Hello Ladies! I've been asked a few times about my eyebrows and how I do them and to do them for others! So, I thought I'll put up a tutorial.
Contrary to popular belief, tweezers aren't that bad. In fact I used to end up crying when I went to get threading done at a Salon. While in the UK, I couldn't believe how expensive threading was and decided to just include tweezing as part of my daily routine.
Things to remember:
- Once you've got the ideal shape, just pluck the one or two extras that start showing up every or every other day, depending on growth.
- Keep an eyebrow pencil (more convenient than carrying around brow powder and brush) and touch up the little gaps in your eyebrows as and when you need to.
- Your eyebrows should look like sisters, not twins and definitely not friends!
How to get the perfect brow:
- Measure Your Brow-Beginning: Take a long and thin object (I just used a nail-file, but you can even use the end of a brush or an eye pencil) and place it alongside your nose. Angle the end of the nail-file so that it just crosses the inner corner of your eye. This is where your brow should begin. Take any eye pencil and mark that spot.
- Measure Your Brow-Arch: Next, angle the nail-file so that it sits along side the edge of your eyeball while you're looking straight ahead. Mark the spot where the nail-file cross the brow. This is where the arch should be.
- Measure Your Brow-End: Angle the nail-file so it just crosses the outer corner of your eye. Mark the spot, because that is where your brow should end. Make sure you stick to the marks!
- Brush: Take an unused or old Mascara Brush (wash properly) and brush the hair of the brow up.
- Trim: Using the Cuticle Scissors, trim long hairs so that your brow now looks even.
- Pluck: Using the Angled-Tweezer (I use the one from Body Shop) pluck the hair right under the marked arch. This is the highest point of your brow. The angled tweezer is good for plucking as is hurts less if you keep the slant side next to your skin. Over a few weeks time, your hair will slide out from its roots like butter and it wont hurt at all.
- Strays: Once you've created your arch pluck below the brow and get rid of strays. Maintain a straight line along the bottom of the brow and pluck any that deform this line. Pluck above the brow, only if you must. If you have a natural arch forming, dont pluck anymore! If not pluck a few so that it gives the brow a clean and groomed look, maintaining a straight line along the brow.
- Gaps: Fill in gaps in your brow using an eyebrow pencil or brow powder. While using the eyebrow pencil remember to make gentle strokes and only fill in gaps along the brow. I use "Stud" Eyebrow Crayon by M.A.C.
- You're all set!
Photo Credits and Copyright: All photos have been taken by Gayatri Kumar and belong to Look who's Wearing (LwW)