Eyes are the windows to the soul they say, and your eyebrows are what frame your eyes. The shape and look of your eyebrows can enhance the appearance of your eyes greatly. It might be a bit scary to think about plucking your eyebrows by yourself but here is a quick guide to help you out and make the process much smoother:
What will you need to Tweeze your Own Eyebrows
1. Eye makeup remover
2. Cotton ball
3. A big mirror
4. A brow brush or brow comb
5. Small scissors
6. Good tweezers
7. Brow pencil
8. A normal pencil or stick that is at least six inches long
9. An ice cube (Optional)
Method to Tweeze your Own Eyebrows
Now that you have all your equipment handy, let’s take a look at the steps to be followed:
Using the makeup remover and cotton ball, remove all makeup from your eyes and eyebrow area. This will help you understand the natural shape of your eyebrows making it much easier for you to pluck what is extra. This also gives you a clean slate to work with.
Stand in front of a well-lit mirror and look at your eyebrows to understand exactly which regions need to be plucked more than the rest. It would be even better if the mirror is magnified, as it makes it easier to see the problem areas.
Using the eyebrow brush or comb, brush your eyebrow hair down, i.e. towards your eyes. Now using the scissors cut all eyebrow hair that go below you natural eyebrow shape.
Place the six-inch pencil or stick vertically against the side of your nose, and align it to the point of the inner side of your eyebrows. Use the eyebrow pencil to draw a line here to mark it, as this is where your eyebrow should start.
Now from the inner side of your eyebrows, with the pencil still touching your nose vertically, swing the pencil in a diagonal manner till it rests just on top of the outer corner of your eye. Again using the eyebrow pencil, mark this part, as this is where your eyebrow should end.
Looking straight into the mirror, still holding the pencil aligned to the outer corner of your eye; swing it back till it now aligns with the end of your iris. Using the eyebrow pencil, mark this. This point is the highest point of your brow arch.
Note: Please take time to figure out this point on your eyebrow, if the arch is too far, you will end up looking really angry, and if it’s very close to your nose, you will look perpetually surprised.
Using the steps listed above, mark the same points on your other brow.
Now using the points that you marked, draw on your ideal brow shape with the eyebrow pencil. Repeat on the other eyebrow as well.
Using the tweezers, pluck out the brow hairs that do not fall in your ideal brow shape, from both the inner and outer corners. Try and grasp the hair as close to the root as possible and pull in the direction of the hair growth, this ensures a smoother finish.
Note: You can minimize the pain by holding the skin in that area absolutely tight. Applying ice on that area after tweezing also numbs the pain
Using the same tweezing technique, pluck under your brow to thin and arch as required. Plucking from the top of the brow is usually not required, unless one’s forehead is very short.
Repeat the above tweezing steps on your other brow, trying to get match both brows as much as possible. But remember eyebrows are sisters, not twins!
Absolutely do not over pluck! Over plucking is the biggest mistake you can do, so be very careful. If by mistake, you do end up over plucking, fill in with an eyebrow pencil or tinted eyebrow gel, and don’t tweeze again until your brows have grown back.