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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Brow Confessions

Brow Confessions

I remember when everyone either over plucked their eyebrows or left them au natural. Chances are if you are a 90's baby or kid you have the same memories? When I was in high school no-one really bothered with their eyebrows, there was no obsession with waxing or tinting, a simpler time if you will, a period in which me and my brows where happy. Now it's all anyone can talk about and it seems if your brows ain't right, you ain't right. Well I'm not entirely sure about that...

Yes great brows frame the face, I'll openly admit that I will admire a great set of brows on a man or woman but a lot like full lips, great bone structure etc it does often feel like you are either naturally blessed or not in such department. As someone with naturally dark blonde hair my brows much like my eyelashes are almost non-existent, sure I could tint them but I personally think it looks ridiculous. They look heavy, out of place - regardless if someone skilled does them or not. I'd go as far as saying I look better without filled brows as I do with -maybe it is a confidence issue or an acquired taste? I often wonder if I am the only one who feels this way in regards to brow grooming?

For the record I do fill my brows most days, more often than not with a pencil but I can't say I'm overly fussed should I forget (you'd be surprised at what often slips my mind) and if I am pushed for time it is the step I will forgo. Since I am in the mood for laying my confessions bare let me share a little further - I've only plucked my eyebrows a handful of times, I don't enjoy the process and thanks to the sparse blonde hairs, I *think* I can just about get away with it? Waxing and tinting? Twice and neither time was I overly impressed - I felt scalped, intense and looked permanently surprised. Threading? Holy moly that was painful, it did give a really clean brow shape but let's just say I'm in no rush to do it again any time soon and again I've only experienced the process once. Oh I should also point out that all of the above happened over the age of 21 - a late bloomer to say the least.

So tell me am I alone in saying that it is time brows creeped back into the shadow they once lurked in or am I a complete weirdo that needs to have a long, chat with myself and brows?


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30 comments:

  1. Bravo - I love it when someone speaks out against the herd. I could not agree more. I love great brows - but mine will never be great. I tend to use a brow gel day to day and only really get my brow on at weekends. It feels liberating to admit it - my name is Jules and I neglect my brows - mean culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa

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  2. I was an over mother-plucker! Now I use the Sleek brow kit to keep mine looking fuller. I only pluck the really out of place hairs and leave the rest well alone! x

    Holly ∣ Closingwinter

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  3. I nearly didn't click on this post on my bloglovin feed because brows don't interest me much, but glad I did and read it, because I sometimes feel that I perhaps should make more effort than I do. I use tweezers to get stray hairs and have them waxed professionally once a year but apart from that I don't do much and don't fill them in either. You're definitely not alone!
    Inma x
    sunshineandglow.blogspot.com

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  4. I pluck my brows and color them in but there are days when they don't look so sharp and on that moment I actually can't be botherd. It is nice if you take care of your brows but for me, it is not the most important thing on my face. So I think you are right. Some people really should stop obsessing over brows. They will judge you so quickly if you forget tp pluck or wax them one day. So you're really not alone in this!

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  5. I'm guilty of over plucking my eyebrows, hence they look sparse and just terrible. I often wonder if I can be bothered to do my eyebrows but then, one look in the mirror assures me 'you can hun' xx

    Rose
    Le Petit Trianon

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  6. My eyebrows are super light and after a bad passport experience, I'm always filling them in with powder or pencil! Tinting and threading doesn't really work for me either, so you're not alone :) x

    Everything But The Kitchen Sink

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  7. The cat-eye flick, excellent brows... Can we have a trend that I'm good at soon please!
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. I've had some terrible brows in my years and looking back at pictures makes me cringe. I think sometimes you just need to leave them alone and let nature take its toll!

    Jess | www.0ldtricks.com x

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  9. When I was 10 I accidentally shaved away a huge portion of both of my brows so they looked pretty sparse and all my family members and relatives laughed at me so I had no choice but to let them grow and yet... some gaps are just there! Oh boy.

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  10. Guilty of overplucking right here! I am not blessed with naturally thick and full brows which never really bothered me. But now I started to fill in the brows and use a brown gel. And I have to admit it looks definitely better. I feel naked with my 'barely-there' brows haha

    On the other hand the whole brow trend is definitely a lil over the top.

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  11. Lol I agree! If I am in a rush, I will skip doing brows. I'm not too fussed about them.

    Samantha Series | bloglovin

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  12. I'm not too crazy about doing my brows either! I go very simple most of the time!

    A Little Dose of Makeup

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  13. I have very dark eyebrows, if I didn't pluck them, I would have a nice fat caterpillar on my face. That said, I don't do it everyday, years of tweezing has eased the need.

    I have become more aware of my eyebrows in the last year thanks to Instagram. I invested in a pencil, which made my already dark brows look like they'd been painted on by a toddler. Now I just brush them and I will admit, they do look better.

    Surely in my 30's I shouldn't care what anyone else thinks, but I do, I really do!

    http://www.facethefun.co.uk

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  14. I find eyebrows fascinating! Being an 90s baby I have the same memories as you. Weirdly though, whilst I'm striving for a fuller brow, my friends still "don't get why you'd want full brows" and are still going for the sparse look! Safe to say the trend hasn't bitten everyone!

    Stephanie xxx
    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/hope-freedom-love-3436251

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  15. I wish I didn't have to pluck my eye brows! I HATE the task! It hurts so much! I very rarely fill mine in, they don't bother me either but I feel so out of place because everyone loves brows so much haha! Xx

    OliviaCheryl.com

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  16. I also over plucked and had to spend almost 2 years leaving them be to try and grow back some volume. They are still sparse, but better. I now have them attended to by an amazing girl in Glasgow and fill them daily using Anastasia BH Pomade (amazing stuff!!). I feel naked if my brows are not done now, I would forgo any other makeup for having my brows filled.

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  17. I have the opposite problem, but the same feeling on brows.

    I have thick, almost black eyebrows, and left unsupervised they would attach not only in the middle but to my hair too... yeah im really hairy.

    But as they are so dark thick and long they never look good, even with constant maintainance. I use a brow gel on them, and ill use a almost black eyeshadow to give myself an arch but I really dont like my brows.

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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  18. I'm the total opposite, I'd rather skip eye make-up than brows if I'm short of time! My face just doesn't look right without my brows. To each their own!!

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. I was an over plucker for years when I was younger, luckily I saw the error of my ways and my brows have grown back. I would always do my brows I feel really odd if I have a little bit of make up but no brows.

    Beth x
    www.hellobeth.co.uk

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  20. I let my brows do their own thing~ I like filling them in (I think it's my most favourite part of doing my make-up) but I rarely take tweezers to them and I've never had my brows done professionally.

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  21. The part about tinted eyebrows making you look intensely and permanently surprised made me laugh out loud! I never really cared about doing my brows until last year. Before that, its not like I didnt try, I did but I never got it right. Now I can't ever go without fixing my brows, it's like I'm leading this brand new life haha!

    Rachel x
    thehappybits.blogspot.com

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  22. I feel the same way! It's almost pretty much impossible for me to get the right colour or shade for my brows because I have black hair. My skin tone is also quite fair and I also barely have any brows in the first place. It's hard to get them looking just right with not going over and looking bushy. I think I prefer not filling them in but then I see other people who have their brows in point and I want the same

    Kathy xxx
    candlelitcomfort.blogspot.com

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  23. I definitely over plucked as a teen. Thankfully they are recovering haha, I'm 23 so it has taken a few years! I honestly love a natural brow. Most days I just brush through mine and be done with it. I like the more natural look :)

    prettyneutral.com

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  24. Totally with you. Always told 'you should fill your brows'... Why?? I like my eyebrows as they are and when they are filled they look to heavy for my face and stupid. As for plucking I just pluck a couple over nose region to tidy. I like natural brows and they suit me!!

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  25. My eyebrows are naturally very asymmetric and I have a scar through one of them so filling in is usually a must. I really can't stand the whole OTT 'Instagram brow' trend though! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | Zoeva Giveaway

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  26. 80s baby checking in so I definitely remember over plucking my eyebrows lol...now I wait at least a month before I have them waxed because I want them to grow in thick. www.lovelysharice.com

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  27. I use Veet Wax strips to clean out my eye brows and fill them in with powder.
    This will help if you don't want to fill them in with a pencil, because using a pencil isn't everyone's strong point. haha

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  28. Love this post! Eyebrows are such a chore I feel like mine grow so fast!

    Lauren Ashleigh

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  29. As a dark blonde myself i get your frustration with "not there" eyebrows and as of lately they have feeling more like a chore than a pleasure and make up should almost always feel like fun not as another thing to add to the daily to do list. I have started going out without doing them every single day and actually i fell like it did good to them. Great reflection on the point. Loved it.

    www.svenjournal.com

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  30. I wish I could do the same. The one thing I do not feel comfortable leaving the house without doing is filling in my brows. Although for some it may be foundation/mascara/eyeliner but for me it is just brows!

    Flawsandallbeauty.blogspot.com

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