I’ve always hated getting my eyebrows waxed, probably because I get so nervous right up to about that point where they rub over the waxing paper on your eyebrow – the moment before the rip that paper off your eyebrow and you want to scream bloody murder. So, I’ve been doing my own eyebrows once to twice a month on my own, and have came up with a simple routine that works for me, and may work for you also.
First, I bought one of those razor type sticks used for eyebrows and facial hair, these can be found at any dollar store. I would also invest in a good pair of tweezers, something with a grip, and something that is made of good metal, nothing cheap or you will have stray pieces of your eyebrows you think were pulled – but weren’t. Also, a white eyeliner pencil, which can also be found for under $1 at a Walmart, CVS, and type store that sells make-up. You probably already have some lotion at home, so unless you want a certain type moisturizing lotion, grab one of those too at the store for your eyebrow shaping mission.
Now, get in your bathroom or somewhere with a mirror and really good lighting where you can see your eyebrows well. Daylight works the best, so if you have a mirror in your room, wait until noon when the suns the brightest, and go in there to start this eyebrow project. Grab your white eyeliner pencil, and basically you are going to color in your eyebrows that you don’t want on your face – the ones you will be plucking. I start from the bottom of my eyebrows, and work my way up. I like them thin, so I don’t really pluck any from the top. Make sure to color in the ones you don’t want close to your nose area, and also on the outsides. I also avoid plucking a lot from the outsides, because I also like them long. Now that you have this done, you will begin plucking. I know, I know, “But it hurts my eyebrows so bad!,” beauty is pain ladies, deal with it. But – I do have some ways to alleviate some of the pain. I pull the skin around my eyebrow on the outside pretty tight, so I have a flatter and less loose surface to pull from. This also helps calm the pain of plucking. You can also rub an ice cube over your eyebrow before you begin to numb it a bit, you can do this before and after. Trust me, it helps your eyebrow pain immensely! Now that you have the eyebrow hairs your want plucked, use your razor to clean up and tiny eyebrow hairs that are left over, or for the top area, where you kind of just want to trim, and not actually pull out the eyebrows themselves.
Now that you have your shape of your eyebrows, you want to take the lotion and put it on a cotton ball and smooth over your eyebrows to moisturize and condition the skin, since the skin around the eyes in general is quite sensitive. Enjoy the new look of your eyebrows!