According to information from Taxotere class action lawsuits, the cancer drug may cause alopecia. Any women who has alopecia understands how hard it can be difficult to find the best make up and the application techniques to help you look and feel your best. Here we offer some great makeup tips for your eyes to start you on your journey.
One of the most difficult things about creating new eyebrows is finding the right color, thickness, and arch. While you are practicing, sit at a table or vanity and rest your elbows on the table to steady your hand. Consider using a brow powder with a sealer instead of pencil. Pencil colors can be shiny on the skin while powders look more natural. As you apply the brow, use a small, thin brush to create the look of individual hairs. This will give you far more definition and dimension than pencils also. TIP: chose a brow color that is one or two shades darker than the natural color of your hair.
You can draw your eyebrows on every day by hand or you can use a stencil or even temporary tattoos. If you don’t have experience or you just aren’t getting the look you want, visit your local school of cosmetology or a store with a cosmetic counter. They can help you learn professional tips that you might never learn elsewhere.
Eyebrow tattoos are becoming ever more popular and not just with women with alopecia. Many women, and men, get eyebrow tattoos as they age because of natural thinning of the brow. One word of caution: if you want tattooed brows, make sure the person you chose is an experienced professional makeup artist, not just a great tattoo artist.
Eyelashes and Lash Lines
Again, when applying makeup, especially if you are going to testing our products, colors, and application methods, sit at a table and rest your elbows. You will be steadier and won’t get shaky or tired. Leaning over a sink can cause your back to tire and your arms to shake after a while. Get comfy instead.
Gel liners are great for creating fullness in areas where your lashes are thin or gone. Run your color line along the wet line of your upper line, going a little darker and thicker from halfway through to the edge of the lid. Consider using a lighter color on your bottom lash line to add depth and interest.
False eyelashes are great and you can modify them to fit your eye shape and get that just-right look. It helps to have some else apply them, but if you have to do it yourself remember to let the adhesive sit for 30-45 seconds so it’s slightly tacky when you set the lashes.
Women who experience alopecia from certain chemotherapy drugs may find their hair falls out and regrows only to fall out again for no reason. The hair loss may be confined to the scalp, or they may lose all body hair. But no matter what caused your alopecia, these makeup tips will help.