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How To Fill In Your Brows Perfectly

Raise an eyebrow.

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We”ll be going through two brow techniques - how to do a pencil brow, and how to do a powder brow.

3. To do a pencil brow, you will need:

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An eyebrow pencil. Try to match the eyebrow pencil to your eyebrow colour as closely as possible. We’re using a MAC pencil in Spiked.

A clear brow gel.

A brow brush. If you don’t have one, you could easily just use a *clean* mascara wand.

4. Begin by brushing the brows into an arch. Move the brush in light upwards strokes.

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5. Then, using your pencil, fill in the brows lightly to add structure and shape.

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Remember: The more pressure you put on the pencil, the darker it will be.

6. If there are gaps, fill them in with the pencil.

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Brush through again to soften the lines, and repeat. Finish with brow gel to set.

7. The end result is groomed perfection. For a more natural look, read on.

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(Pencilled brow on the left, versus natural brow on the right for comparison)

8. To do a powder brow, you will need:

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A flat, brown eyeshadow. We’re using Espresso by MAC, and Omega by MAC, but you don’t have to use two colours.

A clear brow gel.

An angled brush - we’re using a number 266 by MAC, but you could also use a clean angled eyeliner brush.

A brow brush. If you don’t have one, you could easily just use a *clean* mascara wand.

9. Brush the eyebrows as before.

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10. Load your brush with the powder, and fill in the brow - the same way you would with the pencil.

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Remember: The arch should be the darkest part of the brow - if you’re using a dark and a lighter powder, use the darker powder in the arch.

11. Set with brow gel and enjoy!

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All make-up by Lucybloom Webb.

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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