You may have heard that eyebrows ‘frame your face’. Well, they do, they really do! If your eyebrows are un-kept, unruly & not shaped, your face doesn’t look ‘complete’. Eyebrows are as popular now in 2015 as they were so immaculately shaped back in the 1950’s.
Not sure how to shape your brows? Girlfriends if you have a smartphone, tablet or PC simply search ‘eyebrows’ and you will be inundated with information. I can tell you that Anastasia from Beverly Hills has more brow products then you can ever imagine (and her line is available at Sephora stores).
A few brow pointers; make sure your brows have a nice arch and that they extend outward just a touch. You should be able to draw an imaginary diagonal line (or hold a pencil as a guide) from the outer edge of your nose to the outer corner of your eye then up to your brow, and this shows you where your brow should end. Many women’s brows stop short from over-plucking (mine included) and then are left that way. Take an extra minute from your current beauty routine and extend that brown line!
Let’s re-cap. If you put makeup on but ignore your brows as many of you do (come on admit it!), you are not finishing your look. It’s like wrapping a present with no bow or ribbon. A cake with no frosting. Windows without blinds or curtains….you get the drift!
Did you know that your perfume can make you smell old? Well it can my friends. Many ‘classic’ scents are just that….classic. Forget about all those old perfumes and try out something with a clean, light & fresh scent. Want a cheaper option to ‘smell younger’? Try essential oils as a substitute for alcohol based perfumes. You can find these at drugstores, health stores, as well as Sephora, Ulta & Amazon. Lavender, rose or vanilla are my picks!
I’m sure you all know your hair is an important asset in your beauty regimen right? So why let it go? Money? Not enough time? I am not a hair dresser although I admit I am pretty skilled with hair styling and using hair tools so for me it comes a bit easier. Believe me, you can spruce up your hair on your own for $10 or even less to get rid of those grays, ugly roots or even dull hair. Take some time in the drugstore beauty aisle, there are usually women who will help you, and pick out a shade closest to your own. I recommend Loreal Excellence or Garnier Nutrisse. It is actually a really SIMPLE application, just follow the instructions. If you can shampoo, you can color your hair!
Another tip for youthful looking hair. Try some face-frame highlights or lighten your base shade one or two shades. For this I recommend going to a salon. Highlights will bring some brightness to your complexion and a lighter shade overall softens a woman’s look as she ages.
Ok, here we go. Yellow teeth make you look old! Let me repeat….yellow teeth make you look old!! There are so many products available right in your drugstore (including great whitening toothpastes, strips & mouth rinses) there is really no excuse for not giving it a try. If money is of concern there are even some home remedies you can make that work pretty good (do an internet search for ‘teeth whitening home remedies’).
The dental industry has come a long way with their whitening products that are gentler & less irritating to your gums, yet highly effective. If you’ve thought about whitening your teeth, now is a great time to give it a go! After all, whiter teeth make you smile more, give you more self-confidence and as mentioned, make you look YOUNGER!
Number Five – Nails
So yes you may do your nails, you may even go to the nail salon. But, you probably choose the same safe colors over and over like soft pinks, rose, mauve, lilac shades and maybe a French here or there. A simple and easy way to keep it young is to pick a young color. What’s a young color you ask? Think royal or navy blues, dark burgundies or gray/silver/gunmetal tones. It may feel weird at first or like your borrowing your daughter’s nail polish, but give it a try and expect to get many compliments!
I am 45 years ‘young’ 😉 a makeup artist and performer. I do feel truly blessed to have some great genes that may help me to look younger, but believe-you-me I also do whatever I can to slow down the aging process. Not that I’m ashamed to grow old but there’s no reason, in my humble opinion, we should go down without a good anti-aging fight!
Stay beautiful & show me your new fabulous looks!