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If you’re on the hunt for a new makeup look to try, thick eyebrows have been one of the biggest beauty trends for quite a while now—and it doesn’t appear they’re going away anytime soon. Long gone are the days of tweezing your brows into a thin line of perfection. But what do you do if you don’t have much natural eyebrow to work with? Lucky for you, we’re here with all the details you need to know to fake thick eyebrows, from using the right makeup—eyebrow makeup, that is—to proper grooming.
If you have naturally thick eyebrows or eyebrows that simply seem to grow in overnight, you may have the urge to constantly tweeze them to perfection. After all, the thin eyebrow trend wasn’t all that long ago. But as much as you want to, you’re going to have to resist over-grooming. The thick eyebrow beauty trend may put you out of your comfort zone as far as grooming goes, but you’ll be thankful you didn’t pluck away when you have more natural brow to work with later on. When it comes to grooming, carefully trim unruly, long hairs and tweeze only to maintain your shape (in-between your eyebrows and below their arch). If you have naturally thin eyebrows, make sure you’re taking note of this hack, too. 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.
There are quite a few different types of eyebrow makeup on the market. From powders to pencils to mascara to gel, there’s a good chance you’re overwhelmed with all the options. Here are some of our best eyebrow makeup products for your eyebrow type:
If you have naturally thick eyebrows...a little product will go a long way for your brows. To get this look, you’ll want to simply focus on filling in any sparse areas of your brows while defining their natural fullness. Use a powder eyebrow product, like the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Prep & Shape Pro Kit, and make light, feathered strokes in the direction of your hairs with the applicator brush. Continue to do this, keeping in mind that less is more when creating a natural-looking, full brow.
If you have patchy eyebrows…use a product that will fill in sparse spaces and also won’t budge throughout the day. Try using 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 brow.
If you have medium-fullness eyebrows...you should start by lightly outlining your natural brow to create a thicker look. The L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Shape & Fill Mechanical Pencil 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. Keep 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 Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara to boost the volume of your natural brows for overall thickness.
If you have barely-there eyebrows...the key to getting this look 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 fake thick eyebrows that actually look natural, use the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Mechanical Pencil. This eyebrow pencil has a 0.5mm tip 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.
Editor’s tip: To give your brows some extra drama, finish with the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Brow Raiser Highlighter Duo. Trace the matte concealer along the shape of your brow for a more defined shape. Then, apply the shimmer highlighter above and below the arch of your eyebrow. Make sure to blend both products out, then you’re good to go!
For more eyebrow shaping tips, click through to the 5 Makeup Mistakes That Could Happen When You Fill in Your Eyebrows.