Everyone who knows me, knows that I am obsessed with eyebrows. I mean obsessed. Not only do I spend a lot of time fiddling with and perfecting my own, but it’s always the first thing I notice on other people. When I heard that Benefit was releasing a book all about brows, I knew that Raising Eyebrows by Cameron Tuttle had to be mine.
This book is okay. I was a bit disappointed, because I was hoping for more information on eyebrow trends through the decades, instead of just a couple of sentences. So this book is not for anyone looking for a more historical read on eyebrows and trends. It’s mainly a guide about shaping eyebrows and what the different products are.
My main issue with Raising Eyebrows is that a lot of the book is dedicated to pushing Benefit’s eyebrow products and their Brow Bar. Not that it should be a surprise considering the book was put out by Benefit, but it was a bit excessive. The author tells you to make an appointment at your local Benefit Brow Bar at least a dozen times throughout the book, which can get a little annoying to read every few pages.
What do you think about cosmetic brands publishing books? Are they really just pushing products?