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How to Look After Your Eyebrows During Lockdown

Desiree Mattsson

Photographed by Desiree Mattsson for Vogue Arabia

Whilst the easy way out would be to let eyebrows go wild during the lockdown, staying groomed, especially when co-habiting, can be uplifting during this extraordinary time. If you’re not looking for a beauty detox and plan on tackling your brows yourself, here are some tips from our trusted eyebrow expert Patsy Kerr on what to do.


To begin with, map out your brows so you know where they should start, arch, and end.

Using a pencil (concealer if possible), hold it against the bridge of the nose. This is where your brow should start.

For your tail, hold the pencil from the outer edge of your nostril to the outer edge of your eye.

For your arch, point the pencil to the outer edge of the pupil.

Use a spoolie to brush your brows up and across. This will help determine if there are excess hairs to remove or trim.

Using tweezers with one hand, take your other hand and stretch the skin taught to prevent pinching. Grab from the root of the hair, to avoid breaking the hair which can result in ingrowns which can lead to infection and scarring.

If your brows require trimming, brush them upwards and use nail scissors to trim slightly. Don’t go overboard!

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Use a concealer pencil to mark out your brow shape so you don’t overpluck.

Don’t overpluck the top of the brow!

Plan B

If you don’t feel comfortable with tackling your eyebrows yourself then it might be time to take advantage of self-isolation for having a little beauty detox and letting them grow out. This also means that when it is safe to visit your eyebrow specialist, you’ll be able to discuss a reshape and achieve the brows you’ve always dreamed about.

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