It was this morning as I was plucking my eyebrows that I came to the realisation of how annoying those tiny little hairs above your eyes can be, unless you pulled the genetic lottery and have brows similar to the likes of Kaia Gerber or Cara Delevigne.
I don’t know about you, but I have to tweeze my eyebrows EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. They look reasonable for the next 12 hours but by the time I’ve woken up the next morning, 20 Stray hairs have sprouted again and the cycle continues. Now that is what you call high maintenance. Sometimes I don’t know why I even bother. I could totally pull off the Eugene Levy look, right?
Also, for the life of me, I can’t figure out how to fill in my brows. I’ve tried powders and pencils but the outcome is always the same. It either looks like I’ve drawn them on with Sharpie or what were formally considered as ‘eyebrows’ have morphed into furry slugs. How are you even supposed to get them looking even? I understand the concept that they are supposed to be sisters and not twins but I manage to always make one appear 2 centimeters longer or higher and I doubt that’s what they meant by the saying. Eyebrows-ed the internet (See what I did there? I’m hilarious…) for tutorials numerous times and it is definitely not as easy as everyone makes it appear.
Did I also mention the pain? On some days I don’t feel a thing but on others, I feel like my hairs are so deeply rooted that they could only stem from the inner depths of my brain. Yes, it has occured to me that it is not anatomically possible but I’m in the middle of a rant,
I’m aware I make a lot of references but if you don’t recognise the character above then..awkward. ( Hint: Watch Bonquiqui at Burger King on Youtube). Keeping with the topic of pain, don’t get me started on when I miss a hair and pluck my eyelid instead. This results in an array of curse words and a shed tear or two.
I know it seems ridiculous that I’m ranting about eyebrows as it’s such a trivial topic but you’d be surprised on what a big difference those two lines make on your face. If you don’t believe me , check out Buzzfeeds post on 12 celebrities without their eyebrows : http://www.buzzfeed.com/jamiejones/how-damn-important-eyebrows-actually-are#.ifGoYrmAB. It’s entertaining to say the least.
Have any of you got any recommendations on how I can get my ‘brows on fleek’? And what does fleek even mean?
With that, I wish you all a lovely week!
– A Pearl of the Orient