You might be asking yourself why I qualify to teach you such a thing for today’s Tuesday Tip. Well, it just so happens that I am actually a Master Aesthetician. I know, awesome right? It is fun … or was probably. I recently started waxing eyebrows every once in a while for friends. It makes me miss it though.
Now that you know that I’m qualified (professionally) to teach you this, there is one more thing we need to clear up. This was one of the first things I learned in school, and now it totally drives me crazy when I hear it. We are going to learn about tweezing your eyebrows today. We are NOT plucking your eyebrows. See, the thing is, chickens are plucked … not people. Deal? Great!
First, you’ll need to make sure that you have the proper tools to tweeze your brows. You’ll want a good pair of tweezers. I know it’s not always a fun thing to spend a little more money on, but I’m amazed at the difference between a cheap pair and a good pair. You’ll be able to grab onto those tiny hairs so much easier. The next thing I recommend is a double ended eyebrow brush, along with some little eyebrow scissors.
Before I tweeze, I like to trim the eyebrows a bit. Brush them down trim and also the opposite direction they lay and trim any hair that is extra long. It will leave you with a cleaner look.
Next, you’re going to figure out where you need to tweeze. You’ll take the handle of your eyebrow brush, or something similar to aline the eyebrow right. This will help you not to over tweeze, and get a good shape for your eye.
1. Aline the handle at the base of your nose on one side, and hold it straight up. That is where the brow should start.
2. Aline the handle at the base of your nose on one side, and hold it so it matches up slightly off from the middle of your eye. That is where the arch should be. My eyebrows don’t have a super huge arch in them, but that’s where it kind of thins out the most.
3. Aline the handle at the base of your nose on one side, and hold it so it matches up with the corner of your eye. That is where the eyebrow should end.
Another trick I’ve heard (and tried before) is putting ice on your brow between tweezing so that it doesn’t hurt as badly. It’s great if you’ve got a lot to tweeze.
So, do you love or hate to tweeze?