I have a traumatizing history with eyebrows. When I was in 5th grade, my mom taught me how to pluck my eyebrows. Let me step back. She taught me where the hair should not be. What I have learned from this is that I will take my daughter to a salon where they will wax them and then she can learn to stay outside of the lines when plucking. If you can imagine why I have come to this conclusion, is because I in no way stayed anywhere within the BROWndaries. As you can see from this photo, I went a bit overboard. I could not stop myself! I started out with beautiful Brooke Shields eyebrows and ended up with tiny baby tadpoles.
I don’t think I started drawing my eyebrows on until I was in my 20’s. If I remember correctly I started using powder to fill them in and then moved to a pencil. Sometimes they would look good, some days I couldn’t get them right and they would end up as dark as could be.
An esthetician friend one said, your brows are sisters, not twins…best eyebrow advice I have ever heard.
One day I actually was really digging my brows and posted a picture of them on Facebook. Probably like 6 months to a year later I was in the break room at work and a co-worker said her daughter had a picture of me on her phone, it was that eyebrow picture! Apparently my brows were trending, well at least in southeast Missouri.
Since then the magical beauty fairies have developed microblading! Uh, what a life saver….all of my dreams had come true! I was so tired of trying not to get my face wet so I would not lose my eyebrows when swimming, scaring my husband when I wake up in the morning with no eyebrows, and worrying about accidentally wiping one off throughout the day.
My first session, was miserable, I’m not going to lie. I will say though, that I have become a little bitch when it comes to pain. I didn’t used to be that way. I used to be a tom-boy. Not sure what happened. Anywho, they say it hurts worse if you smoke. I don’t smoke. I was given numbing cream. I don’t numb well. The dentist has to give me like twice the amount of numbing product.
I also have super oily skin and so apparently this means it will not hold as well. The first time, it was the middle of the summer….stupid choice, but how was I to know? I just wanted to look like a normal face in the morning. I asked if I could lay at the pool…I was told to just wear big sunglasses. I had to go back for multiple sessions on top of the norm. They did not stay. I went to one of my besties after she became licensed (KV Esthetics in Crystal City, MO). She informed me not to get them done in the summer and not to work out too vigorously due to the salt in sweat apparently lightening the color. I followed her advice and am super happy with them. I just get touched up every few years!