An eyebrow pencil, sometimes referred to as a brow pencil, is shaped like an ordinary pencil and contains makeup instead of lead inside. Makeup artists and users can draw on new eyebrows or enhance their existing eyebrows by applying the makeup to the desired area. The pencil shape makes application easier and faster. Not only is it easy to grip, but the pointed end lets the user control which areas the makeup is applied to.
Some women choose to shave or wax off their eyebrows completely and draw on new ones. They may not like the shape or color of their eyebrows, or they might simply want to try a new shape for fun. Before removing the eyebrows completely, a woman should consider whether or not she wants to take the time to draw them on every morning and maintain the skin while waiting for the hair to grow back. After removing the eyebrows and cleaning the skin, the woman draws the outline of her eyebrows on and fills in the outline with her chosen eyebrow pencil.
Women who don't want to completely remove their eyebrows can darken the color and alter the shape by adding the eyebrow pencil makeup over the existing eyebrows. A woman might create thicker or more arched eyebrows by extending the makeup past the top of the real eyebrow. To darken the eyebrow without changing its shape, she colors in only the existing eyebrow and wipes away any excess makeup.
Interested customers can buy a single eyebrow pencil to test out or spend a little extra on a brow kit. The brow kit typically includes an eyebrow pencil for outlining and defining, tweezers for plucking stray eyebrow hairs, and an eyebrow brush or comb for shaping the eyebrows. When choosing a color for the eyebrow pencil, users should choose a shade that matches their current hair color. A woman with color treated hair should go with the color of her current hair dye, not her natural hair color.
The last consideration when buying an eyebrow pencil is to decide whether a sharp thin pencil or a soft round pencil works the best. Each person will have her own preference. Thinner pencils allow for crisp lines and work well when drawing thin lines in small areas. The rounder pencils help soften harsh lines and work for creating a larger shape. Consider a larger pencil for drawing on the base of the eyebrow and a thinner pencil for adding the details afterward.