Hello everyone! As you can tell from the title and picture that today I’ll be showing you how I have been doing my eyebrows at home for more than a year now! (I don’t go to parlour anymore to get my eyebrows done.) All the steps are easy and are explained step by step in photos. This has been one of the most requested blog post and I am so excited to share with you how I do it! 😀 So let’s get started!
Observe the above picture carefully. Of course, you can do your eyebrows and choose which ever shape you want to pull off.
If this is your first time plucking your eyebrows on your own I would suggest you that you pluck only the extra hairs. Outline your eyebrows with a nude or white colored pencil so that you don’t pluck out too many hairs. Observe how your eyebrows grow naturally and don’t pluck too much. I personally like thick eyebrows and I only tweeze off the extra ones here and there, keeping it straight and natural.
Tools/Things that I use:
- Spoolie or an old mascara wand
- Eyebrow Pencil
And a clean mirror obviously!
As you can tell from the above photo that I have some extra hairs here and there.
I have been tweezing for more than a year now and I haven’t felt any pain while tweezing. But initially it only felt like a tingling/pinching sensation when plucking. And when I started doing this regularly I didn’t feel any discomfort or pain. Whereas, whenever I used to get my eyebrows done from the parlour, I kid you not I would have tears in my eyes in the end. And through out the procedure I only thought God I just want to get over this ASAP! 😀 So as compared to threading, tweezing doesn’t hurt at all. Yes, as I said initially you will feel some discomfort and will be nervous to try this on your own. So all you have to do is look at these pictures closely and steps are very simple to follow! 🙂
Preparing area for plucking:
- Clean the area to make sure that it is free of any products.
- You can use ice cubes to numb the area to reduce any discomfort.
- Dampen your eyebrows with water to soften them. This makes plucking easy.
Some things to keep in mind while plucking:
- Get comfortable and sit in a bright room.
- Pluck in the direction of hair growth.
- Get as close to the skin as possible and hold the hair tight with the tweezer. To prevent pinching your skin hold the skin taut.
- Pluck one hair at a time. (It’s not that time consuming as you might be thinking.)
I start with brushing my eyebrows with my old mascara wand in the direction of hair growth.
I like to start plucking from outside going inside, just below the eyebrow area (Mostly ignoring baby hairs. You can tweeze them off too if they bother you.)
Now getting close to the eyebrows I tweeze off some of the eyebrow hairs to get the desired eyebrow shape. After this, I start plucking hairs just above my eyebrows; getting rid of those hairs which are noticeable.
Next step is cutting my eyebrow hairs. Keep in mind you don’t want to cut too much but you want your eyebrows to look neat. I brush my eyebrow hairs upwards with the same mascara wand and then carefully cut them with scissor.
So, this is the final look. But as you see and tell that my eyebrows look groomed and maintened but there are a lot of gaps in between.
To fill my eyebrows I brush them again with the same mascara wand and fill them with a dark brown colored eyebrow pencil.
In the picture and also in real you can notice and tell that it looks all made up and harsh. So to soften it I use my masacara wand again. (If you want to know how to fill your brows all you need to do is let me know and I’ll do a separate blog on that :))
So this is the final look! Let me know if you are going to try this. 🙂
I hope this post was helpful! 🙂