Looking better 20 years later!
Everyone loves a good before and after photo. Everyone loves #FlashbackFriday pictures. People also love when you can give them tips to look like the after...this is what I recently learned. If you are just starting your online presence of being a social media maven, entering the world of health and beauty or think you are America's next supermodel then I have some tips for you!
I recently came across my first professional headshot from 1998. I was just trying to get into modeling at 22 years old. I flew out to Atlanta GA with my then MR. NYS competitive bodybuilder boyfriend and hired a makeup artist and photographer to get me some images to use for model searches. Back then you actually had to go to modeling event searches in person - it wasn't as easy as it is now.
None the less, my modeling career never took off but I did learn some things over the years.
One of my biggest lessons:
Eyebrows are key! Brows shape your face. They frame your eyes. I used to draw them on with a pencil and pluck them away to basically nothing. This took away my border for my eyes and left me looking like a cupie doll. I now know thanks to some makeup artist BFF's of mine that it is a process of getting a good brow and product is key.
My favorite brow products are from the Anastasia line.
I use the DipBrow and the Brow Whiz in soft brown. Both are a lifesaver.
Link here for their website.
I am now getting more modeling gigs than I was twenty years ago. I pride myself in still getting carded when I buy booze, being young enough for the twenty year olds to ask me on dates even though my response is always the same "I could be your mother - no thank you!"
If you are feeling the need for a makeover this year, instead of trying to change your hairstyle - change your brow style! You will be surprised at how such a tiny difference makes a huge change in your appearance!
1998 modeling headshot
Twenty years later selfie with proper brow