Just as with clothing fashions, eyebrow trends come and go. One minute, thin is in, and the next, the bolder the better. Besides just acting as a sign of the times, a simple change in eyebrow shape can totally change one’s face.
the early days of Hollywood, we’ve seen stars with eyebrows ranging from pencil-thin to super bushy. In the 1920s, Anna May Wong and Clara Bowfavored thinly drawn brows with downward pointed ends, a trend that trickled down to women of that era. In the ’30s and ’40s, narrow brows continued to rule. But eventually, thanks to stars like Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroeand Elizabeth Taylor, thicker, darker brows became more popular. Styles fluctuated through the ’60s and ’70s, with stars like Nina Simone opting for full brows, and Diana Rossgoing for thin, high arches.
By the 1980s, full brows had made their comeback, with everyone from Brooke Shields to Whitney Houston to Madonna sporting the look. That all changed in the ’90s when thin brows, a la Gwen Stefani and Drew Barrymore, made a comeback of their own.
Today, full brows have once again returned, with a slightly more refined look ― but the emphasis seems to be more on finding a brow shape that suits your face, as opposed to just following a trend.
Keep scrolling to see the major eyebrow evolutions of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars from the ’90s to today.
Jennifer Lopez, 1998
At the 17th Annual CFDA Awards on Feb. 8, 1998, at JP Morgan Atrium in New York City.
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At the NBC Universal "World of Dance" Red Carpet event, on Jan. 30 in Universal City, California.
More Demi Lovato, 2008
At the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 7, 2008.
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At 103.5 KISS FM's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2017 on Dec. 13, 2017, in Chicago.
More Beyonce, 1999
At the 5th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards in Santa Monica, California.
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At the 59th Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles.
More Gwen Stefani, 1996
At Live 105's BFD 1996 at Shoreline Amphitheatre on June 14, 1996, in Mountain View, California.
More Gwen Stefani, 2017
At the Domino Holiday Pop-Up Shop on Dec. 7, 2017, in Los Angeles.
More Selena Gomez, 2007
At the Los Angeles premiere of "Shrek The Third," on May 6, 2007.
More Selena Gomez, 2017
At The Fashion Awards 2017 in partnership with Swarovski at Royal Albert Hall on Dec. 4, 2017, in London.
More Jared Leto, 1998
At the "Urban Legends" Westwood Premiere on Sept. 17, 1998, at the Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California.
More Jared Leto, 2018
At the 60th Annual Grammy Awards-MusiCares Person Of The Year event honoring Fleetwood Mac on Jan. 26 in New York City.
More Megan Fox
At the '"Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen" premiere at the Loews E-Walk Theater on Feb. 17, 2004, in New York City.
More Megan Fox, 2017
During the runway of the fashion show for the 2017 autumn/winter collection at Fashion Fest held at Fronton Mexico on Sept. 07, 2017, in Mexico City, Mexico.
More Drew Barrymore, 1992
At the 50th annual Golden Globe Awards nominations announcement on Dec. 29, 1992.
More Drew Barrymore, 2017
At Glamour's 2017 Women of The Year Awards at Kings Theatre on Nov. 13, 2017, in Brooklyn, New York.
More Kerry Washington, 2002
At the world premiere of "Bad Company" at Loews Lincoln Square Theater in New York City on June 4, 2002.
More Kerry Washington, 2018
At the 20th Costume Designers Guild Awards on Feb. 20 in Beverly Hills, California.
More Angelina Jolie, 1998
At the 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards -- where she won the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television -- in Beverly Hills, California, on Jan. 18, 1998.
More Angelina Jolie, 2018
At the BAFTA Awards held at Royal Albert Hall on Feb. 18 in London.
More Olivia Wilde, 2003
In West Hollywood, California, when Fox Broadcasting Company introduced its 2003-2004 prime time lineup.
More Olivia Wilde, 2018
At Steven Tyler and Live Nation presents Inaugural Janie's Fund Gala & Grammy Viewing Party at Red Studios on Jan. 28 in Los Angeles.
More Lauren Conrad, 2005
At the Stuff Magazine Style Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel on Sept. 7, 2005, in Los Angeles.
More Lauren Conrad, 2017
At the 8th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on Oct. 14, 2017, in Pacific Palisades, California.
More Adele, 2008
At the Brit Awards at Earls Court on Feb. 20, 2008, in London.
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At the 59th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles.
More Eva Longoria, 1998
During a photo shoot in 1998.
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At the 29th annual Producers Guild Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 20 in Beverly Hills, California.
More Rihanna, 2005
At MTV's Total Request Live show at Leicester Square, 2005.
More Rihanna, 2017
Hosting a pep rally to celebrate the launch of the AW17 FENTY PUMA by Rihanna collection at Bloomingdales on 59th Street on Oct. 13, 2017, in New York City.
More Gabrielle Union, 1998
At Museum of Television & Radio's "A Television Diary: 45 Years of TV Guide Covers" on Sept. 15, 1998, at the Museum of Television & Radio in Beverly Hills, California.
More Gabrielle Union, 2018
At Magnify and Fox Sports Films' "Shot In The Dark" premiere documentary screening and panel discussion at Pacific Design Center on Feb. 15 in West Hollywood, California.
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