How To Fill In Your Eyebrows – Brows 101: Part 2

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image of Andrea filling in her eyebrows

In Part One of this Eyebrows 101 series – we discussed how (and why) to shape your brows. The next step is to fill your brows in the way you want them to look – then pluck the final hairs to finish the process. In Part One, I encouraged you to leave extra hairs in the sparse areas because you may need them for the structure of the brow (especially in the arch).

In this video, I will show you how to fill your brows in. “A good brow has a classic, well-groomed shape that’s timeless, ” says Charla Krupp, author of How Not To Look Old. The more birthdays you’ve had – the more you need a refined look. A good brow frames your eyes and lifts your entire face. A defined brow is magical – so let me show you how to do it.

Bushy brows stick out like a sore thumb. Too thin brows or wiry hairs make you look way older than you really are. Drawn-on brows look obvious and harsh. And unkempt brows make your face look dirty…or is that just me?

But, I will warn you – if you haven’t been filling in your brows (especially if they are thin, light, or almost non-existent) it’s going to feel strange at first. I suggest the following things:

  • Start with the tail of your brow, just fill that in to make it match the shade of the front of your brow (i.e. don’t fill in a lot of the front just yet)
  • Once you get comfy having a brow tail – then start experimenting with filling in the arch then the front
  • Accept all the compliments with a simple “thank you” – people “won’t know what you’ve done differently”

Tools you will need:

Cocoa Eyeliner Pencil for Guide Marks

Our hypoallergenic eyeliners work great for making all of your guide marks and for lightly filling in your eyebrow hairs where they might be sparse for perfectly shaped and groomed brows. Be sure to have it freshly sharpened for the best results.


Dual Ended Brush & Spoolie

The Vegan Angled Brush with spoolie will be your favorite multipurpose tool. The brush end is used for filling in the brows. The spoolie end works great for brushing, shaping, and helping to lift any wild or unruly hairs for a perfectly groomed look.


Eye Shadow For Filling In Brows

Brownie Points Red Apple Lipstick Nut Free eyeshadow

Matte Medium Brown Eyeshadow in the shade Brownie Points is what I used in this video (and what I recommend for every light to medium brunette). If you have a different hair color, see our recs below. In general, for dark hair you want to match the hair or go a shade lighter. For light hair, choose a color that is slightly darker than your natural hair color. If you have grey hair, match your eyebrows – it’s ok if they’re darker than your hair. If you have red hair, go slightly darker.


Eyeshadow Recommendations For Every Brow Color

Natural Looking Eyebrows For a Super Refined Look

Using an eyeshadow powder is the easiest way to get a natural looking brow. I use an eyeliner pencil and small flicks for filling in a couple places that are super thin. The trick to a natural brow is to use more powder than pencil. Pencil can look very obvious if not followed up by powder.

Whether you’ve been growing your brows out for years (like this child of the 80s/90s has) – or you’re a beginner…this process will work. So don’t fret if you see my video and think “her brows are thick what does she know”…just use the same techniques and you will get a natural-looking refined brow. Using a pencil to draw in tiny hairs in very sparse areas, then filling in with powder.

I’ve done this process on thousands of women in person and each one is always amazed at how their face instantly looks lifted, their eyes look brighter and they look youthful. Give this a shot and let me know in the comments how it goes or if you have any questions.

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