Most eyebrow tools are designed to shape or define the brow. For example, stencils, brow brushes, and tweezers are common eyebrow tools. Stencils are reusable plastic eyebrow tools that come in hundreds of shapes and sizes. There are also many brow brushes of different sizes and materials that are used to either style or powder the brow. Tweezers have many uses besides their use as an eyebrow tool, but they are perfect tools for grabbing onto small eyebrow hairs. In addition, eyebrow razors are angled razors that can be used to shave stray hairs rather than plucking or waxing them.
Stencils are see-through eyebrow tools used to shape and define an eyebrow. A stencil is held in place by a stencil band or a person’s hand. Some adhere to the head, but this kind of stencil is known for messing up makeup. Once positioned correctly, the wearer can color his or her brow, and if the stencil does not cover all of the surrounding brow area, can pluck any stray eyebrow hairs. Most stencils can be cleaned and reused, and they generally come in packages of three or more.
Brow brushes are small tools that are used to brush or apply powder to an eyebrow. Sometimes a brow brush has a comb on the other side and is used to pull hair through a stencil. Angled brushes are used to apply brow powder that will define a sparse brow. These brushes can be made from various materials and also vary in length. Such eyebrow tools are usually replaced once the bristles lose their shape.
Tweezers are used to handle collector’s stamps and manipulate small electronic parts, but they are also used to pluck unwanted hair from a person’s brow. Some people pluck to remove stray hair that does not conform to the natural shape of their brows. Other people apply stencils and pluck to completely reshape the brow. After considerable use, these eyebrow tools need to be resharpened, which is a service that some tweezers manufacturers offer for a fee.
Eyebrow razors are used to remove fine hair from the eyebrow area. They are similar to the safety and throw-away razors that are commonly used to shave a person’s legs or face, but the shape is different. An eyebrow razor is usually angled to better trim eyebrows. Like any razor, an eyebrow razor must be sharp for best results, and an inexperienced or careless user can cut him or herself.