When you've got to draw on your eyebrows, finding ideal eyebrow pencil tips is never easy! If you're looking for eyebrow tips that really work and that can make your eyebrows look amazing, I've got them! My girlfriend has been drawing on her eyebrows for years and she has perfected the art using an eyebrow pencil. So, I picked her brain, folks, and below, I've compiled a list the top eyebrow pencil tips!
1. Shade Comes First
One of the first eyebrow pencil tips we're going to talk about is the shade! Yes girls, the shade makes all of the difference when it comes to your eyebrows, so make sure that you are choosing carefully. If you choose a color that is too dark, it can stand out too much and a shade that is too light won't stand out enough, so you've got to choose carefully!
2. Two Shades Lighter than Your Hair
Ideally, the shade that you choose for your eyebrow pencil should be about two shades lighter than your hair. Why? Because that way it'll blend in but still be a little different than your hair color. For me, I actually use a mocha color for my eyebrows, but my hair is dark, black brown.
3. Use the Pencil Only in Your Hair
One of the most common mistakes when it comes to drawing on your eyebrows is that people go outside of their hairline along their eyebrows. One of the eyebrow pencil tips that I have is to make sure that you use the pencil only in your hair. Stay in bounds even if you have to trace your arch and around your brow a little, inside the hairline.
4. Keep Pencil off the Top End of Brow
When you are dealing with eyebrow pencils, it's important that you keep the eyebrow pencil down on your eyebrow. Avoid penciling in along the top end of the brow. The top arch is thinner than the rest of the brow, which means that keeping the eyebrow pencil away is the best bet to make everything look natural!
5. Use Light Strokes
Always, when you are using an eyebrow pencil, make sure that you are using light, light strokes! This eyebrow pencil tip came in handy when I finally realized that my eyebrows were too dark for my features! If you're using an eyebrow pencil, girls, you've got to make sure that the strokes are light – meaning the color will be light!
6. Don't Make Them Dark
See? I had to make this its own category! When you make your eyebrows too dark, it can actually clash with your eye makeup and can even make your face appear smaller! So girls, make sure that you lighten up the strokes and the color! Always watch just how dark your brows are!
7. Never Press Too Hard
One of the biggest eyebrow tips that I've learned when I started to use eyebrow pencils is never, ever press too hard. I know that it's hard to do, especially when you are in a hurry, but keep your hand light. Most of all, make sure that you aren't pressing down completely on the pencil tip.
8. Swift Upward Motions
Finally girls, when you are guiding the eyebrow pencil, make sure that you are doing soft and swift upward motions with the brush. That way your eyebrows will seem so natural! This is one eyebrow pencil tip that took me a while to get a hold of and to understand!
So girls, if you're drawing on your eyebrows or just want them a little thicker, these eyebrow pencil tips will help! What other pencil tips do you have to share? Any I haven't covered?
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