Yep! It’s official. My bottom eyelashes said good-bye. It had been a long drawn out farewell but they finally decided to leave.
Struggling to apply makeup on Saturday evening before a family wedding, I had hoped false eyelashes would complete my “look.” Not once, not twice but three times attempts were made with the falsies. I even solicited the assistance of two eleven-year olds – desperate times call for desperate measures!
I’ve never been fond of makeup so applying it is something I loathe. And now, with minimal eyebrows and no eyelashes, I convinced myself that makeup was needed more than ever. But the wisdom (and support) from Gia and her good friend AL, well, let’s just say were an eye opener.
I learned three lessons in about twenty minutes that night.
First, eye shadow can do wonders for someone without eyelashes – accenting the brow, lining the top of the lid, creating a smoky look. Yes, the girls knew all about this and were anxious to paint my eyes like a blank canvas.
Did you know “your eyebrows are sisters and not twins.? Ahhh…my second lesson. With having to pencil my eyebrows in, I was directed to make them look similar but not alike. Wow! Ok…no twins it is. Who knew there was so much to this makeup thing.
And lastly, if you line the top and bottom of your eyes with black eyeliner, no one will notice the lack of lashes!
I could not help but smile the entire time the girls were fussing over me. Feeling like a princess on my way to the Royal Ball, they had more fun in those twenty minutes educating me than the rest of their evening.
That night I learned more than just those three lessons however. Something in their hearts spoke more than volumizing mascara. Maybe it was support or the feeling of knowing more than me or hopefully just love. Whatever it was, it prompted me to return the favor.
And while you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, this old dog was able to teach the young pups a trick or two of her own.
And my lessons to them?
Makeup hides your true beauty so less is more.
And a wig with long bangs can do wonders when you are without eyebrows and eyelashes:)