7 Steps to Fill in Thin Brows ...


If you've over-plucked or weren't blessed with thick brows, you can fill in thin brows with clever makeup. But how do you get lovely brows and avoid looking like a clown? Perfectly groomed brows will really make your face look polished, so it's worth taking the time to perfect the look. Here are the steps you should follow to fill in thin brows …

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What You'll Need

What You'll Need The first of the steps you should follow to fill in thin brows is to assemble your eyebrow kit. There are some excellent kits on the market, or you can buy items separately. Experiment to see what works best for you, and get used to applying the correct shape and techniques. Some makeup artists think that powder looks more natural, but you could start with an eyebrow pencil.


Mark Ends

Mark Ends Start the application by marking the ends of your new brows. The inside point should line up with the outside of your nose. To mark the outside point, line a brush from the outer corner of your nose to the outer corner of your eye. The brow should end along the same line.


Stencil or Mark Shape

Stencil or Mark Shape If you're really not confident drawing in your brows, and think that you might get the line uneven, brow stencils will help. These will show you very clearly where you should fill in, and help you get a lovely clean line. Using a stencil should help if you want a very defined celebrity-style brow.


Powder V Pencil

Powder V Pencil Pencils are good for a defined look, while powder will look more natural. If you're using a powder, it's important to use the correct brush for the job. You need a small angled brush like this one from Bobbi Brown bobbibrowncosmetics.com. Tap the brush on your hand so that excess powder falls off.


Fill in

Fill in Draw the outside of your brows before you fill in; use a very soft line. Once you're happy with the outline, fill in. If you're using pencil, draw in tiny strokes so that you don't end up with a thickly marked brow that looks like it was drawn by a Sharpie! Your pencil should also be very sharp so that the strokes are as thin as hairs would be. If you're using powder, apply in small strokes as well.


Blend & Tidy

Blend & Tidy When your brow looks done, finish off by blending and tidying up any loose powder or stray strokes. A Q-tip comes in very handy here. If there are any gaps that need filling in, run your pencil over them gently. You may also find a clear gel useful for both blending the brows and setting them.



Permanent If you find filling in your brows every day is too much hassle, you could always opt for a permanent or semi-permanent method. If your brows are really sparse, you can have them tattooed in; this can be very convincing if done by skilled hands. The middle ground between daily makeup and permanent tattoo is to tint your brows - but do choose one that's meant for brows. Never use hair color.

Getting your brows right can be tricky, but with a bit of practice you'll soon be able to apply gorgeous brows that finish off your look perfectly. Who do your favorite celebrity eyebrows belong to?

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Kim Kardashian has the best brows, in my opinion. Thank you so much for this article! I'm going to get a kit and work on them. I'm trying so hard to grow in these over plucked brows and I'm not the greatest with filling them in.

Can anyone recommend a good permanent makeup artist?

Kiera knightly

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