Kim Kardashian sports sculpted eyebrows at the Givenchy Fall/Winter Ready-to-Wear show in Paris.

How to Groom Eyebrows at Home Without Tweezers

by Tarah Damask

Whether you don't have the patience to remove one hair at a time or attempting to sculpt your eyebrows with a pair of tweezers is not your cup of tea, there are a variety of options for at home eyebrow grooming. From quick removal kits to shaping tools, you'll be happy to know you can ditch the tweezers without sacrificing a manicured appearance.


When you're looking for a way to create a tidier eyebrow appearance, trimming is essential. Start with a "spoolie" brush, which is a mascara-style brush free of mascara, or an eyebrow brush. Brush your eyebrows upward, and carefully cut along the tips of any eyebrow hairs that extend beyond the top of your eyebrow line. Use small scissors, such as manicure scissors, for sufficient control.

Quick Removal

Skipping the painstaking method of eyebrow tweezing means you're still in need of hair removal. If you feel skilled and have a steady hand and good eye, purchase an at-home waxing kit from your local drugstore formulated for eyebrow use. These kits work for free-handed waxing, typically including wax and application sticks. For a more foolproof approach, look for waxing strips. These strips are already shaped appropriately for eyebrow use and come saturated with wax for a smooth contour.

Fill Them In

If you've accidentally over-tweezed your eyebrows, it seems the only thing left to do is wait for your hairs to grow back in. Approach sparse or uneven brows by carefully filling them in to create a beautifully sculpted appearance. For thin spots, fill them in with an eyebrow pencil that applies smoothly and blends with your natural hair color. For more substantial filling, use eyebrow shadow and a brush for a natural look.

Daily Sculpting

Whether you have removed hair, added some filler or simply need a way to keep your eyebrows tamed throughout the day, you just need a little control. Skip the old hairspray-on-the-eyebrow method, and reach for a product formulated for eyebrow control. Clear mascara is a tried-and-true staple; just run the brush along your eyebrows, and push them into place. Once the mascara dries, they'll stay put all day. You can also look for tinted eyebrow gel, which creates fullness and color in addition to sculpting power.

About the Author

Tarah Damask's writing career began in 2003 and includes experience as a fashion writer/editor for Neiman Marcus, short fiction publications in "North Texas Review," a self-published novel, band biographies, charter school curriculum and articles for various websites. Damask holds a Master of Arts in English and creative writing from the University of North Texas.

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