Formal season is upon us! And with all of the excitement over dresses, hair and nails, we sometimes forget to take care of the small feature that plays a big role in framing our faces: eyebrows.
While it can be a nuisance to wax and pluck, it is important to keep your eyebrows trimmed and shapely so you can put your best face — and foot — forward. Valley met with Lori Murphy, and esthetician from Designer Denn Salon and Spa to give you a step-by-step tutorial on how to tweeze your eyebrows at home.
What You Will Need:
Small scissors, spoilee (eyebrow brush), tweezers, clear Aloe Vera gel, eyebrow gel
Brush eyebrow upward with spoilee and trim any stray or extra long hairs. Be careful not to cut hairs too short, because it could result in a bald spot in the eyebrow. Repeat to other brow.
Now brush eyebrow downward and trim any stray hairs. Again, be careful not to cut them too short. Repeat to other brow.
Use the straight handle of your eyebrow brush and align it from the divot of your nose straight up towards your forehead. This is where the front of your eyebrow should begin. Pluck any stray hairs. Repeat on other brow.
Now align the handle straight upward through the middle of your eye passing through your pupil. Your arch should peak here. Pluck stray hairs along your arch. Repeat on other side.
Finally, align the brush handle from the divot of your nose, diagonally across to the very outer corner of your eye. Your eyebrow should end at this point. Tweeze stray hairs that grow past this point. Repeat on other eyebrow.
After tweezing, your skin can be sensitive and red, so Lori recommends putting some clear Aloe Vera on the skin to reduce irritation. Eyebrow gel can also work to style your brows and keep them in place.
With all of the prepping and pampering for the perfect formal look, make sure to take care of your brows and show off that fresh and framed face for everyone to see!
Photo by Siru Wen