I decide not to wear mascara today. Nearly all my eyelashes have fallen out now. Painting two or three odd lashes here and there just looks silly. To make matters worse, I’ve lost more on the right eye than on the left. So applying mascara creates a somewhat Clockwork Orange effect.
I find that my eyebrows look more natural when filled in with light coloured powder and a soft brush. I just touch the brush very lightly along the brow line. An eyebrow pencil makes a harsher mark. When there are not many hairs to blend it into it creates a hard line that looks phoney.
Once there was a time when having no brows or lashes was all the rage.
Rogier van der Weyden c.1435 Lady wearing a Gauze Headdress
Rogier van der Weyden 1455 Portrait of a Lady
Portrait of Mary of Burgundy C15