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Old 12-11-2012, 10:06 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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I usually have them threaded and pluck in between. Mine grow strange. Downward. They are a bit difficult. I have to trim them to get them looking shapely.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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I pluck (but try not to over-pluck!) the thick areas, and use a pencil that matches my hair to lightly fill in thin areas. When they look the way I want them to look, I brush a coat of *clear* mascara through them and smooth them them into place with my pinky finger. Then I use a Q-Tip to clean up any stray brush marks over and under the browline. They stay put all day! I also use a natural (skin color) eye shadow (or one with a little sparkle) directly under the browline; it really helps define the brow.
And you go through this process every day before you go to work?

That's insane.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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I hope you women who go to all this effort, expense, and pain to get your eyebrows to the shape you want them are doing it entirely to please yourselves or other women, because you should know that except in very extreme circumstances men don't notice and don't care.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I hope you women who go to all this effort, expense, and pain to get your eyebrows to the shape you want them are doing it entirely to please yourselves or other women, because you should know that except in very extreme circumstances men don't notice and don't care.
Because if dudes don't care, it's not worth doing, right ladies?

And I'm sure most people notice, even if they don't think they do. See Susan Boyle, before and after: Susan Boyle Makeover » The Image Architect | The Image Architect
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:47 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I pluck, very lightly.
I chose to keep my brows thicker than some, and that has served me well in my old age. My brows still look good, my contemporaries have thin/non-existent brows now.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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I prefer thread over wax because some salons don't practice clean technique with handling the wax. Threading hurts but I only need to do it every 6 weeks or so. In between I maintain with plucking. My eyebrows are thick and can get unruly.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: US
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I have done it all and just stick with plucking. Maybe a honey wax every once in awhile to get the baby fine hairs off all at once. It really lifts the eye. I comb and trim a bit too. Its rather painless when you do it on well hydrated skin right after a shower.

Styling depends on hair color/cut.

I just darkened my hair so I fill them in with a bit of powder/wax or darken with a swipe of neosporin if I just plucked. Comb through to place and set. I always draw a darker color on the bottom of the brow and slightly lighter color to fill. Blend. Its a very slight difference but it really makes your eyes pop. If you look evil...you went too dark. LOL ;p
I think the elf studio brow sets are a nice inexpensive brow filler. The color difference from the powder to the wax is good for the technique described above. I use the wax (darker) for the line and brush it up into the body of the brow. Takes about a minute.

The neo swipe actually works really well for a quickie groomed brow. I know some people use vaseline but that always clogs my pores. Neo keeps any bumps away. OTC Neo is not safe for your eyeballs so make sure you get the kind that is, or that it won't be rubbed into your eye. I barely use any. just a glossy finger tip not a gloop or anything. Vaseline is safe though.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:30 AM
 
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Because if dudes don't care, it's not worth doing, right ladies?

And I'm sure most people notice, even if they don't think they do. See Susan Boyle, before and after: Susan Boyle Makeover The Image Architect | The Image Architect
Obviously. My entire life is based around what men will and won't notice

And I agree if I go from undone brows to reshaped (typically they aren't that much of a mess for anyone to notice) and especially when I get them dyed. People notice, but they can't tell what it is. I usually get, did you cut your hair or wow your makeup looks great today or some other comment, but it's the brows that are different. Good brows make you look pulled together and awake.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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12x magnification mirror and and tweezerman slant tip tweezer, ain't nothing getting by me!
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:39 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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12x magnification mirror and and tweezerman slant tip tweezer, ain't nothing getting by me!
Love that tweezer!!!
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