Arching your eyebrows can instantly open up your eyes, giving you more room for eye makeup, which you can use to accentuate your eyes. Arched brows look neat, groomed and give women a youthful appearance. Arching your eyebrows at home is a cost-effective way to brighten up your face. Spa and waxing brow treatments can be pricey. You can do it yourself at home with the right tools. Take your time and go slow; overzealous tweezing can immediately ruin your look.
- Lash or brow comb
- Brow scissors
- Brow pencil
- Slant-tipped tweezers
- Needle-nose tweezers
Brush your eyebrows up towards your hairline with the lash or brow comb.
Trim the ends of any of the extremely long hairs that stick up above the rest with brow scissors. This will lessen the bulk of the brow and make it easier to sculpt the brow. If you do not have a pair of brow scissors, you can use a small pair of grooming or haircutting scissors.
Place the pencil next to the side of the bridge of your nose. The top of the pencil should rest on your brow bone. The inside edge of your brow should start at this point. Mark this spot with a brow pencil.
Move the pencil to angle diagonally from the side of your nostril to the outside corner of your eye. This is where your brow should end. Mark this spot with a brow pencil.
Look straight ahead and line the pencil up with the middle of your eye so your iris (the black part of your eye) is behind the pencil. Roll the pencil slightly towards the outer corner of your eye until the pencil lines up with the edge of the iris. This is where your arch should be. Mark this spot with a brow pencil.
Repeat Steps 3-5 for the other eye.
Start tweezing your eyebrows from the bottom of the eyebrow. Use the slant-tipped tweezers for the thicker hairs. Tweeze the shorter and hard-to-get hairs with the needle-nose tweezers. Go slow and tweeze one row of hairs at a time. Tweeze the hairs to gradually arch towards the spot you marked above your eye.
Remove the hairs to the right and left of your eye. Use the spots you marked at the corners of your eye as a guide.
Tweeze the hairs in between your eyes to finish the clean look.
Hold your skin taught when tweezing stubborn eyebrow hairs. This will alleviate the pulling of the skin while plucking.
Caroline Baldwin, a corporate communications director located in South Carolina, began writing in 1998. Her work has been published in publications across the United States and Canada including Rolling Stone, Boating Life, Waterski and Wakeboarding magazines. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies from The College of Charleston.