And to be really, really honest there's no exact guide how to do them. Everyone has their own ways of doing it from the very first time. Some people just don't really care about their eyebrows, and honestly it's quite disturbing for me too see them wearing eye makeup with stray eyebrow hairs decorating. Of course, if you're a guy you won't have any problem with your eyebrows
|Brows doesn't matter, still sexy <3|
So here's my tips for you newbies *like I was*:
1. Brace yourself
Plucking your eyebrow is painful, I'm not gonna lie. Your skin around your eye is sensitive and delicate, thus when you do something to it, it'll cause the most pain.
You can always just shave them with brow razors, but shaving will only do you good for about two or three days. They won't look as nice when they grow out, too. So, be prepared for the pain, and promise yourself to maintain those brows. They're worth it, I promise.
Some people just won't go through all the pain, and preferred to tattoo their eyebrows on. I personally don't prefer this method, as that way you can't really change how your eyebrows look over time. Plus, when they fade, it's gonna look ugly. Then again, the choice is on you. It's your brows, anyway.
2. Get a good pair of tweezers
Because of all those pain you're going to get through, get a nice working buddy to help you. So, what I'm going to recommend is getting an excellent pair of tweezers. Getting a good performing one might burn your pocket a bit, but they will last you a good time, and you'll have less pain because you can pluck a lot quicker, and the pain will subside faster.
I would personally recommend a Tweezerman Slant Tip Tweezers. They have this sort of slanted tip that rests on your skin comfortably, and have a nice hair-gripping power. Plus, they're easily available at any department store, and so far, performs best.
3. Get a person to help you, or do a bit of a research
You can get your sister, or mother, or aunt, anyone. You need someone to kind of determine how your initial brows should look. You can also do your brows in a salon, whatever you like. After that, don't let your brows grow back just like that. Maintain them. Shaping your brow means a lifetime of maintenance. They will always grow back. Just remember the shape if you like it
|browhaus do offer brow services, so do check them out if you wish|
If you want to look younger, go with thicker eyebrows but do notice your eyes and the space between your eyes and brows. If your eyes are more deep-set, or the you have too little space between your eyes and brows, don't. You'll look like a silly cartoon character.
If you want to go with a thinner, arched eyebrows, you'll gonna need more makeup as those shapes won't look as natural, so do a bit of a research to see what kind of shape suits you. If you're not sure, it's okay, just do it.
Over time, you'll understand what kind of brows suits you best and how you can change the look of your brows without looking ridiculous. You'll get it, I promise.
4.Have a two mirrors around
When people say to not use magnified mirrors to pluck your brows, I disagree.You'll need two mirrors standing by, one is a normal, big, whole-face kind of mirror, and another one a small magnified mirror.
When plucking, you DO need a magnified mirror to kind of see all of the tiny hairs to pluck, but you can easily overpluck. So, what you'll want to do is to pluck 3-4 hair and check every so often with the big mirror to see if you have overplucked or not. This way, you can see all they tiny hairs and remember not to overpluck by checking to the big mirror.
5.Brows too thick and bushy?
Some people have really thick brows that looks kind of disturbing sideway. You'll want to thin them.
Take a small comb with small-spaced teeths, comb through your eyebrows and cut whatever eyebrow passes through the comb. That way, you can thin your eyebrows without accidentally balding it. An item that does similar thing is the Etude House Mini Brow Class Cutting Scissors.
|See the idea?|
If your brows are evenly thick enough, you can skip this step. But most people have uneven hair thickness in their eyebrows, and you need to fill in this 'bald spots'. There's a lot of product out there, brows mascara, powder, but you'll want to get brow pencil if you're a beginner.
Not only they look natural, they're pretty easy to use. They usually come with a spoolie brush on the other end to blend the pencil in. Get a shade that matches your hair color. For us Asians with majority of black hair, DON'T get black. You'll want to get kind of an ashy dark brown, or a dark grey. With black, it's too easy to overdo your brows and make them look cartoon-like. However, black does good to Indian (Oops! They're also Asian! D;)
See the difference?
*I swear I didn't do the caption on the indian's pic D;*
6. Screwed your brows? Chill
After all, you're a beginner. The first batch of pancake always sucks, so don't worry. You can wait for them to grow out, and redo them. Cover them with bangs, if you wish, but screwed-up brows because you're trying to fix them is 165675671567 times better than a wild, undefined brows. You WILL get that perfect shape in time!
So there's my tips on grooming your brows, newbies! If you experts have additional tips, do comment below and I might add them to the list. Otherwise, have fun, be beautiful, and good luck!