Thursday, August 30, 2007

We Like The Empire Waste

One of our eyebrow poster girls, Keira Knightley, is under fire for being too thin. She showed up in Venice for some film fest looking mighty slight, even at 5'7". The Daily Mail was outraged.

Click for larger images.

Know what? We don't mind the skinny waist. It's the skinny eyebrows we fear. And so far, she's OK in that department.

"Cupid, scroll down your bonus":

In the wretched flick King Arthur, Keira impaled more than one hairy brute with an arrow or two. For the movie publicity, however, they felt the need to de-Amazon her.

For shame!
We like her without the extra curve. Before and after PhotoShopping:

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

A Connelly Thank You to 6,245 of Our Closest Friends

According to the ClustrMap application, displayed on the Blubrow homepage, 6,245 visitors have passed through these portals in the last 30 days. That's you! And you've come to us from a disparate range of places: from the shores of the Caspian Sea to Bariloche in Argentina, and from The Gambia to Okinawa. In fact, we're so popular that the stupid little map down there is becoming less useful all the time. Good.

Here's a small token of our appreciation, which is also a follow up to the recent posting about Ms. Jennifer Connelly.

She's more than just eyebrows you know.

Scroll-down bonus because you're
so loyal (click it big):

Met-Art's Kat

We've mentioned the faux-artsy nude photo site Met-Art before. Check the tags on the right side of the Blubrow web page.

Here's another of their models: Kat.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

No Reservations: Jennifer Connelly

Hang on. Time out. Is it possible that not only have we neglected to post a single photo of Jennifer Connelly, but that nobody has called us on it? What is wrong with the world!?

Let's right this wrong, right away! JC is appearing in an upcoming flick called Reservation Road. We don't get the plot - something about the guy from Gladiator running around looking serious. JC furrows that furry brow a lot, and cries sometimes. In one scene she runs and screams. This is all info gleaned from the trailer. Screen caps below.

JC pouts:

She runs and screams:

She cries a little:

She looks bedraggled:

And she struts her statuesque shelf. I mean, self:

Scroll-down while catching up:

We have a lot of Jennifer to review and more comments to make about her brows. Meanwhile, enjoy this while you wait.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Bellucci: Shoot 'Em Up

A film opening September 7 in the US called Shoot 'Em Up features beauty Monica Bellucci. Below are a full-size wallpaper (click it for 1024 x 768) plus a publicity still from the film.

When the hi-def trailer comes out I'll see about capturing some live shots. Until then, enjoy.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Bollybrows: Parminder Nagra

In all the hoopla around Keira Knightley's rise to prominence following the submental cinematic exercise called Bend It Like Beckham, most of us forgot that there were two pairs of superb eyebrows in that film: Knightley's as well as Parminder Nagra's.

Nagra parlayed hers into television success with a regular spot on the insipid yet oh-so-popular series ER.

He scrolls down, he shoots, he scores!:

There's a lot to contemplate in this photo of Parminder and Keira. We'll leave that up to you. (Click It Like Beckham to enlarge photo).

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Our Original Poster Girl: Ines Sastre

149 posts ago, we started this blog with Spanish actress/model Ines Sastre. The picture below (click to enlarge) is based on a download available from

I don't get the dotty half-tone thing, but I also am not prevented by it from sharing these brows.

Scroll-down editorial comment: While each of Sastre's brows is individually flawless, they are by no means symmetrical to one another. Is this OK? I don't know...

Friday, August 24, 2007

"So Two Kurds Walk Into a Brow...."

Photographer Kate Barry snapped this look at actress and model Amira Casar, whom we've commented on before.

It's much better than the following two photos, but all three here have two things in common: those fabulous Kurdish/Russian brows.

Been Too Long: Audrey Hepburn

Better late than never, and always worth the wait.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Icon: Sophia Loren

You don't need to give a damn about symbolic use of color in Antonioni's post-war oeuvre to appreciate the rock-solid sex-bomb of an actress Sophia Loren. You just need to shut up and watch.

This is the first in a series of occasional posts highlighting Loren's eyebrows and other prominent characteristics. Even when heavily painted, her brows are built on a very real foundation that speaks for all Italian brunettes.

Mi piace!

Center-of-attention bonus: In a famous snapshot, Sophia is jealous that Jayne Mansfield is out-poking her. Don't worry Sophia - Jayne's eyebrows are terrible!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Turkish Oldies

Some collector found these in a Turkish antique shop.


Saturday, August 18, 2007

Give Me That Old Time Rai Legion

Remember that movie King Arthur where it turned out that Arthur was really a leftover from the Roman occupation of Britain and he was helped on the battlefield by a strong, sassy young woman with amazing eyebrows?

Yeah, well they have made a new movie about King Arthur. In this one Arthur's father is really a leftover from the Roman occupation of Britain and he is helped on the battlefield by a strong, sassy young woman with amazing eyebrows.

Last time it was Keira Knightley. This time it's Aishwarya Rai and the movie is called The Last Legion.

But for this film they did something weird. With normal cosmetic treatment Ms. Rai's brows are quite outstanding. But this time they put some extra tar in the mix and as you can see from the video captures below (from the hi-def trailer) they look like they're made from electrician's tape stencils.

Scroll-down boast: For this posting I have come up with the best subject line ever. I dare you to find a better one.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Suicide Girl: Beautifak

What the fak kind of name is Beautifak? Damned if I know. Maybe it's Esperanto for "great eyebrows."

See the original (unedited) and thousands more (but most with crummy eyebrows) on Suicide Girls.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Something Completely Different: Fayum

[Updated August 21, 2007 with link at bottom.]

Back in the day
the Greco-Egyptian ladies were growing all kinds of crazy eyebrows. If you doubt me, check out these funerary paintings from the Fayum region of northern Egypt. There were a lot of mixed Roman- and Greek-Egyptian citizens. They painted these burial portraits on board using something called encaustic technique, which involved coloring hot beeswax and using it instead of paint.

Whatever they did, it's cool.

I wonder if some ol' skool 2nd century Coptic blogger was scrawling his comments about these ladies on papyrus?

What's that?
You don't care about art? Too bad.

Update: Egypt is using these eyebrows to peddle its tourist trade. Click this link.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Up In Her Grill

According to Yahoo!'s "most popular" news items,
A South African model displays one of the creations by Anglogold Ashanti AuDITIONS ahead of Cape Town Fashion week, at Mouille point in Cape Town, South Africa.
The glasses are dumb, but the brows are worth a visit.

(AFP/Gianluigi Guercia)

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Another German Talent

As long as Deutschland is giving us some art photography this weekend, let's continue with a great one from Berlin's Thorsten Klapsch:

German Photographer Thomas Schüpping

German photographer Thomas Schüpping has a slick portfolio of beauty, fashion, commercial, landscape and urban photos. He also has a great eye for capturing some of lower Manhattan's grittiness.

Fortunately for us, he also has an eye for the eyebrow. This is the first of a few postings in which I'll share the best of the bunch of eyebrows from his work.

And don't forget: click the photos to view larger versions.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Kiss Kiss, Brow Brow

Waifish brunette Michelle Monaghan is generically not our type, but why not judge for yourself?

One claim to fame is that she survived working in Mission: Impossible III without being converted to Scientology.

Other claim to fame scroll-down bonus:

A video still of Michelle's right ribcage, or thereabouts, from the otherwise-forgettable Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. Now that's Boston public!