My sister and I had a great visit this weekend. We spent hours happily chatting about any and everything. Plenty of time, of course, was devoted to the discussion of political, religious and social issues. Then, we moved on to more pressing and intriguing topics, like eyebrows.
Can you believe there are those who still like to tweeze and pencil their brows into that 1950's style raised arch? It's so severe and brings to mind the Vampira look. Scary. My youngest sister tried to dye hers at home once. The result was the woolly-caterpillar brow. Equally as scary.
In the case of brow makeup, as we get older, perhaps less is more, unless, of course, you are trying to achieve that John-Crawford-Mommy-Dearest look. Eyebrows do set the stage as far as the face is concerned, don't you think? The wrong look can be very misleading.
Take the case of poor Uncle Leo on Seinfeld. Remember that hilarious episode where his eyebrows were singed off and Elaine draws them on with a magic marker? He then visits his doctor, who is convinced he has an anger problem. It really is all about the brows.
Just as bad, are the over-tweezed-Gloria-Swanson brows. They can do just the polar opposite, as far as facial drama, by putting you in a constant state of dazed, non-emotion. The "I don't have much going on upstairs" look is not always so attractive, either.
Have you ever been forced to participate in brow intervention? Someone near and dear to you has a severe case of tadpole brow? Or maybe even a case of the dreaded unibrow? It's not always easy, but our loved ones must be helped. WT, left to his own devices, develops a sorry case of Hugh-Griffith-Arab-sheik-Ben-Hur brows. He tells me he wants to wax, twist them and start a trend. Well, we'll see about that.