Saturday, February 23, 2013

How to: pluck eyebrows

Hey everyone!
So I'm going to do a quick post on how I groom my eyebrows because I always get questions about this from my friends. I choose to pluck my eyebrows rather than wax because I like to have control over how my brows look and I want to save $$!

So this is how my brows start off. You can see that it isn't really shaped well and there are lots of hairs under my brows that need to be plucked. Also, please excuse my breakouts on my face!

 For plucking my brows, I use a clean mascara wand (or a spoolie) and a pair of tweezers. Mine are mint green ones from tweezerman. Also, if your brow hairs are long, you can have a pair of scissors. I'll do another post on how I trim my brows later!
 Use your mascara wand or spoolie and brush your brow hairs up. This will let you see the hairs underneath the brows that need to be plucked. 
 Take your tweezers and pluck everything under the natural brow. Then take your finger and hold your brow hairs up, and pluck the stray hairs there too! Make sure that you keep the shape rounded on the bottom. 
 Go from the inner corner of the brow to the arch and pluck above this. I like to have a really straight line here so I make sure that I pluck in a direct diagonal line, but you can pluck any way you'd like. Just make sure not to pluck too much, because this can make your brows look too thin!
 For the tail of the brow, go above the brow and pluck in a diagonal downwards until you reach a "tail" at the end (aka taper it). Once again, make sure it's a straight line because I think that's what looks the best!
Brush out your brows again and adjust if your brows are uneven. Then fill in your newly shaped brows!

So that is how I pluck my eyebrows. I know that a lot of people don't pluck above the brow, but this is just what works best for me! So give me your best brow tips in the comments and subscribe to my blog if you like it!

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