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How Makeup Taught Me to Celebrate My Naturally Thick Brows

If you had told me back in 2007, that one day runway models, my favorite celebs, and Instagram influencers (not that the app or the term "influencer" were around then, but I digress) would be flaunting bold, attention-grabbing brows, I'd have spit out my Capri Sun in pure shock and choked on my pepperoni pizza Lunchables. In no universe did I ever imagine that eyebrows like mine — dark, thick, bushy at best, unruly at worst — would ever be considered beautiful or remotely aspirational. I've felt this way as early as elementary school, and throughout my adolescence, did everything I could to try to pretend they didn't exist. I waxed (mistake), tweezed (really big mistake), and dreamed for my brows to magically get thinner and less noticeable. All of the popular girls in my school had pretty, delicate-looking arches. By comparison, mine felt distinctly unfeminine and I hated them.

two young girls in pigtails wearing kimonos

There's little me on the left.

Karina Hoshikawa

However, in my early college years, a model named Cara Delevingne stepped onto the scene, instantly becoming industry royalty — with spectacular brows. Fellow well-enbrowed actors Lily Collins and Lucy Hale continued their rapid ascent to "Hot Young People" stardom and boom! All of a sudden, it seemed like everyone wanted to rock a full-on, unapologetic brow. WTF is happening, I thought, as I'd walk into a Sephora and see aisle upon aisle of pomades, pencils, gels, and powders, all formulated to play up what I'd been trying to downplay for so long.

If so many brands are investing in products to bulk up brows — with people readily buying those products en masse — then maybe what I was born with wasn't a bad thing at all. According to a 2014 report by market research firm The NPD Group, eyebrow products are a whopping $122 million industry, accounting for an estimated 11 percent of total U.S. prestige eye makeup sales. A 2018 study from the same firm also reveals continued growth rate from 2017 to 2018. Big brows aren't going anywhere, anytime soon.

As I entered my early 20s, I'd been using nothing but Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel on rare occasions to brush up the hairs and keep them in place. Well, call it beauty FOMO (or hell, maybe I was just starting to grow up), but I finally felt ready to start embracing my brows. First step? Figuring out which products made sense for me. I had no use for anything with a ton of pigment — if you need a visual, my brow hairs rival Joe Jonas's thick, opaque arches — so I didn't need pomades or powders.

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