For the past 4 years I have always had my eyebrows threaded, although somewhat begrudgingly. When I was a teenager I over plucked (I'm sure I'm not the only one) and after that I left them for ages not wanting to make them terrible again. But that of course left me with caterpillars that I didn't know how to shape, and it was around this time threading became really popular, so I gave it a go. It was super painful, but cheap and quick, and I thought the thinness of my eyebrows was normal. So I continued, the pain stayed the same, as did the thinness. I wasn't a fan but it was preferable to leaving it and it didn't look SO awful I thought.
Look how thin they are! I feel like having eyebrows that thin make my face look a big bigger than it actually is.
I'd always heard waxing was far more painful than threading so I always stayed away - threading was painful enough! Over time it became too painful to continue, and I let my brows grow out whilst I decided what to do. Around this time I was perusing Debenhams and saw the Benefit counter waxing some-one's eyebrows...it didn't look as horrific as I expected so I bit the bullet and booked myself in for the next day.
Here's what it looks like!
As you can see, there's a big difference between the two pictures. Benefit make sure to accentuate the natural shape and arch of a person's eyebrows, making it far more flattering. As for the pain? SO much less painful than threading, and it doesn't take much longer either. Depending on where you go means you may have to pay a bit more, for instance Benefit charge £11.50 for a wax whereas most threading places charge £6/7, but I think it is so worth for it for the results, and definitely something to think about if you can afford it. I get mine tinted too, but that's because my eyebrows are super pale and just a bit sparse without tinting (due to the overplucking I mentioned!)
Have you ever had your brows waxed or threaded, and if so, what process do you prefer?