When discussing makeup, I always stress the importance of prominent eyebrows, so often overlooked by over 60s; your eyebrows frame your face, give definition, balance and symmetry; not that they each have to be exactly the same shape; after all, they are sisters not twins.
Some of us will find that as we age our eyebrows become long, bushy and coarse. They may change colour to white or grey, they may grow erratically or become thin and sparse.
WHAT TO DO?
Have your eyebrows dyed about every three to four weeks at your hairdressing salon during your regular hair appointment; as dark as you can go to suit your complexion and hair colour. I have my hair coloured medium brown with gold and blonde highlights. My hairdresser mixes half brown and half black for my brow colour.
If your hair colour is grey or white, eyebrow colour is a little more tricky. Experiment with various shades of grey (maybe 50?) until you have the perfect colour to match your complexion and hair. Show your hairdresser so that she can match the eyebrow tint. You will still need to “finish” your eyebrows each morning to fill-in and shape them, even though they are tinted.
Step-by-step for perfect eyebrows:
I have a friend who swears by her eyebrow template to quickly and easily aid colouring and shaping her eyebrows. Look out for one.
If colouring and shaping your eyebrows is a “first” for you, experiment at the magnifying mirror and if you feel that darker, more prominent eyebrows are too much of a sudden change, remember to stand back and view the overall effect; hairline to chin then top-to-toe because that is what others see.
Recently, I was concerned about sagging mini folds between and to the sides of my eyebrows. My cosmetic medical clinician suggested two botox injections, one in each problem area. the result is just fantastic; a lovely smooth and open look to the eyebrow area; I am thrilled. A subtle “lift” really. Give it a go! The deep crease between the brows can be erased too at your cosmetic clinic using some filler. I had this done 25 years ago and the crease has never returned.
Have a look at the cover photograph of my recent book “Health & Beauty Tips for Women Aged between 60 & 80” for an example of strong, sisterly eyebrows framing the face. Even though you may prefer to go a littler lighter in shade, this photograph demonstrates how fundamental strong eyebrows are to our appearance.
Tell us, do you take care of your eyebrows? What do you do?