How To Pluck Your Eyebrows

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How To Pluck Your Eyebrows

I’ve taken upon myself to write this article because in this day and age it’s simply unacceptable for a woman not to know how to pluck her eyebrows in a fashionable manner. Now with eyebrow waxing and threading so popular and cheap these days you may think it’s not necessary to know how, but remember there will always be those times when you can’t get to the salon or you can save yourself frequent visits by just doing some simple upkeep.

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No female that I know of wants to walk around with bushy eyebrows or a unibrow, and at the same time, no female that I know of wants to walk around with painted on eyebrows because she made a butchery of her eyebrows and had to shave them. Holla if you hear me? :)

The first step in plucking your eyebrows is getting a good pair of tweezers. I prefer Revlon Slanted Tweezers, but a few brands do good slanted tweezers. I also like to use a smaller pair of pointed tweezers for those tiny hairs that you can’t get to. You may also want to buy a small pair of hair clippers to trim any long eyebrows (such as they do when you get your eyebrows waxed.)

How To Pluck Your Eyebrows

Start with what I like to call “recon.” This is when you pluck any new or stray hairs. Take your preferred tweezers and pull in the direction of the hair in a sharp, swift motion. Pay close attention to get close to root of the hair, while not pulling the skin (ouch!) It is always important to pull in the direction of the hair, as if you pull in the opposite direction you could get ingrown hairs or your hair may grow back funny.

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Continue with your recon until all new or stray hairs have been plucked.

If you wish to reshape your eyebrows, be very careful doing this. This is where so many go wrong. While eyebrows do grow back, it takes a while and doesn’t look very cute in the meanwhile, but alas, I can’t stop you and this is a tutorial!

Carefully look in a small hand mirror at both your eyebrows. Pick how thin you would like to go before starting. Carefully start plucking hair by hair from under your brow. I suggest hair by hair because, believe it or not one hair can make the difference between thick and thin when it comes to eyebrows. Never pluck over the brow, only trim. This will give your eyebrows a very flat look.

If you begin to notice that you cannot get your brows evenly shaped or reach the thinness that you would like even them out the best you can, and then leave them alone. Slightly uneven eyebrows is better than no eyebrows.

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The best way to get around uneven eyebrows is clear mascara. If you apply it to your eyebrows and then use an eyebrow brush this will allow you to brush your brows in such a manner that it won’t be noticeable anymore.

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