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Hey babes! Trying out eyebrow shapes might seem intimidating, but learning how to fill in your brows with makeup is a totally noncommittal way to change up your look on the daily! Different eyebrow shapes create completely different overall effects on your face. Some shapes can make you look more youthful and sweet, while others can make you look more sophisticated or powerful. It is fun to switch it up, and try them all until you find your perfect eyebrows! Ready to learn how to shape your eyebrows? Check out my eyebrow tutorial, and let’s get started!
Start off by grooming your brows! No matter what brow shape you end up choosing to create with your eyebrow makeup, you definitely want to start with a clean, well-groomed brow. Try eyebrow threading, professional waxing, or just do it yourself! I prefer to do my own eyebrow grooming with these simple steps. Starting off, make sure that you have removed all stray hairs, especially underneath and between your brows.
How to Do your Eyebrows:
To groom your brows, you will need:
a sharp pair of tweezers a spoolie brush a pair of cuticle scissors (I prefer the kind that have a curved blade for trimming my brows!) a white eyeliner pencil a stable mirror with good lighting; preferably natural light.
Step One: remove strays!
Grab your white pencil, and trace a line beneath your brow, drawing the eyebrow shape you wish to achieve. Any hairs covered up with the white pencil will be removed, so make sure you outline your desired brow shape very carefully. I suggest sticking to your natural eyebrow shape here, because you definitely don’t want to accidentally over pluck your brows! You can always further change the shape of your brows with your eyebrow makeup.
Make vertical dash marks at the end of your brows wherever you wish your eyebrow to stop, and again at the front of your brows. Any hairs in between the lines will be removed to prevent any unibrow from appearing, and any hairs on the outside will be removed to make sure your brows have similar length!
Take your tweezers and angle them so that the slanted edge lines up against your skin and around the hair you wish to remove. Pinch down on the stray hair, and very quickly pull in the direction that your hair naturally grows. If it stings or if you can’t seem to grab the hair firmly enough, you may want to pull the surrounding skin taut with your other hand. Repeat until all of your marked and unwanted hairs have been removed!
Step Two: trim those brows!!
Take you spoolie brush, and brush all of your brow hairs upward. This next step is very simple, but it can seem a bit scary the first time! I know I had some hesitation when I first tried it, but I promise, if done right your brows won’t look like they’re balding!! ;)
With your curved cuticle scissors, simply line up the blades with the desired top of your brows, and trim any hairs that exceed this limit. Trim the tops of all of your long eyebrow hairs, then brush them up and out sideways again to check your progress. Repeat until your brows are perfectly shaped. You no longer need eyebrow gel to hold those extra long hairs in place!
Alright, so your brows are gaw-geous on their own now, but we’re not stopping there!! It’s time to play them up to frame your face by filling them in with eyebrow makeup!!
How to Fill in your Eyebrows
In my eyebrow tutorial, I showed you guys how to fill in eyebrows naturally, which is my current favorite eyebrow look. I also love to change it up, so lately I have been going for thicker, straighter, and yes, fluffier brows! :P
Here’s what you’ll need to achieve an eyebrow look you choose to create:
an eyebrow gel color AND/OR an eyebrow pencil (try combining two if you want to make a custom shade!) an angled eyeliner brush a spoolie brush a highlighter to lift the brow
Now get crackin’ on your perfect eyebrow look!!
HOW TO FILL IN EYEBROWS
Brush out your brows with your spoolie brush.
Load up your eyebrow gel on your angled eyeliner brush, and tap off the tip on the inside of your makeup container lid.
Starting from the middle, trace it outward, making the line darker and thinner as you extend toward the outside edge. Go back in and fill the inner edge, creating whatever look you desire. Draw the arch higher, straighter, or just follow your natural shape.
Take your eye pencil or combination of pencils, and add in little hair marks where you feel they are necessary! I like the natural look of a fine tipped eyebrow pencil, because you can literally draw on hairs with extra precision. You can use pencils for your whole look if you have the time and desire, or you can use them to fill in around the gel. It’s up to you!
Fluff out the excess makeup and make the brows appear more natural and less drawn in with your spoolie brush. If you brush too much out, you can always add more pencil strokes to fill it back in! Don’t be afraid to play with different intensity and shapes here! There is always makeup remover if you end up hating the look you try. No worries!
I hope you guys have enjoyed this tutorial for how to fill in eyebrows like a beauty pro! Remember, you are naturally gorgeous, and this simple tutorial is fool-proof and fun! So don’t stress over your brows, just enjoy changing up your look and framing your face in new ways!