Tuesday, October 6, 2009

my eyebrows and yours

I visited our public library and took out a book titled Beautiful Brows: The Ultimate Guide to Styling, Shaping, and Maintaining Your Eyebrows by Nancy Parker and Nancy Kalish.

I always worry about my eyebrows because I am not sure I am doing them correctly. And I am not sure because there is a dearth of information about how to do your eyebrows in comparison to the vast amount (and contradictory) information on how to makeup other parts of your face.

This book is a godsend and answers all my questions about doing eyebrows. Actually, I was in the ballpark in the way I have been doing my eyebrows, but there was one big revelation in the book that changes the way I do my brows.

Everything I've read in the past says not to pluck the strays above your eyebrows and I have followed that advice religiously. This book deflates that advice and says to go ahead and pluck above, as well as below.

Immediately after reading that passage, I dropped the book, went to the bathroom, and plucked all the strays above my eyebrows! Now my eyebrows look neat and feminine even in boy mode.


  1. Well as an art student pretty much my plan was going to be look at women I like and imitate theirs. Weird thing is that my cousin complained that even though they were raggedy, I have girl's eyebrows.

  2. Niki --- Lucky you! Actually, I had a uni-brow in my youth. It was light, but I noticed it, so I plucked it away.

  3. I never bought in to that idea that you couldn't pluck above the brow. It just never made sense. Thanks for confirming my opinions!!


  4. I just get them waxed =)