Meet the new false eyelashes for your brows. A new beauty product promises to transform the faces of women recovering from chemotherapy and maybe over-plucking as well. Lace-front eyebrows are essentially glue-on wigs that fill out where you're bald or sparse. They're much less radical than hair transplants, but as you can see in the pictures and video below, the results are dramatic. But do they look natural, and are they worth the hefty price tag?
Here are 4 things to know about lace-front eyebrows.
1. Cost. Let's get the cost out of the way up front. One company, Final Touch, sells just the brows for $50 a pair; plus, you'll need adhesive (they sell for $30 but you could probably buy wig adhesive elsewhere) and adhesive remover (another $30). So you're looking at an up-front cost of $110.
2. How long they last. Once glued on, the brows should last 7 days. Then you'll need to redo them. But the brows can be reused for up to 2 to 3 months if you take perfect care of them. So that means you're maybe spending $300 to $600 a year.
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3. How they work. You have to do a little measuring first so you know exactly where to put them.
Then you brush some adhesive on the back of the brows and place them on your face eeeever so carefully.
4. How they look. And ... here's the big reveal. You go from this:
I think these brows look a little funky on this woman. They're a bit too dark and harsh for her face, in my opinion. But that might be a matter of styling (she could go with a lighter shade; plus, the stylist added more color over them after applying). It doesn't look like you have a choice of eyebrow widths; it's just one standard shape. So there are some limitations.
They're NOT going to give you Cara Delevingne eyebrows. (Unless you're a very experienced stylist.) They're more for people who want to go from no brows at all to some brows and have resigned themselves to the browless-beggars-can't-be-choosers philosophy. Not that they look terrible! I'm not saying that. I'm just saying, there are limits.
But if I were hairless up there, for whatever reason, I would be ecstatic with this option.
What do you think about lace-front eyebrows?
Images via Galaxy Dreaming/YouTube