Not all of us are born with thick, dark, lush eyebrows but it never means that you should fill in your brows with a dark pencil. Yes you can do it but choose the right shade of pencil first.
While doing makeup for thin eyebrows to make it look thicker, the key to the selection of the right color for brow pencil lies in comparing it with your hair color. If you are brunette, choose a number lighter than your hair color, and if you are blonde, go for a number darker than your natural hair color.
If you’re not really good at making strokes with pencil, you should choose brow powders instead. To avoid harsh lines, invest in a good quality brow brush or brow gel and then fill in sparse areas with brow powder and focus on tail and arch while doing so.
First Tutorial: Thickening Eyebrows with Cosmetics
This tutorial will explain you how to make your eyebrows look thicker. This is for the people who had pretty good eyebrows but they have been over plucking for years and now their brows have turned thinner.
Step 1: Marking Eyebrows
The first step is to define your eyebrow proportions as there will be different thin eyebrow shapes so we’ll add three marks to an eyebrow. First mark should be on the inner corner, second on top of the arch, and third on the end of the tail. The third mark should be ½ to ¼ inch tapered towards the outer corner of your eyes.
Step 2: Selection of Brow Pencil
This image illustrates how you should select the color of your brow pencil. Firmly hold your brow at the arch and lightly stroke the upper edge from the starting point, then repeat the same for lower edge. Soft strokes are the key and try to fill in the space. Feathery strokes will do the job right.
Step 3: Apply Wax and Powder
Now apply wax and powder on your brows, take care of the marking you made in step one. Pick up a flat angled eyebrow brush and smoothly apply wax with it. Dip your brush in powder and create hair like feathery strokes while keeping your hands inside the marks.
Step 4: Apply Clear Gel
If you want to skip step 3, then you can simply apply some clear gel on your brows in order to set your eyebrow pencil and avoid any fade outs. It will also help keep your eyebrow hair in place stop smudging. So now you know makeup for thin eyebrows is quite simple with the help of a brow pencil and some wax or clear gel.
Second Tutorial: Reshaping Eyebrows with Cosmetics
Reshaping or faking a whole new shape is needed mostly in midlife when eyebrows fade out to an extent that they kind of disappear so here we’ll address that problem and tell you how to makeup eyebrows to make them visible from barely there.
Step 1: Prepare A Base
You’ll first prepare a base for further work because bare skin won’t stick to any cosmetics or powders you apply to create shape. Anastasia Brow Fix Pencil will also do the job or if you don’t want to invest in a brow pencil for base, then you can use a chap stick, lip balm, or eyebrow wax, whatever you have at hand.
Step 2: Eyebrow Stencils
Now place an eyebrow stencil on your brows and fill in with brow powder or pencil, whatever you find easier. Stencil will work as a guide while filling in the color. Try to do feathery strokes with soft hand, otherwise it will look awkward.
Step 3: A Coat of Wax
This image explains how to apply eyebrow wax or gel following the filling process. Remove the stencil and give your brows a coat of wax with a cotton bud. See all the steps below in one image:
Do’s and Don’ts
Below is a list of do’s and don’ts while you try to thicken your naturally thin eyebrows. These tips will make a world of difference in your attempt to make your eyebrows look thicker.
1. Always decide on the shape before you try to create a shape with makeup. It is wise to run a white eye pencil on the areas where you see unwanted hair so you may not remove excessive hair.
2. While working with eyebrow stencils, do keep in mind that you can go wrong with them too. Because stencils don’t take into account your face shape, current eyebrow shape, and overall facial features.
3. Don’t overdo when you trim your brows with scissors and avoid trimming excessive hair.
4. Cleaning up the top also helps when you try to balance out the shape of both eyebrows. Although it has been a common belief not to touch the top of the brow arches but when you do a bit, you end up defining a clean look.
5. At the time of creating shape, keep a safe distance from the mirror. If you stand too close to the mirror, you may not be able to see the ‘whole picture’ and it may be difficult for you to get an idea of a flawless shape.