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The cyclical nature of beauty trends means it's almost certain that something that was popular many moons ago, comes around again. This time, it's the turn of the 90s-style ultra-thin brows.

Back then it was Drew Barrymore and Pamela Anderson encouraging us to pluck and wax until just a single line of hair remained but these days it's Doja Cat, Bella Hadid and Nicola Peltz Beckham influencing our aesthetic. 

From slip dresses to claw clips, 90s fashion trends have been taking over street style but it's filtering through to beauty too. Frosty blue eyeshadows and taupe lips aren't the only trends to come back to life in Y2K, thin brows are becoming a hot topic. In fact, Pinterest Trends has seen searches for 'thin eyebrows' rising by 92% in the last year.

Drew Barrymore in 1995© Getty
Drew was our 1995 skinny brow inspo

The only issue when we're taking about skinny brows is the permanent damage over-plucking can do. Many find they struggle to grow brows back to their former glory after over-zealous plucking but with modern makeup tricks, embracing the trend without doing lasting damage to your natural hairs is easy. 

According to beauty expert at Beauty Pie, Nicola Moulton, "For those wanting to try the trend, there are clever ways to embrace skinny brows that don’t involve any plucking whatsoever." 

Nicola's skinny brows are very 1995© Instagram @nicolaannepeltzbeckham
Nicola's skinny brows are very 1995

"To start with, make sure brows are clean and dry before brushing them up before locking the hairs in place with a brow gel and allowing it to dry fully," says Nicola. "Then apply concealer to the brows. A shade lighter than your foundation and set with a matte, translucent powder."

READ: How to bleach your eyebrows at home according to an expert

MORE: How to find the ideal eyebrow shape for your face

Jodie Turner Smith wears skinny brows adorned with gems© Instagram / @jodiesmith
Jodie Turner-Smith's wore skinny brows adorned with gems

"After this use a thin, angled makeup brush or brow pencil and outline the shape of your desired eyebrow shape."

"Start from the inner corner and start small, you can always add thickness and depth if needed, but the idea is to keep your brows super sleek and precise. As a finishing touch, apply a spritz of setting spray for ultimate staying power."

Olivia Wilde with skinny brows on the red carpet© Getty
Olivia Wilde has kept her brows skinny since the beginning