I first began shaving my eyebrows when I was about 15 and 16. I thought it gave my face a cleaner well groomed apperience. I finally worked up ther nerve to pluck them, since my mom said it was painful, but it did not hurt that much. I continue to shave and pluck my brows to this day. I have noticed over the years, my brows, especially the outer section is basically gone or grows in very sparse. I have herd that contunious plucking or even shaving can damage the hair root, I guess this is true,since I dont have to shave as often, I mostly pluck my brows. After I apply my sunblock,foundation makeup and powder, I draw my brows on using a fine tip black eyebrow pencile . I like mine thin and high arched. For plucking my brows, I use a very fine tip tweezers.A tiny amount of baby powder on the brows helps the tweezers get a grip so the hair comes out without too much pain. At least this is what workes for me.I have been doing this for about 26 years.