Helen Mirren has been acting since 1967. Now 73-years-old, she revealed last year to The Daily Mail one of the tricks she happens to have up her sleeve and it might surprise you. Mirren tried the microblading eyebrow trend that has been sweeping the beauty world and apparently she absolutely loves it.

According to The Daily Mail, Mirren was sick of having sparse brows sans makeup (something many of us can relate to). She said, “I was fed up with my brows barely being there and when one of my girlfriends got it done, I thought that they looked great. 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.”

Looking at recent pictures of Mirren at events, you can see she looks confident and her brows certainly do look gorgeous. But it’s a photo without makeup she posted to her own Instagram that allows us to really see the difference the microblading procedure has made. Without a stitch of makeup, she still has her brows — and that’s absolutely fantastic.

Helen Mirren, Instagram