*Thank you to Parissa for sponsoring this post. All opinions below are my own.
Stray brow hairs are the WORST. Even though I’m a product of the 90’s where thin eyebrows were a “thing” I still have to get rid of the random and light unwanted hairs that are everywhere. They stand in the way of makeup application, eyeshadow wearing perfection and in some spots even look like wrinkles. I KNOW, RIGHT?!
To do this I wax my brows on my own, right at home. It’s super easy to do (if it weren’t I wouldn’t even attempt it!) and I’m excited to share some important steps that I personally follow to simplify things.
Before beginning this process make sure that you test your skin 24 hours prior to beginning the actual waxing process to make sure that no irritation will occur. As with any new product make sure you’re reading the included directions, warnings and the tips in full.
Step 1 | Prep. Secure your hair away from your face. DO NOT wash your face. Before beginning to wax be sure that your skin is completely dry.
Use a comb to brush up your brow hairs and trim the long ones. I get really long brow hairs at the inner and outer areas of my brow. Those hairs just need a slight trim so get this process moving. It helps so that you can get a better idea of shape and where you want the wax to actually go.
Step 2 | Sketch. Grab your eye brow pencil to sketch out the shape by tracing around where you’d usually fill in your brow. I mark the inner, outer and arch first and then connect them. When waxing I don’t put any product within those lines. The line doesn’t need to be perfect, it just needs to give you the general idea of where not to be.
Step 3 | Waxing. For waxing I like to use the Parissa Precision Waxing Pen ($12). It’s small, mess-free and the perfect size for waxing areas such as the brows or upper lip.
You simply warm up the waxing pen with hot water or a hair dryer (it takes about 1 minute), twist the product up slowly (you only need a small drop) and then apply a thin layer sparingly.
Holding skin taut, apply the wax in the direction of the hair growth in small sections at a time. Immediately place & press the epilation strip to the treated area, leaving a bit of the end free to grab.
While still holding skin taut, zip off the strip immediately going in the OPPOSITE direction of the hair growth.
After you’re done with one brow clean off the wax using the Azulene oil (included).
Step 4 | Strays. Do not keep going over the same area that you’ve already waxed with more waxing. This will irritate your skin! If you have a few strays just use your tweezers to pluck them away.
Step 5 | Beautify. Like I said, child of the 90’s. My brows require filling in and having my brows shaped just makes that easier to do.
Generally my skin runs on the sensitive side and while I’m a little red right after waxing it fades really quickly. It doesn’t hurt AT ALL and I’m completely obsessed with checking out the little hairs when I rip them off.
If you’re a beginner or just a little nervous about using the Parissa Wax Pen then you absolutely have to try the brands wax strips.
The Parisa Brow Wax Strips ($10) are all pre-waxed so no heating or spreading is required. You just lay em on and go for it! The backing is transparent so you can see exactly where to place the waxed part. The wax is opaque so you’ll be able to see exactly what hairs will be coming up. It’s perfect for when you need to be quick or if you’re on-the-go.
Both of the options I mentioned above are really affordable, easy to use and readily available on the Parissa website. When it’s so simple I’d much rather do it myself, save the money and be that much happier.
Have you ever waxed your brows at home? I’d love to know your tips and tricks too! Sound off in the comments below!