She's got Bette Davis Eyes
(and Joan Crawford eyebrows!)
I have issues.
Eyebrow issues. I've had these issues since birth. I was a bald baby for a year but I had definitive eyebrows!
Scroll down and check out my little girl eyebrows.
But first check out Bette Davis and Joan Crawford!
|Bette Davis Eyes!|
|Joan Crawford Eyebrows! Beautifully groomed.|
|Brooke Shields had nothing on me!|
|1985, I call these my "wowbrows" as in Wow! Those are some thick eyebrows!|
|2008, darker brows for darker hair|
|2011, lighter brows for lighter hair|
The eyebrows are the frame for your face. You can wax, tweeze or thread. I used to wax until I heard it would cause droopy lids. Yep. Droooopy lids.
I know it can be a pain and a bit time consuming to maintain, but trust me on this one, you need to groom your brows! It opens up the eye area and it brings a youthful and "cared-for" look to your face. Sometimes I lighten my brows if I have gone lighter on my hair color. Even when I was a little girl with light brownish/blonde hair color, my eyebrows were very dark. I have no problem with changing the color whenever I get a wild hair to do so. Pun intended. (I use Jolen Cream Bleach and watch it very carefully so I don't over bleach. It's easy to use and you can find it at a drugstore.)
Check out this before and after of Julia Roberts.
|I rest my case for well groomed eyebrows.|
The basic tools you need to groom your brows:
- quality tweezers (I like the Tweezerman brand, slant tip.)
- an eyebrow comb or brush (I use a toothbrush.)
- small scissors
- brow powder or pencil if needed to fill in sparse places (I never thought I would need this, but Heaven's to Betsy or Bette Davis, my eyebrows are thinning!)
- you may need a wax or a brow gel to keep yours in place (You can even put a bit of hair gel on a toothbrush instead of buying brow gel.)
And while we're on the subject of eyebrows, here are some - on Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, in one of my favorite old movies:
"Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?"
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