While we always prefer the attention of a well-trained aesthetician to craft sexy, stylish brows, sometimes you just need to grab the tweezers and do it yourself (DIY). So, here’s how to make sure you don’t get it wrong:
- Ease the pain – the best time to pluck is after a bath or shower. Or use baby teething gel to numb the area slightly.
- Define your shape – know what you’re going to do before you start. The arch should be highest at the outer edge of your iris. The inner should stop at the corner of your eye. You can pluck above your brows, just be careful not to disrupt the natural shape. This diagram gives a good guide:
- See the light – do your work in well-lit area, avoiding shadows or uneven lighting across your face.
- Get tooled up – good quality tweezers, preferably slanted, will ensure you get the shortest, finest hairs, close to the root.
- Plucking away – only do a few hairs at a time on each brow to ensure you keep them even. To trim bushy brows, first brush the hair upwards and trim the straggly long hairs with nail scissors.
- Define and refine – using a brow pencil or a brow powder and definer brush, fill in any gaps.
- Fixing the finish – use a clear brow gel or hairspray on a toothbrush to hold them in place.