Many people suffer from thinning or pale eyebrow pencil which can sometimes be very difficult to see and so are unable to perform their duty of framing the face and eyes to create more definition and balance to the face. If this applies to you there is no need to despair, there are many different ways in which we can enhance our eyebrows so that they complement and set off our features in a more positive way. With the proper eyebrow shaping, your brows will draw attention to your eyes. Well-defined brows give your face that proper balance and soften your facial features.With the right application, you can end up with natural looking brows, those that will give your face a dramatic lift.
There are a few different ways in which people can augment their eyebrows such as hair transplants, makeup and hair growth products, but the easiest and simplest way to add depth and color to our eyebrows is by using the eyebrow pencil. Eyebrow pencils are able to define and improve on existing eyebrows creating more shape and outlined arches; this can create a thicker, fuller look to the brow which adds more character to the facial features. As well as eyebrow pencils, there are powders and creams that can be used to add color and a natural finish to the brow once the initial definition has been completed with the pencil.
Before applying any kind of eye makeup it is important to make sure that the area is clean, this can be done by using a normal eye makeup remover or some alcohol on a cotton pad. When the area is clean, you need to make three guideline marks on the brow with the pencil, one at the beginning, next to the nose, the middle and at the tapered end furthest from the center.
Once these points have been plotted then you can begin marking the line along the bottom of the brow using delicate feathered strokes from inside to out so that the line is kept clean and natural, drawing a single line stroke will look more false and 'painted' than short, light strokes. Using a very sharp eyebrow pencil can create a very unnatural and severe look which is not attractive so it is always best to just pinch the tip of the pencil before use so that the line is kept soft, broad and natural.
Once the bottom line is in place then, using light strokes in an upward motion, you can start filling in the brows. Add more pressure to the pencil in order to define the area around the arch and use a cotton bud to smudge the edges in order to create a blended and natural shading effect. If you want your brows to look like they haven't been plucked, without looking unkempt and overgrown, try balancing out your brows with your facial features. Use eyebrow stencils to determine how much hair you want to leave on, and then use tweezers to pluck any excessive hair from the edges.This way you will have all natural brows, without looking severe or made-up.With a little bit of practise you will find that it is possible to have perfectly shaped eyebrows even if you are not blessed with a naturally dark and defined set.