Brows that mean business
The Scandal star's sculpted cheekbones stand out thanks to her medium-size arch. To get Kerry-esque brows, use a brow powder to fill in your shape, then tweeze any hairs that lie outside of the defined area. Craving extra gleam? "Draw attention to the brow bone by accentuating the area between the eye and the brow with a highlighter, like Benefit High Brow Glow ($20)," says eyebrow guru Anastasia Soare of Anastasia Beverly Hills.
Amy's smaller brow size and discreet arch work well with her delicate features. "Petite features should always be paired with thinner, softer brows—they don't overpower your face," says Soare. To achieve Amy's arches, she suggests sweeping a brow powder throughout the length of your brows with an angled brush, concentrating on sparse areas. We love Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo ($23).
Fuller brows, like Jennifer's, tend to flatter oval faces. "A strong, defined brow draws attention to eyes and away from a longer chin or forehead," says Maylynda Vigliotti, owner of Boom Boom Brow Bar in New York City. Replicate the actress's well-groomed brows by defining your natural arch with a brow pencil or powder (applied with short, feathery strokes) to create even color and drama. Then set with a brow gel like Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara in Clear ($4.79) or Boom Boom Brow-ssiere Brow Gel ($10).
Recreating this stylish actress's impeccably-groomed brows is a matter of being meticulous about tweezing stray hairs that lie outside of the defined area. "Tweezing is the most precise method since you are only pulling one hair at a time," says Sania Vucetaj, owner of New York City's Sania's Brow Bar.
"Brooke Shields has always been famous for her fabulously bold brows," says Soare. "They are perfect for her classic bone structure and beautiful features." If your face is square-shaped or you have a strong jawline, a thicker brow will add balance and shift focus from your jaw to your eyes. For refined brows like Brooke's, apply a brow powder with a stiff, angled brush, like Joey Healy Duo Brow Brush ($28), for control. "Always start with a small amount of product to build intensity," says Joey Healy, owner of the Joey Healy Eyebrow Studio in New York City. "And never overdraw your shape—just emphasize key points in the brow by making the most of what you have."
A subtle arch like Sienna's softens the look of heart-shaped faces. Use a brow gel to blend hairs into the arch, or in a pinch, mist a soft-bristled toothbrush with a light-hold hairspray and smooth over brows.
Eva's perfectly-sculpted arches frame her face and make her eyes pop. For a similar look, use a brow powder then a pencil to fill in sparse areas and create extra fullness, says Soare. Apply the brow pencil using thin dashes to add weight and definition.
"Alba's brows are perfectly proportioned for her face and not too styled," says Vigliotti. For arches like the actress's, tweeze regrowth from brow bones and taper the ends. Then fill in puny areas with brow powder for a bold finish.
Jennifer's pretty eyes seem to shine thanks to her groomed brows. "Even though her brows are blonde, they're a touch darker than her hair, framing her blue eyes nicely," says Vucetaj. "It looks youthful." Run a pencil that's slightly deeper than your hair color through brows for a similar effect.
"It" girl Cara Delevingne is everywhere, and we like to think her eyebrows are a large part of the intrigue. "Cara's dark brows make a statement and I think this is the look most women are striving to obtain today," says Healy. To make your own brow-raising statement, scribble on a pencil in a hue one shade darker than your hair color. Want extra impact? Layer on brow powder, top with gel, and prepare to wow.