Today I am focusing on Beauty...
which truly is in the eye of the beholder.
"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart."
~ Khalil Gibran ~
The focus of today's post is the brow...
Personally I feel that make up should be used with a light touch to look like you, only better!
My routine is simple and quick and I prefer the "no make up look."
You may ask why do I bother?
In a nutshell, it makes me feel better about myself.
Powder foundation, a quick sweep of eye shadow, followed by mascara all by Jane Iredale.
Followed by light dusting with Bobbi Brown Bronzer to highlight my cheekbones.
This can all be done in about 5 minutes or less.
BTW ~ I no longer use a lash curler as I noticed too many of the lashes were falling out.
My eyebrows are thinner due to a thyroid condition and I have quite a few white hairs now
which makes them almost disappear.
Professional tinting at the Spa lasts about 6 weeks which covers the white and grey hairs.
Unfortunately no amount of dye will give the illusion of fullness and for that
I went to Sephora.
Bobbi Brown makes a brow pencil which is easy to use.
The soft formula allows for precise filling in of the areas that need a little fullness and definition.
It comes with a sharpener which is convenient to keep the tip sharp making it much easier to apply.
I also picked up my birthday bonus gift.
Marc Jacobs eye liner and a small lipstick.
I use an old mascara wand to brush my brows before applying Maybelline Brow Drama.
The brow drama is tinted and has a gel which keeps brows in place
then I use the Bobbi Brown brow pencil to fill in any gaps.
I do not tweeze my brows.
I use a small pair of scissors to clip any hairs that grow too long and to maintain their shape.
You can have this done at the Spa if you so desire.
The results of just these 3 products are quite dramatic...
brows "frame" the face.
If you have ever seen anyone who has shaved off their brows you will understand what I mean.
Have you noticed women that are wearing "too much" make up?
I wonder if they are trying to hide their age, ashamed perhaps that they are not youthful.
Too much make up can them look even older...
lighter formulas used sparingly are far more flattering.
Be comfortable in your own skin
you are a woman of a certain age
there is no shame in that
hold your head high
walk with confidence
embrace your years
you have earned respect
and you have wisdom.
Focus on healthy eating, drink lots of water, maintain a good skincare regime.
If your budget allows for it have a professional facial every month or so...
and please remember to SMILE!
A smile perks up the corners of the mouth and lightens up the face.
Celebrate being a woman today!
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~