Natural Vs. Manicured Brows: Which Team Are You On?

When we think of our ideal eyebrow guise (and our mind goes there more often than we’d like to admit), the perfect brow falls into one of two camps; effortless and unkempt or groomed and strategically shaped. It’s true, it’s a fine line between over-plucked and overgrown, but that middle ground is where the face-framing magic happens. Below, we’ve identified top tier beauties that get it right.

May The Best Brows Win

It’s no doubt that thick brows are everywhere. When done right, outgrown brows accentuate facial features and give you a cool, youthful look. To accomplish, lay off the tweezers and embrace gels and waxes that'll help keep stray hairs in place.

Emilia Clarke

The Game of Thrones stunner has some serious brow game, on and off screen.

Photo: @emilia_clarke

Jessica Alba

Alba is practically the face of natural beauty, and her eyebrows are certainly no exception.

Photo: @jessicalba

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

These designer twins are always in sync, even when it comes to their unkempt brows.

Photo: @elizandjames

Lily Collins

Collins might be a haircut rebel but but when it comes to brows she's a natural beauty.

Photo: @lilyjcollins

Cara Delevingne

The British model and It-girl might just hold the title for “Most Googled Eyebrows” ever.

Photo: @caradelevingne

While still defined enough not to veer into too-thin territory, these leading ladies have brows trimmed to perfection, and undoubtedly a standing calendar appointment with their brow artists. While this picture-perfect look requires a bit more dedication and meticulous maintenance, the head-turning results far surpass the commitment.

Bella Hadid

The model-of-the-moment makes a case for understated brows.

Photo: @bellahadid


Is there anything Beyonce can’t do right? Add boldly sculpted brows to her repertoire.

Photo: @Beyonce

Martha Hunt

Who needs big brows when you've got gorgeous blue eyes like Hunt?

Photo: @marhunt

Rita Ora

The songstress's perfectly groomed brows are a cool complement to her white-blonde hair.

Photo: @ritaora

Natasha Poly

Manicured brows give Poly a sly, almost feline beauty look (no cat-eye makeup required).

Photo: @natashapoly