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Drew Barrymore is a self-described “beauty junkie,” but even she admits to not having stayed on top of her hair color or brow maintenance recently.
On Monday, the actress posted on Instagram a close-up photo of her face from the nose up, revealing some gray hairs as well as eyebrows in need of grooming. Then she referred to her Santa Clarita Diet character Sheila Hammond, writing: “#becomingsheila OH MY GOD How did I let it get this bad. Base and brows needed. Must become her. #santaclaritadiet here we go again. Season two.” Even zombies like Sheila, apparently, have better brows than Barrymore did as of yesterday.
A post shared by Drew Barrymore (@drewbarrymore) on Jul 31, 2017 at 9:49am PDT
Fans appreciated Barrymore’s candor. The post has had more than 94,000 likes and hundreds of comments calling the brow selfie (#browfie, actually) “refreshing” and “beautiful.”
Noted one commenter, “Glad to know I’m not the only one who needs to do brows. Sometimes ya gotta let them go!” Added others: “I was right there with you…a cut and color saved me the other day…” and “It’s like looking in a brow mirror this morning brow sister, love this pic and you!”
At least one comment gets right to the point: “Female maintenance is exhausting at times.”
Barrymore’s brows, in case she needs a reminder, weren’t always so bushy. Here she is all the way back in 1998 — with fellow ’90s queen Alicia Silverstone — accompanied by a teeny-tiny pair of bleached ones.
Drew Barrymore & Alicia Silverstone, 1998 Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards. pic.twitter.com/uqzEngElBl
— Lost In History (@HistoryToLearn) July 31, 2017
Barrymore may not have the time, but she certainly has the products, as evidenced by her recent sharing of social media photos showing off her vast array of makeup and skin care items — a hoarder’s worthy mountain comprising everything from her own brand of Flower products to dozens of other lipsticks and palettes.
#beautyjunkieweek is over and all I can say is I am just a true blue beauty junkie myself. I haven’t been paid of influenced to suggest anything in these posts. These are just things I love or have discovered that I wanted to share. I am convinced if we take good care of ourselves, we will feel better and less distracted by our own funny insecurities. I don’t have time to go to pamper myself, because i just don’t, so I am always thrilled to find at home solutions. And I don’t want to mess with my face, so I try to find myself ways and products to look my best naturally. I will continue to travel the world, find innovative labs, and educate myself about al the wonderful possibilities out there for us! I love being feminine. A woman. A mom. And always, a celebrator of all things #girl #beautyiswithin #therestofmydrawers #researchcolletion
A post shared by Drew Barrymore (@drewbarrymore) on Jul 18, 2017 at 8:42am PDT
“I am convinced if we take good care of ourselves, we will feel better and less distracted by our own funny insecurities,” she wrote. As for Barrymore herself, her trademark beauty style is naturally influenced and unafraid to be bare.
“I am the biggest lover of makeup on the planet, but I love taking off my makeup and having a fresh face and letting my skin breathe,” she told Into the Gloss.
The balanced philosophy is one that appears to resonate with fans. Because Barrymore claims her “happy place” is in bed, wearing a face mask and watching TV. Just like any other beauty lover.
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