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Over-Plucked Eyebrows are Over as Women Adapt More Masculine Look

Actress Emma Watson

Remember in the ’90s when everyone had uber-skinny, highly-arched brows? Those days are over, as women are 86-ing their tweezers in favor of a no-arch look, according to a new study in the Clinical Plastic Surgery journal that predicts an arched brow will soon be obsolete.

The ideal eyebrow has been moving lower to the eye for a whopping 60 years now, the Independent notes. The result? Our brows are making us look more masculine.

For a recent study, analyzers at the University of Southern California examined the brows of models and women in fashion magazines from 1946 onward and found an interesting trend: not only have eyebrows gotten progressively fuller, but the peak of them has moved further from the nose; in other words, brows are getting flatter. Bye bye, sperm brows!

The secret reason for this? Fluid gender dynamics, according to Mark Soldin, a spokesman for the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, who told the Independent:

“Upward curvature of the eyebrows was considered to be an attractive feminine feature in the past. We are finding that more and more women are looking for a flatter, straighter, more masculine look…

Read more: Huffington Post


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