I’ve never had full or thick eyebrows, but I’ve always known that they matter to framing and “finishing” one’s face. So that may mean filling them in, which whatever kind of product you prefer, to create a most natural as possible look! A few years ago eyebrows, more specifically thick and dark eyebrows, sort of became a trend. I never jumped onto that trend because it was way too harsh for my coloring and I also didn’t really love the look on many people in general.
I always kept it pretty light and simple, with just enough filling in to create enough of an eyebrow there to get away with. But more recently I’ve paid a but more attention to them, and I really like the more “complete” look of a slightly fuller, albeit still light brow.
It makes quite a difference, huh?
I always apply my eyebrow products after foundation and setting powder. I find that this creates the easiest base to work on and it makes sure that nothing smudges or smears!
Starting with a pencil, I establish the shape. I follow the natural shape of my brow as closely as I can, filling in a bit more on the top and outer edge than usual.
Here is the shape with just the pencil:
Then I’ve been adding Benefit’s Gimme Brow for a bit more thickness. This really only goes on the inner half of my brow as essentially the entire outer half is just pencil. That’s how few hairs I have to work with!
The end result is a simple, naturally shaped brow that completely finishes my face!
I have a few eyebrow products that I really like, and I’ll explain why next to each one!
Hourglass Arch Brow Pencil – I love how easy this is to use. I love the angled tip and how the product applies without much effort. It’s a bit dark, though.
Benefit Precisely, My Brow – This is an easy to use pencil with a twist up tip. It won’t give you the sharpest point, but it fills in brows nicely.
Anastasia Brow Wiz – A cult favorite, this is a tiny twist up pencil that has a nice range of shades.
Pixi Endless Brow – This is a great price point, has a soft tip but a sharpener can give you more precision!
Benefit Goof Proof – Another “teardrop” shaped product, like Hourglass Arch, that I used in this tutorial. May be the front runner for me right now! Color is perfect, and application is a breeze.
Benefit Gimme Brow – To me this is just an extra to add fullness. I could live without it, but I do like the depth it contributes.
Do you have a favorite eyebrow product? I haven’t ventured into powders and waxes because, well, it seems a bit fussy to me. I don’t want to spend any more time on my brows than I already am, so I feel like the quickest way to get the look I want is with a pencil!