How to use eyebrow pencil for filling in sparse eyebrows
How to use eyebrow pencil for filling in sparse eyebrows
Want those killer brows that appear flawless, defined, and thicker? Then you should think about filling your eyebrows as it will effortlessly draw attention to your eyes. Filling your sparse eyebrows and making them look thicker will get them noticed, but you need to use the best eyebrow pencil. If you do not already have a good eyebrow pencil in your makeup kit or want tips to use it well in combination with eyebrow powder, keep reading. We have expert tips for finding and using the best eyebrow pencils whether you are a blonde or a brunette. Our routine for filling in sparse eyebrows even has steps for getting the most out of an eyebrow pencil.
The pencil refuses to be overshadowed
Eyebrow gels, powders, pomades, and more are great, we are not saying they aren’t, but they just can’t beat an eyebrow pencil. If you are wondering why, the eyebrow pencil has remained unchallenged, it is simply because it can be used to draw individual lines or hairs where your brows are sparse. As your use a pencil to fill in sparse areas your brows will end up looking fuller, have a better color and end up looking defined.
How to find an eyebrow pencil in the right shade
Many make mistakes when choosing an eyebrow pencil shade, so continue reading to find one that is perfect for your hair color.
- Black hair: if you have jet black hair do not try to color your brows with a similar shade as they will look unnatural. Instead use an eyebrow pencil soft black or deep brown.
- Brunette: Brown hair comes in several shades. So, depending on your hair color you can choose a pencil that is a shade or two lighter.
- Blonde hair: If you have blonde hair, you can pick an eyebrow pencil with an ashy or light brown shade.
- Red hair: Redheads should look for eyebrow pencils in dark brown shades or an eyebrow pencil blonde.
- Gray hair: People with gray hair should choose a shade of cooler blonde or an eyebrow pencil brown.
How to use brow pencil in your eyebrow makeup routine
Once you have found the correct shade of eyebrow pencil here is how you should use it in your makeup routine for your brows.
Map your brows to find the ideal shape
Place a long pencil against the wing part of your nose and keeping it straight find out where your eyebrow should begin. Move the pencil to a 45 degree angle and check the end point of your eyebrow. By placing the pencil against the wing of your nose and angling it so that it aligns with the outer point of your iris you will find the beginning point of your brow arch.
Use tweezers to shape your brows
Once you find the eyebrow shape that suits your face, you can use tweezers to pluck your brows or go into a salon to have them threaded.
Run a spoolie through your brows
Before you apply any makeup on your brows, run a spoolie through them to remove loose hairs and ensure that they are dry.
Apply brow primer to your brows
By using a brow primer, you can supply a base for the brow powder and pencil to adhere to your hair, skin, and regions where you have sparse hair.
Brush your brows
After applying the primer brush your brows with a spoolie to spread it evenly.
Sharpen the brow pencil
If you are using a traditional brow pencil that has a pointed tip, you need to sharpen it. By sharpening the pencil you can easily draw fine lines in sparse areas on your brows.
Use the brow pencil to draw lines
With the brow pencil apply short fine lines that are like the hairs on your brows. When applying the brow pencil you need to pay special attention to the areas where there is less hair.
Apply a brow powder in a similar shade
Using a brow powder after a pencil will ensure your eyebrows look fuller and thicker. First with a thin brush with an angled tip draw a line at the top and bottom of your brows. Then fill in the space between the lines.
Brush through your brows
With a spoolie brush your brows until the color is spread evenly and the lines drawn with the pencil do not look harsh.
Apply a clear eyebrow gel
If you have applied tinted eyebrow powder follow it up with a clear eyebrow gel. Otherwise you can use tinted eyebrow gel to add a dash of color to your brows. The gel importantly sets your brows.
Use a concealer and highlighter
If you have a brow definer that holds a concealer and highlighter you can use it at this point. The concealer can be used to hide blemishes around the brows and dark circles. The highlighter on the other hand should be applied below and above the brows especially along the arch, tail, and the brow bone to lift the eyebrows and make you look younger.
The different types of eyebrow pencils
Here are some of the best eyebrow pencils in the market
- Traditional pencil: Shaped like a traditional pencil these need to be sharpened.
- Angled tip pencils: Offered with an angled triangular tip. The thin part of the tip is use to draw fine lines while the thicker edges are used to fill in eyebrows.
- Markers: These have a brush like tip and it creates thin strokes that appear like real hair.
- Clickable pens: Often offered with four shades of pencil you can click to use the appropriate color.
The eyebrow pencil that is naturally formulated
If you are looking for an eyebrow pencil that is naturally formulated and ideal for brown hair, then EyeBrow Pencil Brunette is an excellent choice. The pencil is hypoallergenic, and is safe to use as it is chemical and paraben free. The pencil is easy to use when filling in spare eyebrows and it is waterproof. The lines created with it are smudge free and last all through the day. Creating fuller natural looking eyebrows is just a few strokes away when you are using a Savarnas Mantra Perfect Brow Pencil.