Common Mistakes when Tweezing Eyebrows

Kyle Richards has a perfect eyebrow shape for her face

Klye Richards has a Brooke Shields look going on with her big eyebrows that match her face perfectly. Eyebrows can make or break your entire look. Because they shape your face, they can make your eyes look tired when you’re not, or make you look mad when, in fact, you’re not, or just make you look plain creepy. This is why it’s necessary to be very careful when cleaning up your own brows.

Here are the common mistakes most women make when it comes to grooming their own eyebrows. If you’re guilty of any of them, don’t freak out, you can work to correct them in no time with these tips.

  1. Misplacing your arch. Many women create an arch in their brows that is too close to the center of their eye, which causes a furrowed look. To fix it, let your brows grow back in. Then the next time you tweeze, grab a pencil and hold it parallel to the outer edge of your iris. The point where the pencil hits your brow is where your arch should be.
  2. Tweezing too often. Tweezing every day is too much. Instead, plan to tweeze your brows once every three weeks.
  3. Using a magnifying mirror when plucking. If you can’t see the hair in a regular mirror, then neither can anyone else and you’ll end up over tweezing.  Use a regular mirror and make sure you have good, natural light when tweezing.
  4. Tweezing more than one hair at a time. Though it may seem like a time-saver, plucking more than one hair is dangerous because you’ll be more likely to create holes in your brows. Every single hair you pull should be one that you have thoughtfully decided needs to go.
  5. Trimming too much. If you trim many hairs at once and trim them too short, you’ll likely end up with bald areas. Brush the inner portion of your brows up and trim only hairs that are longer than the rest, one at a time. Brush the outer portion of your brows down and do the same.