Eyebrow Grooming Tips

When you’ve got eyebrows you’re going to want to make the most of them.

The existence of eyebrows is one part of the way they give your face its distinctive appearance, the way they are groomed completes the story. Your eyebrows not only help to shape the eyes, they give the face personality and so it is an easy task to make subtle changes just by trimming them every now and again.

There are a number of different ways you might go about treating your eyebrows. Some of them may seem like a good idea while others might be new to you. Some of the grooming ideas available are quite okay to use, as long as you understand that in a lot of cases, less attention is more.

There are a few simple eyebrow grooming tips to follow that will serve both men and women equally well. Some of them are recommended and some of them aren’t, check the graphic below for a quick overview.

Eyebrow Grooming Tips Overview

Eyebrow Shaving

The temptation for a quick result is to shave your eyebrows but it should be dismissed pretty quickly. There are some good reasons for not considering this option.

First of all, when you shave the hair is only taken down to the line of the skin so the results aren’t going to last very long. In the meantime, it is very difficult to get even results when shaving.

The skin around the eyes is quite thin and delicate so there is a high risk of damage to the skin no matter how careful you are.

Depilatory Creams

The use of depilatories around the eye region (and the face in general) is a risky prospect with the possibility of irritation to the skin a very real one. These types of creams are for hair removal in less sensitive areas of the body.

Eyebrow Waxing

This is a popular option that is most frequently performed in the salon by a professional but there are also kits available on the market to enable it to be performed at home.

We have listed this grooming method in the Caution section because it should be a process that is performed with a great deal of care if you are doing it yourself.

If you are going to do it yourself make sure you follow the instructions very carefully. It is also a good idea to get it done professionally first so you can see how it should be done before you try it.

This is a procedure that is going to be painful to a degree and you will experience some irritation and redness of the skin where the hair has been removed.

Waxing will remove the hair right down to the root level and this means it will give you results that should last for a few weeks before you notice any hair regrowth.

Eyebrow Trimming

Eyebrow ScissorsIn some cases it will be necessary to thin out the eyebrows with some careful trimming. Using a small pair of scissors, trimming away stray hairs will play an invaluable part of your eyebrow grooming routine.

Doing the job under bright lights and with the help of some judicious brow brushing first you should be able to come up with a precise job that will leave your brows looking well maintained.

To go about it properly take a look at the areas that need the most attention and reduce the eyebrows at the areas where there is obviously too much regrowth. It might be best to go through this process over a period of a couple of days. Patience will pay.

Eyebrow Plucking

Plucking the eyebrows remains one of the most accessible grooming tasks available and is a good method of styling and shaping your eyebrows, but for some it is too accessible and this can lead to trouble. For this reason you should approach eyebrow plucking with some caution.

Too many times we find that the cause of eyebrow problems such as thin and bald patches can be related directly to over plucking.

First of all you need a clean pair of tweezers that are reserved specifically for the job. The best time to pluck the eyebrows is when the brows are moist so the ideal time is straight after a shower. However, simply placing a warm washcloth on the brows will be sufficient.

Give your eyebrows a light comb in the direction of growth so they will reveal their natural length. This will make it easier to decide where you should start the thinning process.

Go slowly and pluck carefully, concentrating on the stray hairs underneath and at the outer edges. If possible try to pluck the hairs one at a time and work in the direction of the hair growth.


elf Studio Eyebrow KitThe eyebrow trend of the moment is thick and dark eyebrows. This rules a lot of people out who have naturally fair hair or are only blessed with relatively sparse growth along the brow line.

Eyebrow color can be applied in a few different ways thanks to various types of eyebrow makeup products. Eyebrow powder, pencils, gels and tints all give you the opportunity to darken your brows. But more than that, these products can also help you to shape your eyebrows and give them more volume.

What you may lack in naturally thick eyebrows can be compensated for with some suitable products and smart application of basic grooming skills.

There are some specific tips to follow that will give you some help in how to fill in eyebrows with powder. Following the help of experts in the field will ensure that your eyebrows will have a natural look rather than an obviously drawn on appearance. Here is a site that provides a good, clear explanation of how to apply eyebrow powder.

Eyebrow Threading

One of the grooming techniques that is picking up in terms of popularity has been around for a long time in Middle Eastern cultures. The art of eyebrow threading is giving men and women a gentler, more precise method of eyebrow hair removal than what might be experienced with waxing and plucking.

A skilled threading practitioner can quickly shape a brow without running the risk of leaving you with irritated skin or faced with bare patches.

This is a process that is most often performed in the salon but it is also possible to perform the task yourself at home.

As with other methods, don’t go overboard. The more skilled you become with the art of eyebrow threading the easier your eyebrow grooming routine might become.

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