Filling in your brows is, in my opinion, the most important step of your makeup routine. Your brows frame your face, and you'll be amazed at the difference such a simple step makes! There are lots of different products that you can use for this, but the basic technique will always be the same. If you're new to filling in your brows, I like a powder brow kit like this one from NYX.
The white circle is a brow wax that you apply first to help the powder adhere to your brows. Use an angle brush to prep your brows with this first.
To find the perfect shape, you're going to look for three key points. You can find these easily using a brush or pencil.
First, hold the brush straight up from the outside edge of your nostril. This is the starting point of your brow. Then hold the brush at an angle from your nose to the outside of your iris (the colored part of your eye). This should be the highest point of your arch. Finally, hold the brush from your nose to the outside of your eye. This is the end point of your brow.
When you're starting out, you can put 3 little dots in these places to help you shape your brows. Then use the colored powder to make light, hair-like strokes to connect them.
Once you have the shape, it's important to blend! Take a spoolie brush (mascara wand) and brush gently back and forth a few times before smoothing all the hairs in the same direction. This keeps the brows from looking too drawn on or dark.
Always start light and add more as you go. Perfect brows takes a little bit of practice, but once you start filling them in, you'll wonder how you ever went without! xo. AnnaRose
Credits // Author: AnnaRose Kern. Photography: Sarah Rhodes. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions. If you use AnnaRose's styling tips, feel free to tag her on Instagram or Twitter @theannarose.
I consulted with NYX and they replied to use the powder first and the wax later, after the brows are tinted and shaped.
I have very thin eyebrows and that is why I was looking for how to use eyebrow pencil. When I got this article I was so happy. You really have shown use how to fill eyebrows like a pro. Thank you..
Your eyebrows are looking amazing after filling. There are lots of different products that you can use for filling the eyebrows, but I really like the simple technique you shared here. This will be definitely helpful for the readers, Thanks for sharing it ????
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Awesome tutorial! I’ve always failed at filling in my eyebrows…I don’t think I was blending enough so they always looked weird. I picked up a little brow kit like this today, though, so maybe this time I’ll finally find my brow game! Thank you ❤️?
Hi everyone! I have a problem that I think I’m not alone. One of my eyebrows is nearly perfect on it’s own, while the other one looks like it belongs to someone else. They are THAT different. Any suggestions? I don’t want to look like a clown but I’d like the to at least look like they belong to the same person. Thanks so much!
Hi Diane…you could just make the imperfect one look as close to your good one as possible. Using advice from above or just using an eyebrow pencil of the same colour as your brows. Good luck with finding your best eyebrows. I have had no real eyebrows for some years now and learnt to pencil them in with a good light shade as im blond and dark shades just look unnatural. Ive had many compliments about them as people think they are my natural eyebrows. If you really get stuck go see a beautishion who specialises in brows. All the best.
I just started doing this not too long ago, and I AM really wondering how I ever went without, haha.
I’ve never really known what to do with my eyebrows as far as makeup goes, so I’ve always just left them alone. This post is super helpful. I’m interested to see how different my face looks after paying a little more attention to my eyebrows.
Yep, I don’t go out if my brows aren’t filled in!
Mine have weird gaps in them too..
This looks great! I NEVER do my brows. And I guess I’ll have to start now that I know how. Thank you!
I have very blonde eye brows every time I try and fill them in something just looks off. Kind of artificial looking. Any suggestions?
This is great. You look gorgeous Emma. I haven’t used any make-up for years because of fairly extreme skin sensitivity. I make most of my own lotions and creams etc. But my eyebrows (and eyelashes, unfortunately) have now turned white (I’m 63).
How is best to shade them without using any permanent type of solution? My hair is still fairly dark brown — faded a bit, with a little silver in it, but not much real grey. I’d like my eyebrows to sort of go with my hair. At the momement the area above my eyes looks bald!
I think this is a good start set of brushes. Some of the brushes needed a “trim” to make even but for the money…their good.
This is so helpful! Now I can actually attempt to fill my brows!
Much Love, AnnCates xx
I WAS SO SURPRISED TO SEE THE “BEFORE” SINCE I INITIALLY SAW THE “AFTER” AND THOUGHT TO MYSELF, I BET SHE HAS GREAT BROWS (AS OPPOSED TO MY LONG AGO OVER PLUCKED ONES). AND NOT THAT YOU DON’T HAVE GREAT BROWS, BUT IT HELPED SEEING THAT YOU NEEDED SOME MINOR FILLING. LOVED YOUR INSTRUCTIONS.
I USED ANASTASIA BROW KIT – NEVER TRIED THE WAX AND DON’T NEED IT WITH HER KIT – BUT GOOD TO KNOW ABOUT NYX.
So beautiful people aren’t just born with those brows after all! Ha ha! Thanks for this! I bought the NYX set today. Unfortunately the brown that matches my color best is too red. I’ve had that same problem with any brow product I’ve ever used. My hair is light brown with natural golden toned highlights. Any suggestions for getting a better match? Thanks!
Great tips! I need to remember to make time to do my brows, it really does make a huge difference!
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I agree wholeheartedly with this blog post! 🙂
Whoa, that’s such a difference in that pic of you, Emma! Crap, I really need to practice this. I’ve never filled in my eyebrows! Thanks for the awesome tutorial.
I like this but i wish you would have done it yourself.