Critically acclaimed actress Helen Mirren revealed that her biggest beauty secret is bold brows. How does she achieve them? The 72-year-old actress announced that her incredibly youthful look is a result of having her eyebrows tattooed on.
Mirren states that she recently tried microblading, a huge new eyebrow trend, and she absolutely loves it. She says that is has made a huge difference in her confidence.
“I’ll tell you what I had done recently which I love – I got my eyebrows tattooed. I was fed up of my brows barely being there and when one of my girlfriends got it done, I thought they looked great. They’re very lightly and delicately done – but it means when I get up in the morning and I have no makeup on, at least I have eyebrows. It’s made a huge difference.”
Microblading is a technique, very much like a tattoo, that uses small brush strokes to make eyebrows appear full and natural. This procedure is not permanent, but it can last up to three years. It is especially beneficial to those with thinning hair and barely-visible eyebrows.
Browologist Samantha Trace spoke to HELLO! on the matter.
“As we age, unfortunately our hair becomes thinner and sparser, which for the brows can result in loss of shape and fullness. Great brows have the ability to frame and lift the face whilst opening the eyes, thanks to the treatment Microblading which Dame Helen Mirren’s revealed is the secret to her youthful look,” she said.
Trace says that she sees many women in their 70s and 80s who have been completely transformed by microblading. It gives them a huge boost of confidence and takes off years. Over time, the skin thins and so do the eyebrows. Microblading uses a technique that lightly and delicately applies pigment to the skin to create natural looking eyebrows that don’t need to be drawn on every day.
Mirren recently posted a photo on Instagram of herself without any makeup on, and she still has bold, beautiful brows.
It’s not often that women in their 70s and 20s agree on the same beauty trends, but microblading is the exception to the rule. Many of the best microblading salons even have waiting lists of six months or more