Do you suffer from Whoopi Goldberg syndrome? Or are you suffering from Chola syndrome? Sans eyebrow makeup, I am definitely struggling with Whoopi Goldberg syndrome. My eyebrows are so light and practically invisible. But up close and personal, it’s there, I promise.
If I am ever asked which ONE makeup item I can’t live without. Just one! Although I’m not a fan of them, I would have to say an eyebrow pencil. I prefer filling my eyebrows in with something in powder form, but that would mean I’d need tools to apply them with. I will use eyebrow pencils from time to time, but I usually opt for my eyebrow shadows. It just looks cleaner and much more natural to me. With a pencil, I feel like I can get carried away too easily.
Eyebrow obsession didn’t come into my life until about a few years ago when I realized my face was just out of balance. Something was not right. I especially knocked some sense into myself when I saw pictures of me at my 25th birthday. I had my makeup
done at the MAC counter then. Either the artist wanted me to look like a thin-sharpie-using-Chola or she really didn’t have much hair to work with because my eyebrows were so thin. Here are some pictures of my thin, unhappy eyebrows that threw my facial expressions in all the weird places.
I decided it was time for a change. Goodbye thin out of shape eyebrows! I had to caterpillar them out for a while. Ladies, you feel me?! You think in between waxing or threading is bad? Try growing them out completely. It is the only way to reshape them nicely. For the past few years, I’ve finally perfected my brows. I think I’ll keep them this way for the rest of my life. I don’t care if Whoopi Goldberg or Chola steez become a trend!!
I do believe the eyebrows really do frame the face. Go look at yourself in the mirror. Do you feel balanced? If not, it’s probably your eyebrows. Do you look mad, even when you’re not? It’s probably your eyebrows. Do you look lost, even though you’re very much oriented? Then it’s probably your eyebrows.
If you’re satisfied with the way you look, even if you do have Whoopie or Chola syndrome, then by all means, keep on ma! That’s all that matters. Your self confidence and perception of beauty and comfort. This is my liking and where I find solace in my face. I am proud to present my much fuller and nicer eyebrow regime. If you’d like to know which products I use on the regular, and how I apply my eyebrows, then keep reading.
These are the products I use to create my ideal everyday brows. From left to right: MAC 204 lash/brow brush, Anastasia brow highlighter, MAC duo eyebrow powder (limited edition, but you can use any eyeshadow) , MAC wax pencil (I believe it is now discontinued), MAC eyebrow gel, and NOT PICTURED because I forgot -MAC 266 angled brush (preferably the short limited edition one because it is thicker)
Before stepping out of the house, make sure your eyebrows are aligned with your facial structure. The eyes are the key to this. You can also do this before you begin. Make sure the beginning of your brow lines up with the inner part of your eye.