It seems like women fall into two camps.
The first camp is very aware of their eyebrows, and spend quite a bit of time on their care and maintenance. This would include waxing/plucking/threading (which I’ve always wanted to try) along with possible use of eyebrow pencils, powders, and brow-taming gels.
The other camp doesn’t think about them very much at all.
I’m going to put myself in the latter camp. Oh sure, I pluck them once in a while to keep the shape, but for the most part, that’s it. I have been genetically blessed with well-shaped brows which are not sparse, but are not too bushy either. Trust me, there are plenty of other things I obsess about, but my brows aren’t one of them.
For my sister’s wedding almost eleven years ago, I did suddenly put a laser-like focus on my brows (because hello, wedding pictures are forever!) and wound up over-plucking them and looking slightly like the Joker’s younger sister. Comic book version, that is. That’s a mistake I made once. Because I am actually staring at one of those very pictures from the wedding right now, and it never fails to serve as a reminder to go easy on the plucking. Damn wedding pictures, why must you taunt me?
I do happen to think that well-groomed brows in the right shape for your face are almost like an instant facelift. It can “bring up” your whole face, and help to make your eyes look larger. If I didn’t pluck my eyebrows, I don’t think I would look as polished. Trends in eyebrows do change, though, and for a while a fairly thin brow that was highly shaped was favored. Now, though, things are coming back around to a stronger, bushier brow that looks a bit more natural.
For those that take their brows as a part-time job, I know that Anastasia has a reliable set of products that many women swear by. A friend of mine even splurged and went to her salon for the initial shaping, and then faithfully replicated that shape for years at home. She considered it money well spent.
What about you? Do you spend a lot of time on your brows, or are they pretty much an afterthought?