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Step by Step: Perfecting Your Eyebrow Makeup

If thick and fluffy brows are on your saved Pinterest board, then the NYX Professional eyebrow makeup range is here to make that happen, stat! Whether your eyebrows are naturally thin and softly hued or you’re dealing with gaps from overplucking or waxing, you can achieve the eyebrows of your dreams thanks to this truly transformative thing called brow makeup. In this guide, discover how to draw eyebrows using our hardworking eyebrow beauty products for an effortlessly natural result. Because every day should be a great brow day. Who’s with us?!

The importance of eyebrow makeup

So, what’s the point of eyebrow makeup and how do you achieve your desired look without throwing in the towel mid-application? Whether you’re working with a brow pencil, a gel or a speciality brow brush, knowing how to fill in eyebrows is a top skill to have. Bring fullness to your brows, accentuate your natural features, or play with makeup to elevate your brow game. Whatever you do, the creative options are seriously endless! For example, you could make a striking statement with bold brows, change up your look with fluffy brows, or appear polished and professional with freshly sculpted brows. It’s completely up to you.

When it comes to learning how to do your eyebrows, all you need are the right tools, products and of course, some patience. Read on to take your level of browxpertise from beginner to pro, so you can wear your brows loud and proud. Because it’s a big brow world out there. We’re just living in it!

How to shape eyebrows for beginners

Figuring out how to draw an eyebrow naturally can feel like playing an endless game of cat eye and mouse. Sure, it’s one thing to nail a singular brow, but perfecting the other to match? That’s risky business. While there is no such thing as ‘twin brows’ (no one’s face is totally symmetrical) – without the right tools and techniques, this brow thing can be certifiably tricky. Luckily, we’ve come prepped with all the top insider tips, so you can achieve natural-looking brows that steal the freakin’ show.

Here's how to style your eyebrows to perfection, every time: 

1.    Resist the urge to overpluck your eyebrows

This prep step is super important, as over plucking can leave patches, and we don’t want that! Sure, we all make mistakes… and eyebrow pencils are perfect for this reason. But, if there’s one vital tip to follow, it’s this one: back away from the tweezers. Like, now. Because, repeat after us: tweezers are for rogue hairs… not for styling or shaping your brows.

2.    Start with an eyebrow pencil

If you’re not sure how to use an eyebrow pencil, no sweat! We recommend the Micro Brow Pencil or the Precision Brow Pencil to start.

Ultra-thin and ultra precise, the Micro Brow Pencil is designed to coat even the finest hairs with colour for a seriously natural finish. Available in colours from taupe to blonde, black and beyond, this creamy, high-pigmented micro brow pencil will transcend your arches from perfectly average to highbrow. We love.

As for the Precision Brow Pencil – this will help you nail the sculpted look. Available in four natural-looking shades, this dual-ended pencil includes a flat tip for outlines and arches and is perfect for filling them in with detailed, hair-like strokes. The other side features a flexible spoolie brush for effortless blending, so you can seamlessly whip your brows into shape.

No matter your brow product of choice, you’re bound to turn heads (and break hearts) either way. Thanks to our extensive collection of brow products, learning how to do your eyebrows like a pro is oh-so easy.

Tip: When using an eyebrow pencil, start by gently outlining the shape of the brow. This can lend you more control, making it easier to fill in the gaps.

3.    Sculpt and define

Brow down to your fave new beauty tool – the Zero to Brow Longwear Brow Gel  that will take your look from zero to hero (for up to 2 days of wear!) A brow sculpting and definition superstar, this is a highly precise brow gel with pigmented colour that will create a full and snatched eyebrow from the get-go.

When it comes to styling your brows, the world is your palette. (Aka, the colour options are endless!) Choose your shade match and make ‘em straight, arched, round or super-duper long, freehand it or use a stencil to perfect your natural shape. No matter what your ideal brow shape looks like, the Zero to Brow Longwear Brow Gel will always deliver.

How to fill in eyebrows using the Zero to Brow Longwear Brow Gel:

1.    Use the spoolie to get your brow hairs in line.
2.    Apply gel to fill the area or to whip your brow hairs into shape using the precise doe foot applicator.
3.    Use the spoolie to gently blend away any harsh lines.
4.    Allow the product to set for 60 seconds (no touching!) before stepping out for the day (or dancing the night away).

Tip: If you’re looking for a dual-ended brow brush that serves, the Pro Dual Brow Brush is the winning ticket. It features an angled cut brush for precision application with cream or powder products, plus a spoolie brush for blending and shaping. This is sculpting made easy.

4.    Use concealer to highlight

Allow us to introduce you to the Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Contour Concealer! This is a highly pigmented cream concealer that helps to camouflage imperfections, brighten up your under eye area and contour to total perfection. (Plus, you can use this blendable formula for a clean matte effect that will last for up to 24 hours). Bonus points for its vegan formula .

Tip: Feeling bold? You can apply concealer that’s one shade lighter than your skin tone. This will not only brighten up your brow area but also highlight your arch.

Top tips for how to fill in eyebrows naturally

It’s all in the technique. To get the most out of your eyebrow pencil, try the following tips:

1.    Start with light application and add to it from there. It’s always easier to add more product than to clean it up.

2.    Apply products with a flicking motion. Tiny, hair-like strokes in the direction of your hair growth is the way to do it.

3.    If you’re trying to fill in sparse spots or add definition to your brows, opt for a brow powder and an angled brush combo.

4.    Pay attention to the shape and arch of each brow. Don’t go rogue!

5.    Buff out any harsh lines when you’re done. Touch ups are always worth the time.

So, you know how to draw eyebrows to perfection. Nice! Next up, discover the NYX Professional guide to applying eyeliner.



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