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Eyebrow Pencil Tips for Stunning Eye Makeup

Smita Pandit
If you have sparse eyebrows, you could apply an eyebrow pencil to make them look well-defined. However, you should use the right shade and apply it properly to get the desired look.
For eye makeup to be complete, you need to pay attention to eyebrows as well. Beautifully shaped and groomed brows will certainly make you look prettier.
All stylists give importance to trimming, shaping, and arching the eyebrows to enhance facial beauty. If you have thin or sparse eyebrows, these can be defined with the help of an eyebrow pencil.

Eyebrow Makeup

First of all, get your eyebrows waxed or threaded, so that there aren't any stray hair. Thereafter, you can follow the instructions given here.
Things You Require
  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Cotton
  • Makeup brush
  • Brow brush
  • Brow gel
  • Mirror

Defining Eyebrows with a Pencil

♦ Use a clean makeup brush to get rid of any traces of face powder, or use a damp cotton ball to wipe the eyebrows.

♦ Sharpen the pencil, but make sure that it is slightly rounded and not pointy. You could pinch the tip with your thumb and index finger to get a rounded tip.
♦ Place the pencil over the eyebrow in a vertical direction and take it to the inner corner.

♦ Apply it gently, starting from the inner corner to the arch. Applying too much pressure will result in an unnatural look, so make sure you are using soft strokes to fill in the brows.
♦ The underside of the brow needs to be a little more defined, so you need to apply some pressure.

♦ Look into the mirror and if you spot any stray hair, use the tweezers to remove it.

♦ If you don't wish to use the tweezers, you could use a brow gel or smear a hair spray on a soft brush and gently run it over your eyebrow to hold such hair in place.
♦ Take your brow brush and brush into the arch in order to groom your eyebrow to create a soft and natural look.

♦ Remove excess powder and check the shape of your brows.


» It is extremely essential to find the right shade. Applying a wrong shade can make you look unnatural. Make sure that the shade goes well with your hair color. It would be better to select a shade that is one or two shades lighter than your hair color.
» Never use a very dark shade. It would be best to go for a light brown. Before you apply it on your brows, apply a small amount at the back of your hand. This will tell you how the shade will actually look on you.
» Don't use a sharpener to sharpen the pencil before every application, you could get a rounded tip by pinching the tip using your index finger and thumb. However, make sure that your hands are clean.
» The tip of the pencil must be clean and dry. Before every application, use a clean tissue to wipe the tip. This way you can get a clean and blunted tip that will give you a soft and natural look.
» The quality and texture of the pencil is crucial. It will be very difficult to get the desired effect with a very soft or a very hard pencil.

» It is very important to get the perfect strokes. Putting too much pressure might give you a very unnatural look.

» You must never apply the pencil directly to your skin. Use it to fill in thin areas of your eyebrows.
Follow the aforementioned beauty tips to accentuate your eyes. If applied properly, eye makeup can make you look stunning.