I started tweezing my eyebrows when I was about 15 years old. The perfect arch was the name of the game and I recall reading every single magazine out there in the hopes of learning everything I ever needed for the perfect set of brows. As we know by now, some of those tips may or may not apply to everyone but when you are new to the brow game pretty much anything goes.
This led me through the tried, tested and failed phases. I am sure many of you can relate to my over-tweezed brow experience. The obsession of trying to achieve the neatest set of brows usually also led to the search for that perfect brow pencil so I could fill it all back in. Talk about redundancy! My most horrid brow of shame memory was a set of thin, roundish and curved brows drawn in with a super jet black brow pencil. According to every magazine back then, I was supposed to match my hair colour but I ended up looking more like Elvira.
Striving for the perfect arches did not stop there. I continued to study the art of brow grooming and had the most practice when I worked as a makeup artist doing wedding makeup consultations. I normally asked if I could just trim off a tiny bit here and there. It made such a huge difference in the entire look. Eventually I started getting appointments just so ladies could come and get their brows groomed. Somehow, grooming brows was actually super relaxing and fun for me.
Fast forward to today, I am still a little obsessed with my brows. I do tweeze every 3-4 days because my eyes just naturally catch any new growth which interferes with my arch. That said, I have outgrown my over-tweezed phase though.
Nowadays, I literally take only 2 minutes max to fill in my brows with the Amaterasu Liquid Brow Liner in Brunette. I created the Brunette shade to be a true cool dark brown because over the years, every dark brown brow liner I have tried turned reddish brown instead. Plus, I will never repeat the "brow of shame" experience by using a black brow colour ever again!