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The Eyebrow Hardcover – May 30, 2000


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (May 30, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060393262
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060393267
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #842,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Robyn Cosio experiences creative giddiness every time she meets a new client's eyebrows. "What other calling allows you to give women an instant 'facelift' that will elevate their spirits as well as widen and enlarge their eyes?" the author and renowned make-up artist asks in The Eyebrow, a thoroughly fascinating encyclopedia on eyebrow beauty.

Starting with a historical view of the brow, Cosio includes bizarre facts--for example, fashionable women of the early 1700s wore false eyebrows cut from mouse hides to make themselves look perpetually surprised. The bulk of the text and photos, however, is devoted to the famous eyebrows of the 20th century, including those of Greta Garbo, Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Ali McGraw, and Uma Thurman. Drawing parallels between the fashions, politics, and ideology of each decade, Cosio shows how the eyebrow has given shape to different eras--more perky and defined in the '50s, wild and wayward in the early '70s, powerful and statement-oriented in the '80s. She also devotes a section to understanding the allure and hidden messages behind the male eyebrow.

By the time readers reach the final chapter, they'll be itching to use their tweezers. Fortunately, Cosio delivers 25 well-illustrated pages on how to find the ideal brow design and offers a slew of tips for tweezing and maintaining shape. Simply flipping through the pages of this generously photographed book will make you look upon your own eyebrows--and just about everyone else's--with a new eye. --Gail Hudson

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By changing the shape of your eyebrows, you change the look of your face. Robyn Cosio understands that. -- --Gina Gershon

Robyn Cosio is unique in the beauty industry. She creates brows where there are none. Amazing! -- --Burton Machen, hairstylist

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 22, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Last year, when Jessica Pallingston's LIPSTICK came out, I thought, what? a whole book about lipstick? Give me a break! But then, I was enchanted.... And now, with this book, I had a similar first impression... and even stronger.. I thought, come on, and eyebrow book! Strangely, though, I've found these two books more revealing about beauty subject matter than most generalist books. Now I'm looking forward to something else along the same line. A book that's specific can lead to fascinating things you hadn't thought of before, as both these books do so well.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Terry Ongaro on July 24, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is the first book that I have truly enjoyed in a long time. Great style of writing, fun, interesting, full of detailed facts, fabulous photographs that I have never seen before...and how to do your own brows! Informative, beautifully illustrated, a great book for yourself and to give as a gift. The right size to travel with to for some interesting reading.
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 2, 2000
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This book doesn't give much support or detail of how you can obtain a beautiful eyebrow, although all the photographs are very nice and all. Not enough information to obtain best brow formula, choosing the right shape for your face. Very disappointed.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 10, 2000
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In addition to being a clear how-to for creating beautiful brows, this book is an enchanting history of eyebrow styles. Gorgeous photos and a lively writing style make it all great fun.
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