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Thin Eyebrows are Back — Should You Get Them? We Investigate

woman with her hair wrapped in an orange towel plucking her eyebrows with tweezers looking at her reflection in the mirror
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Y2K trends have been in style for the past few years, and with that, 2000s beauty trends are coming back into mainstream. Heavy blush, glitter and dark lip liner are some that have really taken off, but thin eyebrows are also making the biggest comeback. Kind of controversial, but super chic, thin eyebrows were a ’90s staple and influential people from celebrities to models (think: ’90s Gwen Stefani) rocked this look.

Today, one of the biggest names in fashion, Bella Hadid, has been seen sporting very thin eyebrows, so it’s no wonder this look has been revived. The 2010s brought us thick, bushy brows thanks to Cara Delavigne, but from the looks of it, thin brows are back — and might just stick around this time.

We understand that thin eyebrows might not be the beauty move for everyone, but for those who are willing to take the risk for new high fashion brows, we’ve got some tips and tricks top help you pull them off.

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woman with thin, groomed eyebrows and wearing sunglasses

Thin eyebrow tip 1: invest in a good pair of tweezers

To achieve thin high arched eyebrows, you first need to grab the most important tool to pull off this look: tweezers. Ah! We know. Our moms all scared us out of using them in fear we would overpluck, but that is the goal here. No need to be afraid.

We recommend tweezers that have an angle at the edge versus ones with a straight edge because they are more precise and are more comfortable to use. Tweezers come in all shapes and sizes, so here are a few that might work for you:

Slant-tip Revlon tweezers

Revlon Expert Slant Tip Tweezer, Amazon, $8.


pink Tweezerman tweezers

TWEEZERMAN Pink Perfection Slant Tweezer, Sephora, $31.

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woman using a tool to look at the shape of her eyebrows

Thin eyebrow tip 2: shape is everything

Before you start plucking, consider planning out your brow shape to make sure you get the results you want. Do you prefer a high arch? A straight brow? Lifted at the ends? The possibilities are endless. But it’s important to plan ahead before you start tweezing. Remember, take your time! You can’t put back a hair that has already been plucked. Be intentional with every hair you tweeze.

Pro tip: tweeze your hair from the bottom of the brow versus the top. This allows the brows to sit higher on your face, which is super flattering! You can also take inspiration from celebrities like model Lila Moss.

young woman having eyebrows groomed

Thin eyebrow tip #3: maintenance is key

Here’s the thing. In the argument of thin vs. thick eyebrows, it all comes down to maintenance. Thick brows tend to be easier to maintain. You might just have to trim them every once in a while and use a brow gel. With thin brows, that is not the case. As we know, eyebrow hair grows back pretty quickly, and you have to be on top of the regrowth to maintain your thin brows.

So, if you prefer a low-maintenance look, you might want to reconsider committing to this style. Pro tip: keep a set of tweezers in your purse just in case you see a pesky little hair pop up while you’re on the move.

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Thin eyebrow tip #4: you’re going to need a few products

In starting your thin eyebrow journey, you might want to think about investing in some products to make sure they look flawless all the time. You already bought your tweezers, but consider using a brow gel or eyebrow pencil to make them look like works of art. A brow gel ensures that your eyebrows stay in place as you go about your day, and an eyebrow pencil is a great tool in case you overplucked or just want to make them stand out.


Here are a few of our favourites:

jar of clear eyebrow gel

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze® Styling Wax, Sephora, $30.

COVERGIRL eyebrow pencil

COVERGIRL Easy Breezy Brow Micro-Fine + Define Pencil, Amazon, $9.

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