My Secret Brow Filling Technique

Have you ever come across a sparse spot on your brows? The kind where no matter how much you try to fill it in with your powder or pencil, the annoying gap still remains? Here’s a neat trick I discovered: When filling in sparse spots, move the pencil or brush in the opposite direction of the hair growth. This action will lift the tiny strands that are getting in the way, so your brow product can adhere to and color the skin underneath. Pretty neat, huh?

Brow-tastic! I used MAC Eye Brows in Lingering (my fave!) and Majolica Marjorca Brow & Lash Colorist Br555.

Brow-tastic! I used MAC Eye Brows in Lingering (my fave!) and Majolica Marjorca Brow & Lash Colorist Br555.

How are your brow-filling skills? Leave me a comment and let me know if you need help—I’d love to find a fix for your latest makeup dilemma! ♥

  • Jes

    Brows brows brows! My addiction! :) I do that trick too to fill in those naughty sparse areas!

    • Jes!!! I’m actually a fan of how you do your brows! Teach me more tricks please :)

  • jem

    Great advice! i will try that today:-)

    • Yay! Let me know if it works for you :)

  • ariane

    Haven’t heard that trick before. I’ll try it tomorrow. Thanks for this helpful tip.

    • Yay! Try it and let me know how it goes :) Thanks, Ariane!

  • Nice tip for those who are very used to shaping and filling their brows (Gosh! I really admire those with that skills hahaha). Among all the parts of my face, my eyebrows have been my dilemma…Why? I don’t know how to shape them properly and I am not good in filling them in. I always end up looking Frida Kahlo (but not in a good way). I always sought help from professionals to shape my brows.

    • Haha! I can totally relate!! When I first started filling in my brows, my sisters teased me also about being Frida-ish. Just practice! Pretty soon, you’ll master how to color + shape your brows perfectly :)

  • RM Chua

    I find it hard to shape my brow..I always end up with matulis arch and I don’t like that..I want it to be more natural since I have super thin eyebrows :(

    • Hi RM! It takes practice :) E.L.F sells stencils that are super affordable—I’ve seen them at Watsons. Maybe you can use that as a guide first :)

  • Lee Buaya

    I tried what you did! Thanks for the tip, :D

    • Yay! Glad it worked for you, Lee :)