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A Comprehensive Guide to Effortless Brow Perfection

Aug 21, 2017Scott Peers

Your eyebrows are like the picture frame that enhances the masterpiece of your face. They have the power to transform your entire look, from drab to fab.

While getting your eyebrows done can be intimidating, mastering the art of plucking them yourself is empowering.

We all have our share of brow horror stories, from overplucking mishaps to impulsive salon visits.

To help you achieve stunning brows with confidence, here's a step-by-step guide to plucking your eyebrows painlessly and efficiently.

1. The Importance of Brow Shape

Your brows frame and define your features, making them an essential asset to your face.

The right brow shape can add strength and fierceness to your appearance, while the wrong shape can leave people wondering what happened.

Remember, your brows are sisters, not twins. Achieving symmetry is a challenge due to natural variations.

That's where proper guidance comes in.


2. Growing Out Your Brows

Before diving into plucking, allow your brows to grow out for about six to eight weeks.

This period lets you discover their natural shape and determine what you're working with. It's essential for crafting the perfect brow outline.

3. Setting the Scene

Patience is key. Don't rush into reshaping your brows.

Avoid magnifying mirrors that may exaggerate hair that doesn't need removal. Use a regular mirror in a well-lit room or natural light.

Gather your tools:

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4. Creating Your Eyebrow Template

  1. Begin by mapping out your eyebrow guideline.
  2. Hold a ruler upright on your nose, aligning it with your nostril and inner brow. Mark with a white pencil where your brow begins.
  3. Next, mark where the brow tail should end by tilting the ruler from your nostril to the outer corner of your eye. Mark a dot here.
  4. Using the ruler once again, tilt it to align with your nostril and your pupil to mark the arch's highest point.
  5. Connect these points to form your eyebrow template.

5. Tweezing and Trimming

  1. Brush your eyebrow hairs up and trim any that extend beyond the template's outline.
  2. Apply numbing cream on sensitive skin areas.
  3. Cut wax strips into thin strips and use them to remove excess hair around the template's edges.
  4. Then, pluck stray hairs outside the template, following the hair growth direction.

6. Filling and Shaping

With your brows neatly plucked, it's time to fill in the gaps.

  1. Use an eyebrow pencil, pomade, or powder to create soft, feathery strokes that mimic natural hair.
  2. Blend with a spooly brush if the strokes are too heavy.
  3. Apply concealer under the brow and highlighter just beneath the brow bone for an eye-lifting effect.

7. Maintenance

Maintain your brow shape by tweezing stray hairs in between weeks.

Regular upkeep will help you preserve your brow masterpiece.

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And now let's look at some common eyebrow products and which one might be best for your needs. 

Eyebrow Pencil vs. Eyebrow Mascara vs. Eyebrow Pomade or Gel

Eyebrow Pencil Benefits

Eyebrow pencils offer precise and controlled application, filling and defining brows. They're long-lasting, waterproof, and come in various shades.

Ideal for filling over-tweezed brows and creating microblading-like effects.

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Microblade Eyebrow Pencil

Microblade pencils mimic microblading's precision, giving the illusion of thin, precise strokes.

Unlike microblading, which requires a professional to do, microblade pencils are user-friendly and can create clean lines.

Mascara for Eyebrows

Eyebrow mascaras add volume and colour, adhering microfibres to natural hairs. They're easy to use and perfect for achieving full-looking brows.

Brow Pomade

Brow pomades offer versatility, coming in containers with applicators or separate brushes.

They're great for lash and brow extension artists due to their customisation potential.



Whether you prefer pencils, mascaras, or pomades, each eyebrow product has its unique benefits. Mastering the use of eyebrow pencils ensures your brows never look shapeless and ruin your eye makeup.

Choose the tool that suits your preference and enjoy beautifully framed eyes that enhance your entire look.

If you have any tips and tricks to share, please feel free to comment below.

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