Using an eyebrow pencil is an art. Eyebrow pencils are used to apply more color to the eyebrows – mostly to fill in and define them.
A lot of ladies would confess to spending more time on their brows during their makeup routines. This is because you need to be extra careful while working on them. There are so many ways to mess it up.
If you are new to makeup, you might find the eyebrow pencil a challenging cosmetic tool without a guide. You may end up with unnatural looking eyebrows or poorly shaped ones.
This guide will help you determine how to apply eyebrow pencil on your brows correctly.
How to use an eyebrow pencil
- Brush your brows
Begin by brushing the hairs of your eyebrows upwards. Most eyebrow pencil products have a brush end. If yours do not, you can always buy one separately. Brushing your eyebrows will give them some lift and help you clearly determine your brows’ natural shape.
- Fill it in
Use the pointed end of your eyebrow pencil to fill in your eyebrow line. Use short and light upward strokes – as if you are drawing on natural hairs. Then, use the pencil’s flat side along with your eyebrows lightly to even things out and fill the gaps. This will give your brows a full and defined look. Do not create sharp angles or points if you want natural-looking brows.
- Blend and groom
Use the eyebrow brush to blend the color by brushing outward. Then use the brush upwards to groom the hair of your brows.
- Lift and enhance
You should apply a highlighter under your eyebrow arch. This will give your eyebrows a lift and enhance the eyebrow arch.
- Comb through
Use the eyebrow brush again and comb through the brows to remove any excess product and groom your brows.
- Set it in
To make your eyebrows last, set them in place by using an eyebrow gel.
- Check and compare
When you are finished with both eyebrows, compare to make sure that they are symmetrical. Make sure your head is in a straight position. Do not worry if you find any minor differences – no one’s natural eyebrows actually match perfectly. As long as those differences are not noticeable, you are good to go!
What eyebrow pencil color should you use?
The general rule is to choose a shade that is one to two times lighter than your hair color. Again, go lighter – never match your eyebrow pen color with the color of your hair. Or else, you will end up with darker colored brows, which could be distracting to look at because it looks unnatural.
Enjoy fuller brows
As you can see, using an eyebrow pencil is not that complicated. With enough practice, you will be able to execute it smoothly and quickly.
Now that you know how to use your eyebrow pencil, you can go now anywhere with fuller and more defined brows!