Quick Beauty Tip: Filling in Your Brows

Filling in your eyebrows, especially if they are thin and sparse like mine, can do a world of difference to your face. As much as the eyes are the windows to the soul and hair is the crowning glory, the eyebrows are the frames that emphasize your beauty. As such, it’s very important to keep them well-groomed and filled in.

Here’s a quick tip on how to fill in your brows for an everyday look. I have tried several ways in the past – from eyebrow pencils, eyebrow palettes and brow gels, but in the end, this is the trick that works best for me.

1. Find a matte eyeshadow shade that best suits your coloring. Emphasis on matte because shimmery eyebrows are not at all natural looking. If you’ve got dark hair, find a shade lighter than your hair color. Do not use black as it’s too dark and harsh and will make you look like a witch in the end. If you have light hair, use a color that’s a shade darker than your hair.

I’m using this matte brown eye shadow from my Sleek Paraguaya palette.

2, Using an angled brush such as the one above, trace the other corner of your brows and fill it out like so:

The reason I’m doing this is so that most of the product will go to the outer corners. Consequently, this should be the darkest part of your brows because naturally, the outer portion of your brows have thicker hair, which thins as you move towards the inner corner closest to your nose.

3. Using the remaining product on your brush, trace the outline of your brows on the bottom. If you have thin brow and want wider ones, this is the time to draw the shape you want.

For me, I want to keep my brow’s natural shape so I just outlined the bottom and top part following its natural shape.

4. Start filling in the center using soft, slanted strokes. You can put more product on the brush but make sure to start filling in from the outer corner, then working your way in.

5. Finish off by making sure that you use the remainder of the product on your brush to fill in the inner corners too.

Then you’re finished:

I like using a matte eyeshadow over a pencil, felt pen, or brow gel because it does a better job at filling in all the spaces resulting in fuller, more natural looking brows. If you want to keep the hair in place though, you can run a brow gel on top of this.

Just to show you the difference between my filled in and natural brows, here’s a photo:

See how my natural brows are almost invisible? πŸ™‚

Meanwhile, here’s a photo of the complete look:

Eyebrows may not seem to be a main feature of the face but it does so much to pull together a look. So for all the girls out there, make sure you groom your brows and fill them in. πŸ˜‰



16 thoughts on “Quick Beauty Tip: Filling in Your Brows

  1. I use the same trick–eyeshadow works a lot better than pencils for me. Although I fill in my brows not because they’re sparse, but because I colored my hair and the difference between my eyebrow color and hair color is annoying, so I use brown eyeshadow to get them in the same color range haha.


  2. OMG!! I love your brows!! perfect arc! ❀
    I used to use powder brow ek-ek before.. but now I'm sticking to eyebrow pencil nalang.. kase nahihirapan ako jan sa powder paminsan 😦


    1. Fake arch! heheeh I just used the eyeshadow to fake it πŸ˜‰ Ako naman im so bad at using the pencil hehee


  3. I definitely agree with the last paragraph! πŸ˜€ I wasn’t blessed with a nice pair of brows but I’m glad that as early as high school, I already became eyebrow-conscious. Groomed my brows on my own, even though my first few attempts left me with a really thin, unflattering set.. >.< I also make sure to fill in my brows when there's an important occasion. I have yet to practice filling in my brows on a daily basis.. XD


    1. As much as possible, i don’t go out without filling my brows. ahhaha i only skip it when im really, really tired!


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