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A Brow Experiment.

Is is just me, or does everyone take time out of their busy lives to find, download and Photoshop photos of other peoples eyebrows? No one? Oh…

It’s a sickness.
I try to stay away from shows like Teen Mom or Buckwild, or pretty much anything that airs on MTV for obvious reasons but also because I can’t really control my need to perfect their eyebrows.

Exhibit A

Fantasy Brow Makeover

Inspired by many emails and a few comments I decided it might be fun to put my illness to good use.
Based on my experience, I could talk to the point of nausea about eyebrows and still not help some of you one iota cause  many of us are visual learners. So to cover all my bases I thought it might be cool to take a plethora of photos of different kinds of brows and make them over.
But I need photos.
So if you would like to join this experiment I would love it if you’d send one my way!
1. Send a good quality face forward shot (kind of like the one above) to [email protected] before 9pm PST  TONIGHT (5/30/13)
2. I am just one opinion. There are MANY ways one can do their eyebrows, this is just for fun and because it has been requested lots.
3. I am also not that good at Photoshop eyebrows so it might be a helpful indicator on where or how to grow, fill and pluck but probably won’t be one your gonna wanna frame:)
4. I have no idea how long it will take so I don’t know how many I’ll be able to get to but I will do as many as I can and as many I think represent answers to the most common questions.
5. If you have already sent me a photo of your brows and requested this, please send it again so that I have them all in one place at one time:) Sorry I know that’s a pain but if you saw my poor email account and the disastrous way it’s organized/not-at-all-organized you would understand:)

I’m kind of excited! I hope you guys aren’t all SUPER sick of eyebrow talk. I just get questions for them so often and I know how frustrating it can be to want to learn something and not really know where to start, so I’m trying every possible way I can think of to help.
I’l try to wrap it up by tomorrow:)

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  • Reply
    May 30, 2013 at 4:25 am

    Hurray that’s so cool you’re going to do it! Sending you my pic now – thanks Cara! xx

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      May 30, 2013 at 4:43 am

      I just sent mine too!!! Gosh I hope the quality of the pic is okay though :(, Cara, do you min letting me know if it will work ok??? Thank you soooooooo much!!!!!! I’m so excited!!!!!!

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    Miss Viola Swamp (@imaqt209421)
    May 30, 2013 at 5:24 am

    Done, thanks for all your hard work!

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    May 30, 2013 at 5:26 am

    I’ll never get tired of your brow talk.

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    May 30, 2013 at 5:32 am

    You are very funny. I don’t photoshop brows, but I have my other funny quirks that nobody else does all day. Loving this brow talk–keep it coming!

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    Margie Hall
    May 30, 2013 at 7:03 am

    *giggle* I thought I was the only one to do that. I also change my eye color and try on hairstyles using Photoshop. I’m glad I’m not the only one

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    May 30, 2013 at 7:22 am

    I hope I hope I hope my picture works for you!! What a great offer! 🙂

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    May 30, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Love the eyebrow talk!!! I constantly look at people and wish that they would just take the time to fill their’s in.

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    May 30, 2013 at 8:06 am

    I am sending mine as soon as I get off work and I hope you can help me! My wedding is in 3 days and I have one brow that is way different than the other. I’ve been looking at your blog trying to figure it out but I am panicing and would love your help! Unless you happen to be in SLC on Monday which would be even better!!

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    Tristan B.
    May 30, 2013 at 8:08 am

    I’m not even in the beauty industry and my brow obsession is monumental, probably equally as obsessive as yours! Can’t wait to see your results for this project1

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    May 30, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Brows are my biggest problem, sent a photo over hope you can work your magic Ms.Cara! thanks bunches.

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    May 30, 2013 at 8:56 am

    you asked, and you shall receive. i’m glad you’re doing this b/c i have the strangest eyebrows i’ve ever seen. you’ll have fun w/ mine. if i don’t trim the tops, they go up in the middle like spock. i try to fill them in, and i look like groucho marx. lovely. i’m kinda glad you’re obsessed w/ brows b/c i’ve been wanting to ask someone to help me w/ mine for a long time.

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    May 30, 2013 at 9:11 am

    I am not even kidding I totally understand the eyebrow obsession. What I don’t understand is how these people have bad eyebrows when they probably have access to some kind of waxer. Like stop tweezing your own if you don’t know what you’re doing, spend the 7-20$ getting them threaded or waxed or whatever. Sheesh!


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    May 30, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Thank you thank you for all this brow talk. I’ve been almost as obsessed as you lately because I know I need help with mine (that’s the first step in recovery right!? 🙂 ) I’m constantly looking at everybody’s brows. A month or so ago I decided I realllly love Charlize Theron’s brows and I thought it was funny that she was one of the examples you posted! Thanks again! I will be sending you my picture 🙂

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    May 30, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I like this idea… But I’m so not photogenic. But I’m gonna do it anyways. *fingers crossed*

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    May 30, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Sent mine! Can’t wait to see what you come up with 🙂

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    May 30, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Girl you have no idea how awesome your timing is!!!! I’ve been going through chemo for 6 months and just started losing my brows so I need so much help! ((: I got over the no hair thing…. But REALLY? No more brows? Eeeeeek!!! Thank you for dedicating so much time to brows <3

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    Maddy Cane
    May 30, 2013 at 11:03 am

    This is such a good idea, brows make so much of a difference! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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    May 30, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Just sent you a picture! ,y brows drive me insane and would love some feedback.

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    May 30, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    You can start a brow only blog as far as I’m concerned… LOL. Seriously they are the one area of my makeup that I really struggle with. I would love some advice on actual shaping. Everyone mentions beginning/highpoint/end but I think I actually need to go in and shape the brow top and bottom line, I have two very different brows and a (harmless, I’ve had it checked) lump under the front of the left one that plays total havoc with the shape. Unfortunately I do not have a suitable camera to send you photos for a personal evaluation.. so I’m hoping to see other examples that are similar. I would also love to see a video of you doing your mom’s brows if that is possible. I noticed on her before/after post you did a complete overhaul and I would love to see you actually filling/shaping them.

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    May 30, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Silly question…..if a girl doesn’t have much in the way of brows and HAS to fill them in, do you want a pic of unfilled brows or regularly filled brows?

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    May 30, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Sent in my picture 🙂 Can’t wait to hear advice on what to do! Love that your doing posts on eyebrows!

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    Carissa @ Pretty/Hungry
    May 30, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    This is a great idea! Can’t wait to see the results 🙂

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    May 30, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Yay!!!! Brows have always been a problem for me…..I just don’t have very thick brows naturally (at least were I want them to be)! It’s def a little genetic and from being a teen in the 90’s!!!!! 😉 #Help

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    Olga Iris
    May 30, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Well i just sent your way a pic of my 51 yrs old mug: gray roots, no make up so i hope you are sitting down when you see it!

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    May 30, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Olivia Wilde! That face is near perfect and the eyebrows matter- just google her with blonde hair and notice the difference!

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    May 30, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    I sent in my pics. Please extend the brow series! I feel like you are just getting started 🙂 I have naturally thick brows (think Brooke Shields in the 80s), downright bushy and I feel like I have just gotten the hang of them. I only recently started filling them in and it makes such a difference even with my thick brows. It just makes them look darker. You are the bomb! You should think about doing this for HAC too. It’s my nose that I really have a problem with 🙂

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    Liza Lu
    May 30, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Love eyebrow talk! And it doesn’t matter what you post about, it’s always amazing!

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    May 31, 2013 at 12:19 am

    oh noooes, i’m bummed out now that i missed the deadline! hopefully someone else’s face structure/eyes/brows are similar to mine! looking forward to seeing them 🙂

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    May 31, 2013 at 3:26 am

    I’m a new reader, and I’m very happy to see your love for eyebrows! I don’t actually photoshop them, but I do in my head all the time… Have you seen Emily VanCamp in Revenge? Her eyebrows frustrate me to the point that I can’t even follow the show!

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    May 31, 2013 at 5:12 am

    Love the focus on brows! Once I started filling in mine years ago I never looked back! Thank you so much for the great ideas and product recommendations- brun is sooooo the way to go! Also thanks for all the hac lessons- discovered this a few weeks ago, and my coworkers complimented that I looks better (nice!) but couldn’t pin what I’ve been doing different- yay!

    Love the blog and your upbeat and empowering approach!

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    Amber MacDonald (@daydream_beauty)
    June 1, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Bummer, I missed the deadline! Eyebrows frustrate me to no end! MIne are the biggest pain in my makeup routine. I can’t wait to see what you do to fix the brows that were submitted! 🙂

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    June 1, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Check out my eyebrows and goddess look.

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    June 2, 2013 at 1:58 am

    Love this post! Infact I love all your brow posts!

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    Keri Wallace
    June 2, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    I was at Disney, is it too late to send one?

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    June 4, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I sent mine!

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    Beth C.
    August 13, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    I have been photoshopping other people’s eyebrow disasters for years! I’m so glad I’m not alone… I thought I might have a problem! There were some challenging ones of girls who did some major experimental overplucking while we were in college 🙂 Your blog is lovely. Thank you for all the beauty wisdom.

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    Haley W.
    November 15, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I know I am really really late but would it be possible to still send mine in ?

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    January 4, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Hi, I know my question has “missed the boat” but I have an unusual eye brow question. I’m a brunette and when I was younger I had a disgusting nervous tick of pulling out my eyebrow hairs (seriously. deranged). Anyway. (Probably courtesy of my one “helpful” friend saying: “Your eye brows are so THICK!”) I digress. I try and try to let my eyebrows grow back to a more natural and full state but there are weird large holes where hair does not seem to grow anymore. I can’t seem to get a natural shape back! HELP!

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    February 18, 2014 at 5:33 am

    Cara, I have looked through some of your eyebrow post and it seems like most everyone’s eyebrows are on the lighter side and therefore the brun works great. Do you also recommend using the brun for dark eyebrows? My eyebrows are really dark and I want to experiment with filling them in a little but not sure if brun is the way to go.

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