Trends in eyebrow fashion come and go but some advice will stand the test of time. Here’s Clear Confidence Co’s advice on how to pluck your eyebrows.
Work out your shape – You should be plucking to enhance your eyebrow’s natural shape, not trying to force it into a new one. Your eyebrow should start above your tear ducts and the inner eye. To find the end point draw a line from your nose to the outer corner of your eye until it intersects the brow.
Find the curve – Once you have plucked hair that falls outside the beginning and end of the brow, as above, work on the underside of the brow to create the arch.
Map it out – It can be useful to draw on your arch before you start plucking. This gives you a guide to follow rather than figuring it out as you go along, which could lead to mistakes or overplucking.
Get the best eyebrow tweezers – You can see our guide to the best eyebrow tweezers and it will make all the difference to your plucking. Blunt tips and misaligned blades can cause frustration as well as redness and swelling as you struggle to pluck your brows.
Pluck post-shower – The warm water opens up your pores and softens the hair and skin so it should be easier and less painful to pluck your eyebrows. If not a shower then try splashing some warm water on your face first.
Reduce redness – Good tweezers mean you can pluck more efficiently and this reduces redness and swelling. Aim to remove hairs in one decisive action, in the direction of the hair, as multiple tries will only increase the irritation.
The gentleman’s pluck – Guys should concentrate on the space between their eyebrows to avoid a mono-brow. Strays under the arch aren’t a problem for men.
So there’s our top tips on how to pluck your eyebrows.