Eyebrow grooming is one of the more challenging beauty regimens for most women. It’s not surprising that so many women outsource this responsibility to an esthetician. The problem is, a visit to an esthetician does not guarantee that your brows will look great. A lot of times, I think women can save money and groom their own brows. If you understand the dos and don’ts, this process is not as hard as it sounds.
Do Get the Right Tools
In order to groom your own eyebrows, you should invest in taming eyebrow products. I suggest the following:
- Ardell Complete Brow Grooming Kit. I recently stumbled across this product. It is my new favorite for trimming bushy brow hairs or as an alternative to eyebrow threading. The comb and razors eliminate plucking and scissors from grooming. There is one razor to trim long, unruly hairs that are part of your actual brow. The other razor gets rid of the hairs and peach fuzz around the brow.
- Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel. I prefer a brow gel to a brow wax. The tinted versions are wonderful because they keep your brows in place throughout the day and add a little bit of color. You can use them to cover gray hairs or add dimension to your brows.
- Stila Stay All Day Brow Pen. If you are filling in spare holes in your brows or defining your brow shape, this pen is a must! It stays on and looks natural. Toss out your shadow and/or pencil for this improved alternative.
Do Tweeze the Spare Hairs
When you are grooming your eyebrows, you only need to tweeze the spare hairs. If you are tweezing hairs that are apart of your natural brow shape, try letting them grow back in. A fuller brow frames your eyes. If you have a lot of spare hairs that rest below your natural brow, you can use an at-home wax so you do not have to pluck as often. I like the one by Anastasia. This is a cheaper alternative than regular visits to the esthetician. It can also be less risky.
Don’t Trim From the Top
If you have bushy eyebrows, you can trim them. However, you shouldn’t trim from the top. This keeps the bushy texture of the eyebrow and simply shortens the thickness. I think it is better to trim with Ardell’s brow razors. This thins them evenly throughout. You can also comb through your brow hairs to determine what needs to be trimmed. Then, use scissors to cut the unruly hairs that are visible through the comb. With this trimming method, each hair is cut the same length.
Do Groom Your Brows After Taking a Shower
Experts in the brow industry say that it is best to remove hairs from the brow area when the skin on your face is warm – ideally after a hot shower. I recommend starting your makeup application with brows.
Don’t Visit an Esthetician You Don’t Trust
It’s never a good idea to visit an esthetician on a whim. If you want to get your brows done by a professional, that is fine! Just make sure that you go to someone that will do a good job. Get some recommendations from people whose brows you like. It’s better to have unruly eyebrows than suffer from a bad brow wax.