With 17+ years of experience, Angela Lutz is an acclaimed aesthetician and the owner of Arch Addicts. We tapped her for her expert advice for keeping our eyebrows at their finest while at home. First and foremost, she notes the importance of embracing natural beauty, that less is indeed more and that fluffy brows are the biggest trend at the moment. Discover all of Lutz’s expert brow advice below.
Top Quarantine Brow Tips
Don’t touch them. I completely understand that the struggle is real, but just leave them alone.
Don’t over tweeze. It only takes a few seconds to remove a few hairs, but it might take weeks to see them again. Stay away from the arch and tail of your brows.
Ditch the magnifying mirror. We all have a love-hate relationship with our magnifying mirror, and yet, we always seem to reach for it. Stop. Now is not the time to use it. Eyebrows frame your face and balance your features. You need to see your entire face to achieve the right balance.
Don’t use your kitchen scissors. Heavy dull scissors will definitely create a brow you’ll notice — and not in a good way. My favorite scissors are the Arch Addicts embroidery scissors. They are easy to handle and control. But be careful; they are very sharp.
Camouflage and cover unwanted hairs. Applying a brow highlighter under the brow bone instantly lifts and defines the brow while covering those pesky unwanted hairs. My favorite is the Arch Addicts Light It Up highlighter.
A Brow Trimming Tutorial
1. Wash your face with cleanser and warm water.
2. Lightly outline your brows with a brow pencil.
3. Apply clear brow gel to tame unruly hairs.
4. Pull the skin tight and cautiously tweeze hairs outside the lines. Tweezing the hair from the root in the direction of growth will help prevent breakage.
5. Trim any hairs that are long and outside the line. Start by brushing hairs in the direction of the hair then backward.
6. Isolate the hairs you want to trim to ensure you do not give one side a complete haircut.