Why is everyone so obsessed with the Scouse brow?
Fleek on Fleet Street
What started as a little tidying and definition has turned into a pain staking mission to get that perfectly arched Scousebrow.
Coming to Liverpool as a fresher, you’re faced with a conundrum tougher than deciding between Juicy and Garlands on a Thursday night. Do you stick with your old makeup routine, which barely involved running a bit of eye shadow through your untamed brows, or do you evolve, and try and copy the dark and defined look of the locals, filling in every hair in order to achieve the perfect Scousebrow?
Take a look around Concert Square on a night out and you’ll struggle to find an eyebrow that hasn’t been plucked, filled and defined within an inch of its life. The rise of the ‘Scousebrow’ has meant that everyone and their mother are taking regular trips to the salon to get their HD brows done, even if that means spending years in a chair being plucked, trimmed, waxed, threaded and dyed in order to achieve that completely unnatural but effortlessly up-north look.
With the unstoppable rise of the Kardashians and all they represent, the more natural look has been forgotten, replaced by makeup routines that involve hours of meticulous contouring, highlighting, and eyebrows being shaped and shaded until they no longer look like they’re constructed of hair.
There’s nothing wrong with a bit of definition and shaping, but if your eyebrows end up half way down your face in the rain as your walking home alone (here isn’t room in bed for a girl, the two brows and a boy), then you’re probably wearing too much product.
Eyebrows can define your face, make your cheek bones look sharper and bring the focus to your eyes, but when your eyebrows are all a person can focus on, can they see the real you?