Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Brow Tinting at Browhaus, Paragon
When I was younger I had luxuriant eyebrows: never a great shape, but thick and healthy and easy to shape into a proper arch. As the years have gone by, over enthusiastic threaders and a dodgy thyroid have wreaked havoc on the frame of my face and nowadays my brows are sparse, which coupled with being blonde, makes them look rather puny. Over the years numerous threaders and waxers have commented on their sparseness to the extent that now I start the threading conversation with something along the lines of 'I know there's not much there, but do your best".
This time, however, was different. My therapist told me I actually had plenty of brows, but it was just the colour that meant they were invisible. "You should get them tinted, and your eyelashes too...it would look really good" she told me. And as I had a few hours to kill and I was being talked to sweetly I hummed and hawed for all of 20 seconds and said "go on then". Then as I lay there, eyes stinging with dye, I remembered that I know quite a few people who have done this and pretty much everyone has said afterwards they looked like Groucho Marx or Ernie (scrubbing the floor above). I had that horrible feeling of dread, when you know you've made a big mistake and it's too late to turn back.
Actually the results are surprisingly good. My lashes look fantastic and as someone who has blonde eyelashes and lives in the tropics it is fantastic not to have to wear mascara (which usually ends up halfway down my face anyway). And my left brow looks fantastic; thick and well shaped and natural-ish (albeit a bit dark for my liking, but it will fade down fast). The only problem I have is that my right brow is darker, noticeably I think, than the left. So after my wonky pedicure I now have wonky brows...I am starting to see a worrying trend emerge.