Why has the Scouse eyebrows fallen out of fashion?

by DrPrem Jagyasi

Scouse eyebrows was a trend among the ladies but has recently fallen out of favor. Let us find out why.

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The origin

Bold eyebrows are a hot trend , but this recent development from across the seas may be taking the idea a bit too far. It’s called Scouse Brows, and it’s plaguing the UK one eyebrow at a time. “Scousers”, for those of us not from England, is a word used to describe someone belonging to the city of Liverpool. The term “Scouse Brows” was coined (and worn) back in November by a cast member of the reality show Desperate Scousewives, a UK take on the stateside series, and has miraculously endured with the fashionistas.

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So what exactly are they?

Scouse Brows are heavily filled in eyebrows created with a pencil that’s far too dark for your hair color, often using a brow-shaping stencil .

Brows are definitely a tricky feature, from pencil-thin to unevenly groomed, and even a bald patch or two. The point is to make yourself look like you’re not wearing makeup even when you are.

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It is obvious

Scouse Brows are so dead obvious that you’re wearing a full-on makeup mask, and make you look like you may not have any natural eyebrows left at all.

Voted the worst-beauty trend

Escentual.com polled 1,000 women who rated the Scouse Brow as the most offensive make-up trend, beating foundation tidemarks, spidery eyelashes and caked-on powder to the top spot.

As for all of us, many favour the ‘less is more’ approach to make-up.

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1. Scouse brow 21.2%
2. Foundation tidemarks 20.4%
3. Patchy fake tan 16.4%
4. Concealer lips 9.3%
5. Overplucked eyebrows 8.7%
6. Clumped ‘spidery’ eyelashes 6.7%
7. Caked-on powder on face 4.5%

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Emma Leslie from Escentual.com who conducted the survey said: “It’s no secret that many women these days like to take an interest in other women’s appearances – whether positively or negatively.

“Of course it’s never nice when this leans towards the malicious side of the spectrum.”

She said: “A lot of these beauty ‘sins’ can easily be avoided by paying a little more attention when getting ready, though.”

But, according to Emma, there is hope for our heavy-browed ladies.

“As for the Scouse Brow coming up trumps in the list of blunders – style icons like Kate Middleton and Cara Delevingne both have bold brows, which have become an intrinsic, much-coveted element of their looks,” she says. “So it seems that beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.”