July cover girl Cara Delevingne’s supermodel emergence helped kickstart a bushy-brow renaissance that has inspired a new mania for arch-fattening pencils, powders, and even tinted gels, not to mention the return of the meme-worthy expression on fleek.
And yet it’s not all in the eyebrows, we’d argue. Rather, it’s their juxtaposition with Cara’s blonde hair that—along with her sparkling personality and innate sense of street style—allowed her to stand out in a crowd of models and It Brits. The distinct contrast of light and dark renders caterpillar-like arches even more expressive, providing a delicate face with a high-impact frame.
And while Delevingne may be responsible for its current popularity, the look has its roots in the blonde bombshells of eras past. First came the screen sirens and pinup girls of the forties and fifties: Veronica Lake’s brushed-out blonde waves were accented by her chocolate-y, penciled arches—often raised in appraisal or judgment—while actress Janet Leigh elevated a voluminous golden chop with her dark set. Marilyn Monroe’s platinum curls seemed almost daring when paired with shapely deep brows, a coupling so memorable that Madonna adopted it in the eighties and early nineties—with an audacious twist.
These days, Cara is in good company—fellow Burberry model Suki Waterhouse’s doe-eyed gaze is heightened by bushy brows and a baby blonde mane, while Sky Ferreira and Rita Ora rely on icy dye jobs, red lips, and blackened brows. And even more than her gauzy dresses, we covet Daenerys Targaryen’s braided blanched lengths and power brows. From Debbie Harry to Agyness Deyn, here are 21 women from the forties until now who make the case for the winning combination.
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