Get your brows under control with the right tools and a few quick tips.
Truth: getting your brows professionally shaped is worth it. Reality: who always has the time to make it to monthly brow appointments?! Not most of us—which is why so many of us take matters into our own hands.
But as most of us have experienced at one point or another, tweezing your own brows can go wrong quickly. Plucking one hair turns into ten verrrrry easily, and before you know it, you've got either a bald spot or one brow that looks completely different than the other. (Here are 10 Tricks to Pluck Perfect Eyebrows.)
We've got you. These four steps to perfect eyebrowns take you two minutes or less—and don't even require a tweezer (pay attention self-professed over-pluckers!).
Here, four secrets to taming your unruly brows in no time:
Hide the evidence
Time: 10 seconds
Forget tweezing entirely! Instead, use your finger to dab a creamy concealer, like Lilah b. Virtuous Veil Concealer & Eye Primer ($44, lilahbeauty.com), over unwanted hairs to cover them in a flash.
Power down your mirror
Time: 1 minute
Seriously—using a supermagnified mirror causes you to overpluck because you can see every tiny little hair (and then you spend so much more time obsessing!). If you don't see hair in a regular mirror, like the Kate Spade New York Silver Street Hello Sunshine Compact ($30, katespade.com), no one else will either.
Pick the right plucker
Time: 1 minute
Slant-tipped tweezers, like the Tweezerman Slant Tweezer ($23, tweezerman.com), are the best for grabbing hairs swiftly without pinching your skin. Zone in on the area above your nose and under each brow, because that's what is most visible.
Fake fuller brows
Time: 2 minutes
Use a stencil to help you get the right shape. Pick the stencil that fits over your brow shape best—check out the options from the Sephora Fall in Line Brow Stencil Kit ($12, sephora.com)—then place it over your eyebrow. Color inside the cutout with a pencil or a brow powder that matches your natural color. Done!