When I was 13, I did what a lot of teenagers do and went to town on my eyebrows. (I.e., plucked them nearly to the point of no return.) I’m lucky that my hair is naturally very, very thick, or I might have had to resort to drawing on my eyebrows with a pencil.
I should preface the rest by saying that, despite the abuse, my eyebrows are currently pretty good. They have a nice shape.
The problem? I’m obsessed with bushy eyebrows. I want thick, dramatic caterpillars. But I haven’t plucked mine in a year and they just won’t get thick. It’s driving me nuts. (And penciling them in Joan Crawford-style just doesn’t do it for me.)
So I started thinking…maybe I should use Latisse, that liquid prescription–only stuff, on my eyebrows? I mean, if it works for eyelashes, it should work for eyebrows, right? I tested out my theory with a makeup artist, asking her what she thought I could do to plump those suckers up. “I’ve heard some people use that Latisse stuff,” she said. A few days later, Vogue.com ran a piece on achieving a fuller brow and included Latisse…then Dr. Patricia Wexler recommended using it for eyebrows in June’s Allure.
Sold! I mean, if these “experts” believe Latisse will work, why shouldn’t I try it? I know, I know, there’s that whole problem with the allergic reaction and discoloration. I definitely don’t want brown spots around my eyebrows, so I haven’t made a firm decision as to whether or not I’ll use Latisse to make them bushier, but I’m seriously, seriously considering it.