Eyebrow Waxing and Shaping at Home

Eyebrow Waxing and Shaping at Home

Eyebrow waxing is an excellent alternative to plucking the eyebrows. It makes the job easier and faster. You should be happy for that waxing eyebrows can be done at home. For those who want to save some bucks you will need to purchase a kit for eyebrow waxing. You want something along the lines of what professionals use. It is usually composed of a jar of wax, an applicator and muslin.

    * Every female want to look beautiful and attractive, so she cares her face, hairstyle, eyes, lips, and eyebrow. Unless you have very sensitive skin, waxing is a quick and relatively easy alternative to plucking your eyebrows. Although it is generally best to get eyebrows waxed professionally it can be expensive – up to around $15 as a general rule, although salons do differ. If you have a tighter budget, or if you are feeling fairly brave, here are some simple steps for you to try at home

“If you have a lot of ‘fluffy’ hair around your eyebrow area. Especially between your eyebrows.”

1. Clean the eyebrow area with cleansing cream and apply witch hazel to de-sensitise the under brow area.

2. Preparing the Eyebrow For Waxing

    * Brush the eyebrow into place with a baby toothbrush or clean mascara wand, so that their natural shape is neatly defined. Next, apply an astringent such as witch hazel to anesthetize the sensitive skin under the brow. Work out your natural brow shape by standing several feet away from a mirror, and following these simple steps,

Working out the length of the eyebrow

    * Hold a ruler parallel to your nose, and level with the inner corner of the eye, to work out where the brow should begin. If your eyes are close together, make the gap between the brows wider. If your eyes are far apart, don’t wax the start line of the brow too much so that they are closer together. Mark the correct point with a dot.

Working out the curve of the eyebrow

    * You can work out where the highest point of the curve/ arch should be by holding a ruler from the edge of the nostril past the outer edge of the iris (the colored part of the eye) and up to the eyebrow. Mark the spot with a dot.

Final planning

    * Now link up the dots in a gentle arch to draw on the ideal shape of the eyebrow that you want to achieve. This will give you a guideline to go by when applying the wax. You should aim for a smooth arched brow that tapers slightly at the outer ends.

How to apply the wax

    * Buy a professional waxing kit – basically a jar or tub of wax which can be warmed up in boiling water and applied with a small applicator or spatula, and (usually muslin) removal strips. Each product varies slightly, so be sure to read the manufacturers directions carefully.

    * Warm up the wax to optimum temperature and use the small spatula to apply a thin layer of wax to the growth. Make sure that you only use a small amount of wax on the spatula to avoid the wax dripping when it is applied. Apply wax with the hair growth under the eyebrow, (i.e. in the same direction that the hair grows in). You don’t need to use much, and you should not let the wax dry.

Removing the Hair by Waxing

Ouch! This is the painful bit!

    * Never wax above the eyebrow, only ever shape from below. Waxing from under the brow will widen your eyes and help to get the line even. This will make you look younger and much more glamorous if done correctly! As soon as it is applied remove the wax against the hair growth, (i.e. in the opposite direction that the hair grows in). This is done by gently smoothing a piece of cotton muslin over the waxed area, pulling the skin taut with one hand, and pulling the muslin off with the other.

It is a good idea to take a little hair off at a time, especially if you have fairly this growth. You will be surprised how much difference a little hair removal will make to your appearance.

Any straggly hairs left over after waxing can be easily plucked out using a set of good tweezers. Apply a soothing balm like tea tree oil onto the area afterwards. You should avoid direct sunlight, acid based facial treatments, and liquid makeup for several hours.

To give the gorgeous new eyebrow shape emphasis, use an eyebrow pencil or tinted brow shadow to subtly fill in any gaps, and even out the natural color tone. Don’t worry if you make mistakes, even if you have bald patches or empty spaces. Practice makes perfect, and anyway, the hair will have grown back before you know it!

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   1. Before waxing the brows, it is important to prepare them beforehand using a baby toothbrush to define their natural shape.
   2. Apply astringent on the brow area to make it numb for sometime.
      Calculate the length of the eyebrow you want by holding a ruler parallel to your nose, leveling it with the inner corner of the eye to see where you the brow should begin and mark the point with a dot using the brow pencil.
   3. For people with close-set eyes, gap between the brows should be left wider while those whose eyes are far apart; the gap should be less for a balancing illusion.
   4. To calculate the curve and mark the highest point of the brow arch, hold the ruler from the edge of the nostril past the outer edge of the iris up to the eyebrow and mark it with a dot too.
      Link the dots in a gentle smooth arch that slightly tapers at the outer ends.
   5. You will need a professional waxing kit that comes with a jar of hot wax which, a small spatula and muslin removal strips.
   6. Warm the wax to an optimum temperature by keeping the jar in boiling water and then use the spatula to apply a thin layer of wax on the stray hairs under the eyebrow in the direction of the hair and remove it using the strips in the opposite direction of the hair growth as directed on the kit before the wax dries.

Never wax above the eyebrows.

   1. For thick growth, it is better and less painful to wax off a little hair at the time.
   2. Pluck any stray hair using a set of good tweezers and apply a soothing balm on the area.
   3. Be careful enough to avoid direct sun light, acid based facial treatments, and liquid makeup for some hours at least.
   4. Emphasize your brows using an eyebrow pencil or tinted brow shadow.