The Perfect Eyebrow Arch: Shaping Your Brows with Plucking & Tweezers
Eyebrows are tricky creatures. You know how
they’re supposed to look, but sometimes they don’t
want to cooperate, and because they’re growing out
of your head, they have a semi permanent character
that defies wishes and good intentions.
One of the many problems of eyebrows is the fact
that if they aren’t the right color, they can
either dominate your face or
disappear entirely. Their unfortunate (but
necessary) proximity to your eyeballs makes it a
pretty major no-no to just sweep the haircolor
across each brow and hope it doesn’t drip into
your eyes. That’s why the goddess of practical
beauty created the eyebrow pencil, an
unsatisfactory solution, but sometimes better than
nothing if your eyebrows happen to be very pale.
Plucking the perfect eyebrow shape can be a stressful task because no one wants painful, over tweezed brows. Follow the lead of to make up artists and get the right tweezers and eyebrow care beauty tools. For very little money you can get the same eyebrow tweezers most professional salons use.
Learn from the professionals and see some eyebrow care kits that come with everything you need for perfect brows.
Shaping Your Eyebrows: How to get the perfect arch shape
Shape is also crucial, and if your eyebrows are
coarse, creating and maintaining the ideal shape
is difficult because pulling out individual hairs
can leave large gaps, or severely shorten the
length of a brow if you happen to pull out the
half-inch hair on the very end.
The perfect eyebrow starts above the inside corner
of your eye (over the tear duct), and ends at the
outside corner, above your eyelashes. Eyebrows
should have an arch: in nature, it’s rarely where
it should be, which is a frustrating commentary on
standards of beauty. Ideally, the arch happens
over the iris, the colored part of your eye. It
should be gentle, so if you’re planning to reshape
your arch, take it very, very slowly. Do a hair or
two a day, and err on the side of caution. Hasty
plucking can give you a surprised look that lasts
How to Pluck Eyebrows with Tweezers: The Do's and Don'ts
Many women pluck their eyebrows with tweezers.
Some wax them, but wax is tricky because it’s hard
to get an accurate shape. And some go to a hair removal salon to try "threading." Although threading is newly popular in the United States, it is a centuries-old technique of hair removal practiced in India.
The eyebrow experts say
never, never to pluck your eyebrows from above,
but always to pluck from the bottom of the brow. I
say, if you have some wild or stray or bushy hairs
growing above your brows, feel free to pluck them.
I did it once, and nothing bad happened to me.
I read somewhere that it’s okay to trim your
eyebrows. I think this is good if the single hairs
are long and thick. You can pluck some hairs and
trim the others, brushing them up, evening the
ends (be careful not to trim too much!), then
brushing them down checking again and again as you
Video on Tips for Eyebrow Shaping
Use Eyebrow Gel to Keep Your Brow Shape Neat after Tweezing
Finally, keeping your brows neat can be done with
special eyebrow gel, or you can use a little hair
gel to smooth them and keep them shapely.
You can buy an entire professional-style brow kit
that includes tweezers, pencils, grooming gels and
brush from Anastasia at www.drugstore.com.
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