You start out tweezing your eyebrows to just that perfect shape, the next thing you know you`ve plucked more than you had intended.
What can you do?
First of all, take a deep breath and relax. There are actually several solutions to over-tweezed eyebrows. A very popular method to this problem is an eyebrow stencil. Eyebrow stencils are generally available at your local beauty or department store. You can find the stencils in a variety of sizes so there is bound to be one to fit your eyebrows. For this method, position the stencil where your natural brow line would begin and end then fill in the stencil with an eyebrow pencil or powder using soft feathery strokes. Set brows with a clear mascara or brow gel.
Brow kits are another solution for over-tweezed brows. Most kits include eyebrow stencils, powder, brush, tweezers and gel. They can usually be found at your local beauty store and range from low to moderate in cost. To apply, start by positioning the stencil where your brow should end and meet.
Next apply the brow powder with the brush provided in the kit or one of your own and blend carefully until you achieve a natural-looking brow. Finally set brows with the gel and if necessary use the tweezers to remove any stray hairs you might have missed being careful not to over pluck anymore hairs. Over plucking hairs can actually result in permanent hair loss, so pluck sparingly.
A less expensive way to fill in brows is an eyebrow pencil. The pencils come in several different colors to match your eyebrows and can be found just about anywhere your favorite makeup brand is sold. To use an eyebrow pencil begin with light feathery strokes, filling in the areas where brow hairs are sparse. Use a brow gel or clear mascara to set the color.
You can also use eyeshadow to fill in brows. Eyeshadow can be found in a wide variety of colors anywhere cosmetics are sold, so you should be able to easily find a color closest to your eyebrow shade. Use an eyeshadow brush to apply the color and blend softly with the brush or a cotton swab. Set the brow with brow gel or clear mascara.
If you can afford to do so, your safest bet would be to head to your favorite salon and have your eyebrows professionally done. Even if you can only manage a one-time visit, a cosmetics professional would be able to show you the best way to correct over-tweezed brows for future know-how.
Our eyebrows allow us to express our beauty, to create a look that makes us unique, makes us who we are. If we are careless with them it tends to show and as a result often affects our self-esteem and how we see ourselves. Most importantly our eyebrows help aid in preventing perspiration from running down into our eyes and irritating them. They can be our greatest friend or worst enemy, but with great care they can bring out the greatest beauty.