How Best to Measure, Groom & Shape Eyebrows for Older Women

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20 Minutes

I’m here to talk to you about eyebrows for older women. Eyebrows basically frame your face and your eyes, so it's quite critical to put some effort into them.

If you’re wondering what to do when it comes to shaping mature eyebrows, keep reading to get useful tips and hacks on the best eyebrow makeup for older ladies.

Tools and materials:

  • Tweezer
  • Spoolie
  • Eyebrow pencil

I'm using makeup from  Look Fabulous Forever, which is specially designed for older skin, but you can replicate the same techniques with your own preferred products.

Plucking eyebrows hairs with tweezers

1. Pluck stray eyebrow hairs

If you have any sparse hairs, go ahead and pluck those out. It’s best to have a clean canvas to work on, especially by your brow bone.

The brow bone area is actually a significant part to add some highlighter to draw attention to the highest part of your face. 

Grooming brows with a spoolie

2. Groom

Before we get into the shaping, start by grooming them so they look tidy. Use a spoolie for this. If you notice any long eyebrow hairs that grow in the wrong direction, then go ahead and tweeze them away. 

Filling in brows with a pencil

3. Fill in brows

Using a thin brow pencil, add some color and shape using gentle stroking motions. You want to mimic hairs, so be sure not to press too hard. This will give your eyebrows a better definition. 

Tip: When it comes to finding the best eyebrow pencil for mature skin, keep in mind that the fineness of the pencil is important, and so is the color.

How to fill in mature eyebrows

Then, move along the eyebrow, following the natural way it grows. Keep using stroke-like motions in a very fine manner. 

The best eyebrow makeup for older ladies

Feel free to fill in the ends and make them a little longer. Just keep in mind not to go overboard; you want to create the illusion that you’ve got more brow hair than you actually have. 

Using a spoolie to brush the product through

Once you’re happy, use the spoolie brush again to brush everything through. 

Eyebrow tutorial for over 50s

Can you see the difference between the two? The right side looks groomed and more defined, while the left looks slightly sorry for itself. 

Shaping mature eyebrows

How to measure brows

Let’s quickly talk about measuring eyebrows to get the right length and shape. The start of your eyebrows should be level with the base of your nose. 

Measuring where the eyebrow should end

Using the base of your nose as a guide again, angle the brush, so it touches the corner of your eye; this is the point where your eyebrow should end. 

Measuring the arch of the eyebrow

If you want to measure the arc in the middle of the brow, take your brush upward so it goes right across the center of your eyeball. 

So, those are three points to consider if you want to get the perfect symmetry. 

Eyebrows for older women

Eyebrows for older women tutorial

I hope you found this eyebrow tutorial for over 50s helpful! You now have the know-how on how to shape eyebrows for older women. From filling them in to understanding their symmetry, I now think you’re good to go! Thanks for joining me. 

Suggested materials:
  • Tweezer
  • Spoolie
  • Eyebrow pencil

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