Eyebrow Plucking Tips

Eyebrow plucking tips to help you achieve beautiful eyebrows. be It all starts with a good tweezer and an idea of what brow shape fits your face.

Eyebrow plucking is an art. There is skill, patience and creativity involved. You'll need good vision, the perfect tools and a sense of symmetry. Finding your eyebrow style is a big concern, but learning how to create is the bigger worry.

For starters, look at your eyebrows in a mirror. Step back at least three feet so that you have a full, clear perspective of what your facial features. By taking a distant look at your face, you'll be able to gage what needs to be done so that your brows will fully complement your face.

Look at the shape of your brow. What's your desired shape? Do you want an arch, so that your brow peaks slightly in the middle or off to the side? How about flat brows that sit straight atop the eye? Maybe round brows that have symmetry like an upside-down While these ideal shapes may or may not work for you, it is important to have an idea of what shape you would like to achieve.

Next, access your hair type. Working with your brow type is easier than fighting nature. Are the hairs sparse and thin or are they thick and unruly?

If your brows are thin or sparse, try to maximize the number of hairs by plucking very selectively. Only remove stray hairs under the natural arch of the brow. Then pluck hairs one by one to achieve that dream brow shape. Always pluck in the direction from the nose to the ear. The brows are thicker closest to the nose and they should thin out accordingly. If you want an arch for example, gradually pluck hairs so that they peak a bit in the middle of the brow. Then tweeze the hairs so they get progressively thinner until they end and only a few hairs remain. Fill in the sparse brow with eye shadow or eyeliner. Both will add color and dimension to give the illusion that your brows are fuller and darker than they naturally are.

For course and unruly hairs, you may consider seeking out the help of a professional who can either wax or pluck your way to ideal brows. Thick brows can seem unmanageable and it's best to pluck the stray hairs under the brow first. Then start at the thickest part of the brow and tweeze particularly curly or course hairs. Work towards your desired shape and take caution not to over-pluck just because there are so many hairs. To smooth and tame thick brows, apply a dab of hair gel and style.

Here are some tips for all brow types:

Choose a tweezer with a fairly sharp, pointy head and make sure that it pinches closed tightly. Without a tight grip, the tweezer will never be very effective grabbing unwanted hair.

Pluck hairs in the direction that they grow. Doing so will keep the hairs smooth and will hurt less. It's also a good idea to tautly hold the skin right above the brow as you begin to tweeze--that will slightly reduce the pain of plucking.

Never pluck above the brow: those hairs will grow back thicker and more frequently and that will be messier and a bigger hassle than if you left them alone in the first place.

Don't pluck after you've applied lotion to your face. The skin and the brow will be very porous and a slick brow does not make for controlled tweezing. You may end up removing more hairs than you intended because the hairs clump together.

Be careful to pull the hair, not the skin when tweezing. While its easy to accidentally grab the skin, doing so may result in redness or bleeding. If redness does occur, rinse your face with cold water and apply a cold eye mask to soothe the flushed skin.

After plucking a few hairs, always stop to look at what you have done. You may be over-plucking and you might not even realize it. Stopping to access your plucking progress will help measure your results and prevent over-plucking.

Monitor hair growth. If you like the style you¡¦ve created, try to maintain it by grooming your brows every week. But be careful that you don't get carried away and over-pluck. If that happens, wait at least two weeks for the hairs to grow back in.

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