The Beginner’s Guide to Using Eyebrow Pencils
Here’s how you get eyebrows that are always on fleek.
By Wulandari Natlia
One of the most challenging things when putting on makeup is drawing on eyebrows. Your foundation, eye shadow, contour, highlight, and lipstick may be on-point, but if your brows are too thick or uneven, or if the shape is wrong, the overall look is ruined. You don’t want all that hard work you put into looking perfect to be wasted by your wrong brow technique, do you?
In shaping the eyebrows, there are so many products you can use, like brow pomade, eyebrow tint, and so on. However, for brow newbies, the classic eyebrow pencil can be the best and easiest tool.
To keep your brows looking good but still natural, here are some tips to get started:
1. Determine Your Brow Shape
You’ll want to retain the original shape of your brows to keep them looking natural To do this, first make your nose the axis. Then, mark the main points: the base of the eyebrow nearest the bridge of your nose, the arch after the widest part of your eye, and the tail of the eyebrow that extends from the outer corner of your eyes. If there are some stray hairs, use tweezers to tidy them up — if you’re still new to this, it might be a good idea to get tidied up in the salon.
2. Create the Outline First
After defining the dots, it’s time to outline your brows. Make sure not to draw too thick as we’re aiming for a natural look. Start from the bottom of the eyebrows, and then draw a line to the top. Alternatively, you can also start from the middle of the brows to give the impression of a fade that looks more natural.
3. Start Filling In Your Brows
Make sure you fill in your eyebrows in the right direction, following the way your hair naturally grows, and use short, light strokes. That way, you will create a natural look. Another important tip is to start filling the eyebrows from the outer side first, and not fill in the inner edges too much so your brows don’t look too boxy and harsh.
4. Finish With Eyebrow Brush and Concealer
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After drawing on both eyebrows, don’t forget to blend using a special eyebrow comb or spoolie to make it look more even. It’s okay if the edges still looks a bit messy — this is where concealer comes in handy. Brush a bit of concealer onto the edge of your eyebrows to make it look neater. Voila! You’re good to go!
What are your tips for doing your brows?
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