It’s a well-known fact that eyebrows thin with age – and when they do grow, it’s usually just one long, thick, wiry white hair that springs out at a funny angle.

My eyebrows aren’t too bad, not thin, but not Brooke Shields circa 1980 either. Brooke Shields was an 80s icon known for her acting in terrible movies beauty, specifically her eyebrows.

In fact, so famous were they that Charlotte Tilbury called her Brow Lift pencil, Brooke S. Unfortunately, this didn’t go down too well with Ms Shields and the product was renamed Lucious Brow.

Brooke Shield's eyebrows

This is what I do to stop my very average eyebrows thinning and why I think it helps:

After cleansing, I very gently tug on my eyebrows for a minute or so – I’m lucky that I have enough hairs to grip.

After applying foundation, I take a clean cotton wool bud, wet it with cold water and rub, quite vigorously, the opposite way the brow grows, back and forth. It doesn’t matter if skin goes a little pink, it’ll be back to normal by the time you’ve finished the rest of your make-up.

Then take the dry end of the bud and repeat the process. Do the same on the other eye (well, of course).

This is what I believe it does: Firstly it remove excess foundation and you’ll be surprised at how much makeup lodges in your brows, but more importantly, it stimulates blood flow to the hair follicles. This is a good daily habit to get into.

You could also massage your eyebrows in little circles while reading this blog.

Sure there’s no scientific evidence behind this, but I’ve been doing it as long as I’ve worn makeup and I still have eyebrows!


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