The best celebrity brow transformations
Proof that you can come back from an over-plucked brow
Beauty Crew Contributing Editor / October 22 2018
Natural brows have been ‘in’ for a long time but it hasn’t always been a case of the bushier the better. Back in the ‘90s particularly, over-tweezing and misshaping brows was a way too common mistake. These celebs fell victim to the thin brow phase… but have come out the other end with some of the best brows in the biz.
Angelina Jolie - Then
We’ve always been envious of Angelina Jolie’s voluptuous pout, but not so much her brows. She was the Queen of super thin brows back in the day, which looked completely unbalanced alongside her big lips.
Angelina Jolie - Now
See how a thicker brow shape creates symmetry for Angelina Jolie's features. Her arch is perfectly placed and her brows filled in for a natural finish.
Demi Lovato - Then
Talk about a sharp arch. The harsh shape is very masculine and severe, not to mention too straight.
Demi Lovato - Now
A more natural curved shape softens Demi's look instantly. The arch is much more flattering too.
Lauren Conrad - Then
Overplucked and unruly – it’s not a good combination. With sparse brow hairs like Lauren Conrad’s, you need to fill in the gaps and use a brow gel to set the shape.
Lauren Conrad - Now
Talk about a successful brow rehab story. The all-over fullness and subtle arch create the perfect face-framing effect on Lauren Conrad.
Olivia Wilde - Then
Yes Olivia Wilde’s brows are super thin, but her biggest mistake back in the day was not filling them in. Thanks to her delicate features, she can get away with a slightly thinner (but not this thin!) brow.
Olivia Wilde - Now
Notice the softer arch angle and the lovely length of the brow which extends to be in line with the outer corner of her eyes. This is what good brows are supposed to look like.
Gwen Stefani - Then
There’s no denying Gwen Stefani has always been cool. But her ‘90s brows never did her any favours. Her love of bold, brazen looks could have been so much more impactful with a bushy set of brows to ground them.
Gwen Stefani - Now
Same crazy Gwen, completely different brows. A thick, immaculate shape gives Gwen Stefani a sophisticated look, without taking away from her statement style.
Mila Kunis - Then
As well as the obvious lack of fullness in Mila Kunis’s brows, it’s the placement of her arch that really lets her down. It gives her brows a raised appearance and doesn’t frame her eyes.
Mila Kunis - Now
Mila’s thick power brows delivers a much more striking blow. The arch is perfect, the inner section of the brow is thick but tapers off slightly at the outer corner, and she’s filled them in for a groomed finish.
Eva Longoria - Then
The actress’s brows were a touch too dark and angular for her features.
Eva Longoria - Now
Eva’s thicker brows have a much softer effect in framing her face.
Adele - Then
The thin shape, high arch and faint shade of Adele’s brows don’t do anything to complement her stark winged liner look.
Adele - Now
Adele’s brow rehab has paid off and the singer’s straighter, darker brows work much better with her face shape and makeup.
Leighton Meester - Then
Leighton not only suffered from brows that were a little too thin, but the strange arch didn’t do her any favours either.
Lucy Hale - Then
Even the most enviable brows have a secret, overplucked past! Although it was all the rage back then, Lucy’s super thin brows and severe arches are way too harsh for her features.
Mandy Moore - Then
Fact: We all wanted to be Mandy Moore in the ‘00s. But those ridiculously thin, extremely light brows were pure disaster.
Mandy Moore - Now
Mandy Moore’s brows have gone through a drastic change. They’re now a good few shades darker and considerably thicker. The subtle arch is way more flattering, too. We approve.
Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.