Beautiful eyebrows can truly brighten your look and frame your face in a whole new way. Scores of eyebrow boutiques are popping up all over the country to help women get their “eyebrows on fleek”, and new techniques for tweezing, threading and waxing eyebrows continue to emerge on a regular basis.
The good news is that you don’t have to be a professional eyebrow stylist to achieve that flawless eyebrow arch and thickness you’ve been looking for; just follow the steps below on how to shape your eyebrows with your brand new ëpîler tweezers, and you’ll score a look for your brows that will suit your face and bring out its best features.
Step-By-Step Guide To Shape Your Eyebrows With Your ëpîler Tweezers
Wash your face with warm water, or tweeze immediately after getting out of the shower. Make sure not to skip this step! The warm water will open up your hair follicles, which will make it easier for your eyebrow hairs to “slip out” while tweezing. If you’re concerned about pain, you can dab on any type of numbing gel such as a Baby Teething Gel right before you begin your tweezing session.
Make sure to brush your eyebrows in an upward direction using a clean toothbrush, a small fine-toothed comb or your fingers. Your tweezing location should be very well-lit, and you should have access to a good-sized mirror. There has been quite a bit of debate as to whether or not magnifying mirrors should be used for tweezing eyebrows; some beauty experts believe that this type of mirror can make it seem like you have more hairs to pluck than you actually do.
Their argument is that if you can’t see any stray eyebrow hairs when looking at your face in a regular mirror, getting overly obsessed with plucking every minute hair in the magnifying mirror isn’t going to make that much of a difference. In other words, if the hairs aren’t visible to you at a reasonable distance in a regular mirror, they probably won’t be visible to anyone else, either. We’re not implying that you should ditch the magnifying mirror altogether, as some women find it to be quite a useful tool, but just try to keep a “big picture” perspective instead of getting too bogged down with any minuscule details.
If you take a long-handled eyeshadow brush and hold it vertically from the inside corner of your eye to the tip of your outside nostril, you will have a good gauge as to where your inner eyebrow limit should be. Use your ëpîler Tweezers to pluck any hairs that are outside of this boundary (i.e. growing towards the bridge of your nose) in order to avoid any potential “unibrow” situation from developing. Remember to tweeze your hairs in the direction that they naturally grow; this will help minimize the sting when plucking. Only grab one hair at a time with your tweezers, and if need be, pull your skin taut when tweezing.
The best eyebrows will have an elegant arch that is slight instead of sharp. You definitely want to avoid creating an exaggerated arch, as it can give you a “perpetually surprised” look that is not pleasant. To get the best gauge for your arch height, take that same long-handled eyeshadow brush and hold it at an angle from the outside tip of your nostril, so that it crosses directly over the pupil of your eye. Wherever the brush meets your eyebrow, that should be the highest point of your arch; get your ëpîler Tweezers and tweeze away all stray hairs that fall outside of this point.
Now take your long-handled eyeshadow brush and hold it at an angle from the outside tip of your nostril to the outer corner of your eye. Wherever the brush handle intersects with your eyebrow, that should be the point at which your eyebrow should end. Once more, your ëpîler Tweezers will come in handy to remove any hairs that fall outside of this outer boundary.
There are times when you might not need to remove an entire hair, but rather trim it down with scissors if it protrudes in a way that keeps your eyebrows from having a neat, uniform look. Also, if your eyebrows are spotty or sparse, you can either press a brown or dark brow shadow into the affected area, or fill it in with lightly feathered strokes using an eyebrow pencil.
Alright, you’re done with your plucking duties…now you can apply some aloe vera gel to help with the “recovery process.” You’re good to go!