How to feminize your eyebrows
Transform bushy and overgrown eyebrows into beautiful, feminine artwork for your face. Treat eyebrows as an accessory to achieve your best look. When deciding how to feminise your eyebrows, look to your centre arch as a starting point.
Feminine eyebrows are always arched, and while most people are born with the arch, some have to create it themselves. Once your arch is in place, it is up to you to decide if you want a thin or thick eyebrow line.
Groom your eyebrows before you begin waxing or tweezing. Use an eyebrow brush to brush your eyebrow hair upward. Trim the hair that extends beyond the natural upper brow line with a grooming scissors. Repeat on each side. Brush the eyebrow hair downward in the same manner and trim any long hairs with the grooming scissors.
- Transform bushy and overgrown eyebrows into beautiful, feminine artwork for your face.
- Once your arch is in place, it is up to you to decide if you want a thin or thick eyebrow line.
Hold a pencil next to the bridge of your nose so it extends upwards, toward the eyebrow. The inner eyebrow corner should not extend past the pencil. Make a mark on your eyebrow if the line extends past the pencil to trim. Use an eyebrow pencil to make any marks along the eyebrow line.
Place one end of the pencil at your left nostril. Angle the pencil at a 45 degree angle toward the outer edge of the left eyebrow, so the pencil is directly over the pupil of the eye. The pencil should lie against the outer eyebrow point, which is typically in line with your outer corner of the eye. Repeat with the right eyebrow.
- Hold a pencil next to the bridge of your nose so it extends upwards, toward the eyebrow.
Hold the pencil straight up and down over the pupil of the left eye. This is where your arch should go in your eyebrow. Repeat with the right eye.
Use tweezers to remove any stray hairs under the natural brow line. Pull the hairs in the direction they are growing to prevent irritating the skin or creating ingrown hairs.
Make the arch higher in the centre by removing one or two rows of eyebrow hairs with tweezers. Pull the eyebrow taut and grasp the eyebrow hair. Squeeze the tweezers and pull the hair in the same direction as the hair growth. Holding the skin tight will help reduce pain and ensure a secure grasp on the eyebrow hair.
- Hold the pencil straight up and down over the pupil of the left eye.
- Squeeze the tweezers and pull the hair in the same direction as the hair growth.
Apply aloe vera to the eyebrows after grooming. This will help reduce swelling and prevent infection in the hair follicles.
- Dye eyebrows one shade lighter than your natural hair colour.
- Eyebrow pencils are excellent for filling gaps or mistakes made while plucking.
- Apply a warm washcloth to eyebrows before plucking to reduce pain.
Tabitha Harwell has been writing since 2008, with articles appearing in local publications and various websites. Her background includes a career in the fashion and beauty industry. Harwell holds a Bachelor of Arts in public relations.