Woo hoo! It’s a good eyebrow day 🙂
My eyebrows are shaped slightly differently, so a good eyebrow day means that I either 1) had them threaded, or the less likely 2) actually took my time waxing them. This time it was the latter. I didn’t even trim them!
Unfortunately (or fortunately, whichever way you look at it), I’m not terribly up-to-date on eyebrow filling and/or the mechanics of it. I only know that I’ve never seen black for eyebrow fill. It’s possible that it exists, and I can’t be bothered to investigate. I can only assume cosmetic companies think us ladies with black hair will just use our eyeliner or dark brown to fill in our brows.
I just looked it up, black fill is a no-no, dark brown even if your eyebrow hairs are black. Well you learn something new every day, right?
I have a theory as to the reason for the eyebrow fill trend:
As 13-year-olds / young women that had no clue how to “groom” our eyebrows, we may have over tweezed in the late 90s and early 2000s. Shortly after followed the “bigger and fuller” eyebrow trend, leaving the ladies with sparse eyebrows (20 and 30-somethings who have bad eyebrows that never regrew and need them filled) in the dust.
Cosmetic companies to the rescue! Sort of…I’ve seen my share of badly filled brows. Oops.
And in case you’re interested, here’s a corny clickbait esque article with photos on Eyebrows Through the Ages
Thanks mom for doing what you could to keep me far away from touching and wrecking my eyebrows myself.
My conclusion is this: even if I had the time, I wouldn’t bother filling in my eyebrows. For someone who’s biologically Iranian, I have sparser eyebrows than most of the other Iranian girls I’ve met, but I still can’t be bothered to fill them. I think the only time I’ve had them even filled in is on my wedding day when I was getting my makeup done. I’m overall significantly less hairy than most Iranian girls (I know this because I had roommates that were also biologically Iranian).
This post was mostly just for fun, and to remind people that there’s really nothing wrong with not taking care of every single thing on your face. Leave your eyebrows alone if it gives you more time to hang out with your cat or knit or fix your car.
No coffee update: I think I’m getting over some of the mood swings, circles under my eyes are disappearing. I already have chronic headaches from jaw issues, so not having coffee has definitely helped keep my jaw and its corresponding muscles relaxed (okay, less tense). Fewer afternoon slumps, mostly not craving coffee at all. AND I’ve only had a total of two cups in the last 3 weeks. I think I’m doing well!