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Hannah With Crazy Eyebrows from Girls

Mad About Some Bushy Eyebrows

March 28, 2013

Not plucking my eyebrows has been one of the most painful things I’ve had to endure.

I can’t even remember when I decided to stop plucking my eyebrows. It must have been over 4 months ago. At least.

Every time I saw my eyebrows in the mirror, I had to fight the urge to break out the tweezers.

Back in the days, my eyebrows used to be my favorite part about my face. I loved how thick and shapely they were. And it’s not like I ever went tweezer crazy.

But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve noticed that my eyebrows have gotten much thinner in shape and in volume. This is actually something that happens to everyone.

As we age, there are some things we should know about our eyebrows.

Our eyebrows eventually become:
1) Sparse
2) Longer
3) Coarser
4) And wayward

The first point should be reason enough to make you stop plucking your eyebrows. Like really. Stop it. Right now.

Thick eyebrows give you a more youthful appearance. And it’s too easy to become tweezer happy.

Not only that, the shape of your eyebrows is really important for framing your face. So you should leave any kind of re-shaping to a professional.

So, actually. For the first time ever. I went to a professional yesterday to have my eyebrows groomed.

I told the lady I wanted thick eyebrows. Like Brooke Shields caterpillar thick eyebrows.

She used a tweezer to pluck off any stray hairs but left the shape basically untouched.  Somehow, the way she did it felt less painful than how I would ever do it. In fact, I got so sleepy that I almost fell off my chair.

To assure me that the shape of my eyebrows were symmetrical, she filled in the gaps with an eyebrow pencil. I thought this was incredibly nice of her.

Nevermind that the color of the pencil was a lot darker than what I would ever put on my face!

Then I thought about that episode of “Girls” when Hannah had those crazy eyebrows.

And I imagined what Hannah would have said to me if we had bumped into each other in the street…

Mad Eyebrows


Ok, in the next post, I’ll get into how to choose and properly use an eyebrow pencil. And eyebrow gels. And other stuff like that.

Until then, leave your eyebrows alone! ~.^

Where I went to get my eyebrows did:
Nayenka Institute
9 rue de Turbigo
75001 Paris