How to Use Eyebrow Pencil?

1. Choose the right color eyebrow pencil that matches your natural brow shade.

2. Brush your eyebrows with a spoolie or clean mascara wand to remove any excess product or stray hairs.

3. Lightly outline your eyebrows, starting with the bottom line and then the upper line to define their shape.

4. Fill in any sparse areas using light, feathery strokes, following the direction of hair growth.

5. Blend the pencil strokes with a spoolie or clean mascara wand for a more natural look.

6. Make final touch-ups to perfect the shape and symmetry of your eyebrows.

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Eyebrow Powder vs. Eyebrow Pencil

What is the difference between eyebrow powder vs. eyebrow pencil ?
CriteriaEyebrow PowderEyebrow Pencil
Application Applied with a brush or angled brush Applied directly with a pencil tip
Finish Soft and natural, mimics the appearance of hair Can range from natural to defined, depending on application
Control More control over color intensity and shape More precise control over shape and definition
Texture Light and buildable, less likely to look harshCan be waxy or creamy, can create sharper lines
Blending Easily blendable with a spoolie brush Can be blended with a spoolie or fingertip
Coverage Can fill in sparse areas and create a fuller appearance Ideal for precise filling or drawing individual hairs
Ease of Use Requires some practice for seamless application More beginner-friendly, easier to control
Suitable for Works well for those with oily skin or sparse brows Suitable for all brow types
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How to Choose Eyebrow Pencil Color Based on Hair Color

It is recommended to use a dark brown or black eyebrow pencil for black hair. This will help create definition and enhance your brows without making them look overpowering.

Blondes should generally opt for a lighter shade of brown or taupe for their eyebrow pencil. Avoid using a pencil that is too dark, as it can appear harsh and unnatural.

If you have gray hair, a cool-toned taupe or gray eyebrow pencil is ideal. These shades will help mimic the look of natural gray hair and give your brows a softer appearance.

Those with red hair should choose an eyebrow pencil with a warm undertone, such as auburn or reddish-brown. These colors will complement the natural warmth of your hair and create a harmonious look.