Natalie Bassingthwaighte’s biggest beauty regret is beyond relatable

And here’s what she did to overcome it

Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / September 25 2018

Full, feathered eyebrows have experienced a resurgence in the beauty community over the last couple of years and TBH, after looking back on the thin, over-plucked and penciled-in arches of our youth, we are very grateful for their comeback.

One celeb who knows all too well the horror of bad brows is Natalie Bassingthwaighte. When we caught up with the singer, actress, and Australian ambassador for Ultherapy, she revealed she too was not immune to an over-plucked arch. 

 “I had THE worst eyebrows! I had McDonald’s shaped arches that were so skinny,” she told us.  Don’t believe her? Check out this photo from 2004 of Natalie’s retro brows:

Luckily for Natalie, the damage wasn’t permanent. Thanks to a little time and patience, she now sports a truly enviable pair of arches.

Want to know how she achieved her magnificent brow transformation? According to Natalie, the secret is to ensure you make time for regular brow appointments.  “I go to this amazing woman in Melbourne and I’ve been to her for ten-plus years,” she explains. As it turns out, Carmen (Natalie’s eyebrow queen) also had a hand in shaping the arches of Aussie babe Margot Robbie. With a celebrity resume like that, we might just book ourselves on the next flight to Melbourne! 

Need a little help whipping your over-plucked brows back in shape? Check out the top tips for growing out your brows.

Experienced the horror of bad brows? Tell us about your past brow blunders in the comments below.

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Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).