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Helen Mirren Says Her Eyebrow Tattoos Have Made a ‘Huge Difference’

There are many reasons why we love Helen Mirren, including for her ability to tell it like it is. Who else, at 72, can you think would post a makeup-free selfie to Instagram ahead of the Oscars — Hollywood’s most glamorous night of the year?

Indeed, The Queen star often uploads makeup-free pictures to Instagram, and not only that, but also photos of herself being “made up” too — snapshots she captions with phrases like “major works in progress.” All this, of course, is in an apparent attempt to debunk the myth that Hollywood stars wake up “picture perfect” (although, in our view, Helen is always picture perfect — with or without makeup.)

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Continuing along this thread, the British actress has recently revealed an incredible beauty secret, one which she says has made a “huge difference.” “I’ll tell you what I had done recently, which I love — I got my eyebrows tattooed,” she told The Daily Mail. “I was fed up of my brows barely being there and when one of my girlfriends got it done, I thought that they looked great.” She continued, “They’re very lightly and delicately done — but it means that when I get up in the morning and I have no makeup on, at least I have eyebrows. It’s made a huge difference.”

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major works in progress

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Of course, Helen is no stranger to tattoos. She famously has one on her hand, an interlocking pattern meaning “love thy neighbor.” She did it because it was “the most shocking thing I could think of doing,” she said in an interview in 2010. However, she went on to reveal, “Now I’m utterly disgusted and shocked because it’s become completely mainstream, which is unacceptable to me.”

Here’s hoping she doesn’t come to think the same about her new eyebrow tattoos (because if anything is guaranteed to become incredibly popular, surely it’s a beauty secret from the gorgeous Helen Mirren).

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