Few things will make you come across more groomed than well done eyebrows. Many of us have our eyebrows professionally waxed or tweezed and most recently many women have converted to threading. I highly suggest visiting a professional salon or boutique, they will provide the perfect foundation for you to follow later for maintenance. You will simply have to tweeze where the eyebrow grows back in.
Tools of the Trade:
- Invest in a great pair of tweezers with a slanted edge
- A dual sided magnifying mirror with a bright light
- Arbonne FC5 Exfoliating New Cell Scrub
- Aloe Vera Gel
- Arbonne Eyebrow Gel
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Prep your face.
Cleanse your skin. Exfoliating with a gentle scrub helps prep the area as well. I use all Arbonne products and like the FC5 Exfoliating New Cell Scrub. It gently exfoliates to uncover radiant skin. Brush brows up and out.
- To find where the beginning of your brow should go, take a long eyeshadow brush or pencil and hold it parallel (up &down) to the side of your nose. Where the pencil meets your brow is where your brow should begin.
- To find the end of your brow, extend the brush diagonally from your nostril, following the outside edge of your eye toward the brow. Where the inside edge of the brush hits is where your brow should end.
- The best brows have a slight arch. To find yours, hold the brush parallel to the outside edge of the colored part of your eye (the iris). Where the brush meets the brow is where the highest part of your brow should be.
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Go easy on the tweeze!
Don't over do it. This is the biggest mistake we make. It can take MONTHS for eyebrows to grow back in. Keep this in mind. The space between your brows should be the same width or a little wider then your eyes.
Make sure to tweeze in the direction your eyebrow hairs grow. Also don't grab to many hairs at a time and hold your skin tight as you tweeze.
Give equal attention to both the top and the bottom of your brows. Many people believe you should only tweeze from the top. Not true! You want both the bottoms and tops to be smooth. Be careful, but tweeze the top AND the bottom.
Stop and Go!
Stop every few hairs to review what you've done already. If you over tweeze you will have to live with filling them in with a brow pencil for several months until your brows have had the chance to regrow. Also keep in mind that your eyebrow hairs do not always grow back once they have been tweezed out.
Soothe & Smooth!
Once you're done tweezing you can apply an aloe vera gel to calm and extract any redness. I like to chill mine in the fridge for 30 minutes before I tweeze.
Tips & Tricks!
To keep tweezers at their best, wipe the tips with alcohol often. This will remove oils and ensure the tweezers have the best grip.
If your eyebrows are spotty you can fill them in by lightly brushing a matte brown shadow into your brows. Use two different browns, a light & dark to keep it as natural as possible. I lightly dip my eyebrow brush into the shadow and brush up and out.
If you decide to fill with a pencil, apply the pencil with short feathery strokes from the inside of your eyebrow out. Then be sure to carefully rub brows with your brush to soften out the effect.
Eyebrow gels keep your brows in neat and in place all day long. I like Arbonne Clear Eyebrow Gel.
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