How to Pluck Your Eyebrows at Home: Tips and Tricks

How to Pluck Your Eyebrows at Home: Tips and Tricks Thin, natural-looking eyebrows are the hot trend this days but this doesn’t mean that they don’t need grooming. Regardless of your preferred eyebrow shape, you need to maintain it by making sure there are no stray hairs. If you want to groom your eyebrows yourself, you have several options: plucking (tweezing), waxing, and threading. Plucking is the easiest one, so today let’s figure out how to pluck you eyebrows at home.

Like all other beauty trends, eyebrow trends have changed over time. Women preferred super thin eyebrows in the 1920s, a more natural look in the 1950s, and defined, luscious eyebrows in the 1950s. Thin eyebrows made a comeback in the 1960s and 1970s, then gave way to natural eyebrows in the 1980s. The 1990s saw an obsession with plucking, succeeded by pencil-filled eyebrows in the 2000s. And now, the trend for natural eyebrows has returned once again.

Celebrities like Cara Delevingne, Lily Collins, Anne Hathaway, Keira Knightley, Natalia Vodianova and Emma Watson are rocking the hell out of the natural eyebrow look. However, this doesn’t mean that they’re just letting their eyebrows grow wild. The first step to a natural look is assessing the natural shape of your eyebrows and deciding where to go from there.

If you’re satisfied with your natural shape, you can just stick to it and pluck occasional stray hairs here and there. However, you might consider slightly changing the shape of your eyebrows to better suit the shape of your face. For instance, properly shaped eyebrows can make a square face look less angular or a round face look slimmer.

How to choose the shape of the eyebrows according to the shape of your face? The rules here are pretty simple. For example, sharp eyebrows with a high arch will help to visually elongate a round face, shallow-arched eyebrows will add balance to an oval face, strong eyebrows with a defined arch are best for a square face, and rounded brows will make a diamond face look softer.

Please keep in mind that the distance between the eyebrows is as important as their shape. For example, if you have close set eyes, you can slightly increase this distance by plucking your eyebrows to make your face look more balanced. If you have wide set eyes, you can reduce the distance by using makeup or an eyebrow tint.

Once you’ve decided on the shape of your eyebrows, you need to mark it with an eyebrow pencil to make plucking easier. Here are a few tips on identifying where your eyebrows should begin and end and marking down their shape.

  • The beginning of the brow. Take your tweezers or another long instrument and line them up from the edge of your nose to the inner corner of your eye. Make a dot where the tweezers cross your eyebrow.
  • The end of the brow. Line up the tweezers from the outer edge of your nostril to the outer corner of your eye. Make a dot where they cross your eyebrow.
  • The peak of the brow. Line up the tweezers from the outer edge of your nostril to the outer edge of your iris. Make a dot where they cross your eyebrow.

Repeat the process with the second eyebrow. Then take a thread, coat it with concealer or foundation, and use it to draw horizontal lines between the peaks, beginnings, and ends of both eyebrows. You should also draw diagonal lines from the middle of the forehead to the beginnings and ends of the eyebrows through their peaks. Based on these lines, use a brow pencil to outline the shape of your eyebrows. All hairs that grow outside the line need to go.

If you have a lot of hairs you need to get rid of, you can use a trimmer or eyebrow wax to save time. However, if there are just a few stray hairs, it’s better to use a good pair of tweezers with slightly angled tips. To check the quality of your tweezers, press the tips together. Make sure that the tips come together with no gap and that the tweezers don’t feel too limp. In addition to tweezers, you will need a mirror, cotton pads, an antiseptic, a pain relief cream or ice cubes, a moisturising and anti-inflammatory cream, and an eyebrow brush.

Wash your face with warm water and wipe your eyebrows with an antiseptic-soaked cotton pad. Don’t forget to disinfect the tweezers as well. Brush your eyebrows in the direction they grow. Now you can start plucking, beginning from the area between your eyebrows. Hold the tweezers upright and pull out the hairs with careful but sharp movements in the direction they grow.

To make the procedure less painful, pluck your eyebrows immediately after a shower, as hairs are softer and more pliable. You can also reduce pain by keeping your skin taught while plucking. If your have overly sensitive skin, apply a pain relief cream or use ice cubes to soothe the pain.

When you’re done with plucking, wipe your skin with antiseptic once more and then apply a moisturising gel or lotion with soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Wait until your skin is completely healed before tinting your eyebrows or applying makeup.

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