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Makeup artist Lisa Sim shows WatchMojo how to tweeze and shape eyebrows for an instant face lift.
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How to Tweeze your Eyebrows
Hi this is Lisa for WatchMojo.com, and today we’re going to give an instant eyelift by doing eyebrows. Here we have Amanda. We’re going to just quickly brush the brow upwards.
Basically the eyebrow is separated into three sections. Section A starts on the inner corner; Section B is our arch; Section C is the tail of the eyebrow.
How do we define where the brow starts? We’ll just line up the outer corner of the nose would define where the brow would start. If we take the corner of the nose looking forward—the outside of the iris, would define where the arch would be. And then from the nose to the outer corner of the eye, outwards would define how far the brow should go out.
The width of the inside corner—we really have to respect that. That really defines the overall width and shape of the brow. It respects the sides of the eye and of the face. If there is a hair that is outside of that line that is initially what we’re going to start with.
I'm using a slant tweezer—got a little angle on it. There’s all different types, work with whatever is comfortable for you.
I'm going to hold the tweezer, flush to the skin. I'm going to use my fingers like an anchor so that this would move around, and it’s actually going to be less painful.
When you’re going into hair—get to the root. Make sure your firm before you remove it. You’ll cause a lot less damage—it’ll be a lot less painful.
Another trick that I use is using a little bit of Aveda Liquid Exfoliant beforehand. What that will do is to soften the skin; it takes away the impacted dead layers of skin so that it makes it easier to remove the hair.
I'm just going underneath the arch. This is the primary place that you want to get the most lift out of. This is what’s going to open up the eye—it’d give you more room. So just turn a little bit.
What we can see is there’s a little bit too much hair out here for it to really give it a nice graphic angle to the arch. So that’s actually what I'm going to take away. There’s a little bit of a counter-balance issue.
How do I make an area look higher? I make the other area look lower.
Another strategic place that we really need to clean up is the outer corner of the eye. When we do that and then we highlight this area, it’ll make the eye look even more lifted.
This would be a very nice natural arch. I'm going to know do the same thing on the top. You can see that the start of her brow is here and then everything outside, see? If just line this up; I hold my tweezer; you can see also and that becomes straight. So I know that everything that’s outside of that top line can be removed as well.
So now, I'm going to take the scissors. So I have this beautiful little bird scissors. I'm going to brush the brow the up. I'm going to use my finger to keep it up and then out the tips; I'm going to trim.
What I like about trimming is that it keeps the brow in shape much longer. Amanda’s brows—they get blonder in the summer time. When you trim the tips on blonde brows, all of a sudden you’re taking away that little bit of highlight to see the brow much better.
Now what I'm going to do is conceal a little bit of the redness. We’re going to use a little bit of mineral foundation; that way it’s anti-microbial, it’s anti-bacterial, it’s going to protect and it’s going to have SPF protection.
Thank you so much Amanda for being my lovely assistant. You’re eyebrows look beautiful. They’d just stay good for about another month or so. What I do recommend is just cleaning up in between the lower part of the brow, the outside corner; get as much of the little duvet as possible. Always follow with a little bit of a mineral powder afterwards just to keep—you know everything happy. If you are completely like eyebrow—you know, impaired, I would recommend something like this a statistical brow kit.
Now this is just a general guideline for eyebrows. There’s so many eyebrow shapes in the world. I color the comma which is on the bottom line; there’s the crowd show; there’s the mad scientist. What I recommend if you’re not going to do it for yourself, go and seek for professional help. And then just maintain in between on your own.