Karen Betts, Permanent Makeup Artist and Founder of K.P Pro advises, “Ultra thin, arched brows can be a dead giveaway of ageing.
“When you age, facial features like eyebrows become less noticeable as hairs become more sparse, and so most makeup artists would recommend full, bushy brows to help signify your youth.”
Jamie Long, Lead Stylist at HD Brows advises, “It’s certainly true that certain brow shapes can make you appear older. The type of brow that is going to suit you will depend on your face shape.
“Darker eyebrows are ideal for looking younger, as they provide a greater contrast to the surrounding skin on the face. Make sure you don’t overdo it though, as thick, overdrawn brows can portray a harsh look, giving the opposite of a youthful effect. Less is more.
“Treatments such as brow laminations can be the next step to replicating that youthful appearance, or opting for microblading if you want something more long term.”
“We aren’t all blessed with brows as naturally shapely as Cara Delivigne or Lily Collins, so microblading is another great option to achieve the salon brow look.”
Eyebrow tattoos aka microblading has saved the need for time consuming, everyday brow filling. Pinterest searches for eyebrow tattoos are up 87% in the last year, as well as being up 285% for ‘natural microblading eyebrows’.
What hair colour should I have to look younger?
Jamie Long, Lead Stylist at HD Brows advises, “Whether you have a warm or cool skin tone, warmer tones such as auburn, golden and bronze can make you appear younger instantly. You want to avoid very light or ashy tones that can dull the face instead of giving it a youthful vibrance.
“Slightly warm hues, balayage and highlights that don’t go too far from your natural shade are eternally flattering for anti-aging hair – for any skin complexion. A set of highlights or balayage to contrast your natural colour can not only give off a believable glow but disguise any grey hair regrowth, age proofing your locks for good.
“You want to mimic your natural childhood colour with a tone that’s not too warm or too cool. You may also want to stay away from very dark hair colours if you’re looking to take years off your face. This is due to darker hair making any signs of thinning more visible, as well as any grey hairs coming through. Dark hair also casts more shadows on the face, washing you out and emphasising any wrinkles or fine lines, which can unnecessarily age you.”