November 13, 2018

historyofoverplucking.

An Instagram account. I'll just give 2 examples:

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Bette Davis

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46 comments:

tim in vermont said...

If you must bring back fashion ideas from that era, may I suggest silk stockings with that seam down the back?

Earnest Prole said...

Over the weekend I watched an Audrey Hepburn movie and was astounded by the pelts above her eyes that contrast so strikingly with the delicacy of everything else about her.

mockturtle said...

Just the opposite today, when women are sporting Trudeau brows and heavily penciled.

rhhardin said...

Theoretically it would make you look less supercilious.

rehajm said...

I thought caterpillars were back in vogue?

tcrosse said...

Frida Kahlo is unavailable for comment. So is Leonid Brezhnev.

Rob said...

Where's the Instagram account for landing strips?

Henry said...

From Postcards From the Edge:

My eyebrow pencil, okay?

Here.

You know, it's in my will...

...that they don't bury me without eyebrows.

l do not go in the ground without them.

l know.

Henry said...

Lyrics not written: Bette Davis Brows.

Lucid-Ideas said...

I saw the headline for the post before scrolling down to see it was about eyebrows...I thought it was going to be about thanksgiving turkeys I swear.

Rob said Where's the Instagram account for landing strips?

Total LOL. Also, I'm curious too...asking for a friend.

My name goes here. said...

She looks surprised.

AlbertAnonymous said...

Who gives a pluck?

traditionalguy said...

Betty Davis eyes FTW.

Sally said...

Not an ashtray in sight.

Darrell said...

Drawing in eyebrows was one of the stupidest ideas ever conceived.
Always trust in what God designed.

Kay said...

Ha! Pretty awesome.

PM said...

In the room the women come and go
Plucking what their eyebrows grow

Darrell said...

Over the weekend I watched an Audrey Hepburn movie and was astounded by the pelts above her eyes that contrast so strikingly with the delicacy of everything else about her.

And she was beautiful, wasn't she?

James K said...

Frida Kahlo is unavailable for comment. So is Leonid Brezhnev.

And Brooke Shields.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

If you know any women who've been thru Chemo - often hair loss extends to facial hair and the eyebrows go too. An added insult to an already fragile situation regarding our hair.

Purposefully removing your eyebrows so you can draw them back on, is insane. But - women are insane.

Darrell said...

Want to look like a male transvestite?
Draw in your eyebrows.
Get eyebrow merkins-- like Justin Trudeau-- if you've had a flame accident. Use better glue.

gilbar said...

My friend Leah Juarez makes a living for herself, tattooing eyebrows back onto people
(well, she also tattoos lips, and putting in eyelash extensions; her and her staff of 5)

she says that when people are young, they pluck pluck pluck; then, when they're older, they're gone

By the way, she's had her lips tattooed (by one of her staff), and it looks just like lipstick (by which, i mean; as a guy, i couldn't tell she'd done anything: but looked great)

when she woke up at 6am to go trout fishing; she just grabbed a shower & was out fishing me by 7:05

Fernandistein said...

Overplucking is a major cause of facial erosion, and often results in the spread of invasive species of weeds.

Darrell said...

I know women think changing the arch of their brow gives an edgier, more dramatic look. And it does. But the downside is too great. You look stupid if you aren't wearing a ball gown. Use Photoshop if you want to play around.

YoungHegelian said...

What school do chicks go to to learn how how to do that?

Pluck U?

Professional lady said...

Bette Davis - one of the greatest actresses ever!!!! My favorite BD movie, "The Letter." Based on a Somerset Maugham short story - so many levels.

mockturtle said...

Bette Davis - one of the greatest actresses ever!!!! My favorite BD movie, "The Letter." Based on a Somerset Maugham short story - so many levels.

She also co-starred with the great Leslie Howard in Maugham's Of Human Bondage.

gilbar said...

YoungHegelian said... What school do chicks go to to learn how how to do that?

cosmology school; it's right after the CNO (carbon-nitrogen-oxygen) cycle and before white dwarves

gilbar said...

IF you're wanted a great haircut, make sure to use a licensed Cosmologist

mockturtle said...

My sister had an eyebrow bitten off by a Great Dane and had to have hair transplanted from her scalp to form a new brow. She has to keep it trimmed or it would grow long like her hair.

[Of course, we know Great Danes are just big 'couch potates'.]

J. Farmer said...

No woman's overplucked eyebrows were more serious than Marlene Dietrich's. Damn that woman knew how to light a photograph.

stevew said...

There was a girl in my high school class (mid 70's) that shaved off her eyebrows. Was one of those "seemed like a good idea at the time" moves. She went through one grueling day at school during which she was laughed at and ridiculed (teenagers are such shits) and from then on until they grew back wore a knit beanie pulled down over her forehead to cover her, missing, eyebrows. She was an attractive girl. No eyebrows was kind of disturbing. At first I couldn't figure out what was wrong.

RigelDog said...

Just can't understand the over-plucked/minimized eyebrow. I'm totally judge-ey about it. It's a look that young and middle-aged women white women from sketchy neighborhoods really go for around here. They scrape their hair back into a tight, high pony tail, practically eliminate their eyebrows, and wear either no makeup or harsh black eyeliner. Always with a cigarette in hand. I'm too judge-ey about it I think because I only wish I could be 25 again and have thick shiny hair and full eyebrows that actually needed to be plucked at least a little. I want to shake them and ask why they are volunteering to look like a hard-50.

SayAahh said...

Good brow scene in Lady Gaga’s A Star is Born.

J. Farmer said...

OT, but holy shit is the just announced Brexit deal a terrible loss for the pro-Brexit British. Having a pro-EU Europhile like Theresa May at the helm has always been an absurdity. May should have stepped down after her foolish decision to call a snap election resulted in a loss of seats for the Tories and the forcing of the government into coalition with the DUP. An utter disgrace.

Leora said...

I was noticing the other day while binge watching that all the women on NCIS Season 15 seem to have the same eyebrows. I wondered if they had one cosmetologist who specialized.

n.n said...

Just don't pluck. Trimmed, manageable, and rational.

Trumpit said...

If mirrors didn't exist, the world would be a better place. My great aunt Betty Tweezers invented the tweezers, and two world wars occurred soon after that. Edward Scissorhands invented the Scissors, and no good came of that either except to line Johnny Depp's pocket.

chuck said...

> At first I couldn't figure out what was wrong.

Big clue that you are a guy, I never notice those things either. It's why I read Althouse.

steve uhr said...

I stupidly clicked on an ad on this blog selling a sweatshirt that looked like a hairy chest and back. Now if couse I see it 24/7 when I'm on line.

Ann Althouse said...

"Who cares about eyebrows?"

Earnest Prole said...

Althouse strikes me as a place teeming with evolutionary biologists, so perhaps someone here can explain why the only hair on women’s faces grows in little bushes over their eyes.

Jeff said...

What about historyofovercommenting?

Bad Lieutenant said...

so perhaps someone here can explain why the only hair on women’s faces grows in little bushes over their eyes.

Easy, Eep. So that men will fuck them. That will bev$200

Leigh said...

This post makes me think instantly of “All About Eve.” Off to check Omarosa’s eyebrows right now.

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