6 mistakes you can make when filling in your eyebrows

6 mistakes you can make when filling in your eyebrows

Sep 01, 2022Marijeta Duvnjak

The sooner you get to know them, the more efficient you'll be


Let's be honest and admit to ourselves that filling in our eyebrows very often takes too much of our time. 15 minutes spent focusing on just one small part of the face is quite a lot, especially if you’re short on time and need to get to work.


It may seem a bit ridiculous how much time you spend on achieving a natural brow look, but you don't want to give up on that idea and want to achieve as natural a look as possible. Logical, isn’t it?


To avoid disastrous trials and errors, we have several tips and methods for you to try out. Learn how to define and highlight your eyebrows and see for yourself that there’s no major science involved. It’s more of an arts & crafts kind of thing.




You’re using the wrong type of eyebrow-filling product


There are many different eyebrow filling products: powder, pencil, wax, and gel. It’s best to find the product that suits your eyebrow shape, but also your makeup skills.


Experts recommend that people who have thin eyebrows use powder products. They help to make the brows look softer and have a more natural look, unlike pencils which can sometimes be too heavy on the eyebrows or leave harsh lines.


Pencils are great for filling in a few hairs that may be missing. Wax and gel products are best for more lush brows because they’re lighter in colour and better for taming and maintaining stray hairs.


You’re not using the right shade


Professionals suggest using products that are a shade lighter than your hair colour.


Using too dark a tone can cause your makeup to look aggressive or flashy, which leaves you without a natural look.


If you have dark brown hair, choose a light or medium brown powder. The powder should be applied with a brush along the inner line of the eyebrows closer to the eye and then lightly dabbed.


Choosing an eyebrow brush can be quite a difficult task because you have a whole palette of brushes. It’s important to choose the one that fits best in your hand and which you can use as an eyeliner.


You’re applying too much highlighter under your brows


Adding highlighter under the arch of your eyebrow is an easy way to accentuate the eye area, but using the wrong colour can take the focus away from your brows.


To get a flawless look, makeup artists suggest using a flat edge/tip brush and a lighter, nude tone of eyeshadow to highlight the natural shape of your brows.


There’s too much product on your makeup brush


One of the most common mistakes people make is using too much product when they shouldn't.


We always like to say that less is more. Even if you have sparse eyebrows, you probably don't need to use too much product to get a flawless look, no matter how much you may think otherwise.


Don’t go too wild and cover your entire forehead. Concentrate your brushstrokes only on the parts where your eyebrows are thin. Once you've brushed on the product and filled in your brows, go over them with an eyebrow comb to make sure you've removed all the excess.


You're trying to make your eyebrows look too perfect


Your eyebrows don't have to be perfect all the time. Some makeup artists even point out that they like their eyebrows when they're a little bit messy. There really is no need for them to be perfect.


Although we love makeup and art, there’s nothing wrong with a natural eyebrows shape. For a natural brow look when you’re on the move, makeup artists suggest combing your brows upwards with a light coating of gel to fill out the forehead as much as possible.


You expect your eyebrows to look perfect immediately


Filling in your brows is not a skill you learn in a day. It can take several YouTube tutorials and quite a few trials and errors until you finally achieve an eyebrow look that you like and that doesn't take up much of your time.


There will be days when you look in the mirror and think that your eyebrows don't look quite the way you planned. But don't worry, that’s all part of the process. Practice is important and the more you use beauty tools that suit you (brushes, pencil, etc.), the easier it will be to achieve your unique and signature eyebrow look.

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