3 Eyebrow-shaping Techniques And How Painful They Actually Are

We love full brows (plus, they’re on-trend), but we’ll never say no to grooming those frames. But when you’re in a rush in the morning, no one really has the time to park themselves in front of the mirror and tweeze the strays. Which is why, you’ll love these techniques that takes the hassle out of tweezing and have pretty long-lasting result (well, longer than tweezing, at least).

Brow Job: Waxing
Pros: It’s quick, easy, relatively painless, you get really gorgeous arches if you go to the right place, and hair grows back softer and thinner.
Cons: It’s relatively more expensive than threading and plucking, and since hair grows back after three weeks, it adds up.
Tip: At home, beat after-wax redness with aloe vera gel and lavender essential oil.
Ouch level: 2/3

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Brow Job: Threading
Pros: Using twisted thread, this pulls hairs out at lightning speed. It’s fast, cheap, and gives you a super-smooth finish.
Cons: Though your threading lady will claim it pulls hairs from the roots, experience will tell you otherwise. Regrowth is pretty fast (you’ll need a touchup every week).
Tip: Communicate with your brow lady, lest you end up with Pamela Anderson arches.
Ouch Level: 1/3

Brow Job: Microblading / Eyebrow Embroidery
Pros: Perf for the lazy girl, this is a semi-permanent tattooing technique that creates hair-like strokes using a small, angled blade.
Cons: Only really useful if you have sparse brows. It’s pricey (one-off) and can be painful.
Tip: Use coconut oil to moisturise brow area.
Ouch Level: 2.5/3

Tip: The Undercover Brow Job
Epic eyebrows without the pain? Use a concealer one shade lighter than your skin tone and trace it around your brows. Blend it out, and BAM! Hi-def eyebrows. Huge bonus? It also covers up any brow-stubble.

Text: Natasha Iman / CLEO Malaysia / December 2017
Additional text: Zoe Zeng
Images: 123RF

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