If you grew up in the nineties and early noughties, it is definitely possible that you overplucked your brows at one point or another. It was not a good look and now that thicker brows are in, hopefully, yours have grown back and they are ready to groom! When it comes to eyebrow plucking, less can be more but if that is something you struggle with, this article has been put together to help you tweezer your eyebrows perfectly. You do not need to go to a professional to get your brows plucked, you can definitely do it yourself. Carry on reading to discover everything you need to know in order to become a pro at this seemingly simple beauty task.
Make sure you have the right tweezers
The experts say that the right tweezers are everything in plucking your eyebrows to the result that you want so this is something that you need to get sorted out before you get started. Slanted tweezers are much better to use than pointed ones and if you want to take things up a notch, make sure that you get medical-grade stainless steel. Look for reviews online if you want to find a set of tweezers that have the best reviews from customers.
Lighting and mirrors
When plucking your eyebrows, it is important you can see the area that you are working on well. While a magnifying mirror might allow you to see closer up, it actually isn't recommended for this process by beauty professionals. A regular mirror will allow you to see the bigger picture and will help stop you from overplucking your eyebrows. In terms of where you pluck them, your bathroom mirror should do the trick but let as much natural light into the room as possible so that you can see what you are doing.
Notice the structure of your brows
While we all have the same components to our eyebrows, we all have different shapes so it is important that you identify yours and work with what you have. Your eyebrows have a head, an arch, and a tail, starting at the bridge of your nose before going up and across/down. It is really easy to find the head of your brows by vertically placing your tweezers against the brow of your nose and you should be able to line it up that way, although they could start a little bit to the right or left for you depending on your brow structure.
Start by plucking the strays
We all get stray hairs around the general structure of the eyebrows so when you start tweezing, it is best to start on these first. You might even have some strays that are lurking way beyond the threshold of your brows but don't worry, that is completely normal so just tweezer them away! Don't rush this process, it is really important to get it right and it also might help you become more accustomed to your face which from a beauty standard, can hugely help with your confidence.
Tweeze your eyebrows
Now that the strays have been plucked, it's time to work on the brows themselves - and this can be much trickier, especially if you are brand new to it. The main thing that you need to remember is to work with your natural shape, don't try to force an eyebrow shape that just isn't you. It's time to start tweezing and make sure that you pull out the hairs firmly and quickly in the direction that your hair is growing. Pulling it out in this direction and in this way ensures that you get it from the root. If you are not sure whether to pluck a particular hair or not, it's probably best to leave it firmly where it is.
Don't overdo it!
When plucking your eyebrows, you are in danger of going TOO far, either because you are not completely happy or you don't feel like your brows are identical. It's always best to remember that they are sisters, not twins so they don't need to be identical. If you think that you have messed up, don't constantly pluck in order to try and fix it because you will likely only make it worse. Hair grows so it isn't the end of the world if you make an error along the way because it might help you for next time!
Hopefully, this step-by-step process and the tips that have been mentioned will help in giving you the plucked brows that you have always wanted. Remember that practice makes perfect so with enough practice, you are sure to become a pro at managing your own eyebrows in no time at all.