So I’ve had brow envy for years. I’ve always been obsessed with my eyes. Now that I’m getting a little older, you can bet my bathroom has accumulated it’s fair share of products that help get rid of dark circles. It started in the junior high when Drew Barrymore had sexy skinny arches and I had one flat, irregular caterpillar creeping across my forehead. I tweezed and waxed through the 90s and early millennium. At which point eyebrows started bulking up. Cara Delevingne had young eyebrows on fleek, and I had more hair on my chin than I did framing my eyes.
I took notes on YouTube videos, blog posts, and even had three different makeup artists attempt to explain to me how to avoid looking like I got attacked by a sharpie. There were investments in powders, pencils, and waxes. And in the end, I tried to accept that I would never have a good brow day.
But my brows still secretly dreamed of sharp Audrey Hepburn arches.
While naturally feeding my eyebrow envy via social media, I came across Microblading on Instagram. Microblading is a form of tattoo. Pigment is implanted under the dermal second layer of skin via a manual handheld tool featuring several tiny needles in a row. The precise pen-like device allows the brow master to draw hair like strokes and yield amazingly natural-looking arches
What I loved about my brow master Marilee from Complete Brows was her after care program. She walked me through exactly what I needed to do to maintain my semi-permanent results. And fellow Arizonans who want to try her out can get $25 off by mentioning my name. PS-the process didn’t hurt any more than tweezing or waxing for the record.
Now I get to wake up with perfect brows and take them with me wherever I go. Having part of my beauty routine consistently done better than I could ever do it myself is basically life changing, like cell phones and pebble ice. I have four kids. Which is to say I have at least two assistants in my beauty routine every morning. One might be trying to give the toilet seat a bold red lip while the other tries to take a fully clothed shower. Which means I have to triage my beauty and be fast and decisive about what I choose to do.
In the end, I practice the same philosophy in beauty that I do in fashion. Beauty procedures should help me feel more like myself and allow me to spend less time thinking about how I look. Microblading allows me to get to work doing what is really important to me, with eyebrows on point of course.