Beautifully shaped eyebrows can enhance the features of any face. They open the eyes and give your face a well cared for appearance. Eyebrows can be waxed or tweezed into an alluring arch. Waxing is best done in a salon. Getting the shape just perfect by the waxing method is tricky. You can also have your brows tweezed in a salon, but it is also something you can do at home.
For best results, chose a very well lit area. Natural sunlight is the best. Have a large mirror and a smaller magnified mirror available. The magnified mirror will be what you use to see each hair as you pluck. The larger mirror is needed to check your overall progress as you go. Choose tweezers with a slanted edge. These are easier to use and help you get a better grip on each hair as you go. A good time to pluck your brows is right after a shower; the plucking process will be less painful. Remember to wash area before beginning.
Before you begin, decide what shape you would like to have. Doing a little planning will save you weeks of waiting for your brows to grow back in because you are over-plucked. A good tool to use for determining where brows should start, stop, and the arch is an eyeliner or eyebrow pencil. Lay the pencil along the side of your nose pointing straight up. Make sure the top runs along the inner corner of your eye.
Your brow should start directly above this point. Rotate the pencil so the top goes directly over your pupil. Make sure the bottom of the pencil is still next to your nose. The area the pencil is pointing towards is a natural-looking place for your eyebrow to arch. Rotate the pencil one last time so that the top is lying along the outer corner of your eye. This is the best place for your brow to end. Mark these lines with your pencil so you have a guideline to go by as you pluck.
Use an eyebrow brush to brush through your brow to remove any stray hairs. Use a pair of cuticle scissors to trim any long hairs. Gently pull the skin taut with your fingers and tweeze any brow hairs outside of the area where you wish your brow to begin and end.
Before you start plucking the brow into the desired shape, there are a few things to remember. The inner part of your brow should be thicker than the outer edge. The area from the arch outward should taper off gradually. Keep your features in mind as you pluck.
If you have bold or sharper features, be careful of how thin you make your brows. Brows that are too thin may give you a clownish appearance. You don’t want them to look over-processed, just neat, and well-shaped. Thinner is not necessarily better.
If you have a natural arch to your eyebrow, don’t fight against it. This is the ideal place for your eyebrow to arch and it will look very natural. Use your eyebrow pencil to shade in the area you wish to keep. This will help you avoid over plucking as you go.
When you begin to pluck, do not tweeze hairs above your brow to shape them. The only hairs that should be tweezed from that area are stray hairs. Always pluck hairs from the underside of your brow, tweezing one hair at a time. Go along the bottom of your brow plucking hairs in a row. Then stop and stand back. Look in a larger mirror to see the overall effect.
Do a little work on each eye at a time, so you don’t end up with lopsided results. Remember to pluck the hairs as close to the skin as you can, and pull in the direction that the hair grows. Take your time, and continually monitor how your brows look to avoid over-plucking. If you over-pluck you will have to wait up to two weeks for the hair to regrow so you can start over again.
When you feel you have gotten your brows the way you want them to look, wash the area with a cotton ball and facial toner. This will close the pores and keep bacteria from building up. For upkeep, pluck stray hairs as they grow back.When you feel you have