Whilst taking my new specs selfies a few days ago, I dared to take some bare-faced shots with my hair pushed back. There were motives behind my madness.
Firstly, I've always felt that wearing glasses means I have to wear more eye make up. During my recent training session with my new glasses, I think I got away with just mascara (YSL false lash, bien sur). These new glasses can take that light-touch approach as they are bigger than my usual frames.
Secondly, in my Getting Lippy post, I mentioned that I enjoy wearing just lip balm on a casual day. In summer I prefer it to lipstick. Here I'm wearing a lovely cherry-flavoured stick which I think is by Lipsyl but it could be a Boots-own (I bought it and its melon mate from Boots but I've torn the wrapper off which had all the info). Well, it tastes gorgeous and its doing a lovely job on my lips.
Do you reduce the lippy in summer?
And finally, the main reason for all these selfies. My eyebrows. I pushed my hair back to have a good look at them.
What's happened to them? Where have they gone?!
They have become sooo thin in the past few years. I now find myself saving the long wirey white stragglers that I used to pluck out because they looked so aging. These days, if it's a hair, it stays. Thems the rules. So I now cut my new best buddy brows with scissors, in the hope they will stick around a little longer.
I've tried pencilling in some pseudo-fullness but I just look like a painted lady. The colour has to be light as my eye brow hair is ashen brown, a.k.a. grey. The pencils on the market seem to be a ruddy brown and stand out glaringly against my, err, soft (grey again) colouring.
Oh, and BTW ...
... here's what I wore whilst conducting my No-Brow Investigation. After the soaring temps we've experienced, this day ear-marked for brow-ing, shopping and errands was a cooler day so I somehow reacted by covering a little more, even though it was still warm. Just not sweltering.
Black modal Next top, black/ecru print skirt from M&S about 15 years ago (beautifully lightweight fabric), black Ecco sandals.
Now, tell me, are you experiencing eye brow loss?
How are you managing it? Doing something about it or leaving well-alone?
And do you know of a really good brow product that fills in the spaces but provides some vestige of "natural" brow about it? Maybe one that you've tried that works for you.
I'd really appreciate your help.
A la perchoine.