This Instagram account is dedicated to the ugly era of super-skinny eyebrows
by Katie Way
Remember when it was fashionable to pluck the ever-loving shit out of your eyebrows until they were practically nonexistent?
I sure wish I could forget that bygone era, but no matter how much I binge-drink I cannot. And apparently nobody else can either, because now there's an entire Instagram account dedicated to tiny-ass brows.
It is, in turns, a delight and a horror. But either way, I'd say it's worth a follow. It's called @historyofoverplucking, and it features dated photos of small 'brow luminaries like Gwyneth Paltrow and the Olsen twins, as well as TV and movie characters like Helena Bonham-Carter's Queen of Hearts and Tiffany, the Bride of Chucky.
I am personally no stranger to seriously overdoing it with the tweezers, so this account was a fun little reminder for me not to forget where I came from, which is here, on the left:
And I'm not the only babe staffer who made some eyebrow mistakes…
@historyofoverplucking is great for anyone who wants to take a trip down memory lane and remember that Ashlee Simpson exists, but honestly, fashion is a cyclical thing!
Maybe in a few years we'll all be looking back at our eyebrows in their current state and wonder why the fuck they were so big.