My brows and I have been through thick and thin together – literally.
Like most, I’ve had phases where I’ve been a bit too enthusiastic with my tweezers, days where I’ve absentmindedly picked at them to find my eyebrow has been halved in length and a very low point early on in our relationship where I decided it would be a good time-saver to shave in between my brows rather than pluck individually. (I’m still paying the price for that one.)
Luckily I’ve now realised just how important brows actually are (yes, funnily enough having half an eyebrow will do that to you!). Up until recently, my brow ‘routine’ was strictly limited to the bare minimum maintenance and it never even crossed my mind that they were something that needed ‘doing’. Now, having found the perfect shape and seeing the difference good brows can make, they’re one of the first things I focus on when getting ready in the morning.
"I decided it would be a good time-saver to shave in between my brows rather than pluck individually. (I’m still paying the price for that one.)" Image: Giphy.com
Severely underrated, I’d argue your eyebrows are one of the most important features on your face. At a basic level, they’re useful - they help keep dust, dirt and sweat from getting in your eyes, help express emotions and studies have proven they’re also key factors in identifying faces. Beyond that, they can also be considered magical with their ability to completely transform, frame and open up the face.