This may seem like a silly topic to some, but some of you may be able to relate. Like so many things, my eyebrows were something I never really even thought about … until they were nearly gone.
When I was younger, I remember seeing women spend so much time lining their lips or shaping their eybrows with powder or brow pencil, and it all seemed so ridiculous. I couldn’t even comprehend the need. I always had full, rosy lips and nice shaped dark eyebrows.
Leap forward 20-30 years, and my lips have shrunk and the “tails” of my eyebrows have become barely visible. I am in a endless battle with them! In addition to the thinning, my once darker eyebrows have lightened too. So I’ve tried many things … from filling them in on my own to having them professionally shaped and colored.
In my attempts, I often look like a crazy woman with brows that are too big, the wrong color or the wrong shape. Plus, they don’t stay on.
When my make up is done by a professional – like Deidre at Days, who is AMAZING – they look perfect. But I struggle to replicate her beautiful work when I’m at home. This week, as I was struggling in the mirror with my eyebrows once again, I was also contemplating what to share on this week’s PLANK. I wondered if other women face this same challenge … and then I remember this video that I did years ago!
It was back from my time on As the World Turns, and they had this make-up woman with an amazing technique. I was so impressed that I asked her if I could film her in action so I could try to emulate it once I got home. Too bad I had forgotten about this until now! Unlike many of the complicated methods I’ve seen over the years, this one is pretty easy and you end up with a really great, natural looking brow. Of course it doesn’t hurt to have them professionally shaped once in a while … but with this technique and the help of all the great tools out there (check out Anastasia), I think I might have this problem solved.