Growing up in the 1970’s, I had black bushy eyebrows that nearly (not quite) met in the middle, much to the disgust of my sister who was appalled that I refused to pluck them!
When I was about 13 she could stand it no longer and virtually tied me to a chair and plucked them off to a thin line which was very much the fashion through the 70’s & 80’s but yes – I know – you’re thinking ……that she was very mean to tie me to a chair and your right – I’ve still not forgiven her!!!! – hahaha!!
She turned me into a regular ‘plucker’, which was fine for several decades when the fashion was for slim brows, although our mum who was a definite 50’s bushy brow lady was NOT happy at the result! Her view remained that…
“They define the features on your face and they are there for a reason – to stop dirt dropping in your eyes!”
She was right as always, but we didn’t appreciate her advice at the time….
Times Change and now I want to return to bushier brows, but sadly after decades of plucking, it is not to be!
I’m left with patchy, over plucked, greying skinny ‘worms’, rather than dark chubby ‘slugs’ over my eyes. (Ok so probably not the best image but 2 girls I saw behind the counter in a local fashion store on Saturday definitely had ‘slugs’ – they were incredibly fat ones too and the lady in the queue behind me commented on them very loudly and left the whole queue trying not to stare and laugh which wasn’t easy!)
What I’ve realised though is although I don’t want fat slugs (certainly not at my age as they would definitely look clownish), a neat arched brow does make a massive difference. I can do a full face of make up but if I don’t fill in my eyebrows, my face looks bare. Take a look at the clip below and you’ll see exactly what I mean…
Yep – I know … “Let the wrinkles stay and BE PROUD” … Botox is increasingly more attractive when I see these close up shots…. ah well – it means I’ve clearly laughed a lot so that’s got to make up for the wrinkles.. https://brilliancewithin.com/2016/03/08/let-the-world-see-the-real-you/
Anyway… moving on from the wrinkles…. Having realised how important eyebrows are, and with our new phase of ‘camping’ which requires a more ‘natural’ approach to make up, I’ve done my research and decided a bit of help is required so that I don’t have to ‘paint’ on my eyebrows every day.
I’m going to go for MICRO BLADING which my niece, who has trained hard to learn this art, is going to do for me. Micro blading is a semi permanent way of defining and creating eyebrows which shouldn’t then need ‘painting on’. I’ll do a full post with video clips of the treatment so watch this space!
What do you think? I’d love to hear so leave me a comment below.. Much appreciated xx