Actress Leslie Mann is permanently stuck with thin eyebrows after once over-plucking them to emulate Madonna’s 1990s look.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin star revisited her early beauty missteps during an interview with NewBeauty, in which she discussed how the pop icon was one of her biggest influences, and recounted experimenting with different styles when she first arrived in Los Angeles at the start of her career.
“I also used to overpluck my brows,” Leslie, 46, tells the publication. “When I first moved to L.A., I was friends with this girl who looked really cool. She was really into Madonna, and she had those Madonna-arched eyebrows. I think she even tattooed a mole or something. I don’t know, but she plucked my eyebrows to make them look like hers, but mine never grew back, so I have the thinnest eyebrows ever and that’s thanks to a woman named Sunshine.”
These days, Mann has adopted a more high end approach to maintaining her glowing features, relying on designer products from beauty brands Natura Bisse, Sisley Paris, Chantecaille, and La Mer, as well as items like Tatcha Camellia Cleansing Oil, Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops, and Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Precieuse lipstick.
While she is on top of her self-care routine, her husband, director and producer Judd Apatow, has little interest in grooming products.
“He is resistant to most things. For beauty stuff, he’s kind of open to buying something for blackheads, but then he never uses it,” Mann shares. “He doesn’t use any hair products or anything; he uses Irish Spring soap and then whatever left over shampoo is in the shower. For a long time, he was using my purple shampoo for blondes and I don’t think he knew that it was toning his hair into a nice lavender hue!”
He also takes the same casual approach to his fashion, something the actress has found frustrating.
“He still dresses like a 14-year-old boy and refuses to stop,” she says. “We were in Paris a few years ago and went into this empty restaurant… We walk up, and the hostess looks Judd up and down, gives him a dirty look, and says, ‘The restaurant is full,’ then turned and walked away. We can’t go places because of him – he is such a slob!”