I don’t know about you, but I solely rely on my brows to make me look and feel put-together. Even if I go to the gym with a bare face, best believe that I’m filling in my brows before I leave the house (my secret’s out!). If I could, I would go back in time and tell my teen self to stop over plucking. Back then, my brows were perfectly full, defined and symmetrical, the way nature intended them to be. But even after putting down the tweezers and skipping months of waxing appointments, my brows still aren’t close to looking like they used to.
So to achieve the full yet natural-looking brows that I once had, I’ve tried every product in the game. Now there are palettes, pens, gels and tints just for your arches but in my experience, nothing beats the powder, pencil and spoolie combination. Here’s what I’m using to achieve full, natural brows.
[Here’s a pic of my bare brows]
My first step to achieving fuller looking brows is to brush the hairs upwards with a spoolie.
Using a brow pencil, I lightly line the bottom of my brow to define its shape. I love Quo Precision Brow Pencil in Brunette because it creates light, hair-like strokes just as well as any $30+ precision pencil that I’ve tried. The only difference is this pencil is nearly half the price!
I also lightly draw in the tail of my brows because I want that section to be the darkest and sharpest part.
To fill in the middle of my brows, I prefer using a powder. Because I have very fine brows, I want to mimic my natural, light hairs. My go-to is Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Brow Shaper & Eyeliner in Sable.
No matter what I’m using, I find that filling in the middle of the brow is the hardest step. I never want my arches to look too dark or too drawn in (and trust me, there is such a thing). Using a powder and an angled brush has definitely made this step a lot easier compared to using just a pencil. With powder, I have full control over how dark or light I want my look to be. If you’ve never used a brow powder before it can be a bit intimidating. But once you get the hang of it, I swear you’ll never look back.
Lastly, I go back in with the Quo Precision Brow Pencil and lightly create hair-like strokes along the edges of my brows (top and ends) then brush my hairs upwards with a spoolie to keep them in place.