Dame Helen Mirren revealed the secret to her stunningly youthful looks. The 72-year-old actress and face of L’Oreal Cosmetics hasn’t been seriously interested in makeup for several years and was even quoted as saying “The irony is that – the older you get – the less you care. I think: ‘God, when I was young, and probably had much better skin, I wouldn’t dream of going out without mascara,” and “Now I really don’t mind. I mean, if you’re taking your dog for a walk at eight in the morning it doesn’t really matter.” However, after getting the role of ‘The Queen’ for the theatre show The Audience, she confessed that bold brows are the backbone of her beauty routine, and she got them by microblading.

Helen noticed a difference in her confidence after microblading and said, “I’ll tell you what I had done recently which I love – I got my eyebrows tattooed. I was fed up with my brows barely being there, and when one of my girlfriends got it done, I thought they looked great. They’re very lightly and delicately done – but it means when I get up in the morning and I have no makeup on, at least I have eyebrows.”

Browologist Samantha Trace stated, “As we age, unfortunately, our hair becomes thinner and sparser, which for the brows can result in loss of shape and fullness. Great brows can frame and lift the face while opening the eyes, thanks to the treatment Microblading which Dame Helen Mirren’s revealed is the secret to her youthful look…”

Trace went on to explain how microblading works. Microblading uses tiny microneedles to embed pigment in the skin. These tiny needles create tiny pigment strokes that look like real hair. This “real hair” look is created by pulling the needle in the same direction of the hair growth. Trace said, “This technique of ‘hair stroke’ is the finest form of eyebrow tattooing. I see many women in their 70s/80s whose looks are transformed thanks to Microblading their eyebrows which boosts confidence as it can truly take off years. Over time the skin also thins, so using techniques that are light and delicately applied to the skin can create brows so natural looking it means when they wake up in the morning with no makeup on, at least the eyebrows are perfectly in place.”

Dame Helen Mirren remains an advocate for the beauty of older women and is famous for her insistence that her photos not be excessively touched up and her posting of photos without makeup, but even she became “Fed up” with the scarcely there brows. Thanks to her experimentation for her role as “The Queen,” she has discovered an effortless beauty secret in permanent makeup which takes her beauty to the next level.

Remember: microblading is permanent, and you should only have the procedure done at a location you trust and feel comfortable with. Furthermore, care needs to be taken in order to ensure the pigment stays as vibrant and stunning as possible. If you’re ready to take the next step toward perfect brows, visit http://www.zoemilanstudios.com/