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No brows!

(29 Posts)
specsappeal1 Wed 04-Jul-18 11:11:48

I didn't brace myself for such a major loss in older age - my eyebrows have pretty much taken their final bow! I don't want to go down the tattoo route (a close friend had this done and the result wasn't pretty!), but desperate to find a way to make my brows look like brows again!
What do you lovely ladies do?

ninathenana Wed 04-Jul-18 11:36:32

I draw them on !
Using a good quality pencil and small hair like strokes.

kittylester Wed 04-Jul-18 11:49:12

I wear specs!! DD2 has inherited my scarcity of eyebrows and has had hers tattooed on - they look very good.

bmacca Wed 04-Jul-18 12:03:31

I've always had very fine eyebrows and now some are grey. I use Guerlain's eyebrow kit, it's got a little brush so I just fill in to make them look fuller. It's easy to do and the results are good. Although Guerlain is on the expensive side, this kit does last for absolute ages.

PamelaJ1 Wed 04-Jul-18 12:40:16

Tattooing can look brilliant. Find a good therapist. You don’t have to go for the very defined look. I know a great practitioner in Cambridgeshire.
Tinting can help to define where the hairs are and then you could fill them in with one of the many pencils, powders available.

mimiro Wed 04-Jul-18 12:47:21

brow and lashes have always been almost i dye them lasts til grow mascara needed brows getting thinner but the dye helps the illusion.

comes in colors.just search eyelash dye

specsappeal1 Wed 04-Jul-18 13:48:56

fantastic tips! I shall look these up on 'the Google' now!

M0nica Wed 04-Jul-18 14:50:19

Tinting and shaping. I had it done last week for the first time and should have started doing it years ago.

marmar01 Wed 04-Jul-18 14:59:37

I have never had eyebrows as i am a redhead , i plucked up courage and got tattoos, they only last 1 year on have to have a very good person who does tattoos, i know someone in tyne and wear who i would recommend, she does lovely work for cancer patents and alopicia sufferers, so its not just cosmetic eyebrows. Failing that there is a easy eyebrow crayon you can get from super-drug that is great.

mimiro Wed 04-Jul-18 15:46:06

tattoos can be life changing/dermotologist /tattoo artist i know,worked for years developing ink colors to match skin tones.young friend had double radical mastecamy.and her nipples were removed,he created the illusion of nipples for her,made such a differnce in her life.he also disguised scars,you can't cover them because of the scartissue not having pores .he changed so many lives with his work.
if you go to an artist even if you don't know much about tattoos whtch them work look at finished should not be"hamburgered"sign of a heavy hand,see if they give aftercare advice-antibiotic ointments,no sun,wash daily, after a day or 2 let air get to them only bandage when doing dirty work .do not go by artists own tattoos,few tattoo themselves.

Bookatbedtime Wed 04-Jul-18 15:55:31

My brows all fell out (well I was left with a few hairs) and I bought Rapid Lash for eyebrows which you apply to the area where your brows should be, like a clear mascara, twice a day. It took about four weeks of this routine and mine are back better than ever. I bought it from Amazon where it is slightly cheaper but still about £28.

LaraGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 04-Jul-18 16:04:59

A few helpful tips here for thinning eyebrows.

Luckygirl Wed 04-Jul-18 16:09:20

I have black eyebrows like hairy slugs!!!! I am prepared to sell some of it to the highest bidder! grin

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wellingtonpie Thu 19-Jul-18 10:46:39

Why don't they do a black colour for brows? I have black eyebrows and grey hair. I cannot find black eyebrow stuff anywhere so I just use a black pencil.

FlexibleFriend Thu 19-Jul-18 12:02:53

Loads of black eye brow pencils on Amazon so must be available elsewhere too.
I dye my brows but don't bother with my lashes because you still need mascara unless you have very thick and long lashes which I don't.

Newmom101 Thu 19-Jul-18 12:07:27

If you can get to a benefit brow bar they are great for tinting and waxing brows, they make my barely seem blonde eyebrows look normal! The tint lasts for about 6 weeks which is great. They also offer a service where they will show you how to fill them in and maintain them as well. P

grannysyb Thu 19-Jul-18 12:20:43

I just brush a mid grey powder eye shadow onto my rather sparse eyebrows.

overthehill Thu 26-Jul-18 22:49:39

grannysyb yes me to. I am fair skinned and played with all sorts if brown but found grey powder gives a fairly natural looking look

notanan2 Fri 27-Jul-18 01:22:02

The thing with the tattoos is its only the awful ones you notice. The good ones don't look "done" so you don't register them.

PamelaJ1 Fri 27-Jul-18 05:16:06

I know a few people who have used rapid lash on their lashes. It really make a difference. It contains an ingredient that is used in the treatment of glaucoma. I actually trim the eyelashes of an older gentleman whose eyelashes grow so long they touch his glasses!
One of them has also used it on her brows and swears she can she a difference. I’m not convinced but it won’t do any harm to try it.

NotAGran55 Fri 27-Jul-18 06:08:26

Rapid Brow works very well . I have had patches for years and now have full brows after using it for 5 weeks.
Cheapest I have found is on Amazon .

OldMeg Fri 27-Jul-18 06:58:25

With Rapid Brow is it a case of once the brows are restored you can stop using it, or do you have to continue treatment if you want the brows to stay?

Marydoll Fri 27-Jul-18 07:10:24

I am a redhead with very fair eyebrows. Despite being a little nervous at first (I have very sensitive skin), I started dying them at home.
My hairdresser commented on good they looked. I also use Benefit's Gimme Brow to enhance them.

NanKate Fri 27-Jul-18 07:44:45

I use a grey brown eyeshadow and brush that into my eyebrows to give them some definition. On one of my eyebrows one or two stray hairs seem to stick forward and I pluck them out as Vaseline or wax won’t keep them under control. I think well looked after eyebrows frame a face nicely.