Don't even think of picking up those tweezers until you read this. To tweeze, or not to tweeze---that is the question!
It is always recommended seeing a pro to get your brows shaped but there are times when booking a salon appointment will slip our minds, leaving us to our own devices.
50 tips & trics to consider when you do your own eyebrows. Try these pro beauty tips for creating perfect eyebrow arches at home.
1. The eyebrows provide a frame to the face so it’s important to keep them well groomed
2. Before starting working on your eyebrows, You need to step back at least two feet and look at yourself the way the world sees you.
3. Look at your whole face, look at yourself objectively, and then move in closer and you will see the hairs that need to be removed
4. You need good lighting
5. You should never attempt this beauty trick in a room that is dark!
6. Don’t use a Magnifying Mirror .This tool can make it look like there's more hair to remove than there really is, which can lead to overplucking.
7. Use a regular mirror in a well-lit room—if you can't see stray hairs under these conditions, neither can anyone else.
8. Never tweeze naked brows
9. Start by filling in the natural shape of your brows, and if you're unsure, pick up a stencil kit to help map things out.
10. Fill in your brow as big as you can, following the natural shape, and tweeze anything outside of the line.
11. Don’t start working on your brows when you are in a hurry
12. Makeup can be trendy, but eyebrows should be classic.
13. Too-thin brows aren’t flattering.
14. Tweezing is your best option over waxing because it gives you more control
15. When in doubt, don’t pluck it out. !
16. Avoid over-tweezing above the brow. A few stray hairs are fine to remove
17. When you get older your eyebrows get thinner at the outer end, be careful, your brow tails are no longer growing back.
18. Press a warm washcloth to the area to relax the follicles before tweezing or
19. Tweeze After Your Shower, warm water also softens hairs, helping them slip out more easily.
20. Never shave. This is too big a risk of removing too many hairs at once
21. Waxing is an option but it's hard to control the wax. You may inadvertently remove the wrong hairs.
22. When working on your brows, go slowly (one hair at a time) so you don't over-tweeze.
23. Keep tweezers clean to avoid spreading breakout-causing bacteria.
24. Daily plucking is a no go!
25. Tweezing about once every three weeks is best
26. Make sure you don't pluck too much; eyebrow hairs can take 6 weeks to grow back, and sometimes they don't grow back at all.
27. Be careful. When you are tweezing your brows, it is important to make sure you tweeze the hair and not the skin
28. The right (or wrong) eyebrows can totally change your face.
29. Figure out what shade is best for your brows based on your hair color
30. Always keep in mind that your brows don’t need to be perfectly matched, so don’t freak out if they’re a little different. (they are sisters, not twins ;)
31. Get familiar with the different brow tools &colors out there. Experiment to find out what you like most
32. The shape of the eyebrow is correct when the beginning of the brow is aligned with the center of the nostril and the arch falls over the back third of the eye.
33. The arch of the brow should fall at the back third of the eye.
34. Do not forget that eyebrow color should look shaded and soft, not like a straight, hard line.
35. Use the most pigment intensity on the arch of your brows when you're defining them. This is an easy way to make your brows appear more lifted and you more youthful.
36. Overplucked? Refrain from tweezing for at least three weeks so you can see the natural growth pattern and shape.
37. Ultimately, your brows should be between a quarter inch and a half inch at their thickest.
38. If you’re less than handy with a pencil, powder makes an easy alternative. All you need is eye shadow or brow powder, a brush and a Q-tip
39. Fill in your brows with a tinted gel or a pencil
40. If hairs are slipping through your tweezers or you're struggling to bring the two points together, it's time to invest in some new tools
41. Pick a brow pencil or powder a shade lighter than your eyebrows.
42. Use light, short strokes to mimic your natural eyebrow hairs.
43. Use a spoolie brush to brush through both eyebrows. This will blend in the pencil with your hairs to everything look uniform and natural.
44. Brows that are too dark look harsh and fake
45. If you have large eyes, you might want to balance them with thicker brows. If you have small eyes, balance them with thinner brows
46. Always finish with brow gel. Comb your brows in the direction of their growth and apply a bit of brow gel (or hair gel) to hold them in place.
47. If you're at all unsure about your brow look, or made a mistake like overplucking and want to fix it, get yourself to a brow bar.
48. It’s good to see a pro once or twice a year, they can help you find the natural shape of your brow and give you helpful guidelines for your at-home routine.
49. When you are done, you can use a cotton ball that has been soaked in tea tree oil or witch hazel in order to soothe the plucked area.
50. consider brow tinting for a more permanent solution. It saves time in the morning, since you don't have to worry about adding definition with the right pencil or powder daily. Don't try this at home! The safe way to color your arches is a professional salon.