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Secrets From the Set: How America Gets "Ugly"

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Makeup artists on the set of Ugly Betty have a secret weapon for making America Ferrera’s sculpted real-life eyebrows look so, ah, thick on the show: They use Talika Eyebrow Extender, a clear brow gel with thin, hair-like fibers (they look like actual eyebrow hairs) suspended in it. In real life, it fills in over-thin brows or compensates for over-plucked brows while they grow in. We gave them a test drive and it really works, though it took a few practice runs to get it looking more natural than scary. You can get bushier brows on Sephora.com, $33.

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