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

If you want to look better with or without makeup, start by upping your eyebrow game today – learn from the video tutorials down below.  Every slay queen knows that a perfectly filled, natural looking eyebrows is the secret to a photo-ready everyday or bridal or occasion makeup. However, many Nigerian and black African women overlook their eyebrows and wonder why expensive makeup didn’t help them look as pretty as the photos they saw on Instagram or on pages of magazine or bellanaija.

In this post, I’ve got 3 eyebrow video tutorials for beginners. These videos will teach you the step by step process to use eye pencil or eyeshadow to draw and fill eyebrows to look clean and natural – even if you have scanty brows or mistakenly shaved everything off. Watch the eyebrow tutorial videos below or read the simple steps down below. If you prefer reading to watching video tutorial, I also wrote explanatory steps towards the end of this article (on page 2), and somewhere down I listed the names of the products used but you can also find them mentioned inside each videos.

#1. How to Do Eyebrow Video Tutorial by ThatIgboChick

*Also check out the next eyebrow video tutorial for beginners, it’s one of the simplest methods.

#2. How to Fill Over-Shaved Eyebrows: Video Tutorial by ChicNatural

*Ensure to Watch the next 2 videos that teach and show a slightly different method of sculpting and defining eyebrows with brow powder and concealer.


#3. How to Fill Sparse Eyebrows: Tutorial by Missy Lynn

**IF YOU PREFER TO READ THE STEPS, scroll down a bit to see a written list of steps on how to do eyebrows for beginners.

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

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



This part of the tutorial is for those who hate videos, and prefer to read the steps. Let’s go:

First off, you need to have a well shaped eyebrows BEFORE STARTING to put eye pencil on your brows – the video tutorial on how to fill/ draw eyebrow is here (click).

brides in tutorial filling eyebrows

Anyway, let’s continue with the steps by step instructions on how to do your eyebrows with eye pencil or powder eyeshadow:

STEP 1: Define and create the eye-brow shape you want

Using an eye pencil, outline/ line the top and bottom of your brows.

  • Comb your brows
  • Draw a semi-hard line at the bottom of your brow and extend it toward the arch, using an eye pencil
  • Draw another line at the top of the brow

To see how it is done, watch any of the above video tutorials OR see step 2 of the image on the left above.


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  1. Am very light an albino,so makeup tends to look a little too showy on my face.(if you know what I mean).asides from finding the right foundation color,lipstick color etc,I also have problems finding the right eye pencil color!!…its really frustrating.
    And also the fact that I can’t seem to get the brow shape no matter how hard I try,…doubly frustrating.
    Pls help!!

    • Dear Stephanie, I feel your struggles – trust me, you’re not alone. Here are my suggestions – in fact methods that I used myself:
      (1) One of the best ways to find the right foundation shade, as well as the best lip/ eye makeup colours is to visit a big makeup shop where they offer testing to help customers find matching shades.
      (2) Another way is to go to a makeup artist store and pay for a makeover. Makeup artists usually have so many foundation shades for diverse skin shades, including your cute albino shade; plus they know and have the eye pencil colors that will match different skin shades (even yours). >The makeup artist will test different foundation shades on you, until s/he finds the one that matches you. >>After they do the makeover on you, ask them the names and colour shade of every single item used on your face (foundation, lipstick, eye pencil, eyeshadow etc.). Write them down and keep buying those. >>A good idea is to take a snapshot of that look, and then try to recreate it by yourself, from time to time.

      (3) On the brow shape: Just watch how they do it for you at the makeover, and look at the photo or selfie you took that day, and then try to copy that eyebrow shape.

      Hope those tips help.

  2. 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…

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  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 will do just fine? keep up the good work up. I’m glad to have bumped into this.
    Thanks a million

  7. 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!!!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

      • 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.

  10. 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.

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

  12. Favour Ette says

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

  13. 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

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

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

  16. raphella di says

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

  17. 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.

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

  19. 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…

  20. 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?

  21. Oriname Ekharo says

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

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

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