Updated: Jul 30, 2020
Get the most out of your brows with these simple tips and tricks. Create fuller, thicker and more defined brows in as little as 4 months..
1. Use flicking motions to create the most realistic-looking hairs.
Okay, please, please, please do not fill in your brows with one single, heavy-handed strike of any product—albeit a pencil, like Revitalash Hi-Def Brow Pencil, or powder, try Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo. Tiny hair-like strokes are the goal here, so you'll want to use small flicking motions to apply said pencil (or an angled brush dipped in brow powder—you pick the poison, remember?) in the direction your hair grows.
2. Keep the tail of your brow in check.
Overextending the tail of your brows can create a droopy effect, drawing your face down, making you look sad. Your eyebrows naturally stop at a place that lifts your face up and out, which is what you want to maintain. To measure where the tail of your brow needs to end, place a brow pencil diagonally at your nostril and line it up with the side of your eye. Where the pencil hits your brow bone is where the end of your eyebrow should end (or can be extended to) without it looking fake.
4. Buff out any harsh lines.
Mapping out the shape of your brow with a pencil and then not diffusing it can be a total tell-tale sign that they're, well, drawn on. A fast fix? Create your shape by using tiny, hair-like strokes, regardless of whether you use a pencil, an angled brush topped with brow powder, or a brow mascara, and then use a spoolie to buff out any harsh lines with subtle back and forth motions.
5. Give your brows some shape.
Unruly, brushed-up brows are in, as you know (thank you, Glossier, for making them a true thing), so I'm not referring to that type of look. What I am talking about are unshaped brows that, with the help of a little grooming slash shaping, can really give more structure to your face. Don't have time to see a brow expert? Use your natural brow shape (where most of your brow hair is where your shape lies) and tweeze any strays—these Tweezerman tweezers are cute!—that fall outside of that shape for perfect arches.