Health Is Beauty

Spring's Strong Brow, Naturally


I’m a big brow fan; they frame the eyes, and add dimension to the face (they’re also great for keeping sweat out of your eyes!). I have naturally thick eyebrows, and keep them fairly thick – and since thick brows are a Spring trend, I may just grow them out even more (less plucking, more time outside!).

“Big brows are more raw and youthful than perfect ones,” Pat McGrath told T: The NYTimes Style Magazine. “…anyone can wear a stronger brow. But the level of strength should be adjusted to suit your face,” McGrath, who styled model’s brows for Stella McCartney and Versace.

And like all beauty products, using natural versions is a simple way to keep healthy. Here’s a healthy brow toolkit :

Nvey Eco Brow Comb and Brush: A good brow brush gives you control and lends tidiness to an unplucked eyebrow. I swear by mine, and it’s all I use to make sure my brows look cool, not tangled. “This revolutionary brush uses soft, cruelty-free synthetic fibers for the brush and has a compostable handle.”

Eyebrow Pencil: McGrath recommends filling in spaces and ‘thickening’ thinner brows with a matching pencil for those with naturally less bushy brows. This one by Earth’s beauty contains only “jojoba oil, castor oil, candellila wax, pigments (depends on the color, most are a blend of iron oxides and mica, some only mica) and vitamin E.”

See more from T: The New York Times Style Magazine here.

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.