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How to Tweeze Your Eyebrows

Do you know how to tweeze your eyebrows on your own? Here's a step-by-step guide so you can do so with great results.

By
Bruce and Jeanne Lubin,
November 26, 2016

Use Good Tweezers

To get good brows, you need good tweezers—and the difference between good and bad tweezers is sharpness. Even if you don’t have expensive tweezers, you can keep yours sharp with the help of a nail file or emery board. Just scrape it along the edge of your tweezers to keep them nice and sharp.

Defining Your Brow Line

Defining your brow line with a pencil and a little plucking is a great way to open up your face and make your eyes sparkle. But how do you know where your brows should begin and end? To determine exactly where your brow should begin, imagine a vertical line or hold a make-up pencil straight alongside one nostril. Where the pencil lands by your brow is where it should begin. To work out where the brow should end, imagine a line from the outside of your nostril to the outer corner of your eye, then extend it out to your brow.

Get to Tweezing

There’s no way around it—now you have to pull a bunch of hair out of your head. Use a magnifying mirror to make the job much easier, and try to pull the hair out in the direction that you pulled. If it hurts afterward, apply an ice cube to the area. Make sure to clean it thoroughly to prevent pimples.

Take Care of Unruly Hairs

If you have some eyebrow hairs that are particularly long, you may need to trim them (use the smallest scissors you can find). If you don’t want to trim them, you can also groom them with a toothbrush (yes, really). Spray it with a bit of hair spray and use it as an eyebrow brush. Alternatively, just use a little dab of petroleum jelly—or even lip gloss in a pinch—to run along your eyebrows to keep a sleek, sophisticated line.

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