So you’ve decided to try your hand at grooming your brows on your own. It may sound like a daunting task for beginners, but taking care of your brows at home is totally doable with the right tools, and what better time than now to polish up your skills?
After you’ve narrowed down the basics (Are you simply touching up your brows, or are you reshaping them completely? What shape is best for you? How much plucking is too much?), the next step is to decide on the best grooming tool. Those who’ve had brow mishaps can assure you that it’s a crucial step you don’t want to overlook.
The perfect eyebrow tweezer is easy to grip, is precise, and can snatch up even the most microscopic of hairs. Many tweezers can get the job done, but the tweezer tip you land on depends on your brows and your brow goals. ICYMI, there are actually more tweezer tip types on the market than some may realize, so consider class in session. Ahead are the six key tweezer types, the best tools in each category, and tips for picking the one for you.
Pointed tweezers are the sharpest brow tweezers you’ll find, so you’ll only want to use these with a steady hand. They may not be best for newbies, but they will be great for grabbing even the shortest of your brow hairs.
Slanted tweezers are a bit of a lead player in the game of grooming tools and are likely the brow tweezers you’re most familiar with. They are easy to work with, are great for beginners, and can do virtually any job your brows need. You’ll find that the flat side of the tip will allow you to grab more hairs at once and that tweezing with its slightly pointed corner will allow for a bit more precision.
The rounded tweezer tip is another option for plucking multiple hairs at once. If you find yourself tweezing one hair at a time for far too long with a slanted or pointed tip, give this option a go. Further, its rounded tips are like built-in training wheels, eliminating the risk of hurting yourself while you’re trying to get those brows in shape.
Some people just want the best of both worlds—that’s where the pointed-slant tweezer comes in. Operating just as it sounds, as a hybrid between a slanted and pointed tweezer, the dual-technique tip allows for greater control and precision when caring for your eyebrows.
You may not see these often, but flat-tip tweezers are yet another great alternative for those looking to pluck multiple stubborn hairs at a time. If you’re looking for two tools in one, you can use this as a false-lash applicator as well.
The arched claw tweezers provide superior accuracy when taming those brows. Its handle typically lends added balance and a strong grip, while its unique claw shape allows you to see your individual brow hairs more clearly while working.