What a delightful find! Ree Drummond recently disclosed that Drew Barrymore was the source of inspiration for her wedding makeup in 1996.
On Tuesday, Drew Barrymore shared a snapshot of herself that was taken in the year 1995 on her Instagram account. The photograph was taken as part of a photoshoot for her memorable cover of Rolling Stone magazine from 1995, in which Barrymore exposed her entire body. (She spoke openly about her challenging life and young adulthood, which Rolling Stone characterized as “living with a capital ‘L’: alcoholism, drug addiction, attempted suicide, marriage, divorce, stardom, career extinction, and then popularity again.”)
She wears her blonde hair in an updo that is sloppy and reminiscent of the bohemian style, and she tops it with a sunflower crown in the shot that she posted on Instagram. She cradles her face in her hands and covers her mouth with her nails, which are chipped and red. The style is finished off with thin eyebrows, rosy brown lipstick, and a barely visible blush.
The Pioneer Woman felt compelled to offer a comment on the photo because of something (or everything) about it. “I had your eyebrows the day I got married (’96),” she said in the letter. “It was a beautiful day.” “Your eyebrows and makeup are such an inspiration to me!” When we look at an old photograph from Drummond’s wedding, we can’t help but note that she has the same blush and lipstick on, as well as eyebrows that are very light and thin. She appeared to be in stunning beauty, and what a nice compliment to pay to Drew!
Other Stars Who Flaunted Thin Brows in the ’90s
Of course, Drew Barrymore and Darrell Drummond were not the only famous people to have a thin line drawn in the middle of their eyebrows. This style originated in the 1920s in the United States, when movie stars such as Clara Bow sported plucked, penciled, and perfectly straight brows.
In the 1930s, eyebrows were slightly more arched than they are today, but they were still tweezed quite closely. The arched brows made famous by Jean Harlow are characteristic of this style.
And it is precisely this that serves as a motivational force for famous people like Barrymore. Have a look at these pictures of other celebrities who favored the look of having thin eyebrows.
Meryl Streep, who is now 73 years old, did not have the smallest eyebrows, but she never made an effort during her career to make them appear thicker. This was true even during the 1980s when the thick brow popularised by Brooke Shields was all the rage. This naturally slender woman has a great sense of style, and we admire her boldness in going against the grain of popular culture.
The long, thin brows that went beyond Diana Ross’s eyes were all the rage in the 1980s when Ross was 78 years old (similar to Clara Bow).
Reese Witherspoon, a famous star of the ’90s, is now 46 years old. Until around 2005, she had very sparse eyebrows, which she still plucked and shaped, but to a much lesser extent than she had in the past.
The thin brows that Valerie Bertinelli (62) sported in the late 1980s put her a little bit ahead of her time in the fashion world. (It wasn’t until the ’90s that the trend once again picked up full throttle.) In this scene from “One Day At A Time,” she gives a career-defining performance as Barbara Cooper.
Liza Minnelli, who is now 76 years old, is most famous for her performance as Sally Bowles in the classic Cabaret by Bob Fosse. In the movie from 1972, she had eyebrows that were heavily drawn on and quite thin.
Does this suggest that thinner brows are making a comeback? It is a distinct possibility, but there is one thing that can be said for certain: if you already have them, you should make the most of them!