Greying and thinning eyebrows. These are two of the most common beauty-related complaints that I get when I talk to the women in our community. Fortunately, my good friend and celebrity makeup artist, Ariane Poole, is here to help!

If your eyebrows seem to have a mind of their own, this special beauty edition of the Sixty and Me show is for you!

Do You Have Thinning or Greying Eyebrows?

By our age, for the most part, we have learned to accept our aging bodies. Most of us smile knowingly – of even have a little chuckle – when we notice a new sign of the aging process.

At the same time, we still want to present our best selves to the world. Contrary to what many people think, women over 60 still care about their appearance. We are saying no to invisibility and experimenting with new makeup techniques and clothing styles.

Eyebrows are somewhat of a mystery. They frame our eyes and give character to our faces. But, as we age, they have a tendency to become a little “higgledy-piggledy.” They also turn grey with time, sometimes on a completely different schedule than the rest of our hair!

If this sounds like your eyebrows, Ariane has some advice.

What to Do When Your Eyebrows Go All “Higgledy-piggledy”

Getting your eyebrows into shape is the first step. To do this, Ariane suggests using an eyebrow gel. This could be a little brow brush like the one I discovered from Essence. Benefit also does a great version.

Another option is to use a little bit of hairspray on a toothbrush. Make sure that you store it in a different place than you keep your regular toothbrush to avoid obvious issues!

Like me, Ariane remembers the old days when this technique was used by celebrities. But, if it doesn’t work perfectly for you, consider getting your eyebrows trimmed.

What to Do with Greying Eyebrows

Ariane points out that that “grey” hairs are actually white. When they start to appear in your eyebrows, her first piece of advice is not to pluck them.

If you have already started to do this, don’t worry! You’re not alone! From now on, just try to cover them up, rather than pulling them out.

Give Me Brow by Benefit covers the grey gently. Stila also does some fantastic felt tip pens.

Dealing with Thinning Eyebrows

When it comes to thinning eyebrows, Ariane’s new product line may be just what you are looking for. It’s called Brow Balm and it comes in 3 shades.

This product includes a brush that you can use to fill in the places where your eyebrows are thinning. Remember that your face will probably become a bit more delicate as you age, so, you don’t want to make your eyebrows too thin.

I hope that you find these eyebrow makeup tips useful! If you have any other questions that you would like me to ask Ariane, please add them in the comments section below.

Ariane and I have also recorded a makeup video series designed just for older women. Sixty and Me women have been enjoying them to learn how makeup can help to accent their aging faces. There are also a number of free videos as well.

Do you have greying or thinning eyebrows? What techniques have you found to make them look their best? Please join the conversation.

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