The generation growing up with ‘makeuptok’ as a compendium to navigate the beauty landscape doesn’t know how lucky they have it. Before bite-sized tutorials, we were replicating editorial looks from magazine pages and following Kevyn Aucoin’s Making Faces.
This led to some major beauty regrets, with even the most glamorous members of Hollywood not immune to past faux pas—Julia Roberts included.
The 56-year-old actress has shared details on some of her past beauty blunders, revealing the advice she wishes her younger self knew. “Stand up straighter,” Roberts explained what she’d tell her 19-year-old self. “It’s all going to be okay, and don’t pluck your eyebrows,” the Oscar winner added.
Roberts’ admission to over-plucking her eyebrows is a surprising revelation considering the role she played in popularising the skinny brow aesthetic. Of course, given that she was also the biggest movie star in the world at the time, one would presume that any style she tried would make it in the mainstream.
The Pretty Woman star may consider her ’90s brows to be overtly thin, but we’d counter her feathery features were impeccably full, especially by today’s standards.
Roberts didn’t weigh in on pencil or bleached brows reentering the zeitgeist, but we can’t imagine she’d be telling her younger self to reach for the tweezers, either. Perhaps just a bottle of Glossier’s Boy Brow and a slick of gel.