Shut it down!
Beauty comes in all different forms, and, luckily, there will always be those in the public eye that are willing to remind us of this fact. That’s the case for 19-year-old model Scarlett Costello, who has had thick eyebrows her entire life. Instead of plucking or pruning them, she’s made them into part of her image and shuts down anyone who tells her she can’t.
A Signature Look
Nineteen-year-old Instagram queen Scarlett Costello has redefined what it means to have a signature look. Instead of a certain style or makeup technique, her look is all about the brows.
She has always had naturally thick brows that join up in the middle to create a unibrow. According to The Daily Mail, she used to wax or pluck her brows until her modeling agency told her she should try letting them grow in naturally, and she gave it a shot. This gave way to her iconic look.
A Long Journey
Scarlett wasn’t very aware of her eyebrows while she was growing up. She told Teen Vogue, “My mom always told me it’s good to have thick brows because she plucked her thin ones off in the nineties when pencil brows were in. I definitely wanted shaped pointy brows when I was 15 or so, but thick bushy brows got trendy around then and I figured it was more ‘me’ to grow them out.”
Although she began tending to them again when she began modeling, she has since returned to her natural look. She uses this style to emulate artist and feminist icon Frida Kahlo, who also had a unibrow.
Because Scarlett is so active on social media, she often has people’s opinions about her personal appearance put before her, whether she wants them or not. But she says that despite her unique look, they aren’t all bad.
She told Teen Vogue, “I get more positive feedback than negative. But I’ve gotten some negative comments as well. People have called me an ogre and a pretentious feminist.”