Have you ever tried using an eyebrow pencil to fill in and/or shape your brows? I've found that a lot people are open to trying it, but many tutorials are overwhelming, causing them to skip it all together. Paying attention to and taking care of your brows is a great way to complete your makeup look. Also, it helps make you look younger while framing your eyes which makes them pop!
Eyebrow Pencil and Shaping Tips
Believe me, I definitely struggled, for years, with shaping my brows. I did it myself; over-tweezed and thinned them out to the point that hair doesn't even grow in some places – whoops! I had it all out of whack. I've even been made fun of for the way they looked. So yea, I get it. Brows are no joke.
I decided that it was time to get some help from a professional and learn a thing or two about maintaining the shape at home in between professional appointments. In the last couple months, I've had requests to do a brow tutorial. And, while I was super nervous, I decided to do it. So, I've laid out the tips for you in hopes that if can help you too!
Tips for Shaping Your Eyebrows:
- Go see a professional. Seriously, just do it. That's what they do!
- If needed, grab yourself a set of brow stencils. These will help you create perfectly shaped brows.
- Tweeze any outliers.
- Using a brow brush, brush the hairs upward, and trim any that extend past your brow shape.
- Learn how brow shaping works – head of the brow, arch, and tail.
- Head of the brow should line up with the nostril
- Brow arch should peak at the outside of your iris
- Tail should create a diagonal line to the outside of your eye and down to the nostril
PRO TIP: If you have very light or thin brows, not filling them in will make you look older.
Tips for Filling In Your Eyebrows:
- Once the brows are shaped, it's time to fill them in.
- Choosing a shade the same as your brows may seem a bit bold at first. If needed, choose one shade lighter to ease into it.
- Use a brow pencil that is designed to last all day. You don't your brows smudging off!
- Personally, I like to outline the shape of the brow first.
- Keep the lines parallel to each other until they meet at the arch
- Use small strokes to create a more natural look
- Apply the pencil right at the root of the outside hairs to create the shape
- Fill them in.
- Brush hair upward to give you a better view of spots that are more sparse
- Use short, upward strokes in the same direction as the hairs to create a natural look
- A small brush with concealer or a highlight color can help make the brow pop and clean up any mistakes
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