Yep, I Bleached My Eyebrows—See the Pictures

Hands up if you bleach your eyebrows. No? Me neither. Celebrities use a pre-event brow-bleaching session as a way to shock on the red carpet (think Kim Kardashian West at the Met Gala in 2016) and Lady Gaga, who confessed to Vogue that she bleaches hers on the daily, saying, “I like to keep them light. They’re more versatile for a beauty look. You can draw [your eyebrows] any way you want when they’re bleached.” It’s a beauty trick often used backstage before catwalk shows too, mostly when the designer wants the models to look “otherworldly” (read: like an alien).

Many a time, I’ve been backstage at fashion weeks surrounded by models milling around with brows slathered in bleach that looks like Fluff marshmallow. I am not Lady Gaga, nor do I have a catwalk appearance anytime soon, so I wanted to know whether bleached brows could work for us non-celebs IRL. After all, the brow du jour right now is big and bold, so would bucking that trend make me feel more confident or like a duck out of water (literally, as ducks don’t have brows)? And so I picked up a box of Jolen Crème Bleach (£11) at Boots and promised to bleach my brows at the first opportunity.