Eyebrows on Fleek Are More Important Than You Think!

Having your brows on fleek may be more important than you think!

Society in general has always been pretty obsessed with eyebrows.  Trends have moved the facial feature from skinny pencil brows to arched and angled to thick and sculpted, and even notched.

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But aside from personal aesthetic and the practical function of keeping dirt and sweat out of your eyes, eyebrows are a really important factor in your identity.

Yes that’s right your brows are literally so important they define who you are, at least visually they do. Your brows are essentially a part of your personal bar code, they’re a unique identifier and a very major part of your face.

According to a study from researchers at the University of Lethbridge in Canada, eyebrows are more important to facial recognition than the eyes! To prove their point, researchers showed people 25 photos of celebrities without eyebrows and then 25 photos of celebrities without eyes.

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Participants identified 56 percent of celebrities without their eyes but only 46 percent of celebrities without their eyebrows, proving recognition of a persons face is very dependent on their eyebrows.

Keeping those bad boys in check makes a major difference in how people recognize you, so now we have some justification for being so obsessed with on fleek brows!

Ariel Leconte

Ariel Leconte

Ariel is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and creator of Revolutionary In Pink Pumps blog. She is equally obsessed with social justice, lipstick, culture, and red wine.