Step 1

First, discover what product works for you: Pencils and powders tend to give a more natural finish, while pomade yields a bolder brow. In this tutorial, I’m after a soft but defined look, something that’s practical for every day. Essentially, you want to enhance your natural shape. Here’s how you discover what that shape is: Starting directly up from the corner of your nose, the width of your brows should be the distance from that corner to the outer edge of your eye. As for your arch, that should be in line with the outer edge of your iris.

Once you’ve figured out your shape and what kind of look you are going for, brush brows up and out with a spoolie (an eyebrow-grooming tool that looks like a mascara wand), making sure all hairs are going in the same direction.

Step 2

Using a brow pencil, lightly line the lower and upper arches. For a bolder look, grab an angled brush, your favorite pomade, and build gradually. It’s the secret to flawless brows.

Step 3

Gently fill in sparse areas using short strokes (the goal here is to create filler that resembles natural brow hairs).

Step 4

Apply clear eyebrow gel to hold your brows in place, brushing hairs out while smoothing the product in. Fill in sparse areas to make brows appear fuller.

Remember, following your brows’ natural shape (steps above!) is key when tweezing, plucking, or threading. Without the proper shape, brows won’t look amazing even if you are filling them in correctly.

Good luck, even though I know you don’t need it! You got this.