5 MAJOR MISTAKES YOU ARE MAKING WITH YOUR EYEBROWS


1. Overplucking
Daily plucking is strangely satisfying for some, yet the pros warn against it. Brow specialists Michelle Wu and Santi Garay at Browhaus, an international brow and lash grooming company, say tweezing about once every three weeks is best. That way, hairs that may be on different schedules have time to grow out, which will make your brows look more even. "Overplucked brows don't frame the face very well. Plus, the full eyebrow has been trendy for a while and is showing no signs of going away.

2. Using an old pair of tweezers
If hairs are slipping through your tweezers or you're struggling to bring the two points together, it's time to invest in some new tools. And don't let them get all gunky in your makeup bag: Clean them with a dab of isopropyl alcohol after each use to avoid bacterial build-up.

3. Taking too much off the sides
To avoid the dreaded unibrow, some women tend to overpluck the space between their brows. "A larger space between the eyes make the nose look bigger and eyes too far apart," says Malynda Vigliotti, owner of Boom Boom Brow Bar in New York City. The beginning of your eyebrow should line up with the bridge of your nose — not the outer edge of your nostril. "The further in, the better," Vigliotti adds. Don't overdo it when it comes to the outer brows, either. To find out where your eyebrow should end, imagine a diagonal line from the corner of your nose to the outside corner of your eye. It may help to use a pencil as a visual guide.

4. Making too much of an arch
Rainbow- or paisley-shaped brows leave a face looking perpetually surprised. Find your natural arch by looking for your eyebrow's highest point, normally about two-thirds of the way from the inside of your brow (it's not supposed to be perfectly centered). Tweeze below the brow to create a lift. If you have lighter brows, Vigliotti suggests using a brow powder to shade in the shape before plucking to help you see what you're doing better. Then, pluck around that shape — but no more than that.

5. Forgetting the top
As we said, tweezing below the brow can create a nice lift — but don't neglect the top, Joey Healy, celebrity eyebrow stylist, told Good Housekeeping. "You want a nice, thick brow," he says. "But there's a difference between thick and polished, and thick and messy." Keep the above-brow area free of stray hairs, as they tend to look more noticeable there.

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