This post was published on September 29, 2015. Brow Month has since ended, but see the big reveal (Glossier Boy Brow) here.
Hello! And welcome to Brow Month on Into The Gloss: a celebration of something that we at the office have been especially fixated on over the past several months…because Glossier for brows is coming soon. (I’m wearing it above.)
If you go by square yardage of the brow area, I’m the default choice to write the opening letter for this most joyous occasion. Also, I’ve received some recent feedback that my eyebrows are pretty great. They’re dark, thick, and long, with wiry stray hairs that hang where they please—something I was teased about growing up (and still get offers to “fix” by stranger aestheticians I pass on the street). They compete with my big toe for being the first part of me into a room, and they’re forever in my field of vision. If you were to see the world through my eyes, you’d be looking through an awning of grey fuzziness.
Anyway, what I’m saying is that this kind fascination with my eyebrows is relatively new to me, and I guess I’ll enjoy it now while large eyebrows are the thing; soak it all up on the greener side of the grass before the seasons change and another type of brow is more desirable. Though if Brow Month does anything, we hope that it will help curb the idea that there even is such a thing as a perfect brow. The Fable of the Over-Pluck is one that’s been passed down from generation to generation of women, but as the pendulum swings away from the tadpole brow, we’re suddenly overcompensating with stenciled-in twins twice as large as nature intended—brows requiring four products and 10 minutes to create. Either way, we’ve been doing too much. It’s time we start acknowledging that your best brows are the ones you were born with, and that brow maintenance should be about grooming, not remodeling.
Over the next 30-ish days you’ll find inspiration, education, and discussion on all things eyebrow-related here. In the theme of brow diversity, you’ll be seeing and hearing from women with great brows of a variety of shapes, sizes, and plucking histories. This is a safe zone where no brows are shamed and all brow-related questions will be answered—ask away below. I’ll let the edit team take it from here while I work on putting the finishing touches on Bo—ah, I can’t tell you the name yet.
Annie Kreighbaum photographed by Brayden Olson.
Shop Boy Brow now at glossier.com.