November 23, 2012

Bangs Before Botox

I have forehead wrinkles at the age of 34.  Big ones.  They are progressively getting deeper despite my efforts of using multiple creams, serums, and primers daily.  I'm not too proud to admit that I desperately want Botox one day.  But financially it's not in the cards right now.  The only solution I can think of - BANGS BEFORE BOTOX...

 {Catherine Zeta Jones}

 {Jennifer Hudson}

 {Julianne Moore}

 {Rachel Zoe}

{Lea Michele}

I chose all sorts of ages, hair colors, and textures to show you that almost anyone can pull off bangs.  And look how well they hide a forehead!  Not that all or any of these women have forehead wrinkles (I won't make any assumptions), but if they did, their bangs would disguise them beautifully.  It's a lot cheaper than Botox and if you don't like it, you can let them grow out or pin them back.

* Tip:  My stylist told me that winter time is one of the best seasons to try out bangs if you're not used to them.  This is because it's not hot outside and you don't have to worry about sweat sticking your brand new bangs to your forehead! Which let's face it, is not a cute look. So I need to go ahead and try it pronto since it's finally getting cooler here in Georgia. *

My makeup routine will have to change up a bit if I go bangs, because they almost hide your eyes (along with the wrinkles) if they go past the brows.  I'd do a smokier eye + lashes like here and here, or at least a heavier liner on the top of the lid like here, and lots of mascara on upper and lower lashes to bring the eyes out.

What do you think about my idea of bangs before Botox? An obvious solution right?!

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Lainey L. said...

I think you'd look great with bangs! If they don't work out, you could always invest in a lot of headbands while they grow out!

Danielle said...

I am sooooo with you on this!! I've been debating the very same thing since I am getting tired of looking at my forehead wrinkles!!

Miranda said...

I love the whole idea of bangs before botox. I have some forhead lines that are covered(for the most part) thanks to bangs!

LaneyGB said...

I do love Botox, but I've ALWYS loved you with bangs!!

chiara said...

Love the idea, and bangs will look good on you.
Just yeasterday my stylist suggested I keep my bangs 'till it gets warmer, and grow them for the summer.

Jessica Broyles said...

Wow, bangs look absolutsly stunning on all of tbese women! You could always try clip in bangs, too, for a less permanent option. has a post about them, and tbey look great!! I think that you could rock the bangs either way! :)

Diana said...

I just spent an hour looking at your blog. It's great!! You should try the bangs....I think they'd suit you.

Also, do you have any tips for teenagers doing their own makeup? I'm sixteen,and while I don't wear it every day, I really enjoy putting on/wearing makeup. I usually only do my eyes or lips, but like my makeup to be fun w/o over doing it.

Jennifer of JennySue Makeup said...

@LaineyL.,@LaneyGB, @chiara, @Jessica, @Diana - thanks for the bang support!! Looks like I need to give them a whirl!
@Danielle -I'm tired of looking at them too, with ya girl.
@Miranda - good to hear a personal recommendation that it works for you!
@Diana - just have fun with makeup, but at that age, you definitely don't need much right now! For my teen clients, my best recommendations are tinted moisturizers/BB creams, mascara, pinky/peach blushes and light lip glosses. Keep it minimal at this point, bc you'll need more makeup once you're old and wrinkly like me!! Enjoy your youth at this point girl!! And thanks so much for the blog love!! I really appreciate hearing that.

my said...

I like Julianne Moore's transformation after pulling off her