Want gorgeous brows but sick of plucking and waxing? Use an eyebrow razor! Here’s how to get flawless, painless results in a flash.
Cancel your waxing appointment and forget about trying to get used to threading. Here’s how to tame even the craziest brows with just a humble razor.
1. Take a Shower to Prep
If you have time, grab a quick shower, or schedule your brow grooming around your regular shower time. Steam is the easiest way to open up your hair follicles and get them ready for shaving. When your hair is soft and warm, it's a lot easier to deal with.
2. Moisturise Your Face
As soon as you get out of the shower, moisturise your skin. In fact, this is a good habit to follow in general. By using moisturiser first thing after your shower, you can lock in hydration that lasts.
3. Create a Stencil & Use Shaving Cream
Before you grab your eyebrow razor, you need to draw on your ideal eyebrow. This will give you an easy-to-follow guide, so you don’t have to worry about getting carried away with your shaving.
The easiest way to get perfect brows is to use a stencil. This is one time when a kit can be a major time- and money-saver. Benefit True BROWmance is the queen of all brow kits. Featuring easy-guide brow stencils and even a stencil holder, this kit makes the whole process totally foolproof.
Make sure you're using plenty of shaving cream or moisturiser as well - you want to create a barrier between you and the blade.
PRO TIP: When you're drawing on your brows, always use very short strokes. Your goal is to create the illusion of hairs, not colour in a solid area. Avoid creating lines that are longer than any of your natural brow hairs.
4. Tools & Shaping
Here's the thing - you need a razor that is safe to use on the face. Anything with more than one blade is definitely not a go - you don't want to risk razor burn.
Face and brow razors are single blades, often with special edges that are designed to catch finer hairs. This is in contrast to men's facial hair razors, which are designed for much thicker hair. Using a men's face razor, or a women's razor designed for the body, is extremely risky and not recommended. They're also not designed for the eyebrow area - they're too big!
You can search online for specific blades created for eyebrows.
Once you have your tools, and you've showered and prepped the area, start shaping your brows with your eyebrow razor. Work slowly. Going against the grain will give you the closest shave, but be careful about causing irritation. The thinner your hair is, the easier it’ll be to get a close shave.
Reapply your protective layer of moisturiser or shaving cream as you go. This will go a long way to preventing irritation.
Getting razor burn? If your skin feels rough and your hair grows back quickly, your hair is probably too thick for an eyebrow razor. Swap your razor for ultra-easy tweezers like Laura Mercier Tweezers (by Tweezerman). If you’ve been using low-quality tweezers, you’ll be blown away at how easy and painless plucking your brows can be with these babies.