When I was in the seventh grade, I accidentally shaved off half an eyebrow. In a panic, I took the razor to the other brow and was left with two archless stubs above my eyes. You see, they were reaching caterpillar-like lengths, and I was too embarrassed to ask my mom for a pair of tweezers. I spent the painfully slow growing-out process trying to convince harsh commenters that I had, in fact, shaved my brows on purpose.
I later went through an unfortunate phase of tweezer addiction, after which I vowed to once and for all let my eyebrows do their thing. They’re now full and have reached a normal length, but after everything I’ve put them through, they’re hardly flawless. For advice, I asked brow expert and Benefit Cosmetics’ International Spokesperson for Global Services, Jared Bailey, to share his best brow maintenance tips. Click through above for eight foolproof ways to perfect and maintain your eyebrows.