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Thought we could start a list of additional sites to visit when we want inspiration.... Here are a few to get us started:

Grey is OK!: Grey Transitions

The Silver Sophisticate — Silver Hair Savoir-Faire

Going Gray with Style and Class - Join the Revolution Gray Movement |Tips and Support for Going Gray
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great idea!
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thanks so much for those sites, what great ideas!
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Working on finding my inner curl.
Ya know, so many gray women have these really heavy eye brows. I am sure they are touched up but that is beside the point; I just dont think I get it. I am not sure I like it. what do others think?
Myrna do you have an example?
Perhaps like this one below. Not sure if they are her natural color brows or not:
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Now see I quite like that.
My brows are not that thick anymore, but they're definitely that dark. Hers definitely look natural to me, because mine used to look like that (before I plucked them to oblivion - they never fully grew back). I think it's just the contrast between the dark and the almost all white hair that is jarring to you, Myrna. I see what you mean, but in a way, I think it helps to maintain a more youthful look when the brows are still brown.
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I have this book called "The Makeup Wakeup: Revitalizing Your Look at Any Age". well, first, almost no one is gray - they are all dyed. Second, the makeup - especially for the one gray woman's makeover - was so heavy and dramatic, I think to myself, where is she going with all that makeup? I dont want to feel that I have to cake on the makeup at age 62 to remain "youthful looking"; that is as oppressive as getting my roots colored every three weeks. I have a bit of a pet peeve about the brow thing - mine too have been over plucked and have been thin for years - now do I have to brush on a whole new set of brows every day? how about false eyelashes, do I have to do that too? Hair extensions? Spanx to hold me in? Sorry for the rant, girls, I will find a pic of what I am talking about in the eye brow department.
ok look at the woman in the video on the Going gray with class link. I doubt her brows are her own. and this: http://www.pinterest.com/daslael/silver/

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I didn't watch the video, but I did look at the Pinterest link, and there are tons of photos of women on that board with no brows, light brows, thin brows, thick brows, dark brows, light make up, dark make up, and no make up. I don't think there's any "rule" about what must be done with make up to maintain an attractive appearance vs a frumpy one. And for most photo shoots, make up is caked on because the harsh lights wash it out in the photos, so I don't think that's the norm for any woman.

I think I chose my words poorly when I said those dark brows helped maintain a youthful appearance. After all, embracing our gray is partially about not fighting the aging process. Maybe what I should have said is that the dark brows, for me, are attractive. I like that look, and if I'm honest, I hope I someday have white hair and brown eyebrows. But that doesn't mean everyone should have them - I think it depends on skin tone and whether or not those brows existed on the person's face even before going gray.

I will say this about gray hair and make up - almost all the women I see whose photos I'm drawn to have some sort of flattering lipstick on. So for me, that's something to pay attention to, which will be hard because I almost never wear lip color. And I don't think it's necessary to fill in your brows every day unless you want to, but countless articles I've read have said that the brows should definitely be well groomed and shaped, that it makes a huge difference in how the overall face looks even without make up (for all women, regardless of age or hair color).

I think in the end, you have to do what's comfortable for you and what makes you feel pretty. I do fill in the outside portions of my brows, but that doesn't mean you have to. I want to be the best me I can be, and that's one small way I feel I can do that. Your best you may not include that, and that's okay. I think if we bow to pressure to look young with gray hair (all those things you mentioned in your post), it's just as bad as bowing to the pressure to constantly color.

And this was quite the rambly post!
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Eyebrows can be tricky. My natural brows are a light brown. They are also thinning and becoming more sparse. I use a pencil to fill them in so that they don't disappear, not to make me look younger, per se. Same with my eyelashes - mine are so blonde that it looks like I don't have any. I use mascara so they are visible. Turns out they're rather long!
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myrna -- i think eyebrows are not that same as wearing false eyelashes, heavy makeup......
i think eyebrows can age us with any hair color, at any age. they frame our eyes, with our without makeup and are important no matter what our hair color is.

a good book to read is one of carmindy's, (the makeup artist from 'not what to wear' tv show) she has 3. i think maybe the '5 minute makeup' one is her latest. i took them out from the library, found lots of helpful hints in them.

also, diana jewel's book, going gray, looking great, has some tips. also in the library.
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Rustina, I agree that darker brow with silver hair are more attractive; unfortunately, on of my brows is still fairly dark, and the other looks like bristles of my toothbrush have flown up and migrated there. So I have been doing some touching up. rbb, some makeup artists I have read say "false eyelashes are a MUST"...really.

I struggle with my brows, because when I pull my hair back from my face, and up, I concede I look better with a heavier, "lowered" brow - but, at this point, when my hair is down, I am just darkening the one with the tooth brush bristles. I WAS having them dyed also - which was nice, because I didnt have to do anything to them for a couple of weeks - I may still have that done, or do it myself.
False eyelashes are a must? Bah.

What do you use to touch up your eyebrow? I have used Bare Minerals brow powder before and liked it a lot. Am now using this weird cream-like brow stuff because Ulta was out of the BM last time I went. It still goes on with a brush, but it's not nearly as nice. And it's too easy to overdo it. Would love recommendations.
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Northern VA
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actually, the name of that book is '5 minute face.' and if you ever saw her on what not to wear you would see that she does not push false eyelashes at all. in fact, there have been several women who come on and say they always wear them and will not go without them, so then she shows them how to cut them in half and use less.
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
Rustina, I use an eyebrow pencil/crayon by Milani. Someone recommended it on makeupalley.com I am sure there are better products out there but for now, it is fine. I bought an expensive MAC one and took it back - too hard, and wrong color. THe sales associate definitely sold me the wrong product. But I really wanted the Milani anyhow, and I found it. rbb, I have really long eyelashes so I am not getting fake ones - a decent mascara is fine. And, I dont leave the house without lipstick.
I want to try some of that Cindy Johnson Boom makeup.
I want to try some of that Cindy Johnson Boom makeup.
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You mean Cindy Joseph's makeup? I bought BOOM when it first came out, a few years ago. At the time my skin was still more oily than dry, so I didn't stick with it too long. I'm glad you reminded me about it, though. Now my skin is drier - especially in the winter. I was just thinking yesterday that I should try a cream blush. I'll see if I can dig out my old boomstick color. Hopefully it hasn't gone bad. I did like the color a lot and I love the whole concept. Thanks for reminding me, chupie!
2Poodles Southeast PA
fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

A friend of mine ordered it and I keep forgetting to ask her how she likes it. What I think, though is if I had the bone structure in my face that Cindy has, I would probably only need a tinted moisturizer, a bit of blush, and lipstick.

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