It’s official: Eyebrows are in. This is one beauty trend that isn’t going to die anytime soon, which means it’s about time you learned how to achieve gorgeous arches on your own. You may think that eyebrow makeup isn't the easiest to apply—sometimes it can be as challenging as liquid eyeliner—but it’s well worth taking the time to learn how when you consider the transformative ability of good-looking eyebrows. Seriously, the perfect pair of eyebrows can totally change your face! If you’re ready to learn how to use makeup on your eyebrows but don’t want to attempt anything too complicated, let us point you in the direction of an eyebrow mascara. You’re already an expert at applying regular ol’ mascara, and this isn’t much different. Brush it on and your eyebrows will look full and groomed—instantly. Find out how to use eyebrow mascara below.
HOW TO USE EYEBROW MASCARA
Ready to get started? First things first, you'll need to get your hands on an eyebrow mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara. This gel-mousse formula easily glides onto eyebrows to boost volume and set for a natural to thicker look. Plus, it offers all-day wear! Once you have eyebrow mascara in hand, you'll need to choose the eyebrow makeup look you want because how you use your brow mascara will depend on the look you're going for. So, pick between a natural look, a boy look, and a defined look—then read on for a mini tutorial on each, or—if you can't settle on a single look—there's no harm in learning how to use your eyebrow mascara to achieve a multitude of effects!
Eyebrow Makeup Look #1: THE NATURAL LOOK
Apply an eyebrow mascara in a shade that closely matches your natural eyebrows, using short, upward strokes to give yourself naturally beautiful brows.
Eyebrow Makeup Look #2: THE BOY LOOK
This undone brow look is seriously on-trend and requires minimal effort. Apply clear eyebrow mascara, using upward and inward strokes to tousle hairs.
Eyebrow Makeup Look #3: THE DEFINED LOOK
First, fill in your eyebrows and define your arch using the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Mechanical Pencil. Then, set your eyebrows with clear eyebrow mascara.
HOW TO USE EVERY KIND OF EYEBROW MAKEUP
Once you’ve mastered brow mascara, you might figure you have all the others on lock, but that isn’t quite how it works. They’re all different! In case you want to branch out—or combine your eyebrow mascara with another product—here’s a refresher on how to use the rest of the most popular types of eyebrow makeup.
Eyebrow gel: If you want a long-lasting brow, an eyebrow gel is the brow product for you. The L’Oréal Paris Unbelieva-Brow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel has a waterproof formula that lasts up to 48 hours. First, lightly fill in any sparse areas using the doe foot applicator. Then, use the angled brush to outline and define the shape of your brow. Finish your brows by using the spoolie to brush and blend out the product. Learn more about how to use our longwear eyebrow gel in our article, How to Fill in Your Brows—and Make Them Last.
Eyebrow pencil: Eyebrow pencils are a classic for a reason. Not only are they easy, but they also give you lots of control. With the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Shape & Fill Mechanical Pencil, all you have to do is outline with the edge for precise lines and shade with the flat side for even coverage, then use the tip of the pencil to define the tail.
Eyebrow crayon: If you’re interested in a softer-looking eyebrow (don’t worry, it can still be bold), opt for the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Kabuki Blender. Fill in eyebrows using the tip of the crayon and build to your desired intensity before blending with the kabuki blending brush.
Eyebrow pomade: Pomades aren’t only for your hair. The L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Frame and Set is a pomade that’s meant for your eyebrows. To use it, dip the brush lightly into the pomade. Outline your eyebrow and define the arch. Draw in eyebrow hairs in sparse areas with the brush's angled tip and fill in to your desired intensity. Use the spoolie to comb and blend your eyebrows.
Eyebrow highlighter: One of the most important areas on your face to illuminate is beneath your eyebrows. While you can use the same highlighter that tops your cheekbones, there are also products just for your eyebrows. The L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Brow Raiser Highlighter Duo comes with two shades, one to highlight and another to conceal. After filling in your eyebrows, trace the concealer around the edges to define and sharpen your eyebrow shape. Apply the highlighter above and below the eyebrow arch, then blend for a natural finish.
Now that you’re in the know about eyebrow mascara and other types of eyebrow makeup, learn about All the Different Brow Shaping Techniques.