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Eyebrow disaster!!

Guys - I made a horrible, terrible awful beauty mistake. 

I was trimming my eyebrows with scissors (ie. brushing the hairs up and then trimming the longer hairs) and my hand slipped an OHMYGOSH. I accidentally trimmed off the front half of my eyebrow! 

I've always been known for my dark, Liz Taylor-esque brows and I feel like just terrible that I messed them up so horribly. It's super noticeable. It looks like I tried to shave off my brow and then gave up in the middle. 

I was sick to my stomach and wanted to cry! 

Has anyone experienced anything like this before? Any tips to make my eyebrow grow back in faster?

Any tips/tricks/ideas for dealing with it in the meantime?

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I had an esthetician wax off the entire end of my eyebrow, but it does grow back Smiley Happy for the mean time, there are TONS of powders to fill in your brows, personally i use anastasia brow powder duo, because i can mix them into the right shade for me, you'll just need to buy an angled brush to apply it.


if your not comfortable drawing in your brow shape yet ( i don't know how experienced you are with brow products) try and pick up some brow stencils, they'll help you shape them perfectly with powder.


i think anastasia also sells a brow growth serum you may want to check out too Smiley Happy 


Good luck

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Not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but I use castor oil to make my eyebrows and eyelashes grow faster. Just mix a spoonful of castor oil into a bit of water and apply it with a clean spoolie every night. And don't worry, they'll grow back while you're not looking at them so much! Smiley Happy

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Thanks for all the amazing advice!

I took the Anastasia brow spoolie/brush

and used the deepest brown from Naked2 and successfully filled them in. My mom couldn't even tell the difference!! *breathes a sigh of relief* I'll try to post pictures when I got home, but filling them in made a HUGE difference. I'll be doing it every day till they grow back in!

Thanks girls! <3 Hearts to all of you!

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Some Idea:

1. If you have bangs, cover that area up!

2. Pencil, wax, and powder combo to try to create the illusion of a brow.

3. Watch some Youtube videos for alternative creative suggestions.


Good luck, don't worry they will grow back Smiley Happy

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Oh no! That happened to me as well!


I would get a brow powder to fill in the gaps and a tinted brow gel to make the brow hairs seem longer and thicker. I love Anastasia products!!! Check it out!


I got a "makeover" when that happened to me. I was so embarrassed that I went to my hairstylist and asked her to give me side swept bangs so it would cover the bad eyebrow! Smiley Very Happy She says so many girls come in wanting bangs to cover up a bruise, stitches, had a bad eyebrow job, etc.


My mom told me to use vaseline on my eyebrows every night before bed because it would make them grow longer. I did it... I have no idea if it even help make it grow faster, BUT I can say that it did help my eyebrows to lay flat when they started growing in all spikey!

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I gotta try this!

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Oh wow, that really stinks when things as such happen Smiley Sad

The brow usually grows back relatively quick. Just get some brow powder or a powder pencil to fill them in for now. If you do not have any on hand, you could always check through your eye shadows, make sure it is a matte-and see if you have a close color to use until you can get some brow filler.

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Yikes! Sorry to hear that! I would recommend using Anastasia's Perfect Brow pencil in Soft Brow. This is what I use to 'pump' my brows up so to speak, rather than define. The brush on the other end is excellent for blending the pencil with your brow hairs Smiley Happy.





Whimsically yours,

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Thank you EVERYONE for the product recommendations - I'm feeling much better already. Can an eyeshadow double as a brow powder, by any chance?

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Yes, yes, yes!!  I use a matte dark brown MAC one everyday!!

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That's what I use, Naked 2 from Naked Basics is the best color for my brows!  Works just fine!

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Oh, awesome. I do have several dark brown and medium brown UD shadows. I'll try to use those and see if that works. Smiley Happy

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OMG... I am soooo sorry!!  Sucks!!  I second the shadow recommendation.  It always looks more natural to me than the pencils.  But, this youtube video was the most helpful video for eyebrows...  instead of the pencil, I use powder.  Her idea of filling in just the bottom of the brow and brushing up, works wonders for me and looks much more natural than filling in the whole thing.  Good luck!!


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The Anastasia Brow Box is great for eyebrow accidents. I tried to tweeze without a magnifying mirror before I finally accepted that I needed bifocals and had a brow mini-disaster. The Brow Box was my salvation because you can mix a couple of colors together to get the exact shade you need for an invisible repair.

Good luck, and take heart, my brows looked immensely better in less than 2 weeks and my hair grows really slowly.

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I use Anastasia Brow Pen and Duo Brow Powder.  Your brows will grow back without any problems.  When you go to Sephora, ask for the person who is the best with eyebrows to show you what to do.  That's what I did, and I was (and still am) happy with the results.


If anyone (at work, friends, family, etc.) says anything, just tell them in a sheepish voice, "I had a little accident."  If they continue, be persistent, "it's just too embarassing to talk about."  They'll eventually get the idea.

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I over plucked once and it was AWEFUL! I would just fill them in with a shadow for right not that matches your brow hair color. They have gels and pencils too. Personally, I always think that just using a shadow looks most natural. 

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Grrrr, I normally use brow gel to shape my eyebrows, and I too got the brilliant idea to trim the longer hairs. My hand moved and I over-snipped one side so now my eyebrow is wonky and spiky, and doesn't lay flat. Smiley Tongue

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i have one of those small battery powered facial hair trimmers and once i tried to use it to clean up my brows.  it has this little plastic guard, which is supposed to trim hair so its about a quarter of an inch or so.  so i ran this over the front part of my eyebrows, but instead of leaving a 1/4" of hair, it pretty much shaved it all off, like it would of if i never had the dam guard on!!! I was so upset because there was a picture of a guy with unruly brows using it just like I was, so I know it was supposed to work! And it looked really bad, but luckily i had a brow pencil and was able to fill it in so it wasnt too bad.  I also wore a hat on the first couple of days so it wouldnt be as noticable.  The hair was back to a tolerable lengh in a week or so.


it sucks when these things happen, but you will be back to your usual eyebrowed-self soon enough! Smiley Happy

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Just breathe, you're gonna be fine! It will grow back!


I use the illamasqua brow powder to fill in my brows with an angled brush.  I think it does a really nice job.  I prefer powder over pencil for brows.  

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UD lash growth serum/rapid lash work on brow oopsies.  Gimme Brow from Benefit might help fill in the spot while you grow it out.  It's like brow mascara!

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