Hi everyone! Today’s post comes to you in the form of a semi-rant and sees me rambling about eyebrows (if you hadn’t guessed from the title of the post).
Eyebrows are not only used to channel sweat, rain and moisture away from the eyes but they’re essential for nonverbal communication and expressing emotion.
Lately it seems eyebrows have become a major part of people’s makeup routines and beauty regimes. At the moment the trend seems to be big, bushy brows and I feel like sometimes eyebrow shaming goes on. If your eyebrows aren’t shaped a certain way or don’t look a certain way it’s almost like you’re judged because of it. There can be so much pressure to conform and some people even go as far as dying their eyebrows or getting them tattooed on.
Personally, I don’t do a lot with my brows at all. They’re naturally quite dark and bushy but there’s no real shape to them and don’t even talk to me about filling them in because I have absolutely no idea what to do where that’s concerned! Over the past year or so I have been taking more notice of my eyebrows and trying to keep them tame. I pluck them and don’t find the pain too bad.
My philosophy when it comes to brows is to wear them how you want (thin, bushy, filled in, natural) or find a style that suits your face shape. There are plenty of grooming options out there and you shouldn’t feel pressured into something you find painful or do it because ‘everyone else does’. In a lot of ways I’m proud of my individuality and the fact I don’t follow a lot of beauty trends. (Most of the time it’s because I have no clue what I’m doing).
I would love to be like thousands of other girls who have perfect eyebrows and I admit I do get brow envy and feel a pang of jealousy. I also want to point out that I don’t have a problem with people who enjoy doing their brows and people who put effort into doing them. This post is aimed at those of us who are more brow challenged.
If you’re as clueless as me about your brows, read this article. I came across it while writing this post and some of the tips are really useful!
How do you style your brows and what are your go-to products?