How to get perfect brows from home with a simple three-step process

How to get perfect brows from home: Expert reveals the EXACT three-step process to follow – and the mistakes women always make

  • Benefit’s leading brow artist Hannah Mutze shared her three-step home process
  • She said the first and most important thing to do is ‘brow map’ out your brows
  • This will show you where they should start, arch and end before tweezing
  • Hannah also shared the top mistakes we make at home with our eyebrows 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Benefit’s leading brow artist Hannah Mutze has shared her simple three-step process to getting perfect eyebrows from home, as beauticians around the country remain closed on account of coronavirus.

The Sydney-based expert said while the isolation period provides a great opportunity to ‘grow your brows out’, if you have the sort of job that requires you to be on video camera or Zoom frequently, you might need to use some tweezers.

Speaking to FEMAIL, Hannah shared her step-by-step guide to getting a salon look and feel at home, as well as the major mistakes you might be making.

Benefit’s leading brow artist Hannah Mutze (pictured) shared her simple three-step process to getting perfect eyebrows from home, as beauticians around the country remain closed

STEP ONE: BROW MAP

The first thing you absolutely must do if you want great eyebrows is a technique that the experts call ‘brow mapping’ – which is basically a process that will tell you the perfect-shaped eyebrow for your face.

What are Hannah’s tips for at home?

* Avoid magnifying mirrors and opt for natural light when you’re tidying them.

* Don’t tweeze every few days because it interferes with the natural growth cycle.

* Invest in a quality pair of slant tip tweezers by Benefit or Tweezerman.

* You’ll also need a spoolie brush, a brow pencil and cosmetic scissors to create shape.

‘There are three points that are key for brow mapping,’ Hannah told Daily Mail Australia.

‘The start line – which is where your brow starts and goes directly up from your nostril, the arch line – which goes diagonally from the edge of your nose through your iris and the end – which goes diagonally from the edge of your nose to the outer corner of your eye.’

This is where your eyebrow should start, arch and end to look its best.

You can draw these lines in lightly with a light brow liner so you know what you’re dealing with.

 

The second stage is simple insofar as you just need to link the start, arch and end of your eyebrows (pictured)

STEP TWO: CONNECT THE DOTS

The second stage is simple insofar as you just need to link the start, arch and end of your eyebrows.

‘Connect the marks using four straight lines on each brow with your brow pencil,’ Hannah said.

‘It doesn’t matter if the lines are wider than your brows; they are more there so you can see what you’re doing when you’re tweezing.’

Hannah said there are three things to think about when you are tweezing (pictured) and you must always pull hairs in the same direction they grow as pulling the other way can damage the growth pattern

STEP THREE: TWEEZE – BUT ONLY OUTSIDE THE LINES

Finally, you should pick up your tweezers and begin tweezing.

How can you make your brows look fuller?

1. Use a brow powder to lay a shadow-like base. Select a colour 1-2 shades lighter than your brows and fill your desired shape.

2. Using a micro tipped brow pencil in a shade closest to your brow hairs, flick through short hair like strokes. The deeper shade provides natural looking dimension.

3. Finish by backcombing through a fibre gel. The microfibres add thickness to every individual hair, faking texture and fullness in seconds.

‘Tweeze the hairs that grow outside the lines only,’ Hannah explained.

‘If you tweeze within the lines, you’re just getting rid of much-needed volume.’

The Benefit brow artist said she favours either Tweezerman’s Slant Tweezer or Benefit’s Brow Grooming Tweezer & Brush for tweezing. 

‘Make sure your tools are clean and pull the surrounding skin tight using your non-tweezing hand to minimise pain,’ she said.

‘You should always pull hairs in the same direction they grow and grip the hairs as close to the skin as possible.

‘Pulling against the growth pattern can snap the hairs or even damage the follicle,’ she added. 

You should also only do this process every two to four weeks to avoid interrupting your natural growth cycle. 

Finally, Hannah said you should get rid of any unsightly lines from pencil:

‘Cleanse away the marks and style up your freshly shaped brows with a brow pencil and brow mascara,’ she said.

‘Always brush up to add texture and fullness.’ 


Hannah (pictured) said the main mistakes she often sees are using the wrong tweezers as well as tweezing too regularly; you only need to tweeze every two to four weeks 

WHAT ARE THE TOP EYEBROW MISTAKES?

What are the top eyebrow mistakes?

* MISTAKE ONE: Getting started without mapping out the shape.

* MISTAKE TWO: Using an old, unclean set of tweezers.

* MISTAKE THREE: Tweezing too often; you only need to ‘do a tidy’ every three weeks. 

* MISTAKE FOUR: Using the wrong technique. Support the surrounding skin and grip the hair as close to the skin as possible.

When it comes to the top mistakes we make at home, Hannah said there are many, but lots of them come back to just getting started without mapping out the shape first.

‘If you don’t set the shape first, you’re more likely to make mistakes,’ she said.

Using an old and bad pair of tweezers is also a common mistake, as is tweezing too regularly. 

Hannah said you only really need to ‘do a tidy’ every three weeks, or slightly more frequently if you find your hair grows quickly.

‘The technique for tweezing is really important too,’ she said.

‘You need to support the surrounding skin so you’re not in pain. Grip the hair as close to the skin as possible.’

Finally, she said not enough of us brush our brows daily – which is one of the biggest things that will contribute to good eyebrow health.

‘You can either use a spoolie or a clean toothbrush to brush through each morning before you apply any product,’ Hannah explained.

‘The bristles gently exfoliate and stimulate the skin beneath, which can result in additional brow growth.’ 

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