Guide in Trimming The Brow

by pinksoda

A nice trimmed brow can make a huge difference on ones look. It can also affect the natural mood of your face so it is very important that you do it properly. Find the following guide helpful in creating a nice brow.

  1. Before you tweeze, brush the brow hairs straight up with a spooly (mascara-style) brush. Trim any long hairs — or hairs that are growing the opposite direction (straight down) with a pair of brow scissors. Prepare you two pairs of tweezers: Slant-tipped pair for those thick hairs and a needle-nose-tipped pair to grab the shorter and hard-to-reach ones.
  2. spooly brush

  3. Before plucking, use a white eyeliner pencil to draw the desired shape of your brows as a guide.
  4. white eyeliner

  5. Pick pencils wisely. If you are
  • Blonde, match your darkest brow hairs to add definition.
  • Going gray, use a taupe color to avoid dull tones.
  • A redhead, go with sable.
  • Brunette, choose a color one shade lighter than your hair to soften skin tone.
  • Black hair – define it with a black pencil or brown-blac

brow pencils
After filling them in, add definition and shine with a clear brow gel. A light slick of Vaseline also does the trick. To get a fuller, Brooke Shields-esque look, brush the thickest part of your brows, near the inner corner, straight up before applying gel. For extra color, use a tinted brow gel.
brow gel

If you can’t do it by yourself..
Seek for the assistance of a professional. Head to a professional shaping every three months. Check out which trimming process suits you best based on your type of brows.

  • Fine brows: Tweezing provides more control for those with fewer hairs.
  • Medium brows: Waxing removes more hair at one time — meaning less pain!
  • Heavy brows: Threading is fast and removes thick and thin hairs alike.

More Plucking Tips:

  • Pluck after hot showers to reduce pain and apply skin-numbing Anbesol. Pull skin taut to grab hairs at their base as you tweeze.
  • Use a brightening concealer to reduce redness and prevent post tweezing trauma.

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1 comment

Diottomibbomi March 13, 2013 - 10:48 pm

This seriously answered my dilemma, thank you!

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