There are various reasons as to why you would want to fill in your eyebrows. It could be that your brows are naturally sparse and thin, or you could have over-plucked the hairs while tweezing. You can easily fill them in to create a fuller look. You have the choice to use an eyebrow pencil, powder, pomade, and eyebrow gel.
So, how do you go about filling your eyebrows? Below is a detailed step-by-step guide.
Step 1: Tweeze Stray Hairs and Trim Excess Hairs
After cleaning your eyebrows, pluck the stray hairs and trim the excess ones.
Stray hairs are those above and below your natural eyebrow, including those between your two eyebrows. Since they are noticeable, you just have to use your tweezer and pluck them out.
To trim excess hairs, use a brow brush or a spoolie to brush the hairs upwards. Trim those hairs that go above (the long hairs) the natural shape of your brow. Place a small pair of eyebrow scissors horizontally above your brow. Try to place it in line with the shape of your brow. Then, cut the excess hairs carefully.
Take care not to over-trim as it can spoil the entire brow.
Step 2: Fill the Eyebrows
Assuming that the eyebrows are properly shaped, it’s time to fill them up. You want to appear natural after filling the brows, so it’s important that you use a filler that matches your skin tone. In this case, you can opt for an eye pencil, powder, or gel.
Start applying the filler under your natural arch, softly filling any sparse areas or in places with gaps. Use light strokes that mimic the exact length of your brow hairs. Light strokes will make it hard for anyone to notice the filler.
Avoid applying the filler in the head of the brow- it might look messy and unnatural. The head of the brow usually has dense hairs, so it’s better to leave them that way for a natural look.
Next, use a spoolie brush to spread out the color evenly throughout your eyebrow hairs. This will not only help give them a natural and more defined look, but will also make them look less harsh.
If your skin is fair and the blows black, you might want to apply a filler that lightens them up. Some people use bleach to make them lighter.
Step 3: Define the Shape of Your Eyebrows
Using an angled brow brush and your choice of filler, define the shape of your brows. The goal is to make them more even.
Ideally, you will want the inner part of your brows to be thicker when defining the shape. Therefore, taper to a thinner line towards your temple.
To keep the brows in place, apply some gel. Gel helps keep hairs in place and sets the look.
Step 4: Add Some Shade to the Tail
If you want a more dramatic look, there is no better way to achieve it than adding some shade to the tail.
Step 5: Clean up the Edges
For a smart and clean outcome, tidy up the edges using a small flat brush dipped in a creamy concealer. Cleaning up the edges will surely give you a more defined and dramatic look.
Step 6: Check the Work of Your Hands
Now that the brows are filled in and perfectly shaped, it’s time to review your work. Check the balance- are the brows out of proportion with the filler? Is the shape defined? Are the edges smudgy? Is the filler evenly dispersed? Are the brows too short or too long? If short, extend them. If long, reshape again and trim the tail a little bit.
Using Eyebrow Gel
Eyebrow gels are used to set the look. They help keep the hairs in place and make the shape more defined. They are also waterproof, transfer-proof, and budge-proof You don’t have to worry about staining your clothes or the brows becoming messy. The gel acts more or else like glue as it keeps the hairs intact.
Filling your eyebrows is one of those important beauty steps where just a little effort goes a long way in enhancing your face and your overall look. With these easy steps, you can avoid the common mistakes that many women make and get the most perfect eyebrows.