Overplucking has become so entrenched a faux pas that a raft of eyebrow powders and repair kits now exist to help disguise mistakes till the hair grows back. Some high-end eyebrow shapers, who charge $25 to $120 a session, have become known for their ability to steer the skimpy-browed to a fuller look. To say nothing of the fact that an increasing number of hair transplant surgeries are done to resurrect brows tamed into oblivion.
My own brow tragedy dates back to high school. In the 70's when the Jean Harlow style brow was enjoying a resurgence, a friend's mother persuaded me to allow her pluck my scraggly (though not bushy) brows. The result was a single line of hairs barely visible above each eye that never fully grew back. Add thinning as a result of the ageing process, and the result is brows that need some help. You won't see me signing up for more extreme measures though, especially transplants, which entail using hair from the scalp, arms or pubic area. (?!?!?) o_O
I use either a powdered eyeshadow or a soft pencil to subtly fill in the sparse areas. My brows will never be full and dramatic again, but at least I can avoid looking like an alien.
Please, mes petites, learn from my mistake. Don't overpluck...they may not grow back.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, here's a little gratuitous brow-on-man action, just for gorgeous and award-winning blogger Wendy B.