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Why I'm Not Plucking My Eyebrows Right Now Personal Essay

I Haven't Tweezed My Eyebrows Since February, and It's Weirdly Freeing

Why I'm Not Plucking My Eyebrows Right Now Personal Essay
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I try to look on the bright side of things, so when this whole stay-at-home order started back in March, I welcomed the opportunity to wear less makeup, give the loungewear sets in the back of my closet some love, and take a break from heat styling my hair. I can confidently say boycotting my eyebrow tweezers wasn't part of my initial social-distancing beauty routine, but here we are.

I was lucky enough to never be affected by the overplucked eyebrow phase of the '90s and early '00s; my mom served as a cautionary tale with her eyebrows that she swears still to this day haven't grown back. Because of this, I naturally have thicker eyebrows, but admittedly, the tails weren't as filled in as I would like. (My dream brow is somewhere in the neighborhood of Taylor Hill and Lily Collins.)

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