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From microblading to absolutely nothing at all: 26 women share what they do to their brows.

Eyebrows can be a little... complicated.

There's no doubt they frame the face but my goodness, they can be a pain to look after. 

With so many treatments on the market, it's hard to know exactly what we should be doing with them; especially, if you grew up in the 90s and plucked most of them out (we see you nodding over there).

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For these 26 women, they've found what works for their brows. 

Whether that be tinting, microblading, lamination or absolutely nothing at all, each of them has a different way to achieve their arches. And they've shared photos!

So sit back, have a browse and get some real-life brow inspo before your next appointment (or DIY session).

Ally

"Absolutely nothing at all. I’ve always been too scared to touch them in case I make them worse and now we’re going into week million of lockdown without any beauty salons open here in Melbourne I’m so thankful to past-me."

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Trudie

"I need mine waxed every two weeks because they grow like crazy! I'm blessed I have good dark brows with lots of hair don’t get me wrong, but bloody hell I’ll never be able to go on a reality TV show without access to my brow lady!"

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Emily

"I have been cursed/blessed with the hairiest of hairy genes. When I was 15, I started waxing my eyebrows to the point where it eroded and burnt my skin. When I was 17, I realised that thick eyebrows were IN and stopped getting them waxed. It's been seven years now and I haven't touched them."

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Vicky

"I draw them in with an eyebrow pencil every damn day because I’m too scared to have microblading done. My mum told me never to touch them but I was a teenager of the '90s when over plucking was life!"

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Katie

"My first wax at 12 to get rid of my mono brow was that traumatising I have done absolutely f**k all maintenance since."

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Carolyn

"I have very thick eyebrows. I have them waxed every three to four weeks and trimmed. No pencil or gel or anything. Since I turned 45, I have been including a tint as well because I have sneaky greys infiltrating my brows! When I was little I had a mono brow and begged my mum to let me get them waxed. She wouldn’t do it so I shaved the bit in the middle!"

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Pariya

"I get mine tattooed now but I'm lucky enough not to have them grow back too crazy... so I get them waxed once every few months."

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Brooke

"Combination brows and loving it. My brows are so patchy, awkward and downright horrid. Now I don't waste so much time shaping, filling and fixing!"

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Lucy

"I get a brow wax and tint every three to four months and then use a bar of soap to style them daily."

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Jodee

"I get powder ombré brows done. I'm due for my six-week retouch on Monday and then I only have to go every year for a touch-up. I also use one of those $2 eyebrow shavers for stray hairs."

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Louise

"I get mine tinted (or DIY) and that’s it. They don’t grow. I’ve never really plucked or waxed them. I get the surrounding blonde ones threaded though."

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Marley

"I haven’t touched my eyebrows since I shaved the ends off in high school."

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Sharonne

"I get mine tinted, waxed and threaded every two months. I have started to try fill in the patchy parts in with a pencil but I feel like it’s a bit full-on. I'm desperate to get them feathered but I need to save some more money."

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Clare

"I just pluck and tint using the 1000 Hour stuff. And my eyebrows are horrific so, you know, #goals."

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Simmy

"I was a willing participant in the 'massacre my eyebrows' tragedy of the late 1990s. Thankfully, microblading once a year has turned me back into a human."

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Chloe

"Brow lamination (best thing I ever did for my brows) with a light tint and a tweeze to tidy up the strays every six to eight weeks. I just give them a little brush with some brow gel each morning and I’m good to go!"

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Melissa

"This is courtesy of the Benefit Brow Bar. I get a wax, tweeze and brow tint, with a little bit of brow pencil to even things out. This was my first brow outing since pre-COVID and it felt so nice!"

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Priscilla

"Simply pluck a few, comb them and that's it!"

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Teresa

"I do them myself. Old school plucking. My brows are naturally dark and relatively thick. I use a few different products on them, nothing expensive. I use a couple of different pencils, brow gel and brush them into place."

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Millie

"DIY plucking and I fill with a brow pencil. Definitely not in the best shape today... but it is what it is."

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Brooke

"I get henna brows (a form of tinting) and a wax every four-ish weeks. I'm currently in Melbourne lockdown and miss my brow lady so much! I usually fill my brows in a touch with pencil if I'm going out and a swipe of brow gel keeps them in place."

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Isabelle

"I pluck to maintain pretty much every week to avoid a mono and to keep a bit of an arch, and every now and then I use a little castor oil to keep them soft and growing nicely!"

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Gail

"I get mine tattooed about every 18 months to two years and just get them waxed occasionally at the beautician. I don’t touch them during the day but if I want a little darker for nighttime, I just add an eyebrow pencil. I’m 64, and very blonde so happy that I took that first step."

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Renny

"I haven’t waxed mine in so long and I use Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Gel to stick them on my face so they don’t move. They grow so long so when I go to a wax lady she usually has to trim them lol."

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Ashley

"I use Eye Envy on the lashes and brows daily. 1000 Hours at home tint on both every few weeks when they fade. I pluck the brows for maintenance plus trim the length using fine scissors and a brow comb. Then go to a pro to thread them about every three to four months to make sure I still have a good shape. I had brow tattoo about three years ago. It has fuzzed out but still provides some infill colour while the Eye Envy is starting to show some effect."

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Anita

"One brow is done, one is not done with Glossier Brow Flick in Brown. I love it so much, it’s so versatile you can use really light strokes to just fill in gaps or you can go hard and do actual hair strokes and get a really full look."

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How do you do your eyebrows? Let us know in the comments!

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