eye makeup How to Fake Thick Eyebrows With Makeup

The key to thicker brows lies in the right eyebrow makeup formula.

October 21, 2022
How To Fake Thick Eyebrows


Despite Y2K beauty looks and thinner brows continuing to gain popularity, thick eyebrows are still a mainstay of beauty looks. But what do you do if you don’t have naturally thick eyebrows? The easy answer: You fake it. We’re here with all the details on how to get the look of thick eyebrows, including the right eyebrow makeup to use and how to fill in already thick eyebrow shapes.

How to Groom Your Eyebrows

The days of tweezing like crazy may have come to an end, but that doesn’t mean you should nix eyebrow grooming altogether. Take our pointers based on how thick your eyebrow shape is. 

If you have thick eyebrows, you may have the urge to constantly tweeze them. But as much as you want to, you’re going to have to resist over-grooming, and you’ll be thankful you didn’t pluck away when you have a more natural brow to work with later on. When it comes to grooming, carefully trim long, unruly hairs and tweeze only to maintain your shape (in-between your eyebrows and below their arch).

If you have thin eyebrows, make sure you’re taking note of this hack, too. Trim long hairs first, then tweeze only to maintain your shape. While you may not have much to work with, you want to make filling in your brows as simple as possible when the time comes.

How to Fake Thick Eyebrows

There are quite a few different types of eyebrow makeup on the market — from crayons and  pencils to mascara and gel — so there’s a good chance you’re overwhelmed with all the options. Here’s how to fake thick eyebrows and work with what you’ve got while taking your natural brow into consideration.

How to Fill in Patchy Eyebrows

You’ll need a product that will fill in sparse spaces and also won’t budge throughout the day. Try the L’Oréal Paris Unbelieva-Brow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel. Apply the gel to patchy spots using the doe foot applicator, then 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 a natural-looking, thick brow.

How to Fill in Medium-Full Eyebrows

You should start by lightly outlining your natural brow to create a thicker look with the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Shape & Fill Mechanical Pencil, which has a triangular tip to precisely outline and fill in your eyebrows. Start at the front of your brow and use light strokes to outline your desired brow shape, keeping in mind that you should stay close to your original eyebrow shape to ensure they look natural. 

After, fill in any spaces. Finish with the L’Oréal Paris Unbelievabrow Longwear Brow Topcoat, Waterproof Universal Transparent to boost the volume of your natural brows for overall thickness.

How to Fill in Barely-There Eyebrows

The key to here 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 having drawn-on brows. To go from barely-there to (faux) thick eyebrows that actually look natural, use the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Waterproof Mechanical Pencil. This eyebrow pencil has a 0.5mm tip that’s perfect for drawing tiny brow hairs. 

Use light, precise strokes to draw your desired outline keeping it close to your natural eyebrow. Fill in the area inside your outline using the same light, featured strokes to create soft lines in the direction of your hairs.

How to Fill in Naturally Thick Eyebrows

If you’re blessed with a naturally thick eyebrow shape, you may be wondering how to fill your brows in without going overboard. To perfect the thick brow look, you’ll want to simply focus on filling in any sparse areas of your brows instead of going for an all-over application. 

Using the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Waterproof Mechanical Pencil, make light, feathered strokes in the direction of your hairs with the pencil tip, keeping in mind that less is more when creating a natural-looking, full brow. Then, use the spoolie end of the pencil to blend and tame any stubborn brow hairs.

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Edited by: Témi Adebowale, Photo Credit: Chaunte Vaughn