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Eyebrows Over the Years: 1950s

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The leading ladies of the 50s eyebrows

The leading ladies of the 50s eyebrows


As most beauty trends were in the 50s, the eyebrows were bold and glamorous. Eyebrows were penciled in to be thicker and darker. Various shapes were used in order to fit each woman's face. Audrey sported dark, thick, and fairly straight brows. Elizabeth Taylor's brows were certainly dark, but were arched much higher. Marilyn Monroe's brows. Marilyn Monroe's eyebrows were the thinnest of the three and were slightly pointed in the middle.


1950s brow and eye trends

1950s brow and eye trends

Marilyn Monroe had high arched brows in the 50s.

Marilyn Monroe had high arched brows in the 50s.

Audrey Hepburn sported heavy, thick brows.

Audrey Hepburn sported heavy, thick brows.

Elizabeth Taylor's eyebrows were perfectly groomed and very elegant.

Elizabeth Taylor's eyebrows were perfectly groomed and very elegant.

Modern 1950s Makeup

Modern 1950s inspired makeup

Modern 1950s inspired makeup

Modern Pinup Makeup

Modern Pinup Makeup

Modern pinup eyebrows on Cara Delevingne

Modern pinup eyebrows on Cara Delevingne




This makeup look is classic, so it's wearable for the modern woman. Create a dramatic and bold eyebrow by plucking and drawing them in with an eyebrow pencil. You can make your brows look more modern by choosing a straight shape as opposed to the more curved shape of the 50s. Use black or dark brown eyeliner to create a wing on the outer corner to accentuate your eyes. Choose a natural-colored eyeshadow and finish the look with a red lipstick. You will look and feel glamorous!

Modern 1950s Tutorial

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