Using an eyebrow pencil can be a very tricky task, especially for those who don’t have very much experience in using pencils to touch up their eyebrows. Brow powder is a much more user friendly option as it is far easier to use and gives a more natural look to the eyebrows. Having said that, it is important to choose the right color of brow powder for your look, as well as applying it correctly in order to achieve the well groomed, natural appearance you are looking for.
Choosing the color of brow powder you need to match your appearance is the most important part of using this make-up. You need to choose a color that matches your own eyebrows, but this is not always possible. With the wide range of shades of natural eyebrows amongst women, it is not feasible that there would be an exact match of brow powder for every single one of those shades.
If you cannot find an exact match for your eyebrow color, go with the next closest shade, but lighter rather than darker than your own brows. If the only options are a slightly darker shade and a slightly lighter shade, going with the lighter one will help to keep the look natural. The second consideration is the application. You’ll need to use a flat angled brow brush to shape your eyebrows using the brow powder. Apply the powder with light, feathery strokes to shape the eyebrows and to fill in any gaps.
Take your time, and go carefully and slowly when you first start as it does take some practice to achieve a smooth, well groomed yet natural look. Starting your application with the outer edges of the eye brows will allow you more control. Then gradually move towards the center. It is worth clarifying though that, although you are working from the outer edge in, you will still need to brush your eyebrows in the direction that the hair is growing of course.
If you pluck your eyebrows it is important to pluck them first, before applying the eyebrow brush and powder for the best results and the smoothest, neatest finish. Leaving more space between your eyebrows as well as under them will give the impression of making your eyes appear larger, while closing the gap between your eyebrows using the powder will give the impression of making them appear smaller.