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How To Use Eyebrow Pencil - Step By Step Tutorial To Fill Eyebrow

Do you want to know how to use eyebrow pencil to shape eyebrows?

Using an eyebrow pencil is the easiest way to fill in eyebrows.

A filled in eyebrow really makes difference. Eyebrow plays an important role to enhance your face features. But it could break your personality as well.

Thick brows have been a trend now. Eyebrow pencils do wonder in filling eyebrows, making them perfect for those who aren’t born with perfect eyebrows or have been over-tweezed her eyebrows.

Some people are struggling with how to apply eyebrow pencil to thin eyebrows, because they don’t know the proper way to fill in. If you are the one who is looking for an eyebrow tutorial with pencil only then you are at the right place.

I am sure you are one of them and that is why you are reading this blog how to use eyebrow pencil.

Anyway you don’t need to worry about. Here I am going to describe every single detail on how to apply eyebrow pencil for beginners, which is going to help you anyway.

Last Modified on 2018-11-09
Ratings:   5.00 from 4 Reviews

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When should I use an eyebrow pencil?

If you are not born with naturally shaped eyebrows, there are gaps in your brows, and then you need an eyebrow pencil.

Why should I use an eyebrow pencil?

Eyebrow pencil is very handy. You don’t need 2 or 3 products to create your brows. Eyebrow pencil does wonder in creating soft natural eyebrows.

How to properly fill in your eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil

Find the perfect eyebrow pencil for your eyebrow

Finding the right eyebrow pencil is not a hard task. Choose an eyebrow pencil that is one shade lighter than your natural eyebrow colour.

The colour of your eyebrow is very close to your natural hair colour. To achieve the perfect eyebrow you need to know which eyebrow pencil shade you need.

  • If you have black hair, go for dark brown or dark grey eyebrow pencil.

  • Brown haired girls go for light brown eyebrow pencil.

  • If you are having blonde hair, light taupe would be best for you.

Go for a smudge proof, water proof and long-lasting eyebrow pencil.

Top 5 must have drugstore eyebrow pencils

   1. Faces Ultime Pro Eyebrow Pencil


Faces ultime pro eyebrow pencil is an affordable eyebrow pencil which is very buttery in texture and provides you very soft and subtle eyebrows.

   2. Maybelline New York Fashion Brow Cream Pencil


The maybelline fashion brow cream pencil works perfectly for eyebrows. The texture is very creamy and smooth. Pigmentation is pretty good according to the price.

   3. NYX Professional Makeup Precision Brow Pencil

NYX professional makeup precision brow pencil comes with 8 different shades which is great. Formula of this eyebrow pencil is soft and works with precision.

   4. Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow Retractable Brow Pencil

Wet n wild ultimate brow retractable brow pencil is a very easy eyebrow pencil to use. The formula is neither too waxy nor too creamy. It might be difficult to apply at the very first but once you learn how to apply this product, you will love it.

   5. Revolution Pro Microblading Precision Eyebrow Pencil

Revolution pro microblading precision eyebrow pencil is retractable and gives a natural finish.

Top 5 high end eyebrow pencils you should try

1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer

Anastasia beverly hills brow definer helps you to draw individual lines where you need and gives you a very natural finish. Texture is creamy and glides on easily. Pigmentation is amazing.

2. Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil

Hourglass arch brow sculpting pencil has great pigmentation. Texture is neither too soft nor too waxy. The triangle shaped end helps you to create a precise eyebrow.

3. MAC Veluxe Brow Liner

MAC Veluxe Brow Liner feels very light and the texture is like velvety smooth. Pigmentation is superb.  It provides a natural look. It has amazing staying power.

4. Dior Sourcils Poudre Powder Eyebrow Pencil

Dior sourcils poudre powder eyebrow pencil is long lasting, smooth and very easy to apply. It has huge shade range. This pencil provides a natural look adding volume to the hairs.

5. Benefit Precisely, My Brow Eyebrow Pencil

Benefit Precisely, My Brow Eyebrow Pencil is one of the best eyebrow pencil. It comes with eight different shades. This is waterproof and helps you to draw individual lines.

Find your eyebrow shape

Before you learn how to use eyebrow pencil you must know your eyebrow shape.

Step 1: Place a brush vertically at the middle of your nostril and see where your brows should ideally start. Mark that point.

Step 2: Hold the brush from the outside of your nose to the outer corner of your eyebrow at a 45 degree angle where your eyebrow should ideally end. Mark the end point.

Step 3: Place the brush to the outside of your iris where your arch should be ideally in. Mark the spot.

How to choose the best eyebrow shape for your face

Every face type has its best eyebrow shape. Learn which eyebrow shape is best for your face and enhance your face features.

Oval Face Shape

Oval Face Shape - how to use eyebrow pencil

If your forehead is wider than your chin and you have very prominent cheekbones, then your face shape is oval. Your ideal brow shape would be soft angled brow that goes straight then making a soft angle goes down.

Round Face Shape

Round Face Shape - how to use eyebrow pencil

When your cheeks are wide and your face is as wide as long then you must have a round face shape. High sharp arched brow would be perfect for you.

Long Face Shape

Long Face Shape - how to use eyebrow pencil

If your forehead, jaw lines and cheekbones have the same width and your face tapers to a narrow chin then your face shape is long. To flatter your face shape, go with a gentle arched straight brow.

Heart Face Shape

Heart Face Shape - how to use eyebrow pencil

When you have prominent cheekbones, forehead is wider than the chin and the chin tapers to a point then you must have a heart shaped face. A soft low arch will give you a natural look.

Square Face Shape

Square Face Shape - how to use eyebrow pencil

If you have a square shaped jaw-line then you have square face. To elongate your face shape, go for a high curved arched eyebrow.

Diamond Face Shape

Diamond Face Shape - how to use eyebrow pencil

The widest portion of the face is at the temples and the face tapers to a narrow chin, then you have diamond shaped face. Curved brows will not only make your look soften but also make your widest portion less wide.

How to groom your eyebrows

When you have come here to know how to use eyebrow pencil, you should learn first how you can groom your eyebrows.

Use a tweezer

Now when you know your brow shape, grab a tweezer, some warm water and cotton pad. Apply on your brows. Warm water will help you to open the hair follicles and you will feel less pain while tweezing.

Remove extra hairs

If your eyebrow is longer than the point you have marked, then tweeze away some of the hairs. Try to do it in natural lighting that will help you to pull out tiny hairs you need to pluck. Tweeze your hair in the direction of hair growth to pull the whole hair follicle.

Trim your eyebrows

Use a small pair of scissors to trim your eyebrows off. Brush the hair upward of the inner part of your eyebrows and slightly trim them which will make your eyebrows looking fresh. Do it carefully.

If you find any difficulty to groom your eyebrows, visit a professional to get your eyebrows done.

How to use eyebrow pencil to shape eyebrows

Start with clean eyebrows.

How to pencil in eyebrows to look natural (Natural Eyebrows Tutorial)

Here I am going to show you an eyebrow tutorial for beginners using pencil. Get your eyebrow pencil and spoolie brush and start doing eyebrows.

Groom your eyebrows:

Brush up your eyebrows with a spoolie brush which will help you to find the sparse area you need to fill in.

Fill in with small strokes:

At first you need to sharp your eyebrow pencil to a fine point so that you can draw individual lines to fill in.

  1. Start from the inner corner of your eyebrow leaving a ½ inch gap. Use light upward strokes and that should resemble your natural hair.

  2. Inner part would be less dense and most of the pigment should be concentrated from the arch to the end of your eyebrow.

  3. Brows are sisters not twins. So try to make them look alike, but don’t take stress if they don’t look alike.

Blend the pigment to make it natural

Use the spoolie brush to blend the colour with your natural eyebrow hairs to make it more natural and well finished.

How to fill in eyebrows with pencil and concealer (Dramatic Eyebrows Tutorial)

Dramatic eyebrows are a huge trend these days. It looks damn cool. I am going to talk about the technique of how to properly fill in your eyebrows with a pencil.

Ready up your eyebrows

Clean your eyebrows and make sure they are dry. Take a spoolie brush and brush your eyebrows in the direction of hair growth.

Contour your eyebrows

Start contouring your eyebrows using a sharp eyebrow pencil. Start from the inner corner of your brow and draw a line on the bottom. Now draw a line on the upper part as well but this time leave a one inch gap. If you don’t have naturally strong brows then draw the shape that you want for your brows.

Fill in your eyebrows

Now fill the outer 2/3 part of your eyebrows completely in. Remember, most of the pigment should be concentrated in this part.

Now fill in the inner part very lightly, that is the pencil barely touches your inner part of the brows. This will give you more natural brows.

Highlight your eyebrows

Clean up your eyebrows with some concealer to give your brows more definition. Apply concealer on the above and under your eyebrows to make it clean. This will give you highlighted eyebrows.

Brow gel for the finished look

If you are happy with the shape of your brow then use a brow gel to set the eyebrows and it will help you to keep intact your eyebrows all day long.

I hope these tips and tricks to fill eyebrows will help you to get the desired eyebrow.

Did you find this eyebrow tutorial with pencil only helpful?

Let me know in the comment section below.

So, now when you know how to use eyebrow pencil, why are you waiting? Go and do follow my steps to achieve the perfect eyebrow.

If you have any doubt or query about how to use eyebrow pencil then contact me.

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  • Ratings: 4/5

    NYX professional makeup precision brow pencil is my go to eyebrow pencil.
  • Ratings: 5/5

    I was really tired of having thin eyebrows when bushy eyebrows are in trend. So i got really happy when i found your article.
  • Ratings: 5/5

    Love this Maybelline New York Fashion Brow Cream eyebrow pencil. I have dark eyebrows and just need to fill in some of the sparse areas. It's very affordable. Thank you for this article.
  • Ratings: 5/5

    I am a beginner in makeup. This article is written so beautifully. I had no idea that i can do so much using just an eyebrow pencil. But if you had shared some images for reference it could be better.

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