When it comes to putting your best face forward, almost nothing makes an impact like a killer set of brows. Plucking or eyebrow waxing in the comfort of your own bathroom seems like the easiest approach, but before you grab a pair of tweezers and go to town – wait! You’re going to want to read this (and you can thank us later).
Here are 5 common mistakes that make DIY brow shaping a deceptively dangerous endeavor.
1. Trying to be matchy-matchy
You want to make your eyebrows look exactly the same, right? WRONG! Don’t do that. We’re going to level with you – you’re beautiful, but the rest of your face isn’t perfectly symmetrical (sorry). If your eyebrows are, it will actually look weird. Plus, obsessing over making them the same is a great way to over-pluck or wax more than you intended, which is never a good thing.
2. Going overboard
Too much tweezing or being a little heavy-handed with the wax will end up erasing your brows instead of emphasizing them. The tricky part? This is a mistake that is soooo ridiculously easy to make! Your inner perfectionist will always see one more spot that could use a little work… before you know it, your eyebrows are gone but the regret is here to stay.
3. Ending up with tadpoles on your face
Yes, this can happen. Many people try to shape their brows to be thicker on the inside, gradually getting thinner towards the outside. Unless you’re using your face to illustrate the lifecycle of a frog, that is not ok (actually, neither of those scenarios is ok).
4. Creating an angry arch
If you’re not a pro, it’s hard to know exactly where to start the arches in your eyebrows. If they’re too close to the center of your face, you’ll end up with a perpetual glare that may scare people away until your brows fill back in a little. Does that make you feel angry? Yeah, we can tell.
5. Taking too much from the center
No one wants to look like Sasquatch. But when you get a little too aggressive in the fight against the unibrow, you can end up with a giant gap between your brows that is also probably not the look you’re going for.
As you can see, there’s a lot that can go wrong when you attempt to take on brow shaping solo. Honestly, the only way to guarantee good results is to leave it to the pros (aka, the lovely and supremely talented Waxxpot Waxx Specialists!).