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eyebrow disaster - help!

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meerkate Sun 26-Jun-11 09:40:43

dear all, please help me. i have basically killed off my left eyebrow shock. this is not my greatest look, needless to say. i've always had very bushy luxuriant brows (sobs nostalgically) which i never valued at all nor gave much thought to. BUT for some reason, about a year ago, i decided to get them waxed - on impulse. (always a mistake!) i don't think the girl was very experienced and all in all they looked a bit...odd. i then compounded the problem by attacking them without really thinking about it and in a most imprecise way on a regular basis, until one day i realised that i had great gaping holes in the left one. eek! months later, these have proved resistant to prayer, cajoling and even rapidlash serum. sigh. now i have to use this weird brow powder stuff from the body shop every day. what can i do?? do i have to succumb to scary *tattooing*??! is there no alternative? i am usually low maintenance and dread anything too invasive!!! any suggestions welcome!

Poodlehorse Sun 26-Jun-11 09:46:37

I don't have any answers but I wanted to offer sympathy. I don't understand why eyebrows act this way. They don't seem to follow normal body hair rules do they? How come a couple of little overenthusiastic pluckings and you have gaps yet after years of zealous plucking I still need to pluck the strays between mine. Cruel irony. Good luck getting an answer from someone more knowledgeable than me.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 26-Jun-11 10:41:12

Lots of sympathy but no advice eyebrows don't react like the rest of our hair for some reason

meerkate Sun 26-Jun-11 11:28:36

<<ah>> thanks for the sympathy girls. i just read an article in actionaid magazine about acid attacks and feel churlish now for having the slightest complaints!! no eyebrows bloody don't react like the rest of our hair, do they...how can i have avoided KNOWING THIS pre-self-harm period?! sigh...

pissovski Sun 26-Jun-11 21:50:59

No real advice except to pencil in the gaps. I pencil my brows in every day and have done for years. I have very pale, and rather overplucked (due to my mother nagging me from about age 12 to pluck them - but not actually showing me how!) brows, but have found a good light brown pencil from Rimmel. A little practice, et voila, nicely shaped brows in an instant! Very few people have even realised my brows aren't 'real' either smile

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