Bold Faced Names, Stills

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who Has the Baddest Brows of All?

Photo: Matt Irwin/Trunk Archive

CARA DELAVINGNE.  Credit: / Photo: Matt Irwin/Trunk Archive 

Vogue has 27 nominees for the title.  

The landscape above my eyes has only ever been capable of sprouting a disappointingly anemic arch of follicles.  I didn’t whittle them away as a misguided tweezer-happy teenager or shave them Mi Vida Loca-style. There’s just never been any there there.

I daydream sometimes about what my life would be like if I wasn’t dependent on a pencil for people to be able to tell I was furrowing. Much like Blue Ivy, I love a good furrow.

I also love a good slideshow of brow porn. It’s interesting to see how brows have evolved. From pencil thin arches of Dietrich to Ali McGraw’s happy-to-be-natty caterpillars. And then, of course…there’s Frida.

My favorites of the 27 below. Love that they included the Mother of Dragons. Who did Vogue miss? I say Bey and Shipka are huge oversights. 


frida kahlo brow

FRIDA KAHLO. Photo: © 2014 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


MARLENE DIETRICH. Photo: Popperfoto/Getty Images

audrey brows

AUDREY. Photo: Dennis Stock/Magnum Photos/Trunk Archive

madonna brows

MADONNA. Photo: Herb Ritts

SADE. Photo: Getty Images

SADE. Photo: Getty Images

mother of dragon brows

EMILIA CLARK. Photo: Courtesy of HBO

rooney blonde brows

ROONEY MARA. Photo: Everett Collection



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