Turns Out We’ve All Been Plucking Our Eyebrows Wrong

The queen of feathery brows has spoken

If you’re a fan of full, feathery brows, there’s a high chance you’ve come across Nikki Wolff’s work. Known to most as @nikki_makeup on Instagram, Wolff has worked her magic on the faces of celebrities such as Dua Lipa, Elsa Hosk and Rosie-Huntington Whitely.

Full, fabulous arches are just one of the makeup artist’s calling cards (often paired with glowing glass skin), and recently, Wolff shared her secrets to such beautifully groomed face framers to her 1.4 million followers on Instagram. 

The main takeaway? Pluck and trim your brows after applying your full face of makeup. Yep, we’ve been going about it all wrong.

It’s simple and it makes sense; after all, if you style and set your brows into place first, it’ll make it all the more clearer as to which hairs need to go and which need to stay. Chances are you’ll find you’re tweezing way less too, as unstyled brows tend to look more unkempt, tricking us into overplucking. 

Wolff’s step-by-step goes a little something like this:

1. Brush brow hair upwards with a clean spoolie to assess the natural shape, trim if necessary (we’re talking half a millimeter people and if you’re not confident, leave it to the pros).

2. Apply a soap brow product or clear pomade/gel product to set brows in place. This then allows you to fill in any gaps easily. Wolff uses a pencil and hair-like strokes. 

3. Once your brows are styled the way you like them, then and only then, is when you pluck. Wolff tweezes the hairs with a quick motion in the direction of hair growth, to prevent breakage and allow for clean removal.

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