Monday, August 6, 2012

Pluck Your Eyebrows at Home

I have pretty much given up on going to a salon to have my eyebrows done.  Up here in the sticks of upstate NY I have two choices: 1) go to NYC and have them done well for $75 a pop, or 2) have shady person in the mall to do them.

My mall lady got fired so I'm on my own, and I just don't have the money to get them done in NYC anymore.

Your eyebrows are very important.  

If you have not heard this, believe me, it is true.  I have a friend who fixed her eyebrows and made her whole face look better.  The eyebrows frame your face and highlight your eyes.  Please, don't make the mistake of over-plucking them to be these little tiny lines, that is really not good.  You want some substance up there.

I had my eyebrows done right before my wedding and they were amazing.  They made me look amazing, and made me feel amazing.  I wish I could go back to that guy but it is just too expensive.  

Look at that...amazing.
Photo by JT Sander
So I bit the bullet and tried to do them at home.  I have never been very good at that.  They always come out slightly different.  I think it has to do with my astigmatism.

Here's what I did.  I googled "pluck your eyebrows" and found some great tutorials on YouTube.  Then I tried it myself.

This is my eyebrows before (I'm not good with plucking I tend to just leave them tot their own devices and they get WAY grown in).

Then, following one of those tutorials, I penciled in where I wanted them to be. (sorry I couldn't find my sharpener.)

Then I plucked all around the edges.  Just so you know, they say never to wax your eyebrows.  I think it causes wrinkles but am not sure.  I just don't do it.  I can't imagine all that pulling on your face is much good anyway.

My face gets all red when I pluck, please excuse the blotches.    This si the cleaned up version of my eyebrows (in process).
I removed the pencil marks, and tried to fix anything that did not look right.

You can see they are not perfect, but getting better.

This is where the fun part comes in.  I turned to another, outside point of view.  I ran downstairs and asked my hubby for his advice.  He was actually very good.  He told me to thin out one side and raise the other.  I kept having to run upstairs to the mirror and then back done for his opinion.  Now, I realize not all husbands are as observant as mine (or as willing, thanks hun), but mine was great.

I'm not sure if I got a final shot, but here is what I do have.

Not bad, and a whole lot cleaner.  If only I could keep up with the maintenance.


  1. You did a great job! I know they say not to wax but if I don't keep up with my brows I get a giant bushy Frida Kahlo unibrow! It gets too overwhelming and it's so tempting to just pop in to the wax place and have nice clean brows five minutes later.

    But you made it look so easy, I may just start plucking again. :-)

  2. Great post.....I needed it! I am going to try it soon.


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