3 Ways to Fill In Your Brows, Depending on How Lazy You Feel

There's always a little time to upgrade your eyebrows.
Publish date:
July 20, 2015
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Once I started filling in my brows a couple of years ago, I knew there was no turning back. I’ve experimented with a few different products and brow looks since then, and now I have three techniques that are my go-to depending on how much time I have and how lazy I’m feeling that particular day.

Here's what I'm working with:

When I’m short on time…

Powder is the easiest and quickest way for me to fill in the brows, and it doesn’t take a lot of effort.

I start with a little bit of powder on the end of a flat definer brush (you can use an angled brush as well), and I lightly sweep the powder through the tail of my brow.

Next, I work my way towards the front of my brow, sweeping towards the back as I go and using less and less pressure the closer I get to the front.

I then take a spoolie and brush through my brows to diffuse the look a little bit.

I typically use this method when I’m in a rush or just want a quick, bold brow. The only downside of it to me is that I feel like it’s a less natural look than some other options.

When I have a little bit more time…

Pencil is probably my favorite brow product because I feel like I have more control over how natural it looks and how bold I can make it.

The hairs at the bottom of my brow grow kind of unevenly, so I start by tracing the underside of my brow with the pencil.

Next, I use short strokes to fill out any sparse areas in my brows and to make them match up a little more evenly.

Finally, I run a spoolie through them to blend every thing out; brushing up and towards the tail once again.

I like using this method to create a bold brow that's not too blocky.

When I’m taking my sweet, sweet time…

When I’m really getting gussied up, I like to take some extra time to fill in my brows a little more carefully.

For this, I repeat everything I did with the pencil before and then add brow pomade like Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW Pomade. I take the pomade on a small angled brush and trace the top of my brow.

Next, I run the pomade through the rest of the brow lightly and blend out with a spoolie.

There are so many ways to fill in brows—what's your favorite? Are you into a bolder brow or do you prefer a softer look?