Tag Archives: eyebrows

raise you an eyebrow …

26 Oct

Sunday = maintenance day …and today it was all about eyebrows.

Those of you regular readers, will know that I have a fascination with eyebrows…My follicularly challenged  brow bones cause me to be somewhat obsessed with these useless bit of face furniture.  Lets just say, the words feeble, fine….and fair …are not understating my dilemma.

Feeling that a trip to the beautician was a bit over the top to tint my sparse offerings….I opted to do it myself. … but without warning ‘Mr 50Something’ not to come into the bathroom. All I can say is he thought Halloween had arrived a few days early when he walked in to discover ….. this …


After reassuring him that this was not a new fashion statement but a means to an end … he was fine. So after 10 minutes of waiting for the magic to happen I had the ‘big reveal’… only to find they are still awfully scrawny, but at least a few shades darker.



In my next life I want real eyebrows …..please!



phew… it’s not just me …..

26 Jul

eyebrows are a worry everywhere …see what the fashion pundits are saying

you heard it here first

(I always knew I was a trendsetter… I’m 50 Something but not dead yet)


back on the brow…

19 Jul

Way back in the early days of my year-long blog challenge, I made a number of observations about eyebrows…their purpose, their shape, their usefulness, and their contribution to finishing one’s face.eyebrows

Well here I am again, bemoaning the fact that mine are quickly disappearing. They have always been thin and fair…. but they appear to be fading into oblivion with my increasing maturity.

This past week has seen me searching each morning, to find those fine thread-like strands growing above my eyes…so that I could colour them in….you know, join the dots with a pencil from my palette before facing the world.

I’m not craving anything high fashion, nor expecting that the gods are about to smile on me and have me wake up in the morning with thick lush brows … all I want is to NOT look like the elderly women that we are all familiar with …you know the ones that draw a thin black arch over their orbits to replace what nature has so cruelly removed.




the meaning of eyebrows

3 Jan

So…who really knows what they are all about …eyebrows I mean. Apart from decorating the space between our eyeballs and hairline, do they really have a purpose? I’m guessing it is another of those ‘age related’ considerations, but mine seem to be vanishing, and while I have never been well-endowed in this area, these days they really need daily enhancement.

This might seem an odd thing to ponder, BUT their gradual disappearance has me concerned that I will end up being one of those ‘more senior’ women with perfectly placed pencil lines, arched like a clown in permanent surprise mode (or with too much botox on board) …..and that scares me.

To my great relief I was introduced to a new product (that is somewhere between paint & pencil), which you apply with a specially shaped brush. The “eyebrow artist” that did the demo was so meticulous in her application and took so long, that I was left wondering how the hell would I be able to walk out of the shop  ……but I am pleased to report that I suddenly had fuller and more natural brows than I can ever recall.

I have never been hirsute on this part of my body; in fact the first time I met my MIL she stared me in the eye and told me that I plucked my eyebrow WAY too thin and I should let them grow …. geeze Louise …I wish !!!

On a completely different and final note…a few years back I was on a planning committee for the construction of a new Health facility, the committee was full of big wigs…architects, designers and bureaucrats. We spent several long winded meetings discussing the best design for the ‘Eyebrow Signature’ of that place (yep think about the cost to your Health $$’s )… It was all I could do to contain myself when I realised that they were discussing the awnings above the windows!

So clearly they are important… but for what I have no idea.

(note the eyebrow on today’s window…. kind of like mine really, thin and almost invisible)