(Strong) Brow Movement
You may not like them (or the hair between their eyes and scalp) but these women form my army, so watch out. They're awesome.
Lourdes Ciccone Leon
It was in early February when I started to pay attention to my eyebrows. I used to ignore them a lot, never even applied any form of make-up on it. Who cares when they're barely there? Back in High School (after I initially plucked them) and in my early years of college (where I got way too addicted on plucking them), I didn't even mind if I had those awful one-liner brows.
One of my previous default photos in Facebook
People in my Facebook network asked me if I did something to my brows, hee!
Here was how my brows naturally looked, and this was in High School :
(and yes I will regret sharing this with the intarwebs but why be
ashamed of how you looked like in high school?)
Nica, Leslie, Me and Camille
My natural eyebrows were actually bushy, but it barely had any color (it was way too light, and I had thin brow hair, the worst combination), but there came a time when I got way too addicted to plucking them that I ended up with these brows (QUE HORROR!)
After uploading a couple of recent photos, I received these statements in my Formspring inbox. It was funny, and I felt quite bad at first but I honestly answered them anyways.
I don't expect everyone to appreciate or like (my) strong brows. And I was telling the truth about being a brow n00b. I'm sure not a lot of people like it, but that shouldn't really matter. And I know I may not look as amazing as these girls, but I honestly their brows are fabulous.
Also, I 'discovered' Bambi Northwood-Blyth while I was doing my 'research' on Strong Brows. She's gorgeous.
I have yet to master more brow tricks - showing my natural ones to the world doesn't really make me feel comfortable. Now I can get out of the house as confident as I can be as long as I have neat brows and lashes (it used to just be 'lashes', I can never leave the house without mascara on).
People have mixed reactions to this change, but really - if you're comfortable with it and you're confident enough to pull it off, regardless what people think (its scary, fugly, or doesn't suit you), who cares? My friend Izza told me (in relation to us liking bold, strong brows) : Those who matter don't care. I say "Hell yes".
To my girls out there who have naturally bushy, thick brows - and to the ones who work hard to achieve them, HOLLA!