Beauty How-to: Fill in Eyebrows

Eyebrows frame your face and enhance your best features. If there are bald spots, or sparse areas in your brows, no one is going to notice your almond shaped eyes or defined cheekbones… trust us. Take up a pencil and follow our instructions.

Choose Your Colors:
When selecting the brow filler- most commonly a pencil- try to find a shade that matches your natural brow color. Lighter haired ladies should look for a corrector that’s a shade or two darker than their hair color, while brunettes should opt for a color that is one or two shades lighter. Avoid blacks to keep from looking like a cartoon character.

Color Inside the Lines:
Any color you add with a brow corrector should stay within the natural lines of your brows. Use a spooly brush to comb your brows downward, which will give you a clear view of your upper brow boundaries. Once you have filled in the arch of your brows, brush them outwards back to their normal shape. Then, fill in any bare areas..

Keep It Light:
For the best results, use a pencil and a powder. Fill in the spaces with the pencil first, using short, light strokes that mimic the natural hairs in your brow. Drawing a straight, solid line is a major no-no.

Add Depth:
Use the lines of the brow pencil as a guide for adding powder. Using a brow brush (soft and angled for thick brows, and a thin liner brush for fine brows) start at the center of your eyebrow and work the powder outward. Then, trace your brows back toward your nose, using the same short strokes that you penciled with.

Enlist Help:
Having trouble maintaining an even brow shape? Anastasia eyebrow stencils help you keep the perfect arches at home.

Set Brow in Place:
Now that you’ve done all the work to fill in your eyebrows, you’ll want to make sure the color stays put. Use a brow comb to gently shape brows and distribute the powder color evenly. Wipe your brows with a clear eyebrow gel, but avoid swiping your skin.

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