With beauty salons shut in this lockdown, everyone’s eyebrows have gone haywire! And we know how important it is for us to maintain our brows with all the work meetings and video call sessions have with our friends. And to shape those bushy brows, we are sure you are ready to try every possible hack there is. But before you try something outrageous to shape your eyebrows, here is an easy way to get your well-shaped eyebrow back!
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Know The Shape Of Your Eyebrows
To determine the exact shape and style of your brow, try the ‘golden ratio’ method or ‘pencil method’. Place a pencil in a straight line along the side of your nose — this is going to be the beginning of the brow. Next, place the pencil on the side of your nose and across your pupil. This will be the curve or the highest point of your eyebrow. Now move the pencil so that the end of your nostril and the outer edge of your eye are in line — this is the end of your brow.
Things You Will Need:
- Hand Mirror
- Spoolie or Brow Brush
- Eyebrow Pencil
- Thin Scissors
- Ice Cubes
- Aloe Vera Gel (Optional)
Steps To Follow:
1. Prep your brows
Ensure there is no lotion, cream, or makeup on your skin before you start tweezing. Comb your eyebrows upwards with the help of a spoolie or brow brush. Use the pencil method and draw the high points of your brow to redefine the exact shape. Hair that falls out of the marked line is extra that you need to tweeze.
2. Time to Tweeze
Use an ice cube to numb the skin under and around the eyebrows. With the tweezer, tweeze out the extra hair outside the outline you have drawn. After plucking a little, comb your brows with the spoolie and check the shape. Pluck if necessary.
3. Style and Care
Lastly, comb up your brows and with the help of a cuticle scissor or a thin scissor – trim the longer hair on your eyebrow path. Go slow as you don’t want to overdo the trimming! Comb down the brow hair and check for the final shape. Rub an ice cube over the eyebrow or apply some aloe vera gel to instantly soothe any pain or redness.
- Use 2 mirrors. Apart from your usual mirror, use a magnifying hand mirror to be more précised while shaping and tweezing.
- Hold the skin as tightly as possible when you tweeze. This will lessen the pain and will help you to grab the hair easily with the tweezer.
- Never rush! Be patient and go slow while tweezing.
- Draw the eyebrow line so that you don’t accidentally pull out the wrong hair and ruin the shape.
- Always pluck from the bottom row and remove just the extras from the top row.
We hope these tips helped you with how to shape eyebrows at home with no access to salons during the lockdown.