Pluck, shape and make up eyebrows
Plucking beautiful eyebrows can not be that hard! That’s not the case with our tips. We explain how to make your brows fit perfectly.
Seemingly neglected or plucked away too much: To learn to pluck one’s own eyebrows perfectly is a life’s work for many. Shorten the learning process! We help you to find the perfect shape for you and transfer it to your brows.
Naturalness as a trend
Permanent make-up or even the shaving of the eyebrows are also no solution. On the contrary: In recent years, the trend towards naturalness is unbroken. Proof beauties like Cara Delevingne and Duchess Catherine prove that . You have long known that the eyebrows should not be plucked too narrow, but the bow may only undergo a slight correction. But even the natural look requires a little effort and dexterity. And to make it worthwhile, we explain step by step how to get beautiful eyebrows.
Plucking eyebrows: the right preparation
Before you start plucking, you should first find out what the right eyebrow shape looks like for you . Stephan Schmied, make-up artist of Max Factor, explains how the natural eyebrows go:
“The inner brow lines stay a bit thicker and the brow line runs narrower from the highest point of the brow towards the end.” The optimal length can best be found out with the classic pencil test: Simply place the pin vertically next to the nostril, into the axis All the hairs that are between the pencil and the nose should be plucked.The correct width of the bow depends on the desired shape and the original eyebrow line , which should always form an arch that is ¾ rises and falls to ¼. “
Before plucking, you should comb the eyebrows with a brush in the direction of growth . Once you have found out the right shape, you can sketch it with the eyebrow pencil – so the result of both brows is even.
The right tweezers for beautiful eyebrows
To get your brow perfectly shaped you need good tools: the right tweezers . It is important that this is not too bulky and big. Otherwise, she sometimes can not grasp the fine, short hairs and pinches into the skin instead. Better are small tweezers, the flattened and tapered tips have .
Pluck eyebrows without pain: tips
Especially the first time, the plucking of the eyebrows can be uncomfortable. But there are a few tricks to succeed without pain. It’s best to pluck your hair after showering. Then the pores of the skin are opened and the hair is easier to pluck. If you are very sensitive to pain, you can also cool the affected areas with ice cubes in advance . But watch out: The cold pulls the pores back together and the hair can not be pulled so easily.
Instructions: pluck eyebrows with tweezers
To pluck the skin , use your thumb and forefinger to pull apart the part below and above the brow. Then pluck the hairs in the direction of growth on the hair root with tweezers . For most eyebrows, it is enough for a clean bow to pluck the dark hairs under the eyebrow. Dark hair over the root of the nose should also be removed – otherwise your eyes will look dark. The light, fine hairs belong to the normal facial hair . Those who remove them must reckon with a condensed growth afterwards.
Eyebrow waxing: The perfect shape with a jerk
Completely independent of current trends , women are always concerned with a clean and symmetrical shape. Often, however, we have too little time or no patience to bring the brows to their best . A faster and, above all, more precise method must therefore be: preformed cold wax strips , especially for the eyebrows. The application is very easy and all annoying dark or light hairs can be removed in just 60 seconds . In addition, the hair is removed to the root of the hairso that they can regrow only sporadically and much slower. The wax strips are rising in the ratio of two-thirds rising and one-third sloping preformed – so you can not really “pluck”. Small markers help you to position the stripes correctly.
It’s that easy:
- Pull the wax strips apart so you have two stripes .
- Apply both strips one after the other underneath the eyebrow and press firmly.
- Then pull off from the outer to the inner corner of the eye with a jerk. Zack and ready!
- It is optimal if you then the wax residue with an oil cloth removing. The result is impressive and lasts up to four weeks .
A little tip: You can also use the cold wax strips as a template before peeling off and make up your brows quickly with an eyebrow pencil.
Warm wax for silky-smooth skin
You have a sensitive skin and do not dare to touch cold wax strips? No problem! Then the hair removal with the help of warm wax is just right for you. It conjures a smooth skin in every season. The hairs are removed with the root and there are no hair stubble such as after a shave. However, shaping your brow is harder than using the cold wax method because you do not have any preformed strips at hand.
- Soak the warm wax in a crucible in a water bath .
- Apply the molten wax with a spatula in small strips over a small area to the appropriate areas of the skin .
- After a short time – if the wax is still soft, but no longer sticks – pull off against the hair growth direction .
Right make-up, otherwise there’s bars!
Beautiful eyebrows are clearly shaped and dense. So the next step is to fill in small gaps with an eyebrow pencil or loose eyebrow powder. But always just chop and paint no beams! The color of the powder or the pen should be the same as that of the eyebrows or the hair. Under no circumstances should the color used be darker than a shade of the original color. Following this, once more with a brush . When the hairs are very unruly, eyebrow gel helps in shaping the eyebrows.