The 25 Best Thick Eyebrows in Hollywood (And How to Get Them)

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The 25 Best Thick Eyebrows in Hollywood (And How to Get Them)
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Let’s face it: thick eyebrows are in, and we couldn’t be happier. Not only are bigger brows more flattering on every single face shape, but they’re naturally more expressive—so naturally celebrities are leading the charge in this brave new world of fullness. In case you needed more of an excuse to swoon over seriously amazing arches, we’ve rounded up the 25 best thick eyebrows in Hollywood—as well as the products and techniques you need to get the look. If you’ve been wondering how to get thick brows, consider this your ultimate answer.

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Lily Collins' thick, full brows are follicular miracles. To get this dramatic look, brush your eyebrows up and out with a dark colored gel, making sure to get the little 'sprouts' that grow straight up at the inner corners. We love Lancome Modele Sourcils ($25, Lancome), which is so easy to use and provides amazing hold all day.

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Rihanna's eyebrows are naturally fairly light and sparse, but you'd never know—they're drawn on, yes, but in such a way that they always look perfectly natural. To get this look, use a firm, narrow pencil a shade lighter than your hair color; we are passionately in love with Urban Decay's Brow Beater Pencil ($20, Urban Decay), which gives amazing definition and blends like a dream with the attached spoolie at the other end.

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Brooke Shields began the big brow trend of the '70s and '80s—and she's still rocking them flawlessly today. It's very difficult to grow eyebrows back, so it's wise to tread as lightly as Brooke has over the years in terms of shaping. She's basically the best argument against overplucking ever.

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If you have naturally dark, thick hair like Amal Clooney, it can be hard to find a brow product that gives definition without looking like you've drawn your arches on with a Sharpie. In our experience, Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade ($18, Sephora) in Ebony or Granite gives the best, most natural fleekness.

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Eyebrows should be sisters, not twins—something that Allison Williams demonstrates admirably. It's perfectly natural for one eyebrow to be flatter than the other, so don't stress too much about overshaping them into arched perfection...that's how plucking accidents happen.

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Blondes don't have to match their hair color to their eyebrows, as Beyonce and her ever-changing hair hues show us. We love a neutral greyish taupe brow with any blonde hair color—it provides depth and contrast without being too stark. We love the ever-versatile L'Oreal Brow Stylist Sculptor in Blonde ($8.99, L'Oreal Paris) for it's perfect color and amazing wear.

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Camilla Belle's thick, angled brows are incredible—she gets this look by only plucking the stray hairs under the arch, rather than above. To enable such fine work, you need incredible tools like the classic Slant Tip Tweezers from Tweezerman ($23, Ulta). Not only do these grip hairs like no other and have the perfect angle for delicate work, Tweezerman will sharpen them for you for free whenever they get blunt. They are literally the last tweezers you'll ever need to buy.

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Cara Delevingne's eyebrows singlehandedly relaunched the thick brow trend of 2011—if you're growing yours out in 2015, it's likely because of her. And growing out your brows is a lot easier when you use Elizabeth Arden Prevage Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing System ($100, Elizabeth Arden) which starts helping brows re-thicken after two weeks of use.

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Arches aren't the be-all end-all. Fan Bingbing shows that you can rock straight, thick brows incredibly elegantly. The trick with straighter brows is not to brush the hairs upwards, but out towards your temples.

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Emilia Clarke's full eyebrows make her the eternal winner in the Game of Brows. When she's not Khaleesi, Emilia embraces a slightly softer eyebrow look; to copy this, enhance yours with the lightly tinted Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow ($22, Sephora) applied with either a clean spoolie or an angled brush.

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Emma Watson's eyebrows are iconic—and she keeps them that way by keeping them well-trimmed. Cutting your own eyebrows can be a bit of a fraught concept (it's really easy to get carried away and denude an entire area)but it's made a lot easier with the Tweezerman Brow Scissors and Brush Set ($18.99, Ulta). The scissors are teeny tiny and very sharp, which encourages you not to rush and gives perfect results every time.

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Jessica Alba's thick yet perfectly groomed brows are an inspiration to all of us. Keeps your look natural with a clear brow gel like Maybelline Brow Drama in Transparent ($7.99, Drugstore).

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The tiniest hint of color keeps Emmy Rossum's eyebrows looking thick and amazing. A small amount of Anastasia Brow Powder ($23, Sephora) blended really well with an angled brush will make you arches look equally amazing.

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If you have dark hair, sometimes lightening your brows a shade or two—like Priyanka Chopra—can have truly transformative results. But a word to the wise: don't ever try to DIY lighter eyebrows! Peroxide and eyeballs do not mix—you should always go see a licensed professional.

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And if you're a natural blonde like Sofia Vergara, sometimes taking eyebrows a shade darker gives the most flattering results. Again—never attempt to color your eyebrows with home hair dye. That is a recipe for eye damage

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If you change your hair color—as supermodel Hilary Rhoda did—don't forget to alter your eyebrows, too! Hilary's chestnut locks were lightened a little, and she warmed up her brows to co-ordinate with her new strawberry brunette shade. We love Anastasia Brow Wiz ($18, Sephora) for this, because these tiny pencils come in a stunning array of colors. You're sure to find one that works!

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Make your thick eyebrows the centerpiece of your look, as Chloe Grace Moretz has, by center-parting your hair and keeping the rest of your makeup extremely simple.

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To coax your brows to truly Jennifer Connelly-levels of perfection, we like brow products that add volume. Benefit's Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel ($24, Sephora) contains tiny microfibers which build to create lush eyebrows where no eyebrows existed before.

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Solange's thick, brushed up brows are the perfect complement to whatever incredible makeup she's rocking. Instead of using a too-heavy brow product, use a grey liquid eyeliner to fill and thicken your eyebrows. Just draw small, thin strokes upward, concentrating on the outer brow 'tails' for a very natural look.

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A dead giveaway that brows have been overdrawn? A harsh line underneath, a la Instagram eyebrows. That looks fine in photos, but if you want a look that also works in real life (like Keira Knightley), keep all lines soft and blended.

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Thick brows like Salma Hayek's and smokey eyes are best friends—the fullness of a heavier eyebrow balances dark eye makeup absolutely perfectly. Combine with big hair for an even more glam look.

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Lucy Hale has some of the most lusciously thick brows in Hollywood—and she keeps the focus on them by filling them in with a shade one shade warmer than her often cool-toned dark hair.

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Filled in brows aren't the be-all end-all of eyebrow fabulousness, as Rachel Weisz demonstrates. If your eyebrows are well-shaped, being able to see skin between the individual hairs is totally chic—just keep them in place with a light brow wax like Eyelure Brow Wax ($7.99, Ulta) and go!

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Sarah Hyland demonstrates that a  dramatic arch doesn't just have to be the purview of thinner-browed ladies—keep the tail-end of your eyebrow full, shaping from the top-down to maintain the overall shape.

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Whatever your feelings about Kim K, you have to give it to her—her thick brows are always perfect.

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