Properly groomed eyebrows can make a big difference in your overall appearance, helping to frame your face and balance your overall features. Most people are not completely symmetrical but properly looked-after brows can actually create the illusion of evenness. Moreover, knowing the rules to properly grooming your eyebrows is key and having the correct tools on hand and can really help. Below we have explained how you can properly groom your eyebrows properly and it will not take you much to keep stray and unruly hairs at bay.
Make Sure You Have the Best Tools and Lighting
The right tools are the foundation of every good eyebrow grooming. You will need a brow pencil, slanted stainless steel tweezers, a spoolie brush, and a pair of small, sharp brow scissors. These tweezers grab at the root of the hair so you avoid breakage. Avoid kitchen or craft scissors at all costs as they can cause you to trim your brows unevenly resulting in botchy brows. Speaking of lighting: bright, natural daylight is the best setting for brow tweezing. Therefore, avoid super bright lighting because no one else is looking that closely at your brows and it will affect your eyes.
Identify Your Natural Brow Shape
Identify three key parts of your eyebrow: the head (the part closest to your nose), the arch (where your brow is naturally the highest), and the end of the tail (the part nearest to the outer corner of your eye). Use a brow pencil as a guide to help you find the head, end, and arch of your eyebrows.
The head of your brow should start right where your nostril begins. Hold the pencil vertically against the bridge of your nose and on top of your nostril to help you find the starting point (essentially, you want the inside edges of your brows to match the outer bridge of your nose). To find your arch, place the pencil on the tip of your nose and angle it straight across your pupil that is where your natural arch lines should be. Finally, to find the end of your brow, simply take the pencil, and at an angle, place it against the end of your nose and eye. If the tail end of your brow hits the place where the pencil ends, then your eyebrows are the perfect length. If your brow is too long, then tweeze some of those hairs away.
Tweeze After You Shower
Tweezing your brows can be a real pain in the butt but there is a way to make the whole process a lot less painful. Taking a hot shower first then plucking your eyebrows after the shower. The warm water helps open up the follicles, which allows you to pull out the hair much easier. This is definitely an important step on how to groom your eyebrows properly
Tweeze with Care
It is extremely easy to over pluck your brows , but filling in brows before grooming them is an easy way to avoid that. Brow makeup applied in your preferred shape acts as a stencil. This will help you see which hairs need to go and which ones need to stay. Also, tweeze in the direction of your hair growth so you can capture the whole strand with ease. One of the most common mistakes people make when tweezing is plucking hairs in the wrong direction. Each brow hair is connected to a tiny blood vessel that keeps it healthy and allows it to grow back when the hair is removed. Tweezing against the direction of natural growth can cause that vessel to rupture. To pluck properly, pull your hair in the same direction it grows. Pull the skin tight with one finger and then tweeze the hair in the direction it is growing. This is typically upward or towards the temple direction versus straightaway from the face.
Trim any Strays Using a Brow Scissor
The next step is to snip any outliers down to size after you have tweezed your eyebrows. Comb your brows upward using a spoolie to keep hairs in place. Thereafter look for those curly outliers, the ones that are jumping out of the brow. Snip the outliers’ one hair at a time with the scissors at a downward angle. This is is to ensure that you do not obstruct your view of your own eyebrow.
Fill in the Spaces
Once you have tidied up your brows, enhance them a little bit. First, find a colour that complements your brows. Instead of filling in your eyebrows completely, lightly stroke in the direction of the hair growth. Try to focus on filling in your arches natural eyebrows are usually darker in that area. The beginning of your brows tend to be lighter and more spread out.
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