Sometimes it can be a lot easier and a way to save money if you do all your own eyebrow grooming. This may seem hard at first, but if you keep good eyebrow maintenance up, you have to do less and less of the big stuff each time.
Materials For Proper Eyebrow Shaping
Find a good pair of tweezers that is specifically made for plucking you eyebrows. One that you might want to try is La Vaque tweezers these are made specifically for eyebrows. I found that their slanted tweezers work the best when it comes to brow shaping. La Vaque standard tweezers cost around $19.95, but that does not include the price of shipping.
- White Liner Pencil
How To get The Perfect Arch
First thing that you should do before even trying to pluck one hair, is get a towel with hot water on it and apply it to the eyebrow region. This will help to open up those pores and make it a little less painful to pluck.
You will need to get out your white liner pencil and ruler. Then with place the ruler alongside your nose and draw a white line next to the ruler. Once you have done this you want to repeat the same step on the other side. Then find the spot where you eyebrow will arch slightly, you can do this by placing the ruler at the center of your eye and then you will draw another white line. Lastly you will draw a white line were your eyebrow is going to end. It is best to put the ruler at the opposite side of your nose were your eye ends. These will be your markers were to start plucking at.
Ok now it is time to start plucking. The first thing you should know is it takes a while before a plucked hair will grow back and so you want to be very careful not to grab a huge amount of hair and pull it out or you might have yourself a bald spot for awhile. You will start with the white line closest to your nose, any hair that is over the line near your nose you are going to pluck away. When you are pluck make sure to always go with the flow of your eyebrow hair and never against the grain otherwise that is how you get in grown hairs. Once you have done this to one eyebrow you want to repeat this step for the other.
This is where you will make the arch of your eyebrow. When shaping the eyebrow it is best to leave the part that is close to your eye the way it is and not thin it out. You will want to go where you drew that middle white line and start to put away at any eyebrow hairs that are on your eye lid and go up making sure to do this one hair at a time, because 5 hairs pulled all out at one time could cause a major mess up that is hard to fix. Keep plucking until it forms an arch like shape. Here you can decide if you want your brow to be thinner or thicker. Some people prefer thick eyebrows opposed to pencil thin.
This is the last step, but an important one and that is going to the last white line and anything after the white line you want to pluck away. This will help balance out your eyebrows and not make them look uneven.
If You Have Thin Eyebrows
There are a lot of people that get sick of their thin eyebrows that have no shape and sometimes very hard to see when it comes to the color of your hair, but there is something that you can do to make them stand out just a little bit more. Some people will recommend that you try penciling in your eyebrows, which is a great option, but you need to make sure that you get the right color pencil otherwise someone is bound to notice that you have drawn them on, which can be very embarrassing. So here is how to pick out the perfect pencil to fill in your eyebrows. It is best to stay away from the color black even if you have black hair, this can make your brows look like they were drawn on with a magic marker. Instead try going one shade lighter than your hair color. This seems to blend in well and is not as easy to detect as the other way were you got to dark. When you are filling in just lightly press down not applying to much pressure and pencil them in any way that you would like them to look. Less is better when it come to penciling in your brows.
Maintenance After Shaping
The best thing that you can do is keep up with your eyebrows. If you notice that there is a hair in the spots that you pluck, re pluck it then. Instead of having spend another day going through all these tips again to reshape your eyebrows. Once you get the arch in your eyebrow the way that you like it because otherwise you will lose the outline and have to start all over again. Most people can wait about 2 weeks before they need to start plucking any stray hairs again.
What You Should Know About Eyebrow Plucking
When it comes to plucking your eyebrows you need to be aware that after long periods of plucking the hair may never grow back. So you need to be precious on where you want to take the hair out because if you do too much plucking you could end up with thin brows for the rest of your life.
To help and guide you with getting your brows done, it is also advisable to check some tutorials online from some of the best service providers like microblading NY. They also offer tips and advice on how you can perfectly do your brows.
Eyebrows are something that gives us character and helps with our facial expressions, but sometimes they can just be plain out scary when they start to get out of control. This should be able to give you an idea of what to do if your brows are starting to look fuzzy caterpillars on your head.