Taming Bushy Eyebrows

Written by Debra Wyatt (last updated July 31, 2020)

To get those bushy eyebrows under control you may want to first visit a beauty salon and have them professionally shaped. For a small fee you can get your eyebrows looking beautiful. The problem comes when you feel that you can't spare any extra money to get them done. It is something that can be done at home without costing anything. The supplies that you will need consist of:

  • Mirror
  • Pencil
  • Fine-toothed comb (or an eyebrow brush)
  • Tweezers
  • Small scissors
  • Mascara wand

Begin getting your eyebrows into shape with just a little bit of work by shaping them and removing any extra bulk. To shape your eyebrows you first want to trim them. This is done by brushing your eyebrows straight up. As the brows are brushed up you should be able to see the natural shape of your eyebrows. If there are any hairs at this point that are longer then the other hairs, use the scissors to trim them.

If for some reason you can't seem to find your natural shape, take the time to help define the shape you want. Look into the mirror and imagine a line that goes from the base of your nose straight up to the eyebrow on to the forehead. (You can use a pencil to help define the line.) Do this on both sides of your nose. Using tweezers, pluck any hairs between the two lines.

To find the natural end of your eyebrows take a pencil and begin at the base of the nose and make an imaginary line to the outer corner of your eye. This should mark the end of where your eyebrow should be. Anything beyond that point should be plucked.

You should be able to find your arch now. It will be about one third of the way from the end of the eyebrow going back to the inner eyebrow.

Looking at yourself in the mirror you will notice that the eyebrow is thicker at the inner corner and gets narrower as it goes upwards and out to the corner of the eye. This will help as you begin to define the eyebrow more.

Using your mascara wand or brush, brush your eyebrows upwards and back towards the outer corner of the eye. Now brush down any hairs that you think should be removed. Using your pencil, draw the shape that you want your eyebrows to take. Do both sides of the eyebrows, making them look as symmetrical as possible. Remove any hair that is outside of the line.

Go slowly as you want to keep both sides looking the same and you don't want to "over tweeze" your brows. Using the tweezers pluck your hair as close to the skin as you can get. When plucking the hair pull it in the direction that it grows, also pluck the hair with a quick swift movement.

Now that you are finished plucking and tweezing your eyebrows, brush them back into shape using the fine-tooth comb or eyebrow brush. Brush in an upward and outward direction to give more definition to your eyebrows.

Author Bio

Debra Wyatt

Deb has a communications degree and applies her talents to her position as Marketing Specialist at Sharon Parq Associates. In her spare time she spends time with her children and grandchildren and devotes time to her church. ...


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