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How to Contour Your Eyebrows

October 01, 2018

When it comes to contouring, at this point you’ve pretty much seen and learned it all. You’ve mastered contouring your face, body, collarbone, lips, and lashes. And now there's someplace else you can contour—your eyebrows. Yes, that’s right, you can use makeup to contour and sculpt your brows. Want to get in on this makeup trend? Of course you do! Here’s everything you need to know about eyebrow contouring.


Follow our step-by-step tutorial below so you can become an eyebrow contouring pro.

Eyebrow contouring Step #1: Outline your brows

Take an eyebrow pencil, like the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Mechanical Pencil, and use it to outline the top and bottom of your brows to create and define their shape. The ultra-fine tip will allow you to precisely shape and define your eyebrows while the waterproof formula will stay put throughout the day.

Eyebrow contouring Step #2: Fill in the tail

Use the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Prep & Shape Pro Kit to start filling in your brows. With the included angled brush, apply the darker eyebrow wax. Starting at the ends of your eyebrows, use light, feathered strokes to fill in your brows with hair-like lines. Work your way towards the center of your eyebrow, making your strokes slightly lighter as you move inwards.

Eyebrow contouring Step #3: Shade the front

To keep your eyebrows looking natural, use the brow powder included in the kit—which is lighter than the wax—to fill in the rest of your brows with the same light, feathered strokes you've been using. Start at the middle of your eyebrow and go towards the front of your brows. This will create a gradient, contoured effect. Use the spoolie to comb through your eyebrows and blend out any harsh lines.

Eyebrow contouring Step #4: Highlight and perfect

To perfect your brow shape, use the matte concealer end of the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Brow Raiser Highlighter Duo to outline the ends and the arches of your brows to define and sharpen their shape. Make sure to blend the concealer with your face makeup to avoid any harsh lines. Then, apply the shimmery highlighter below and above the arch of your brows for a lifted look.

Eyebrow contouring Step #5: Seal the deal

Complete your perfectly contoured brows by coating them with the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara in Clear. The brow gel-mousse formula boosts volume while keeping your brows in place.


Of course, you aren’t limited to using only the eyebrow makeup products we've mentioned! From pencils to pomades, you have plenty of options to choose from and can pick the products you feel most comfortable working with. Just follow the same steps for application and you’ll have perfectly contoured brows. Here are a few other eyebrow makeup products to consider using for your contouring endeavors.

L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Frame and Set: This brow pomade comes with an angled designer brush for precise application, making it easy to draw in individual hairs, shape arches, and fill in your eyebrows. The lightweight formula glides onto skin to frame and set your brow look for all-day wear. The brush includes a spoolie on one end so you can easily blend the product for a natural-looking, defined brow.

L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Shape & Fill Mechanical Pencil: This three in one mechanical pencil has a triangular tip to precisely outline, easily shade, and evenly fill in your brows. It also has a spoolie so you can blend the product for seamless brows.

L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Kabuki Blender: This soft, creamy crayon and kabuki brush blender duo create soft and full brows. The crayon glides on smoothly and easily for a quick, even application while the kabuki brush blends the product for full-looking brows that have a soft, natural finish. You can easily build up intensity, making this a great product for eyebrow contouring.

Ready to learn about other eyebrow makeup looks you can try? Head over to our article, 3 Brow Looks for Achieving On-Trend Arches.

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