Determining the natural arch of your eyebrows for your face is essential. How do you do it?
Hold a makeup brush or pencil parallel to the side of your nose, where the pencil meets the brow. This is where your brow should begin.
Now hold the pencil parallel to the outside ridge of your iris. Where the pencil meets the brow is where the highest part of your arch should be.
Finally, extend the pencil diagonally from your nostril, following the outer edge of the eye toward the brow. Where the inside edge of the pencil hits is where your brow should end.
Tweezing Your Eyebrows: Tips And Precautions
Eyebrows are tricky, so tricky! They can take a substantial amount of time to tweeze. However, just one or two wrong plucks can leave you with a weird shape. Here’s a bunch of tips to help you get the perfect arch and mistakes to avoid when tweezing your brows. So proceed with caution.
1. Using A Razor Or Blade
Shaving to groom your eyebrows can be quite dangerous due to potential nicks. It will also cause the hair to appear coarser when it grows back in, since you’re not fully removing the strands from the hair follicles. Besides, it could also be very imprecise, which will result in uneven hair lengths, an irregular shape, and gaps. It’s best to trade the blade for tweezers or a pro technique such as waxing or threading at the salon.
2. Using Dull Tweezers
Did you know that over time, metal tweezers wear down, and the surface of your tweezers that grabs the hair loses both flexibility and accuracy, resulting in undesirable results? If your tweezers have worn down, you can rub the edges using a nail file or sand paper.
3. Choosing Pointed Tweezers
Like I said before, always pick sharp, slanted tweezers. Pointed ones can break off hairs instead of pulling them out of the follicle, giving you patchy results, or painful ingrowns.
Don’t tweeze too often. Just don’t do it! You should be aware of your brows’ thickness, so you know how much is too much. It’s obvious, isn’t it?
5. Don’t Finish One Brow Before You Start The Other
You will thank me for this! Shaping an entire brow at a time can result in asymmetry because it’s super easy to lose track of which hairs you’re taking from which part of the brow. Pluck a few hairs from one brow, step back and look into your mirror. Repeat the process while you keep alternating between them for the perfect balance.
6. Don’t Cut Hairs Too Short
Super short hairs can stand up at attention rather than lie flat – and that, my friends, looks awful. Lightly brush your brow hairs up with a spoolie or an eyebrow brush, before using a pair of scissors to snip any hair that sticks out.
7. Reduce Redness
Immediately after tweezing, gently pat some aloe vera gel or cortisone cream to minimize any sort of redness or inflammation.
8. Reduce Pain With An Ice Cube
If you’re in pain after plucking your brow hairs, run an ice cube over the eyebrow before and after the tweezing process. Numbing the skin with an ice cube helps eliminate any pain caused by tweezing.
9. Fill Those Gaps In
If you have sparse areas, you can still have flattering eyebrows if you use an eyebrow pencil that is two shades lighter than your brow color. This gives them a naturally full effect. Reach for warm hues! You can also use a clear eyebrow gel to keep them in place all day.
A pair of killer eyebrows can go a long way in enhancing your facial features. Also, if you have thick eyebrows, lucky for you because they don’t seem to be going out of trend anytime soon. That was all about how to tweeze your eyebrows at home in the best possible manner for the most desirable effects. How do you usually groom your brows? Let me know in the comments section below?