Like it or not, plucking eyebrows is no easy feat. From creating a flawless arch to framing your face perfectly, learning how to pluck eyebrows takes patience and determination. Not to mention, the process can be pretty painful. And with brows becoming an increasingly important part of everyday beauty looks, you’re surely looking to learn how to groom yours without a struggle. We have to admit, it can be a little intimidating, but with the right tools and tips, you’ll become a pro in no time. Keep reading to learn the ins and outs of how to tweeze eyebrows so you can elevate your beauty look in the comfort of your own home. Happy plucking!
HOW TO PLUCK YOUR EYEBROWS FOR THE FIRST TIME
Now it’s time for the reason you’re here: learning how to pluck your eyebrows for the first time! Or the first successful time, at least. Follow our step-by-step tutorial below to work your way to flawless brows.
What you’ll need:
STEP #1. RELAX
First things first, it’s essential for you to relax. Since you’re going to be plucking your eyebrows, you want to make sure that you focus and take your time. Shake off the jitters—you’ve got this!
STEP #2. CLEANSE YOUR SKIN
Before you start plucking eyebrows, it’s essential to make sure that your skin is nice and clean. After all, you don’t want any bacteria to spread and cause blemishes to occur. Yep, you can totally breakout around your brows! Play it safe and follow your regular skin care routine to get the job done.
STEP #3. BRUSH YOUR BROWS
It’s time to set the stage! Using your spoolie, start by brushing your eyebrows up and outward.
STEP #4. DETERMINE THE RIGHT BROW SHAPE
In order to pluck eyebrows correctly, you’ll need to know your face shape. This helps to determine where your brows should start and end. To determine where the front of your brows should start, place an eyebrow pencil vertically at the side of the top of your nose, and create a mark. Next, align the pencil with the outside of your iris and mark that spot along your brow to define your arch. Now it’s time to focus on the tail of your brows. Line your pencil up with the outer corner of your eye and make another small mark.
Want to stay on the topic of finding the right eyebrow shape for a little longer? Click through to our article, How to Shape Your Eyebrows Based on Your Face Shape, to make sure that you’re on the right track.
STEP #5. OUTLINE YOUR BROWS
Next, you’ll want to create an outline for your brows. This helps you identify which hairs you need to tweeze. Simply draw an outline using your brow pencil, making sure to connect the marks you made in the last step.
STEP #6. START TWEEZING
Get ready to start plucking your eyebrows! Since you have determined your brow shape, you can easily pull the hairs that don’t fall inside of your outline. Be sure to take your time with this step, as you don’t want to overpluck. Use your fingers to hold your skin taut as you pluck, pulling one stray brow hair at a time to minimize pain and ensure accuracy.
STEP #7. BRUSH AND STYLE YOUR BROWS
You’re at the finish line! Using your spoolie, start by brushing your eyebrows up and outward again to make sure that you have beautifully shaped brows. Lastly, pick up your clear brow gel and use the angled skinny brush in upward strokes to lock your brows in place. Voila!
2 TIPS FOR FIXING OVERPLUCKED BROWS
Have you come to the realization that you’ve overplucked your eyebrows a bit? No need to fret! Check out the following tips to help you fix your brows.
1. GRAB YOUR EYEBROW PENCIL
Part of learning a new skill comes with mistakes, and plucking eyebrows is no exception. For a quick fix, reach for an eyebrow pencil. You can use a pencil with a fine tip to draw on individual brow hairs where you shouldn’t have removed them. Easy, peasy!
2. TRY AN EYEBROW GEL
Fancy a brow gel? Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Unbelievabrow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel, which helps to fill in sparse areas in a flash. All you need to do is lightly apply product to fill in sparse areas and use the angled brush to outline and define your brow shape. Comb through your brows with a spoolie, and you’re all set.
Next up: Give yourself a pat on the back! You’re officially an expert on plucking eyebrows! Want to learn more about brow maintenance? Head on over to our article, How to Trim Your Eyebrows, to expand your knowledge.
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