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Eyebrow Nightmare

When I was a teenager I had normal eyebrows, a little bushy and quite thick. I started plucking them at about 16 and as my (fairy) godmother was a knowledge wielding makeup artist I never plucked too much or god forbid, plucked above the brow. I became a master eyebrow groomer and shaper as a result, which served me well as look what I do for a living now!
Everything was all fine and dandy until about three or four years ago when I noticed my eyebrow hair had stopped growing, and about 6 months ago it started to fall out. Not a dramatic hair loss I might add, but noticeable to me over time.
I think its down to the water here, as everyone complains about their hair thinning and so on but I can’t be sure!
So, what is a girl to do?
Well, I had a number of options. I could fill them in, I could lighten them, I could shave them off and draw them in (!) etc. I decided on option two; lighten them until they begin to grow again. I opted for this as I am quite dark; eyes hair and so on. As a result my thin brows stand out. I successfully lightened my brows previously so I thought what the hell.

I used Jolen as normal, they ended up a little lighter than usual but no harm done, it was quite nice. Within 2 weeks, about 30% of the remaining brow hair had fallen out. My brows have obviously turned into quivering hopeless wimps.
That leaves me with option one; filling them in (I am not going to shave them off). Previously, I filled them in with MAC Spiked or a variety of eyeshadows, but now they are all too dark. I rummaged through my extensive brow pencil collection and came across Dior Powder Eyebrow Pencil 453 Sable Sand, which I have never used. Lo and behold, as my Mother would say, it was a perfect match. The most perfectly matched eyebrow pencil there ever was! I filled and blended to my hearts content.

As a result, I have now returned to a somewhat normal state of eyebrow-ness. There is a brow miracle out there for all of us, although this doesn’t stop me lusting over other peoples eyebrows…
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  • Reply Prettyinthedesert

    >Ugh, my brows are always such an issue as well! They are so sparse and short, plus on one side I have a scar from chicken pox (I think) so no hair grows at the middle bit. I have like a quarter of an eyebrow! hahahahahahaha!….*sob*

    April 25, 2011 at 6:46 am
  • Reply Jenny

    >That picture of CZJ is wrong on so many levels, i could never go out without my eyebrows defined. My brows are shorter on the right side so i have to add a bit of length in there!! Dior pencil is fantastic

    April 25, 2011 at 10:21 am
  • Reply dianeuk01

    >I use the exact same eyebrow pencil I received from my friend Frankie in Germany. Nice friend eh!?! I use it every day. Foolishly overplucking by myself where I had no business pulling hairs out has also left me with sparse eyebrows 🙁 Thank goodness for YT, I think my brow shaping and filling is coming along quite nicely now – phew! You can see diff from my 1st vid to now. Thanks for post.

    That CZJ pic has got to have been airbrushed.

    April 26, 2011 at 12:25 pm
  • Reply Niamh

    >whyyyyyyyyyyyyy would you bleach (yes BLEACH, "LIGHTEN" sounds so innocent, but you are applying actual peroxide) your eyebrows if they already appear to be weakening? *sigh*
    anyway, have you heard about Rapidlash, the so-called miracle product that is so popular it crashed the Boots website when it was first released? It uses prostaglanadin to boost fullness. The results from the trials are apparently off the charts, and apparently it works on brows as well as lashes. Worth a try, perhaps?

    April 26, 2011 at 12:48 pm
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