How to master the 'Bridgerton Brow'

The Bridgerton Brow is like the Regency-era boy brow.

BRIDGERTON, from left: Phoebe Dynevor, Ruth Gemmell,
(Image credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo)

We're making the call now: the 'Bridgerton Brow' is set to become the hottest way to get your brows on fleek in 2021. A far cry from Instagram's current obsession with heavily filled in, slicked up, laminated brows, the Bridgerton Brow walks a fine line between perfect arches and fluffed up - what one might call 19th-century boy brows. 

In other words, prepare for straight, natural-looking and semi-groomed furrows to flood your social feeds very soon. This is good news on the anti-ageing front, too, as boy brows appear thicker and fuller - like the ones you sported as a child - so look immediately more youthful.

Take Daphne, whose entire look is inspired by Audrey Hepburn in the 1956 production of War and Peace. Only slightly angled, the young aristocrat's brows are characterized by their face-framing shape and bushy-but-perfectly-preened finish. 

And who can overlook the Duke's (aka Rege-Jean Page's) brows, which do all the talking when he is silently brooding? Thick and arched at the ends, his default is one brow raised in a whimsical/arrogant/playful (delete where appropriate) expression. 

Naturally full brows call for little more than brow gel to brush them up. Glossier Boy Brow is your go-to here. As its moniker suggests, the texture was inspired by hair pomades and gives the softest hold, so brows don't resemble glued-on caterpillars.

If your brows are more on the spindly side, remember pared-back is key so invest in a soft brow pencil with a spoolie on one end (we recommend Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim Defining Eyebrow Pencil) to draw a straight-ish line underneath the brow. Stick to feather-light strokes to fill in bare patches and finish with brow gel, concentrating your efforts on the area closest to your nose for that feathery, fluffed up finish.

OK, brow tools aren't as sexy as The Duke's Spoon but what we do know is that everyone will be crushing on your new furrows. 

Glossier Boy Brow, $16 [£14]
Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim Defining Eyebrow Pencil, $7.99, Ulta
Fiona Embleton
Fiona Embleton

Fiona Embleton is a multi-award-winning beauty editor who has tested over 10,000 products in her 10 years +  of writing and shooting beauty stories. For the past four years, she was the Senior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, having previously worked in the role of Beauty Editor at both Stylist and Cosmopolitan. She has recently gone freelance and alongside My Imperfect Life, she has written for titles including ELLE UK, ELLE Canada, Buro 247, Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Vogue Scandinavia, and ES Magazine. Beauty journalism allowed her to marry up her first-class degree in English Literature and Language (she’s a stickler for grammar and a self-confessed ingredients geek) with a passion for make-up and skincare, photography, and catwalk trends. She loves jumping on the latest internet-breaking beauty news, dissecting the best red carpet looks, and having the crème de la crème of dermatologists, make-up artists, and hairstylists on speed dial so she can tap them for the best advice. She’s a discerning beauty shopper and knows it can be confusing trying to navigate what’s hype and what really works. So if she really likes something, you can trust that she has reached that opinion by vetting it against everything else she’s ever tried. Her career highs? Interviewing Cate Blanchett and winning a Jasmine Award for the deeply personal feature Cancer Stole My Mother’s Scent.