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Make up eyebrows naturally: how to fill them perfectly like a pro

There are so many ways to style and shape your brows that you can quickly feel overwhelmed. No two eyebrows are the same, which means that the path to the “perfect” brows looks a little different for everyone. Still, there are some general tips, tricks, and hacks you can try to achieve your goal. Here are the best professional methods on how to make up your brows naturally.

Choose the right product to make up your eyebrows naturally

Choose the right eyebrow product

Makeup artists recommend using different eyebrow products depending on your hair growth. If you have thick, bushy eyebrows, opt for a brow gel that tames the hairs and keeps them in shape. For thin brows that need more shape, use an eyebrow pencil or eyebrow powder to create volume and shape.

If you have dark hair, choose a color that is one or two shades lighter than the natural color of your brows. On the other hand, if you have light hair and want to deepen your brows, you can opt for a shade that is half a shade to one shade darker.

Make up eyebrows naturally for an elegant look

Make up eyebrows naturally - useful tips and tricks

Filling in your brows is a great way to define them. This way, you can frame your face and spruce up your look. Get some brow pencils, small brushes and eyebrow powder and read on to get started!

Brush out your eyebrows

Brush out the eyebrows before filling them in

Brushing out your eyebrows will give you an idea of which areas need to be filled in. This will also help you determine if there are some hairs that need to be removed.

Use tweezers to remove any stray hairs above and below the brow. For best results, repeat the process between your two eyebrows.

Outline the eyebrows

The brows should first be outlined with a pencil


Using a thin eyebrow pencil, draw symmetrical “twin” outlines for each eyebrow. Starting at the bottom of the brow, lightly trace the natural shape of your eyebrows.

The most important thing is that you create some shape with small, hair-like strokes. Make sure that the front of your eyebrows don’t look angled or too harsh. Also, don’t pull the end of your eyebrows up too far, as this can pull the face down. To achieve a natural look, avoid an overly pointed or exaggerated arch and instead focus on a simple and gentle curve.

If you want to tone down prominent facial features or a strong jawline, you can create a gently rounded brow shape . If you prefer to accentuate a round face and narrow features, flatter them with a clear, angular eyebrow.

Fill in the eyebrows naturally

Make up eyebrows naturally - Fill in with powder

If you’ve plucked too much in the past, know that you’re not alone. To conceal sparse brows, you can fill them in with brow powder or a brow pencil.

  • Fill in your brows with a powder: dab your brush (preferably a small, unrolled eyebrow brush) into the brow powder, tap off some excess powder on the side of the powder container, and begin to lightly fill in the top and bottom edges of your brows. Continue at your brow bone and work your way down both sides. Follow the direction of your hair growth as you fill in. Stay within the edges you drew with your eyebrow pencil. You don’t want to apply too much powder and go beyond where your eyebrow hairs actually are. Eyebrow powder is perfect if you just want to lightly fill in or darken your brows, and it only takes about a minute.
  • Fill in with an eyebrow pencil: if you prefer thinner brows, use a brow pencil with a small tip to mimic the look of your natural brows. Fill in your brows with two different eyebrow pencils, one lighter and one darker. Use the darker shade to fill in the outer areas, starting at the arch, and the lighter pencil to fill in the inside of the brows. Use light, short strokes that mimic natural hair growth.
  • Set the eyebrow makeup: once you have filled in your brows, use an eyebrow gel to set them. You can use a clear or a colored fixative gel for even more accuracy. Sweep the brush upward and outward through your brows to gently blend the pencil strokes with your natural brow hairs. Now gently stroke through the eyebrows with short, upward strokes.

Finally, clean up the edges.

Clean the edges of your brows with a concealer


Use a concealer under the eyebrows instead of a highlighter. If you line them with highlighter, you may make the eyebrow arches too prominent. Instead, opt for a concealer that is one shade lighter than your skin tone to brighten your brow area and still look natural .