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Old 03-10-2008, 12:50 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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What is the deal with women shaving off their natural eyebrows and having new ones either painted/drawn in or tattood? Ive been seeing this a lot lately. This used to just be something that older (65+) women would do after having face lifts but Ive been seeing women in their 20s doing this. It really looks bad.

Why would someone do this?
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:58 PM
 
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I'm with you on that one. I also think it looks horrible. And when they begin to age, it's really going to look bad.
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Old 03-10-2008, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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It's creepy. I love neatly trimmed, arched brows- they can really frame your face but anything drawn or painted is a bit scary.
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Old 03-10-2008, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Any thoughts on what to do though if your eyebrows are really thinning out as you get older, and they weren't thick to begin with? I have spots/spaces w/o any hairs...
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:10 PM
 
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I'm one of those woman who paints them on each day. Unlike some of you, I was born with very little eyebrows. I got the gift of very few strands. I did seek permanent make-up, but because the consultant was not out for a few bucks, suggested against it. He basically told me he only like to paint them on the vain actors. He broke down all the, "why not do it permanent tales". After the consultation with him, I'm still painting them on daily. Why would someome do it when they have brows is puzzling.
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:52 AM
 
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I used to have a roommate, and she and her identical twin were born without eyebrows. But they were both masters at drawing them on, because they looked very natural. I can't for the life of me understand shaving off your eyebrows to draw more on, but if you are, at least take out the time to get it right.

I recall about 4 years ago, I was living in Florida, and we had just gotten hit by a hurricane Charlie. It was the morning after, and people were venturing out to get supplies, which were scarce. The mood was somber, but there was one thing that got a laugh out of me: this young woman in Walmart who drew her eyebrows all types of WRONG! She was bleach blonde, and the eyebrows were black, spaced too far apart, and literally drawn on her face like this: / \ Yes...two diagonal lines on her face.

Never in all my days have I seen something like that, LOL
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Old 03-11-2008, 03:25 AM
 
Location: Ostend,Belgium....
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Browneyedgurl, I got a laugh out of that one. That must have been some sight after all the horror of a hurricane.
I don't understand it either why someone would shave their perfectly good eyebrows off..probably has to do with vanity and that sometimes equals not making sense...
Just like lots of things people do, as long as they don't draw any eyebrows on my face, I'm good. It's probably like the blue, purple hair some ladies have... I saw one with orange hair once(and I mean orange) and laughed till I cried
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Old 03-11-2008, 03:28 AM
 
Location: Ostend,Belgium....
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Flamingo, I'd ask a beautician/expert for advice on how to fill them in. There's nothing worse than doing it badly, you're better to leave it alone then.
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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Any thoughts on what to do though if your eyebrows are really thinning out as you get older, and they weren't thick to begin with? I have spots/spaces w/o any hairs...
Check out some of the beauty websites and home shopping network sites to order the powder fill in kits. I've seen it done (professionally) with powder. The kits include all of the items you need, plus instructions. When people think of 'powder' they think it'll rub right off but these having staying power. Much better than drawing with a pencil if you're not good at it.
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:17 AM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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If you have to paint them in then fine, but I see a lot of young women here in Los Angeles who are doing it. Maybe its a cultural thing because almost all I've seen who do this were hispanic/latina women.
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