…and it was the most terrifying thing I have ever done.
Listen, I’d like to think I’m a fairly modest woman, but if there is one part of my appearance that I will take pride in it’s my eyebrows. I think part of my eyebrow pride is a product of the fact that, back in middle school, I used to actually be made fun of for my brows – they’re thick, and they’re a lot darker than my natural hair colour, and oddly enough they grow in completely uneven.
So yeah, middle school was a tough time for my eyebrows. I cleaned them up a little bit in high school, but honestly eyebrows weren’t a thing then like they are now – at least, I don’t think they were.
When I actually started shaping and filling in my brows I learnt from this video on Rookie (side note: I just read an interview with Tavi Gevinson the other day… I want to be her). Ever since then I’ve had what I’d consider to be some pretty serious brow game… but here’s the thing: eyebrow hair keeps growing. And I could ignore it for a long time, but it finally got to be too much.
So last night, for the first time, I took some scissors to my precious eyebrows.
And honestly? It worked out pretty well, I’d say.
If your brows are getting a little unruly too, here’s what I did – it’s super simple:
the brow pencil that I use (the NYX one, of course) came with one of those little spooly things on the end, so I used that to brush all my eyebrow hair upwards. If you don’t have one of those you can actually just use a fine-tooth comb.
Brush the hair so it points straight up and then take a pair of little scissors. You can buy scissors specifically for trimming your brows at the drug store but… why? I used these little nail scissors that I had lying around. I tried using my hair shears but they were a bit big.
Follow the line of your brow shape and trim all the hair that stands up above it. No, really, that’s it! Move slowly – it’s easier to cut more hair off than it is to wait for it to grow back. When you think you’re done just brush the hairs back with the spooly/comb/your fingers, and clean up anything you missed with your scissors or tweezers.
Whoa! That easy.
I wanted to write this post last night after I did this, but my eye literally started twitching, so I figured it was time for bed. I’ll be back to posting every day soon, I promise.
Sooo… what’s your go-to eyebrow routine? Have I gone about this all wrong?
PS, ignore the weird face I am making in this photo and focus instead on the glorious state of my eyebrows. What do you think? Success?
Yeah, me too.