The Power of the Brow Part 2

Once you have used your scissors, tweezers and brush to clean up and shape your brows, it’s time to fill and sculpt your brows with a brow pencil or powder. This step is important because it allows you to mask any sparse areas and further define the shape of your brows.

Brow pencils come in different shades to match your brow hair color, and are softer and creamier than an eye liner pencil. One of my favorites is Lorac’s Creamy Eyebrow Pencil.


There are specific brow powders or you can use eye shadow in an appropriate shade. The key, though, is to use a powder that is matte, with no shimmer or sparkle, and to apply it with a small angled brush. I especially like Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo.

brow powder

Here is a breakdown of colors to use, depending on your hair color:
Blond-soft gray, ash blond
Brown- light to dark shades of brown to match your color
Red- ash blond, light tan
Black- dark brown/grey, DO NOT use black
Gray- soft slate gray
White- gray, ash blond

In general, powder will create a softer effect than a brow pencil. You may also choose to layer powder on top of the pencil.  Use short strokes with your pencil or powder brush, first filling in any holes in your brow, then adding definition to the arched shape. Go softer for daytime. For evening, make your brows a focal point to frame your face and draw attention to your eyes.


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