Three Different Techniques For Filling In Eyebrows Flawlessly
by Hilary Braaksma
Powder, pencil, pomade, or all three? Here are multiple ways to get the perfect eyebrows you’ve been dreaming of.
Perfect eyebrows can seem hard to master, but luckily, there’s more than one way to do it. If you’ve struggled to find the perfect method for filling in your brows, here are three of the most popular techniques for getting flawless and full arches. If you’re new to filling in your eyebrows, you may want to start with powder or pencil. If you feel you’ve mastered the easier methods, pomade brows—which achieve the perfectly arched, insanely gorgeous “Instagram” brows everyone is obsessing over—are your logical next step. Makeup artist Danielle Stewart shows us how to achieve all three.
Follow these steps:
1. Use a spoolie or brow comb to comb your brows in an upward motion. We used Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo, $23.
2. Dip the tip of an angled brush lightly in a brow powder that’s a shade darker than your hair. Use the brush to apply powder in the direction of your eyebrow hair, filling in any spare areas with hair-like strokes. Use the spoolie again to comb the brows in a downward motion and continue filling in sparse areas.
3. Brush brow hair back to it’s original position and apply a clear brow gel to keep the hair in place. We used MAC Brow Set in Clear, $17.
1. Use a brow pencil to lightly line the top and bottom of your eyebrow. To create a higher arch, line a little bit higher around your natural arch on both top and bottom to create a slightly more dramatic look. We used MAC ‘Eye Brows’ Brow Definer in Stud, $17.
2. Using a spoolie or brow comb, brush the hair and top liner in a downward motion, then the bottom liner in an upward motion to distribute the color and soften the line.
3. Feather the front of the brows by using the pencil to create hair-like strokes in the direction of the hair growth.
1. Coat an angled brush with brow pomade a shade darker than your hair color, and wipe off excess product. Begin by outlining the top and bottom brow to create a clean, smooth line. We used Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Ebony, $18. Use the angled brush to create brush strokes in the direction of the hair growth, filling in sparse areas.
2. Lightly feather the front of the brow in the direction of hair growth (usually more upward than the rest of the brow). Use a light hand to create a look that fades from a natural, light looking front brow to a darker tail end.
Which method did you use to achieve perfect eyebrows? Let us know your favorite brow routine!