How to Pluck Your Eyebrows in 3 Easy Steps

Plucking my eyebrows is not the most entertaining item on my to-do list of grooming, but it’s one of the easiest and most important ways to be a foxy mama which is why I’m here to teach you how to do it.

Furry Eyebrow

Start off with your tools.  All you need for a basic pluck job is a pair of awesome tweezers {Tweezerman are legendary} and some cuticle scissors, and for a more advanced grooming, the gathering you see below.

eyebrow shaping tools

Step 1:

Pluck above your eyebrow.  There are plenty of people who will tell you never, ever to pluck above the eyebrow.  And they are all wrong.  Did you see how many stray hairs there are above my eyebrow in that first photo?  What if I were to just leave them up there for the whole world to see?  That’s not called grooming, it’s called denial.  Don’t go too crazy but clean up the stragglers until you’re nice and clean above your brow.

tweezing above the brow

Step 2:

Use some eyeliner to draw in a little stencil for what you’d like your eyebrows to look like.  You probably have a pretty good idea of what they should look like when they’re not in their natural caterpillar-like state.  If you don’t, get a stencil from a beauty store or print one up online, they’re really easy to find.  Once you’ve got an outline for where you need to pluck, get to work.

Pluck below your brow.  I know, that sounds pretty straight forward.  That’s because it is.  You want to create a little bit of an arch straight up from the pupil in your eye, but follow your brow bone for the best curve.  Another thing to remember?  Your eyebrows should not match each otherEver.  Your eyes don’t look exactly alike do they?  Neither should your eyebrows.  Set them free, let them do what they naturally do best, you’re just here to shape them and keep them clean.

plucking under the eyebrow

Step 3:

Trim off the crazy hairs. Use an eyebrow brush, or even a comb from your bathroom drawer to comb up all the really long hairs and trim them with some cuticle scissors.

combing eyebrows

Just cut ’em right off.  There’s nothing worse than crazy mad professor eyebrows on a woman so do a good job getting those babies trimmed.

After you’ve trimmed with scissors flip that comb over and brush your eyebrows down to their rightful place, and you’re done! Wasn’t that easy?  Look at the results:

plucked eyebrow after

Ahhhhhmuch better.  You’re welcome.

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