You’re Doing It Wrong: Using A Brow Pencil

August 24, 2017 by Leah Carton
shefinds | beauty

Achieving the perfect brow is no easy task. Doesn't it seem like once you've got one under control the other suddenly looks wildly untamed? Before you frantically search for those products, be careful when reaching for the eyebrow pencil. You may be doing it all wrong. 


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brow filling mistakes

There are so many things to consider when filling in your brows with a pencil. What color pencil should you use? Will it last all day? Will it smudge? How do you master the perfect arch? Makeup pros like Nico Guilis have all the answers when it comes to brow pencils. 

brow filling tips

In an interview with Elle, Guilis shared her best makeup tips to avoid bad brows. It's really all about the color you choose. You don't want to make it super obvious that those brows aren't natural. "Choose the color that best matches your brows and fill in really lightly so it's barely there," says Guilis.

don't overdo your brows

Another important step to remember is to evenly distribute your brow product. Guilis says it's super important to avoid being too harsh when filling in the corners of your eyebrows. You want to make sure to create a nice clean brow from the start to end. 

best eyebrows

Following these simple tips will you give you enviable brows. Remember, it's all about enhancing what you already have. So, don't go too crazy the next time you pick up that eyebrow pencil. Less is more.


Leah Carton was a superstar intern for SheFinds, covering fashion, beauty & more.

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