Arched brows have always been considered to be more flattering because they open up the eyes and lift the eyeline.
But, in actual fact, over-arched eyebrows can draw attention to a wrinkled forehead and make the face look a lot older.
The all-new straighter shape is super natural and similar to how your brows looked growing up, making you appear more youthful.
This new shape will make them look thicker and fuller, too. ‘But there’s a knack to nailing the trend,’ says celebrity brow expert Tracie Giles.
‘I would normally always suggest that you still need some kind of an arch to give that lifting effect, because as our skin loses elasticity our brows will “droop”.’
So, start by brushing up the hairs to mark the highest point of your arch, and then softly fill them in.
‘The brows shouldn’t be the same width the whole way along, either, so taper the ends about two-thirds down to add a very subtle arch, like Miranda Kerr,’ says Tracie.
These are the tools you’ll need to pull of the perfect straight brow…
Best For Bold Brows
For added intensity, use Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade, £15, a long-lasting brow gel that won’t budge for seamless lines all day.
Best For Thick Brows
Blessed with naturally thick brows? Maybelline Brow Satin Eyebrow Pencil, £5.99, will add softer definition.
Best For Thin Brows
If your brows are sparse, use Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Colour, £16 – it lets you fill in patches hair by hair.