Pencil them in, pencil them thin

anjelica huston, claudette colbert, greta garbo, jean harlow, lynsey de paul, marlene dietrich














Sadly, I have no choice. I was not blessed with luxuriant, Audrey Hepburn-style eyebrows. Mine have always been sparse, so I have to choose my eyebrow heroines with this in mind. I rarely go to such extremes as shown here, but I do have to tame the few stragglers and pencil them in a bit. It’s a bit strange to have such thick dark hair on your head, then have the eyebrows of a mousey-person. Sigh.

12 thoughts on “Pencil them in, pencil them thin

  1. I've been pencilling in my brows for about 15 years!I have fine hair and thick brows, sadly they are also blonde so might as well not be there at all!I'd get them tinted if I could afford it.

  2. I've been pencilling in my brows for about 15 years!I have fine hair and thick brows, sadly they are also blonde so might as well not be there at all!I'd get them tinted if I could afford it.

  3. Great pictures and inspiration as usual! I'd trade my (so other people say) perfectly shaped eyebrows for freckles and Twiggy eyes, no problem. I'm really keen on trying the spiderlashes from the girl in green. Thanks for sharing šŸ™‚

  4. Retro Chick – get a lash and brow dye kit! Its fairly easy to do yourself (although you won't want to answer the doorbell with gloopy Groucho Marx comedy eyebrows) and takes about ten minutes. My eyebrows are more Brooke Shields than Marlene, and I'm actually glad I never gave into the temptation to pluck them. That said, Myrna Loy and Claudette Colbert look divine – ok, they all do but those two are personal favourites of mine.

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