Age is an attitude. That is my motto, but that along can not keep you from looking older. I do firmly believe that your attitude does keep you acting and feeling younger, but Mother Nature eventually takes her toll on all of us. So, what can we do to “trick” her?I am going to do a series on the signs of aging, and the tricks we can use to “fool” the eye. We will be starting at the top of the face and moving down. So, up first, the eyebrow. Did you know that as you age you start losing hair? This is due to hormone loss, and unfortunately it can really age us. You loose your eyelashes and your eyebrows, as well as the hair on your head. There are products on the market for regrowing hair, but I am talking about just fooling the eye with makeup tricks. The eyebrows frame your face, and are one of the most important beauty enhancements. Please tell me that you already pluck unwanted stray hairs. Good, now let’s move on. If you look in the mirror closely, you will be able to see the follicles where the hair used to be. I use short strokes, (to resemble hairs) and go just a smidgen on the outside of that line. Take the time to not only fill in any gaps that might be happening, but also “draw” the shape of the eyebrow you want. The trend is to have fuller eyebrows. Think Brook Shields, not the thin one’s of Pamela Anderson. I use Anastasia of Beverly Hills brow wiz in the shade taupe. Your brows are supposed to be lighter at the first, and then get darker as you get to the arch and tail. I will use a carmel shade to go darker.Use a spoolie to move your existing hairs over your drawn hairs, and then “glue” them in place. I use Anastasia of Beverly Hills Brow Gel, but you can use something else.
To make the eyebrow more defined, I use a cream colored pencil and go right underneath the eyebrow.
Then take a small flat blending brush, and blend out the line. You do not want to see the cream line.
I highlight the inner corner of the eye, and the top of the eyebrow bone where the cream line is, with Shimma Shimma by makeup geek.Pretty drastic change, huh? It might look a little much, but with both of the brows done, it looks right.