How to make wiry, grey or thin eyebrows look fabulous 51



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If you’re anything like me, you’re eyebrows are all but gone now you’re in your 60s. Your once thick eyebrows had to be tames every week but now you’d cry if you lost one more hair!

So if your eyebrows are looking a little bit too thin or washed out, here some expert tips to help them look fabulous.

If you have….

Patchy brows

As we get older, our hair begins to thin all over our body and makes us look older than we are.


Use a brow powder to fill in your patchy spots and make your arches look thicker without looking fake

How to do it:

  1. Gently pull your skin taut so you have a smooth surface
  2. Use a stiff, angled brow brush to dust the powder on in the same direction as your eyebrow hairs
  3. To finish, brush the hairs up and out to blend the powder


Tail-less brows

When we were younger, sometimes we may have overplucked our eyebrows to stay with the trend at the time but now it’s left us with thicker eyebrows at the beginning that trail off into nothingness.


Use a pencil to lengthen your eyebrows’ ends

How to do it:

  1. To draw the tail of your eyebrow, first you’ll need to know where it ends. Do this by holding a pencil diagonally from the outside corner of your nostril to the outer corner of your eye. The spot where the pencil intersects with your brow is where it will end
  2. Draw on the end of your eyebrow with light, feathery strokes
  3. Set the lines with a brow gel

Grey brows

Having grey eyebrows can make it look like you have none at all, or are older than you feel.


Cover them up!

How to do it:

For just a few greys: Use an eyebrow marker to match your original eyebrow colour and paint over your grey eyebrows
For quite a few grey hairs: Use a tinted brow gel that’s a bit lighter than the non-grey hairs
For all grey eyebrows: Dyeing them will be your best chance at getting them looking fabulous again. Most hairdressers offer this service.

No eyebrows

Those who have gone through chemo and/or have just never had very full brows may find themselves at 60 without any at all. If this is the case, you can still draw on very convincing eyebrows without needing to get a tattoo!


Draw them on with a combination of products.

How to do it:

  1. Find the points of your eyebrow and make dots – where it should start, where the arch should be and where it should end
  2. Join the dots by going from the beginning to the middle with small, light strokes
  3. Do the same to the end of your eyebrow and repeat on the other side

This YouTube video will show you how


1. Ardell brow defining powder
Available for $14.99 

brow powder

2. Australis brow pencil 
Available for $7.95


3. Ardell brow sculpting gel clear 
Available for $6.99

brown gel4. Natio brow kit
Available for $19.95


5. Covergirl brow and eye-makers pencil 
Available for $9.95




Make sure you have these items on hand for any touch ups:

  • magnifying mirror
  • good quality slanted tweezers
  • nail scissors for trimming


Share with us today: Do you have thinning or non-existent brows? 

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  1. I had my eyebrows and eyeliner done with semi permanent makeup after chemo left them very sparse … thing I ever did get up in the morning and your all set for the day, swim without smudging fantastic !!!

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    • Sandra how much and pain factor? how did you choose who did it. Thanks

  2. so enjoyed that, now I finally know what to do…thankyou

  3. Mine are quite the opposite. They get thicker and bushier as the years go by… but my barber prevents me from becoming a John Howard. 😉

  4. Had difficulty with the video – no sound and model kept disappearing behind advertisements down the right hand side of the page.

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