A little eyebrow tutorial


My exams are over and that means new blogposts! I've been looking forward to this a while. I'm such an addict: during my exam week I was taking pictures of new blogposts I was going to write later on. Behold, the result! 

This time I'm showing you how I do my eyebrows.





These are the tools I'm using. Tweezerman tweezers, something to comb my eyebrows with and a pair of scissors. I've tried so many tweezers, but Tweezerman is definitely the best! You can choose for little scissors as well, but for me this works best.


My eyebrows before I've done them. I've neglected them for a while, as you can see. Originally I have very VERY thick eyebrows. I pluck A LOT. You can't really see it here, but my brows start halfway my eyelid and they end somewhere on my forehead. It's a blessing but a curse as well. I try to keep up with my eyebrows regularly, so I don't have a lot of work to do. Once a month or two months I do my eyebrows extended. In that case it takes me two (!!) hours to do them. 

Okay, here we go!


Haha don't mind my puffy face without makeup and with frizzy hair. I just woke up and I got inspired immediately. Before plucking, I take these basic steps. First clean your face and comb your eyebrows. I prefer to comb them up. Then take something you can use to form guidelines for your eyebrows. Put your pencil/brush/whatever against your nostril and let it connect with the inner corner of your eye. This is where your eyebrow starts. Your eyebrow ends where your nostril and outer corner of your eye connect. To find your arch, put the pencil against your nostril again and let it connect with the end of your iris. To make it easier for yourself you can mark these guidelines with a white eye pencil.

Make sure the start and the end of your eyebrows are parallel to each other.


Drawing a line with white eyepencil is something I always do when I do someone else's eyebrows, but what I don't do everytime I do my own brows. When I have much to pluck, I'm afraid to lose my shape.
Anyway, determine your shape with a white pencil. I stay as close as possible to the original shape of your eyebrow. Then I draw a guideline around the eyebrows to know what hairs to remove.

After plucking, clean the white eyepencil of your face and remove any hairs that are left behind. By drawing the shape with a white eyepencil, you prevent overplucking and you have determined a shape for yourself. This way you can outline how they will turn out.

At last, after plucking and cleaning the eyebrow area, you finish your eyebrows by trimming them. I tried to take a picture, but it was plain impossible. With the little comb you have, comb your hairs up, without removing the comb. So you keep the hairs straight up with the comb. This makes trimming easier. By holding the hairs with your comb, you can trim them at the right length, without the hairs falling down. This way it's easier to cut them in the same length.

By the way, I've heard it a lot: don't pluck the upperside of your eyebrows, because then it looks less natural. Oh come on, since when are eyebrows looking natural these days! Besides, I like it when eyebrows look neat, smooth and tight. Aaaand, I know it doesn't sound logical, but when you pluck the upper side of your eyebrows, your eyebrows actually look neater, thicker and fuller.


And that's it! It takes about 10-30 minutes of your time. When I give myself an all inclusive eyebrow turn, I wax the area around my eyebrows as well. I like my eyebrows tight and clean. This includes waxing my forehead a little. 
I don't fill in my eyebrows. I have done it a few times, just to try it. It looked hor-ri-ble. It's just too much with my thick hairs.
I hope this little tutorial was clear. I was planning to do a video, because it's easier to visualize what I'm doing, but I'm just too awkward for a video. So I hope you got the point after reading this! If not, don't hesitate to ask me questions. :) 



A full face shot with my eyebrows done. Hope you enjoyed my little tutorial!

31 comments :

  1. perfectly styled eyebrows are one of my fave things! yours are beauts :D x

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  2. You have gorgeous eyebrows, I love them.

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  3. Nice tutorial girl! Zo doe ik het ook alleen zonder witte oogpotlood, maar wel een goede tip om de vorm van je wenkbrauwen te behouden! Xoxo

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    1. Thanks, doll! Ik doe het alleen als ik m'n wenkbrauwen heb laten gaan en de vorm wil bepalen. Werkt echt goed! X

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  4. Such a great shape. Your eyebrows really are gorgeous, I'm jealous :) xx

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  5. This is perfect :) I definetly will need to work on doing it by myself ^^ Thanks for sharing !
    cherryberrypoon.blogspot.ca

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    1. I hope the steps I wrote down will help! You're welcome :) X

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  6. Beautiful eyes, I want big eyebrows - they look amazing! X

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Heidi! Big eyebrows are beautiful, but you have to put a lot of effort in it ;) X

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  7. fantastic, nice and neat, love them!

    yuliconversations.blogspot.com

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  8. wow thanks for the tutorial! your eyebrows look amazing in the end. love how big yet neat they are! <3

    metallicpaws.blogspot.com

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    1. I loved doing this tutorial! Thank you :) X

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  9. Woah you've got some gorgeous full brows ! I never thought of outlining my brows with white pencil before doing them, that's a really good idea I'm def gonna try it out.

    btw thanks so much for your kind comments on my posts, it's comments like that that motivate me to blog more often lol

    xoxo,
    Iqra

    masaladiary.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, sweetie! It's something I do for a very long time, but not many women know about it! I'm glad I shared this tip, because I've noticed that many of you find this tip useful! :)

      You're welcome, I love your blog! :) X

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  10. Your eyebrows seriously look amazing! I love full brows- I get nervous to get mine waxed out of fear that they will be overwaxed and become too thin!!
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    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Allison! When you get them waxed, make it really clear that you want to keep them thick. Or try to do it yourself! :) X

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  11. Seriously the best brow tutorial ever! Love the tip with the white pencil, would've never thought to do that. And of course Im in love with the shape of your brows!

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    1. Ah, thank you so much! Glad you find the tutorial and the tips useful! X

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  12. wow you're brows look awesome! you did a great job :)

    Chioma
    www.CsEvolutionofStyle.com

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  13. You're so pretty Sal and your eyebrows look amazing! Great tutorial as always!
    I wish my eyebrows were thicker but it's strange that I don't have a whole lot of concentrated hair around my eyebrows to grow it out. I try to pluck and trim my brows for upkeep but within a month or so I always end up screwing it up (they end up crooked LOL) so I have to get them professionally done to fix them up ;)
    I hope you're relaxing and enjoying your time after your exams x

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  14. wow your eyebrows look so amazing! i need to use the outlining technique, thanks so much for the tutorial. followed :) x

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  15. I need to pick up a white pencil! Now I know where I have been going wrong! hank ou for the guide on how to line up! x

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