Do you have trouble taming your eyebrows? Are you spending too much money on waxing, threading, or professional tweezing? Follow these simple steps to pluck your brows at home, and you’ll have the perfectly framed eyes in no time!
1. Picture an imaginary line running straight up from the inner corner of your eye. This is where your eyebrow should begin.
2. Next, imagine a line that runs from the corner of your nose, through the center of your pupil, and up to your eyebrow. This is where the highest point of your eyebrow arch should be.
3. Finally, imagine a line that follows the upward curve of the corner of your eye and travels
diagonally. This is where your eyebrow should end. (For a photo of all three of these lines, go here.)
4. Now that you know the proper shape your eyebrow should be, make sure you have high-quality pair of tweezers to work with. Tweezerman and Rubis make exceptional products. Choose tweezers with a pointed or angled tip for best results.
5. When you begin plucking, make sure you pull out only one hair at a time. Grab the hair at its base, then pull in the direction that it is growing. Holding your skin taut while plucking can reduce pain.
6. Stick to plucking hairs below the brow. When you pluck hair from above the brow, it may grow back messily, and it may no longer follow your natural eyebrow arch.
7. To trim unruly brows, take a toothbrush or eyebrow comb and brush hairs straight up. Using hair-cutting scissors other small scissors, cut hairs where they extend past the natural line of your eyebrow.
Remember: It’s better to under-pluck than to over-pluck! You can always take more away, but if you tweeze your eyebrows down to nonexistence, you’ll be waiting months for them to grow back.