How to Draw Your Eyebrows Like a Pro Using Pencil or Eyeshadow (Video Tutorial)

STEP 2: Fill in the brows, to create the illusion of real brow hairs

Use a dark brown eye pencil to shade/ fill in between the lines you drew. The correct technique is to fill, using short and light hair-like strokes in the direction of the brow hair growth. Use short, light feathery strokes (one stroke at a time, not long strong lines), while along your natural brow shape and arch. This would make sparse or thin brows appear fuller, while adding definition to the brows. In place of an eye pencil, you can also use an eyeshadow or brow powder, using an angled brush.

STEP 3: Brush out and repeat 

Use a spooly brush or an old mascara brush to brush out the eye pencil colours. This will spread out the colour pigment and make the brow filling look even lighter and more natural. Continue brushing out with the spoolie until the brows are in the shade you desire.

STEP 4 (Optional): Clean Up the Edges of the lines with a Concealer

This is the step that makes your brows look excellently done – use concealer to clean any mistake.  Take some concealer in a small flat brush, and apply to the under / bottom of your brows to clean up the edges and remove excess or overdrawn colours or mistakes. This will give a clean, professional definition to your brow bones and also highlight the brow top.

*Be sure to blend the concealer downward and brush out the from the front of the brows. This would make the applied eyebrow colours spread out evenly and look more natural, you know, a gradient affect. With that, you’re done!

List of Makeup Products Used in the Eyebrow Tutorial Videos

  1. Eye-brow pencil (a shade or two lighter than your eye brow. Dark brown is great. Avoid black and reddish eye pencils) OR brow powder – Mary kay eyebrow pencil – Brunette | Mary kay eyebrow pencil – soft black/ dark brown or NYC Eyeliner ‘Dark Brown’ #922
  2. (optional) Eye shadow (brown colour) – Mac eyeshadow – Embark.
  3. Spoolie brush (aka mascara-type brush) – Mac Spooly (mascara-like brush). Hint: any old mascara brush will serve okay
  4. Concealer – Mac studio finish concealer – most dark Nigerians use Nw45 and some light ladies use NC35 (this should be different, depending on your skin colour/shade)
  5. (optional) Eyelid Primer – ELF or any other one
  6. Makeup Brushes: Concealer brush (for cleaning up below the brows) | Eco tool bamboo angled eyeliner brush | Sigma E65 eyeshadow brush | Blending brush

RELATED: How to Apply and Blend Eyeshadow Properly Like an Expert

Hint: Jordana makes some of the most affordable, good eye brow makeup products available in Nigeria, from eye primer, eyebrow powder, brow pencils. Mary Kay eye makeup products are also widely available in Nigeria.

You Can Achieve Full Eyebrows Even If You’re Not Born With It

Perfect eyebrows are not only for those born with naturally thick, aligned brows. Even if you have sparse brows or mistakenly over-shaved your brows, with the right colour of eye pencil plus a skill on how to fill in brows, you can still achieve a near-natural looking eyebrows that will enhance your facial features – no matter the shape of your face or eyebrows. The above video will make you an expert at doing brows.

Professional makeup artists start by shaping a bride’s eyebrows because your eyes are the window to your beauty, and the focus of your wedding day makeup. A professionally filled eyebrow makes the eyes pop, and can transform an ordinary looking bride to a glamorous beauty. Your eyebrows frame your eyes, add expression to your face, beautifully define the face and significantly improve your look. Besides, a professionally shaped or tweezed eyebrow can make you appear younger.

The days of the thin brow are over, and the natural looking, full brow is back. The thick eye brow looks really natural when drawn well. In pursuit of the perfect brow, women, including brides-to-be, sometimes land at the wrong shape when they shave their eyebrows. Some women mistakenly shave their brows crooked, with each brow looking very different from the other and one looking somewhat scanty.

SEE ALSOFull Makeup Tutorial from Start to Finish (Video Tutorial)

Perfect Eyebrow Tutorial: Your Takeaways

That’s it for our easy steps to having your brows done and filled like a pro. Follow along with that video tutorial a couple more times and you’d be  good to go – even if you don’t have a makeup artist at your traditional wedding ceremony or even at your white wedding reception, you’re covered.

So, how did that go, practicing along with the above eyebrow video tutorials? You’ll need to watch and practice more before becoming perfect. Now, tell me in the comments below – did you use an eye pencil or brow powder or eyeshadow to draw a perfect eyebrow?

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Comments

  1. Me I Dnt Knw How To Draw Atall

    • Hahaha. That’s why this video is here – to teach you how to draw eyebrows-on-fleek. Lol. Watch it, watch again and again and practice along.
      Did you not know that all the experts who spot flawless eyebrows were once beginners (like you or maybe worse). So, you too can…

  2. I am dark skinned, I hard get my brows to be very obvious, how can I achieve that…?

    • Hello Cassie, if you follow the steps in the videos above, you will see that when your draw your eyebrows, they will be ‘obvious’. Maybe your current eye-brow pencil is too light for your complexion, try using a good dark brown eye-brow pencil (not black) – cheap but good brands that are largely available in the markets include Jordana and Davis, or you can buy any of the ones mentioned in the videos above. So, follow the video steps and tell me how it works.

  3. Rita Kosne says:

    Please hw do i download your video. Really love it.

    • Hi Rita. I have no idea how to do that. But you can bookmark/ save this page link, so that you can come back here and re-watch it as many times as you like, and any time. Thanks for watching our featured video on how to do eyebrow makeup.
      *Be sure to check out the many other makeup videos on this blog.

  4. This is beautiful, i used to think i was hopeless in anything that had to do with makeup but practicing along with ur videos has indeed helped me! Thanks a lot!

    • Thanks, Omone. Haha – you’re not alone, my dear. I’m happy to know that our featured eyebrow-drawing turorials have been of help to you. Be sure to check out our other beauty and makeup how-to video tutorials.

  5. Darlene says:

    Wow!!! This is so amazing…..exactly what I’ve been looking for.Thanks dear,you are a life saver.You said any old mascara brush will do just fine? keep up the good work up. I’m glad to have bumped into this.
    Thanks a million

  6. Darlene says:

    Wow!!! This is so amazing!!….exactly what I’ve been looking for. Thanks dear,you are a life saver. You said any old mascara brush would do just fine.?
    I’m glad to have bumped into this. keep the good work up!!!

  7. Marycyndy says:

    i hv a small lips, pls which type of lipstick makeups can i use?

    • Hi Marcyndy, all lips – small and big – are cute. Generally, bright coloured lipsticks will make your lips appear bigger AND dark lipstick colours generally make lips look smaller. So, you can buy lipstick colours depending on how big or small you want your lips to look. Try it out and let’s hear how it went.
      Thanks for commenting.

  8. Wow so easy but please I have problem with drawing the arch. How do I draw the arch.

    • Thanks, Celia. The steps on how to draw the eyebrow arch is inside the above videos – watch again. Just re-watch them again and practice along until perfect.

      • Elizabeth says:

        me I don’t know Hw to draw at all I want to learn from u guys

        • Hello Elizabeth. If you follow the above videos and practice as you watch, soon you will begin to do better at drawing your eyebrows. Many of our readers have told us how they used our featured videos to learn – and so can you.

  9. thank for good job, this is what I have been looking for long

    • Hi Ada, I’m glad that our eyebrow tutorial is just what you were looking for. Hopefully, with a few practices, your eyebrow skills would be on top of its game. Thanks for commenting and be sure to read our other wedding beauty tutorials for brides, wedding guests and every other person.

  10. Just what I have been longing for .Good job

  11. Favour Ette says:

    please I need to know a good powder and a good eye pencil to be used. thanks

  12. favour Ette says:

    my face is oily…..I can’t draw eyebrows. please help….love this site

    • Hi Favour, you can learn from the above video. Watch and practice along a couple of times, and soon you will be able to draw your eyebrows perfectly. (2) About your oily skin, putting some PRIMER and an oil-absorbing (mattifying powder) will help you minimize looking shiny in your makeup or any time of the day.

      • please how can I get the materials in drawing a perfect eyebrow because at times when I try to draw it with only eye pencil it doesn’t give me d perfect shape and look and what are d materials bcus I only use eye pencil buh I don’t get it well…#TNKS

  13. Daniel says:

    Wow! I love this..hw cn i qet more tutorial?

  14. lve dis its a very nyc one plz keep it up

  15. raphella di says:

    pls i want to know tje name and have some picture necssary for all kimds of makeup

  16. i have been trying to view your video no way. how can one veiw ur video pls. is not clicking

    • Hi Anita. I just tested the page and videos, and they are all playing okay. I believe the problem is from the phone/ tab or PC you were using, AND I suggest that you try viewing the page/ videos again using another phone/ tab/ laptop/ computer. Sorry that you eralier had a problem viewing the eyebrow tutorial videos.

  17. Thanks I ve gotten an answer from one of your videos now. thank you so much am very very happy for this

  18. Pls I like to get the names of items used like like d brush, what and for an ebony dark skin like me what colour of powder and foundation should I go for. Thank you and once more God bless.

    • All the makeup/ items and colours used in the above eyebrows video tutorial can be found at the end of this article (page 2). They are also mentioned in each of the videos. I suggest you rewatch the videos again, and also look at the article end. Hope that helps…

  19. Having a black eyebrow,how do I try out other colors on it? Thanks for having this blog.

    • Colours? I am not sure I understand your question, Dickson. I suggest you watch the above videos, and follow along the eyebrow tutorials – to learn how to draw and define your eyebrows perfectly. Hope that helps?

  20. Oriname Ekharo says:

    This is good! Been looking for something like this. Perf steal!

  21. Seriously am in love with this site. God bless the editors

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