Get on the eyebrow bandwagon

Make up can be scary for some people and life saving for others. The latter may sound like an exaggeration but when you’re like me and have hardly any eyebrows, you feel like people can’t read your face. How will you know if I’m happy or sad?

I have always loved make up but it has only been in the last couple of years I have started drawing my eyebrows on. I always thought that having blonde hair meant I couldn’t have strong eyebrows. This is not the case in fact, whatever make up rule you don’t like – don’t follow! Your body, your choices and if you want to have strong brows, smokey eyes and red lips, go right ahead! Fun fact: I did that on my wedding day and don’t regret a thing.

A cliché DJ photo from 2010 before I had a strong brow game

A cliché DJ photo from 2010 before I had a strong brow game

To be honest, I don’t know if anyone ever told me I couldn’t have strong brows so I think this was a silly, self-imposed rule that I clearly got over. After watching (thousands of) make up videos I decided to start small and put brown eyeshadow on the little hair I had making up my brows. This is something that some of my friends do and it works for them as they already have amazing brows. For me, it wasn’t quite enough.

My now Husband Rav and I the day he proposed to me in 2013. Still learning the brow game.

My now Husband Rav and I the day he proposed to me in 2013. Still learning the brow game.

Somewhere along all the make up blogs someone mentioned eyebrow pens. I imaged they would glide on as easily as when you were colouring in books with roll up crayons (remember how fun those were until you broke them?). I started buying an assortment of pencils until I landed on the right one for me: Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette.

A year later (yes, my hair grows quickly) I discovered Hourglass had the best eyebrow pencil for me

A year later (yes, my hair grows quickly) I discovered Hourglass had the best eyebrow pencil for me

From here I have tried different shapes, which required waxing and plucking in different ways. I am still messing with the idea of cutting off (what is left of my brows) after the arch as my left and right side are no where near even. My life would be a lot easier when drawing them on – but then I would have the issue of needing to draw them on everyday and I need lazy days, too.

Brow game is a lot stronger these days

Brow game is a lot stronger these days

And before another person says “get them tattooed!” there are reasons I have held off. Such as wanting to give blood, I myself have been sick and getting a tattoo under the weather is a no-go. I also need to figure out which shape I love the most… all things I will figure out in time. For now, I will keep stock piling on Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencils whenever I see them on sale and practicing different ways to draw on my face.

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