Discovering a star’s fave beauty treatment is always a treat, but there’s something even more intriguing about the beauty regimens of mature celebs, the ones who somehow look effortlessly healthy and hot, even after decades have zipped by. Tell us all your secrets immediately! Where is your fountain of youth?!
Helen Mirren is one of those beauties, so when she praises a treatment, the world listens. The 72-year-old’s most recent discovery? Microblading.
If you haven’t been dreaming about getting feather-like tattoo marks on your brows to make them appear fuller and more shapely, you probably will after reading about Mirren’s stamp of approval.
“I was fed up with my brows barely being there and when one of my girlfriends got it done, I thought that they looked great,” she explained to the Daily Mail.
So, one of her besties did it first and then Mirren decided she wanted the gift of great brows as well. Sounds about right — who hasn’t coveted something of their best friend’s, only to go and get it too.
“They’re very lightly and delicately done—but it means that when I get up in the morning and I have no makeup on, at least I have eyebrows,” she said.
This statement is relatable on so many levels. Women around the world (this author included) will admit they feel “naked” without filling in their brows with powder or pencil, or darkening the hairs with a tinted gel to make them appear fuller. Microblading, when done by a seasoned professional, can be the answer.
Earlier this year, on the night of the Oscars, Mirren uploaded a bare-faced selfie to Instagram, prior to her makeup team having their way with her. And still, her brows looked on point even sans makeup. Yup, this is the power of microblading in action, people.
The actress admits that her newly bladed brows have “made a huge difference.” Her morning routine must take no time at all, plus she gets to have perfectly manicured eyebrows all day, every day.
Okay, Dame Mirren, we’re convinced. Perfect brows for all!
If you’re into the idea of microblading, but worry they look a little too perfect, consider micro-feathering. It’s is similar to microblading, but places each tiny tattoo in a more natural position that gives a bit of a messy look — but in a good way.