If you have been following my blog since the beginning, then you would know that I did a revamp and added some new categories, one being the “Lust List.” Since I’m a fan of alliteration, I decided to post about things, or looks, that I’m obsessed with and well, lust over.
While the main content of my blog is more long form, feature style writing, I thought I would include some shorter pieces such as fashion show reviews for some of my favorite desingers, some of my most fashion foward oufits, and of course, these items.
I’m fortunate enough to have been born with dark, thick eyebrows, though I didn’t realize it until this past summer. I, like many young girls, went through the “I just discovered tweezers” overplucked eyebrow look back in middle schoool. I let them grow back for the most part, but was always self-conscious of my eyebrows. During my junior year of high school, I discovered the art of threading. For those who don’t know what threading is, it is a method of hair removal using sewing thread. It is common for women in India to use this method to do their eyebrows. Up until the middle of the summer, this is what I used to maintain my eyebrow shape, which was about half the thickness of the brows I was born with. One day this summer, I literally woke up one day and decided that I wanted to grow my eyebrows back to their original thickness. It is the hardest thing to do, resisiting plucking the out of place hairs, but like anything else, it will be worth it when they grow back in. I’m handling this awkward phase by just filling in my brows with an eyeshadow that matches my brow hair, and let me say, I’m already excited for what they are going to look like when they are completely grown back in!
Where does Lily Collins’ brows fit into all of this? She, along with Lucy Hale, are my beauty icons, but mostly fo their perfectly thick eyebrows. Lily Collins, like myself, had an overplucking story, but since, she grew them back in and she is now an icon for her thick eyebrows alongside Lucy Hale and Cara Delevingue.
I absolutely love the natural look of thick eyebrows. I believe it makes your face look younger and frames your face much nicer than thin brows, which have the power to make you look older and overdone. They can easily be the focus of your look, leaving everything else to be muted. I have already noticed a change in the way my face and overall look has changed just because of my eyebrow thickness.
So, yes, the first thing on the Lust List are Lily Collins’ famed eyebrows, but I am fortunate enough to be close to achieving my own!