Michelle Phan’s Quick Secret to Painless Eyebrow Plucking

If you’ve spent years plucking your eyebrows, then you probably remember the very first time that those tweezers hit your brows. You distinctly remember the excitement quickly turning into horror after realizing that eyebrow plucking can be a painful ordeal.

Some of you are the lucky ones. You tolerate pain well and you’ve grown accustomed to your skin being pulled at. This thing has become a breeze after years of practice. Unfortunately, this is not the case for everyone.

Some girls experience blood every time they pluck. Others have skin so sensitive that the whole process brings tears to their eyes everytime. Even more peculiar, some have complained of the odd need to sneeze whenever they do their eyebrows.

The point is, plucking eyebrows is not always the most enjoyable of activities and Michelle Phan is here to help. The makeup guru has a quick and simple secret to pain-free eyebrow plucking:

1.) Soak a washcloth in hot water and wring dry

2.) Fold the washcloth in half and lay it over your eyebrows for 1-2 minutes

3.) Remove and pluck away!


Because heat and moisture are the main components in painless plucking, you can also benefit from plucking your brows after a shower or dipping the tweezers in warm water.

Be sure to check out Michelle Phan’s basic eyebrow tutorial and share some of your brow plucking secrets below:



Defining Asian Eyebrows with Christina Choi

On any given day if I’m in a rush and have absolutely no time to put on makeup – I make sure I do at least one thing to look fresh for the day: fill in my brows. As some of you may know, having the perfect shaped/filled eyebrows help frame your face. However, I do have peers in my circle who are hesitant about filling in their eyebrows in fear of making them look too bold on their face.

We talked to Christina Choi, founder of Christina Choi Cosmetics about some simple techniques with filling in Asian eyebrows. Here are some tips of hers:

1. Avoid using the color black to define your brows. This is a misconception.
2. Apply Christina Choi Cosmetics Namu Eyeshadow, Chai Eyeshadow, and the Perfect Liner Brush for defining Asian eyebrows naturally. I created these shades to work for Asian brows.

Check out Christina’s YouTube video “Easy Eyebrows”. She addresses this issue and show how to use lighter colors to define Asian brows.