Now that many places around the globe are only allowing essential businesses to remain open, many people have had to adjust their beauty routines and start learning how to do things at home. I personally have been maintaining my eyebrows myself since I went off to college considering getting your brows done professionally can range from $10-$30 depending on the type of service and the business you go to. My preferred method at home is to trim my brows and tweeze them into my desired shape. There are alternative methods to use at home, but this is what works for me and I figured I have a few useful tips for beginners and experts alike.
I naturally have thicker, longer brows which is why I prefer to tweeze them rather than use wax or a depilatory cream. I also think it gives me more control over how I want my brows shaped since I am focusing on one hair at a time. If you’d like a visual guide, I’ve included a video tutorial to help make the steps easier to follow. Please enjoy my step-by-step guide to maintaining your eyebrows at home!
Materials you will need:
- Eyebrow spoolie brush (or an old, cleaned mascara wand, or a spare toothbrush)
- Eyebrow scissors (or any small, precise beauty scissors)
- Tweezer (I personally use one with a slanted tip, but a pointed or straight tip work just as well)
Step 1: Brush your brows
Using the eyebrow spoolie, brush your brows in an upwards direction, fluffing out your brows to their full length.
Step 2: Trim your brows
If after brushing out your brows you decide they are too long, use the eyebrow scissors to cut your brows in a straight line starting at the tail end of your brows.
Tip: If you don’t think you can freehandedly trim your brows, before Step 1, brush your brows in a downward direction. Then, use an eyebrow pencil, eye liner, or lip pencil and draw a line across the top of your brows at your desired length to give yourself a guide where to cut.
Step 3: Clean ‘em up!
After trimming your brows, brush them out once more to get any loose hair out. Next, brush them into your desired shape and begin to tweeze any stray hairs surrounding your brow. Remember, less is more so be careful not to over-tweeze your brows unless you want a thin brow look.
Tip: Similarly, to trimming your brows, if you feel you want a guide on where to tweeze, you can also draw a line under your brows. This will also prevent you from accidentally over-tweezing.
If this is your first time, don’t rush! And if it becomes frustrating, don’t worry because it gets easier the more you practice and the more you get to know your eyebrows. Stay safe!
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Raina is a 4th year student at SUNY Albany studying Psychology and Music. She is originally from Queens, NY but moved upstate to attend university. Her interests include fashion and avant garde makeup styles.