These 13 Celebrities Show How Eyebrows Can Change Your Entire Face

See their dramatic eyebrow transformations over decades.

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Not even celebrities are immune from the thick and thin phases of eyebrow trends. We've come a long way since the super-skinny arches that were so public in the '90s and early aughts, and since many of us are still trying to regain the full shape we were born with, we've quickly come to learn that eyebrows are the most important feature on your face.

In addition to eyebrow thickness, it is also important you have the right eyebrow shape to best frame your face. You don't want your eyebrows too far apart. They should start directly above the middle of your nostril. To find the best ending point, take a pencil and place it on the outside of your nostril and angle it up to your eyebrows. Where the pencil meets your eyebrows is where your eyebrow should end. Take the pencil again and place it on the middle tip of your nose and angle it up toward the middle of your iris. Where the pencil meets your brows is where the highest part of your arch should be.

To demonstrate how the proper placement and fill-in method can transform your entire appearance, we're taking a retrospective look at 13 celebrities who were able to bounce back from the thin, comma shapes of decades past. Scroll down to see each of their dramatic brow transformations.

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Angelina Jolie

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Jolie's brows have always arched at the same angle, but the fuller shape she has today creates a much softer appearance.

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Gwen Stefani

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Talk about doing a 180—Stefani's super-skinny arches during No Doubt's Return of Saturn era can't even compete with the full set she has today. Not only are her eyebrows thicker, they also aren't so far apart which better frames her eyes.

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Jessica Alba

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The early '00s were not very kind to eyebrow shapes—the always-flawless Jessica Alba's included. But it's safe to say she didn't have much trouble bouncing back. Her eyebrow makeover includes thicker brows, as well as a longer brow to better flatter her face shape.

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Drew Barrymore

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Back in the '90s, Barrymore sort of pioneered the trend of shaving off your brows and penciling them back in. These days, she's sporting a much more natural look. (We're still hoping that those daisy hair clips will make a comeback, though).

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Megan Fox

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Megan Fox is so known for her super-bold arches that we almost didn't recognize the star in sparser times. Her thicker shape makes for eyebrow perfection.

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Christina Aguilera

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Just before her "Dirrty" phase, Aguilera tweezed her brows into a pencil-thin shape. They have since grown back into the perfect angled arch. As seen here on the singer, your eyebrow shade should be the same shade of your hair or only one shade darker, otherwise it can look too extreme.

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Not unlike every single song she's ever written, Adele's current brow look hits all the right notes.

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Demi Lovato

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Everything from Lovato's style choices to the placement of their brows has changed since their days as a Disney darling. Their eyebrows are now thicker and closer together which completely transforms Their face. Well done!

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Cara Delevingne

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To be fair, the supermodel's brows have always been on point, but we're loving the super-bold, natural look she has going on now.

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Olivia Wilde

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Between her solid blonde color, pale shimmery eyeshadow, and overplucked brows, Olivia Wilde embodied the early '00s beauty movement. She continues to set trends these days — albeit with a much more ample brow.

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Kendall Jenner

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Okay, so maybe Kendall Jenner's bleached-brow look was strictly for Marc Jacobs's fashion show, but the serious difference is definitely worth calling out.

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Miley Cyrus

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She's really just being Miley now, considering that her Hannah Montana brows have since grown into their natural state. Eyebrow serums can help regrow hair that was previously overplucked.

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Lauren Conrad

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Conrad's thick set has come a long way since she last hung with Stephen Coletti back at Laguna Beach. To copy her full and natural look, use a tinted eybrow gel to brush brows up for a thicker appearance.

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