Eyebrow slits have become increasingly popular in recent years, and it's no wonder why. With eyebrow slits, you can add a unique edge to your look that will turn heads. But knowing how to do eyebrow slits correctly is vital to achieving the best results, so read on to learn all about eyebrow slits and how to do them with and without tweezers.
Always start any eyebrow styling with clean tweezers and tools to avoid infection. Once your equipment is clean and ready, we can get stuck in.
What Are Eyebrow Slits?
An eyebrow slit is essentially a thin vertical line that runs through the eyebrow. It can be done using tweezers or even a razor blade, but there are some essential points to consider. The eyebrow slits should be straight, not wide, or you risk losing eyebrow hair.
How To Do Eyebrow Slits With Tweezers
If you choose to use tweezers to do eyebrow slits, there are a few steps that need to be followed.
- Firstly, ensure the area between and around your eyebrows is clean and dry so the results will last longer.
- Then, using a pair of sharp tweezers, carefully pluck away the hairs in the middle of each eyebrow until you have created a thin line.
- Be careful not to over-pluck, as it can lead to bald spots in your eyebrow.
- Finally, use an eyebrow pencil or powder to define and darken the eyebrow slit for a more defined look.
Are Eyebrow Slits Attractive?
Yes and no, the answer to this question is subjective and will depend on preference. Some people may find eyebrow slits attractive, while others may not. Ultimately, it's your choice whether eyebrow slits are something you want to try.
If you’re unsure if eyebrow slits suit you, it’s worth consulting a professional eyebrow consultant.
Do Eyebrow Slits Grow Back?
Yes, eyebrow slits do grow back over time. However, eyebrow hair can take a few weeks to a few months to grow back completely. It's important to remember that eyebrow hair growth depends on many factors, such as age and genetics.
How To Do Eyebrow Slits Without Tweezers
You can still do eyebrow slits with other tools if you don't have tweezers. Firstly, you'll need eyebrow wax or gel to create a thin line between your eyebrows. Once applied, use a razor blade or eyebrow scissors to carefully trim the eyebrow hairs in the middle until you have achieved a thin line.
Once done, use an eyebrow pencil or powder to enhance and darken the eyebrow slit for a bolder look. Just like when using tweezers, it's crucial not to over-trim your eyebrow slits so as not to damage them.
What Are Other Eyebrow Trends Now?
Although eyebrow slits are trending, many other trends have recently been popular. From soap to natural brows, there are plenty of eyebrow styles. Let's look at soap brows first - grab your professional tweezer and let’s get stuck in.
What's So Great About Soap Brows?
Soap brows involve using soap and water to create a wavy eyebrow look. This trend has become hugely popular on social media platforms such as TikTok. Here is our step-by-step guide to creating soap brows:
- Begin by cleaning the eyebrow area to remove any dirt or makeup.
- Apply a small amount of soap to a clean eyebrow brush and brush it through your eyebrows upwards, starting from the base of each eyebrow and working up until you have achieved the desired shape.
- You can then use an eyebrow gel to hold the eyebrow shape in place throughout the day.
If you're unsure how to do eyebrow slits without tweezers, this trend requires no trimming or plucking but sounds a bit crispy to us!
What About Natural Brows?
Natural brows are all about embracing your unique eyebrow shape rather than attempting to alter it with tweezers or eyebrow wax. The key to achieving natural brows is to let your eyebrow hairs grow out and fill in any sparse areas with eyebrow pencil or gel.
If you're not careful, natural brows can look untidy or messy brows. Natural brows still need maintenance. Here's our step-by-step guide to creating well-groomed natural brows:
- Clean the eyebrow area and use eyebrow scissors to trim any unusually long eyebrow hairs.
- Use an eyebrow brush to comb eyebrow hairs upwards and then trim them at a 45-degree angle for a neat and even finish.
- Pluck any eyebrows under your natural browline and in the space between your brows. Try to avoid overplucking this area, or you could look permanently surprised.
- Fill in sparse areas with an eyebrow pencil or gel, depending on how full you would like your brows to look.
- Lastly, set your eyebrows with eyebrow gel or mascara for a longer-lasting effect.
We’ve covered soap bows and natural brows - bleached brows are next...
What's The Point Of Bleached Brows?
Bleached brows involve lightening the eyebrow hairs by bleaching them to a much lighter shade than your natural eyebrow colour. This trend has become popular among celebrities and can be achieved using eyebrow bleach kits or at home with DIY eyebrow bleaching products.
It's important to note that eyebrow hair may not always return to its previous natural colour after bleaching, so caution should be taken when attempting this trend.
Skinny Brows: Who Are They For?
Skinny brows involve carefully trimming eyebrow hairs until they are thin and delicate. This eyebrow trend is most popular with people who have naturally thick eyebrows, as it gives the eyebrow an instant neat and tidy look.
Skinny brows can look a bit granny as if you look at anyone whose heyday was in the 70s, and you will see they all have thin eyebrows. The 1970s was the era of this fashion. The only problem is that if you do this too often, the brows will not grow back, and as you age, your eyebrows will become non-existent.
If you insist on trying this style, here's a step-by-step guide... to creating skinny brows:
- Firstly use eyebrow scissors to carefully trim eyebrow hairs until you have achieved a slim eyebrow shape and a natural arch at the highest point of your eyebrow.
- Then brush eyebrow hairs upwards so any remaining hair can be plucked as necessary for a more defined look.
- Never pluck over the natural eyebrow line but remember to pluck between your brows.
Should You Try Straight Brows?
Straight brows involve creating softly angled eyebrows with very subtle curves from start to finish. This style is best suited to people with straight eyebrow shapes.
- To create straight brows, use eyebrow scissors to trim eyebrow hairs until you have achieved a clean and sharp eyebrow shape.
- Then carefully brush eyebrow hairs upwards and fill in any sparse areas with eyebrow pencil or gel.
- Finally, set your eyebrows with eyebrow gel for a longer-lasting effect.
So now you know the different eyebrow trends of the moment, do you feel inspired to try one? Whether it's natural brows, bleached brows, skinny brows, or straight brows, there is definitely something for everyone! Remember that these trends should be treated as fun experiments rather than long-term commitments.
And lastly, if you try eyebrow slits, ensure you do it carefully and don't overdo it. Eyebrow slits can be a great way to create an edgy look, but they must be done with caution. If eyebrow slits are not appropriately done, the hairs may not grow back, so take your time and use tweezers to carefully pluck eyebrow hairs instead of scissors for a more precise finish.