Are you still unable to get in to see your beauty expert, your hairdresser? How are you able to manage your hair, and your unruly eye brows?
I tried shaping my unmanaged eye brows at home. How did it go? Let’s just say it’s a work in progress.
With many of us kept away from our hair dresser during the pandemic, it seems we have little choice in the matter.
I wondered where should I start. I knew there must be some help out there someplace, so I started where I start everything, with Google.
They are many resources out there to help, each with some risk. I discovered that pretty much all agree on a couple things. It’s a matter of personal choice. (Well that’s not much help), and everyone had their own opinion.
But before that, I found the most flattering length of my eyebrows with an old trick I learned many years ago.
First, I discovered the inner and outer edges quickly with a straight line, I used a small skinny brush and held it next to my nose and lo need it up the inner corner of my eye. Then marked that spot with an eye liner.
Then I did the same to mark the outside corner, by creating a straight line from my nose to the outer corner of my eye, and marked the spot.
To find the highest part of the arch I looked straight ahead and moved the brush to where the middle of my eye was. I marked that spot.
Now I had an idea which hairs did and didn’t belong.
Before I started plucking away, I used some cream that contained 4% lidocaine to help with the pain.
After a few seconds, I began plucking away any hairs that didn’t fall between the inter and out edges.
To create the arch, I brushed the hairs down, then plucked the hairs above on the inner and outer edges. I then brushed the hairs up in the middle, and plucked the hairs that fell below.
I made a quick YouTube Video you can reference.
I have to admit, I used more lidocaine cream a couple of times during the process. It also brushed my eyebrows up and trimmed and really long hairs. It did take me several days of plucking, and shaping until I was kinda satisfied with the look.
I found a resource in Maybelline’s Guide to Perfect Eyebrows, it gives you the ability to virtually try different eyebrows, which is pretty cool.
Good Housekeeping Magazine, has guide for 10 different shapes, based on your face shape.
About the Author
Monica is a wife, mother, grandmother, big sister and am RN, with a focus on caring for our aging skin. She lives in a small, rural town in central Idaho. She has awards sales levels of $20,000+ annually and has built a social selling business both in person (traditional door to door) and online