Thick, bushy eyebrows are the current beauty trend that haunts bloggers and beauty gurus, and everyone seems to be jumping on the bandwagon. But just because this eyebrow trend has received the approval of so-called beauty experts, doesn’t mean it’s for everyone. Some people stick with fine eyebrows very well, whether natural or not, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Eyebrow judgment and shame have always been one thing. Remember the late 90s and early 2000s, when pencil-thin eyebrows were all the rage and women with thick, bushy eyebrows were shunned? And now people are doing all they can to achieve a naturally full brow look.
All in all, keeping up with current beauty trends can be quite an expensive endeavor, and thick eyebrows are no exception. Now, if your brows are naturally thick and luxurious, then well done. But for many, getting the perfect eyebrows requires everything from a special eyebrow pencil and eyebrow gel, to bi-weekly appointments with an eyebrow specialist, eyebrow tinting, microblading and sometimes even new ones. eyebrows tattooed on the forehead.
I’ve even seen people on social media use Elmer’s glue sticks to stick their eyebrows to their faces. And apparently you can get your eyebrows “layered” which basically means you apply a perm to your eyebrows to straighten the hair. This is all a lot of time and moola, and not everyone is ready to make that kind of investment in their eyebrows.
As a former victim of the late ’90s brow trend, I fully understand that I don’t want to go through all this hassle to alter the natural state of your brows. Personally, I’ve always had a more unruly version of the eyebrows with random fine spots that require a bit of grooming to achieve any trend. And in the late ’90s a makeup artist took tweezers from my flyaways and plucked them out to subdue them, leaving me about 10 hairs on each side.
I was left on my own to learn how to draw the rest of my eyebrows. And, frankly, the thin brows didn’t look good on my very round baby face. And my lack of talent in the makeup department made it even worse. But thank goodness mine was able to recover and grow back for the most part.
Just like me, a lot of people weren’t fortunate enough to have the super thin brows that were all the rage at the turn of the century. Just like not everyone is fortunate enough to have the full, bushy eyebrows that are popular now. And not everyone’s eyebrows survived the late 90s and early 2000s. Some end up with unusually thin eyebrows from excessive waxing, waxing, and shaving. of their eyebrows. Just like some of you will have full eyebrows for life because you have microbladed or tattooed eyebrows permanently on your face.
The point is, the shape of the eyebrows has changed many times over the decades… arched, round, thick, thin, natural, and even completely shaved. There has been a trend for almost every decade since the dawn of time. Over the centuries, we’ve seen everything from bold, painted eyebrows to no eyebrows at all. And it is inevitable that another eyebrow trend will present itself sooner rather than later.
If following the current trend is very important to you, go for it. But really, no one should feel like they have to sacrifice their natural brows just to follow a beauty trend. Because, contrary to what the beauty industry and social media would have you believe, the thickness or delicacy of your eyebrows does not define your beauty.
So if you naturally have a bushy forehead, luckily for you (at least for now). And if you have thin eyebrows, think twice before you go and do something expensive or long term. Because frankly the best trend ever is to get booed. If a thin eyebrow looks good on you and makes you feel good about yourself, then do it. Because at the end of the day, the only opinion that matters is yours.