I am on the endless search for a pair of good tweezers. This year alone I think that I have purchased about 4 pairs (why the hell are they called pairs when there is really only one?). I might be one of those obsessed eyebrow plucking chicks. Sometimes I go on a plucking overdose and completely overpluck my eyebrows leaving me with a bit of a surprised look. The funny thing is that most girls do this from time to time.
In my hunt for the perfect tweezer I have searched high and low. Bought expensive ones, cheap, middle range, blunt, rounded tip, slanted tip, square tip, sharp, dull. I bet that you didn’t even realise that there were so many different kinds of tweezers. But, yes, there are. All catering to my weirdo plucking obsession.
After this big hunt my search has finally ended. I have officially found the best tweezers in the world. It is a little secret that Arlie has been in on for years, but I guess I just wasn’t listening very hard.
Tweezerman! They rock. The perfect tweezers. I am a convert and will never use any other kind. Run out and buy a pair and start plucking all those unwanted hairs! They even come with a lifetime sharpening guarantee!
Here are a few tips on tweezing…
Five Easy Steps To Accurate Tweezing
- Brush hair in the direction of hair growth.
- Isolate the hair you are about to tweeze.
- Tweeze in the direction of hair growth.
- Pull one hair at a time.
- Pull gently and smoothly, making sure not to yank.
Shaping Your Brows
The shape of your brow should follow the natural line of your brow bone. The arch should be highest at the outer corner of the pupil. To determine where the brow should begin, place a pencil straight up from the side of the nostril. To determine where it should end, hold the pencil diagonally against the outer corner of the eye pointing up to the brow bone. Brow should extend slightly beyond the eye at which point it should taper slightly down.
Not Sure How Much to Tweeze?
Be sure to step back from your mirror and check your brows periodically. Tweeze a few hairs from one brow and then the other so they remain symmetrical. Remember that it’s better to tweeze too little than too much.
Do’s and Don’ts
- Do tweeze in the direction of hair growth.
- Do open your pores with a hot washcloth to make tweezing easier.
- Do use a make-up concealer to draw your desired brow shape, then tweeze the hairs that fall below the line.
- Don’t use creams or moisturizers that can cause the tweezer to slip.
- Don’t tweeze nose hairs or hairs growing out of moles.