Elizabeth Taylor Have Permanent Eyebrows
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Feb

Did Beauty Icon Elizabeth Taylor Have Permanent Eyebrows?

Who doesn’t know Elizabeth Taylor? The late actress is known for her legendary beauty and her portfolio of acting films. But did she rely solely on her gorgeous features to cement her status as a beauty icon?

Perhaps not. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that!)

Anyone who follows Hollywood news knows that these celebs have big beauty secrets they don’t always share.

And permanent makeup? It’s often one of those.

Did Elizabeth Taylor have tattooed-on eyebrows? And why is it even a big deal? We answer these questions and more.

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Elizabeth Taylor is a true lover of all things beauty

What are Elizabeth’s best-kept beauty secrets? All were revealed in a tell-all interview with her former personal assistant Tim Mendelson and her makeup artist Francesca Tolot.

One, the actress had a deep love for jewelry, often planning her whole look around whichever piece she was keen on wearing. She also enjoyed putting on her own makeup, even when it took her two hours to do so.

“Elizabeth was very tactile and sensual, like a cat in some ways. She just enjoyed the feeling,” Tim Mendelson shared.

But she wasn’t all lavish routines. In fact, the star used drug store skin care products for most of her life.

And her go-to beauty trick? Taking a bath so the steam can set her makeup. Not really as fancy as you’d expect from a Hollywood legend.

Permanent makeup for a permanent beauty icon

Neither Mendelson nor Tolot mention permanent makeup in the interview. However, it is widely believed that Elizabeth Taylor had on permanent eyebrows, eyeliner, and lipstick.

It’s unlikely that any substantial confirmation will ever surface, so we will never know for sure. In any case, Elizabeth looked beautiful from the day she graced the silver screen until her last day on Earth.

The bigger concern now is why her having permanent makeup is such a big deal.

Well, for one thing, a big name like Elizabeth Taylor can do wonders for the permanent beauty industry. It’s almost like a celebrity recommendation, in a way. So, it’s definitely a big deal for microblading artists all over the world. After all, it’s good business.

Sadly, some people may think that permanent makeup makes Elizabeth (and any other woman) less “naturally beautiful.” They’ll think that permanent makeup is a cover-up or a mask, even.

We all know that’s not true.

In fact, makeup (permanent or otherwise) is a way to boost self-confidence and help us feel beautiful. It’s not just about looking “better.” It’s about feeling better.

And Elizabeth understood the need to feel good about herself and her work.

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How the star was born

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor (b. 1932, d. 2011) rose to fame with the film National Velvet (1944). The 12-year-old actress became one of Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer’s biggest teen stars before she began taking adult roles in the 50s.

However, she considered ending her career early on. In the 50s, she wasn’t too enthusiastic about the roles she was being given.

And she had impeccable taste. Once she began taking on roles she felt good about, her career truly began to soar.

Elizabeth won the Golden Globe for Best Actress for her work in Suddenly, Last Summer (1959), while her 1960 film Butterfield 8 led to her Academy Award for Best Actress.

Her other big name films include the wildly expensive Cleopatra (1963), The Taming of the Shrew (1967), and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966). All were met with critical acclaim.

Still, the media closely followed Elizabeth’s personal life. Her eight marriages, jet-set lifestyle, and impressive collection of jewelry fascinated the public to no end.

And yet Elizabeth was more than just a media sensation. In fact, she co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research in 1985. And from the 90s until her demise, she spent most of her time on philanthropy.

Elizabeth Taylor won the Presidential Citizens Medal before she died in 2011.

Classic Hollywood, classic looks

Permanent makeup isn’t exactly a new trend—but it sure isn’t as mainstream or as popular as one might think. And the fact that people still think of makeup as deception doesn’t help.

But one thing we can learn from Elizabeth Taylor’s life is that we don’t have to give in to society’s expectations.

We can follow our bliss. And we should. And if your bliss is permanent makeup, then why should you let anyone stop you?

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