Makeup Manual: 6 Tweezing Tips
My husband thinks it’s a little crazy how much time I spend obsessing over my brows (guys just don’t get it, do they?). But what’s really crazy is how much of a difference clean, well-shaped brows make to your face! So today I’m back with another brow blog. Here are a few tweezing tips from my friend Tracy O’Connor. She interviewed brow stylist Kristie Streicher for LiveStrong.com, and has a few highlights of her article to share with all of us…
- Give yourself three weeks between tweezes. This way you’ll be able to see the natural growth pattern and shape of your eyebrows before plucking away.
- Let there be light. This should be obvious, but only tweeze in a well-lit area! That way you’ll be able to see al the fine hairs that you might miss otherwise.
- Use good tweezers. Not all tweezers are created equally, so make sure you invest in a good pair with slanted edges that close down tightly.
- Go with the flow. Always pull hairs in the direction of growth to insure a quick, comfortable tweeze.
- Tweeze one hair at the time. Pulling up multiple hairs at once will result in a rushed job and botched brows.
- Don’t be afraid to top tweeze. Once you’ve finished tweezing the area below, check the area above your brow for any stray growth.
Do you tweeze your brows?
I find that tweezing is more precise and natural looking than threading or waxing.