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Vixen Vanity: How To Broaden Your Brows

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Caterpillar brows have been crawling their way back onto catwalks and crosswalks across the globe. Starlets and stylist alike are rocking immaculately-groomed sets—their beautifully full fringes softening their faces and accentuating their eyes. Ultimately, brow shape can make a mug mahvelous or meh. Don't believe us? Just Google some of the shocking pics of preposterously-plucked pop stars before they discovered an eyebrow pencil.

That's great news then, right? Well, maybe not for those of us who've already plucked, waxed and threaded our brows to death, but what’s a girl to do if her brows are paper-thin or generally non-existent?

Well, don’t worry—we can still work the look even if we weren’t blessed with eyebrows like Cara Delevigne. Luckily for us, there are a whole host of make-up tricks and techniques to fake our way to big, bold brows.

Click through for our quick tips.


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1. Get the right tools

Before you get started, make sure you have an eyebrow pencil and/or powder that is as similar in color to your natural brows as possible.



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2. Stop tweezing

That's right, I know it sounds scary but the first step is to put those tweezers down and let that natural hair grow. This can be a terrifying prospect for most women who get trigger happy at the first sight of any sign of stubble.

This stage is essential however as you need to find your natural shape-trust us, you won’t have to be looking like Bert from Sesame Street for too long...

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3. Figure out the correct shape for your brows for your face shape

If you can’t get a professional to do this for you there are several Youtube tutorials dedicated to this very topic. Generally however you need to locate the point where you want your brows to start, where the arch will be and where it will end.

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4. Outline the shape you want

This can be done with a eyebrow pencil that as similar in color to your natural brows as possible.

5. Fill in those brows

You can do this with powder or using an eyebrow pencil using small gentle strokes in the direction of your hair growth.

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6. Use coconut oil to promote growth

Your real brows will already be thanking you for giving them a well-deserved break, but just to give them some extra TLC, use some oil to stimulate those follicles.

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"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

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As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

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Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

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Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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