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How to Pluck Eyebrows


It’s rare that a woman has naturally perfect eyebrows. A perfect eyebrow would be one that begins above the tear duct and ends at the outer edge of the eye. It really is quite simple to achieve this perfect eyebrow look.

Tools of the Trade

A necessity for perfectly plucked eyebrows is having good tweezers for the job. Slanted tweezers are the best when it comes to eyebrow plucking. Don’t skimp on tweezers, it is worth the extra money to get quality slanted tweezers that will work the best.

Preparing Your Brow

Make sure to sit close to a window or somewhere where you will be sure to have plenty of light. Clean your skin first with a gentle exfoliating scrub to prepare your skin and get rid of any excess oil that may be on your eyebrows. You can also pat your eyebrow with warm water to open the pores which can make plucking less painful.

Use an eyebrow pencil to draw the shape you desire. If you have dark eyebrows you will want to use a light colored pencil so you will be able to see it clearly. To get new fresh ideas for eyebrow shapes skim through various fashion magazines and copy their design.

How to Pluck

Pluck the hairs around the shape that you have drawn on, being sure to only pluck one hair at a time, pulling the skin tout against your eyebrow bone. Stop every so often to check and make sure that you have stayed on track with your eyebrow design.

Pain Relief

To lighten the pain a bit apply Anbesol or Orajel to your eyebrow with a q-tip before plucking, and then apply an aloe vera based gel or lotion after plucking to soothe the sensitive hair follicles.



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