I have a confession to make, and it might just shock you. It’s this deep, dark secret I’ve been keeping for years. YEARS I tell you! – deep breath – Ok, here goes: I… don’t really know how to tweeze my eyebrows, and therefore almost never do it. OMG, are you shocked??
I thought not. But in all seriousness, I don’t. I’ve read a thousand tutorials, tried all the “tricks,” and I still just can’t really figure out what I’m supposed to be doing.
Seriously, that looks like calculus to me. ↑
For awhile I was getting my eyebrows waxed by a professional (this was years ago though — like, pre-KC). It was all fun and games until my regular lady was out of town and I saw her associate, who basically waxed both of my eyebrows entirely off. Those of you who know me, know that I’m super-fair and don’t have really intense eyebrows to begin with, so without eyebrows? Yeah, I looked a little like this:
Ok, maybe not exactly like that, but you catch my drift. It wasn’t a good look for me. After this little snafu, I decided to stop with the waxing (which basically meant I stopped doing anything to my eyebrows, maintenance-wise). And this has continued until this day.
I thought about getting my eyebrows done before my wedding, but was so terrified that the woman might “take everything I’ve got” à la Sex and the City, leaving me to Sharpie-on my brows on my day of wedded bliss, that I just decided not to.
So what does this have to do with anything? Well, today I realized that I’m grateful for my eyebrows. They’re mostly blonde, which hides the fact that I possess zero skill in shaping and maintaining them. Plus, I stumbled across the perfect eyebrow pencil years ago, which just happens to be a 99¢ Wet and Wild eyeliner (don’t judge me. It’s hard to find the right shade when you’re a redhead.) And, in a land where I have to worry about wearing sunscreen every day of my life due to my SPF-100 skin, it’s nice that there’s at least something that pretty much takes care of itself.
Whew, it feels good to get that off my chest!
So, what’s your secret?