Not really. I tried that with the pastor in my novel. Many chapters into it, I described his eyebrows as bushy. I ended up moving that tidbit much earlier.
Why? I didn't want the reader to visualize him one way and then spring that on them.
I'm not saying that you can't introduce it early, but I wouldn't include it in the first sentence, which is focused on her 'surveying a room', potentially looking for suspects. In that context, it simply doesn't belong. However, when she interviews a potential suspect, then it's entirely proper to describe her looks, since the suspect would respond to how she looked. It's all a matter of keeping the information where it belongs, rather than dumping it in the first line.
But, it's only one word. It won't kill a story to use it there. It just struck me as an odd sentence construct.