Published on December 13th, 2022

Last updated on January 24th, 2023

How To Pluck Your Eyebrows? Comprehensive Guide

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes
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Every woman dreams of a beautiful eyebrow shape (and sometimes even men too). At first glance, it may seem that plucking the eyebrows is a simple process that does not require much effort. However, to pluck your eyebrows correctly, you need to know some nuances, accurately determine the growth line of your hair and use the right instruments.

Knowing a few basic rules for plucking eyebrows, you can do this procedure for no more than 20 minutes, and your eyebrow shape will make each of your friends jealous of what they see.

Read our guide to the end to know how to properly pluck your eyebrows, care for them after the procedure, and make the correct shape of your future eyebrows.

Eyebrows Tweezing: Technique And Preparation

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Are you looking for the perfect eyebrows? If so, you must learn the proper techniques for plucking them. This process can be tricky, but with a bit of practice, you’ll be able to achieve the perfect brows in no time. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about plucking eyebrows!

There are a few things that you need to do before you start plucking your eyebrows: 

  • First, you need to make sure that your eyebrows are clean. Wash them with soap and water or use an eyebrow cleanser. This will help remove any dirt, oil, or makeup that could interfere with the plucking process.
  • Next, you need to find the right tools. You can use tweezers, an epilator, or even a razor. Tweezers are the most popular option because they’re easy to use and precise. Epilators and razors can also be effective, but tweezers are more accurate. 
  • Finally, you need to choose the right type of tweezers. There are two types of tweezers: slanted and pointed. Slanted tweezers are best for general plucking, while pointed tweezers are best for precision plucking. Choose the type of tweezers that will work best for your needs.

As for the best way to pluck eyebrows, it looks as follows:

  1. First, determine the direction you will work with. So, for most of us, hair grows from the nose to the hairline. Sometimes hair can grow in several directions at once. Knowing this information can help you tweeze the hair properly, as you must pull it toward its growth during the procedure.
  2. Hold the tweezers in your hands as if you were holding a pencil. Try to close the ends of the tweezers a few times to ensure the tool fits comfortably in your fingers. Remember to clean the tweezers before using them. Also, do not use blunt and thick tweezers. For the procedure, a thin and sharp instrument is better.
  3. While plucking, you need to grab the hair as close to the root as possible and pull at a slight angle closer to the skin. So, you can pull out all the extra hair as efficiently as possible and not leave particles under the skin.

How To Eyebrows Tweezing: Where To Pluck

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To make your eyebrows beautiful, it is not enough just to pluck them. You also need to choose the place where they will begin and end. But don’t worry. Our eyebrow-plucking guide will help you with this:

  • So, take an eyebrow pencil and run it from the inner corner of the eye to the edge of the nose. With a white pencil, mark where the eyebrow pencil crosses your eyebrow. This point will be the starting point of your eyebrows. Repeat this with the second eyebrow.
  • Now you need to figure out where your eyebrows will end. Take the pencil again and run it from the nostril’s outer edge to the iris’s outer edge. The top point will be the place where your eyebrows will end. Mark the point with a white pencil.
  • Now you have to choose the density of your eyebrows. A few tips can help here:
  1. If your eyes are large, thick eyebrows will suit you better. While thin eyebrows are great for small eyes.
  2. If your brows are high enough, thick brows are your option. If you have low-set brows, you’d better go for thin brows.

Once you have decided on these parameters, you can proceed to the shaping and plucking procedure.

Plucking Of Eyebrows: Shaping

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Before you pluck your eyebrows, you need to give them the right shape: 

  • To do this, comb your eyebrows in an upward direction. So you can immediately notice that long extra hair that you should pluck.
  • Now pluck out the eyebrows that are outside of your marked points. Do not rush; act as slowly and carefully as possible when plucking. After a few plucks, step back and look at yourself in the mirror. You can see the result more accurately and determine which hair you still need to remove.
  • Once you’ve plucked your brows, you can set them in place with brow gel.

If your skin is red or irritated, apply a soothing facial moisturizer or toner with a cotton swab or reusable bamboo pad. Be careful not to get the product directly into your eyes to avoid stinging.

Is Plucking Better Than Waxing?

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Let’s start with plucking, shall we? 

The advantages: 

  • Plucking of eyebrows is the more low-maintenance of the two options.
  • Another pro of eyebrow plucking is that it’s very precise. It allows you to target individual hairs without affecting the surrounding skin. 

Now for the downsides: 

  • The biggest con of eyebrow plucking is that it can be time-consuming.
  • Another con is that getting evenly-shaped brows with tweezers alone can be challenging. If you’re not careful, you could end up with one brow that’s significantly thinner than the other. Ouch. 

As for waxing:

  • The most significant advantage of waxing over plucking is that it’s much faster.
  • Waxing is also great for those who want evenly-shaped brows but don’t feel confident enough to achieve them with tweezers alone. 

Now, for the not-so-fun part:

  • First and foremost, it can be quite painful – especially if you have sensitive skin. If you’d rather avoid pain, waxing may not be for you.  
  • Second, there’s always the risk of burning yourself with hot wax – not fun! 
  • Third, if you don’t have someone else around to help you with this task (and let’s face it, most of us don’t), then there’s a chance that things could get pretty messy pretty quickly. 


There are many ways to pluck your eyebrows, but the best way is to find a method that works for you. Experiment with different techniques and tools until you find the perfect combination that gives you the desired results. Eyebrow plucking can be painful, but it’s worth it when you see how much better your brows look afterwards. 
Be bold and ask for help from a friend or professional if you need help getting the hang of it. With a bit of practice, you’ll be an expert at plucking your eyebrows in no time!


How Often Should I Pluck My Eyebrows?

The frequency of eyebrow plucking depends on how fast your hair grows. For some people, plucking once a week is enough, while others may need to pluck every few days or even daily.

What Is The Best Time Of Day To Pluck My Eyebrows?

The best time to pluck your eyebrows is when your skin is clean and dry. This will help reduce irritation and make the process easier.

What Is The Best Way To Pluck My Eyebrows?

There really is no better method. Each will have its own method. But we recommend plucking with tweezers.

What Should I Do If I Accidentally Pluck Out Too Much Hair?

You can usually fix the problem by filling in the sparse areas with an eyebrow pencil or powder. If all else fails, consider getting your eyebrows professionally waxed or threaded to even out the shape.