Despite Y2K beauty looks and skinny eyebrows continuing to gain popularity, thick eyebrows will always be a mainstay. Unfortunately, not all of us are blessed with naturally thick, bushy brows, so what is one to do if you don’t have those? The answer is easy — you fake it. That’s right, faking full arches is more than attainable when you’re armed with the right products like brow pencils, brow pomades, brow mascaras and more. So, keep reading to get all the details: We’re sharing how to fake thick, arched eyebrows, plus the best eyebrow makeup products to use and how to fill in a naturally thick eyebrow shape.
How to Fake Thick EyebrowsThere are quite a few different types of eyebrow makeup products on the market — from crayons and pencils to mascara and gel — so you could get overwhelmed with all the options. Here’s how to fake thick eyebrows, while taking your natural brow into consideration and the best eyebrow makeup to use.
How to Fill in Barely-There Eyebrows
The key to faking full brows when you barely have any hair to work with is patience and a light hand. It’s very easy to go overboard when it comes to applying eyebrow makeup, which can lead to the appearance of heavy, drawn-on brows that don’t look natural. To go from barely-there to (faux) thick eyebrows that actually look natural, use a brow pencil like the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Waterproof Mechanical Pencil. It has a 0.5mm tip, so it’s perfect for drawing tiny brow hairs.
Use light, precise strokes to draw your desired outline keeping it close to your natural eyebrow shape. Fill in the area inside your outline using the same light, featured strokes to create soft, diffused lines in the direction of your hair.
How to Fill in Patchy Eyebrows
If you have sparse, patchy eyebrows, you’ll need a product that can fill in the bare spaces without smudging throughout the day. Try the L’Oréal Paris Unbelieva-Brow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel: It’s transfer-resistant, sweatproof, and it lasts for up to 48 hours. Using the angled brush included in the packaging, apply the gel in hairline strokes throughout your brows to blend the patchy areas with the full areas seamlessly. Then, continue to use the included angled brush to outline the shape of your brows and define your arch.
Once you’ve filled and shaped your eyebrows, brush through them using your spoolie (conveniently located on the opposite end of the angled brush) to blend the product for natural-looking thick, arched eyebrows.
How to Fill in Medium-Full Eyebrows
Medium-full brows are a great starting point because you have a lot of hair to work with. Start by lightly outlining your natural brow to create a thicker look with the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Shape & Fill Mechanical Pencil. It has a convenient triangular tip to precisely outline and fill in your eyebrows with ease. Start where your brows begin (between your eyebrows), and use light strokes to outline your desired brow shape. Keep in mind that you should stay close to your original eyebrow shape to ensure they look natural.
Finish with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Volumizing 24H Wear Brow Mascara to boost the volume of your natural brows for overall thickness. This tinted brow mascara instantly thickens brow hairs, and it’s transfer-proof.
How to Fill in Naturally Thick Eyebrows
If you’re blessed with a naturally thick eyebrow shape, you may be wondering how to style your brows in without going overboard. All you’ll really need is a good brow gel, like the L’Oréal Paris Unbelieva-Brow Longwear Brow Topcoat, Waterproof Universal Transparent to hold everything in place. If your brows are short, extend the tail with a brow pencil like L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Waterproof Mechanical Pencil. Make light, feathered strokes in the direction of your hair with the pencil tip. Keep in mind that less is more when you’re filling in already full brows.
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