LIFESTYLE

7 Deadly Beauty Sins Revealed: Are Scouse Brows Really That Bad?

22/01/2014 13:18 GMT | Updated 25/01/2014 21:01 GMT
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While our approach to the make-up choices of others is rather laissez-faire (frankly, we'd hate to be judged on our 'lipstick for every occasion' mantra). But sadly the same can't be said of other females, who have bared their claws to denounce the seven most deadly make-up sins.

Escentual.com polled 1,000 women who rated the Scouse Brow (a common term for dark, high-arched pencilled in brow favoured by many Liverpudlian ladies) as the most offensive make-up trend, beating foundation tidemarks, spidery eyelashes and caked-on powder to the top spot.

So, as much as we hate taking this one out of the cliche closet, many favour the 'less is more' approach to make-up.

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The seven deadly beauty sins

1. Scouse brow 21.2%

2. Foundation tidemarks 20.4%

3. Patchy fake tan 16.4%

4. Concealer lips 9.3%

5. Overplucked eyebrows 8.7%

6. Clumped 'spidery' eyelashes 6.7%

7. Caked-on powder on face 4.5%

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Emma Leslie from Escentual.com who conducted the survey said: "It's no secret that many women these days like to take an interest in other women's appearances - whether positively or negatively.

"Of course it's never nice when this leans towards the malicious side of the spectrum."

She added: "A lot of these beauty 'sins' can easily be avoided by paying a little more attention when getting ready, though."

But, according to Emma, there is hope for our heavy-browed ladies.

"As for the Scouse Brow coming up trumps in the list of blunders - style icons like Kate Middleton and Cara Delevingne both have bold brows, which have become an intrinsic, much-coveted element of their looks," she says. "So it seems that beauty really is in the eye of the beholder."