Look Up! 5 Tips for Filling in Thin Brows


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Put Eyebrows in Their Place

Whether you apply pencil, powder (or a combination of both) to your eyebrows, your efforts will be for naught if you don't hold those hairs in place. Most brow gels come with a mascara-like tube and wand. Using the wand to apply clear gel in short, upward strokes will encourage your brows to retain their natural arch while simultaneously keeping hairs in place.

If you'd like to add a little color to your brows while you're at it, opt for a tinted brow gel. You'll find dozens of shades at cosmetic counters or beauty bars. Applying tinted brow gel doesn't require the same degree of finesse as powders and pencils. This is especially ideal if you don't want to build extra time in makeup routine to recreate full brows. It's also helpful if you don't have a steady (or patient) hand; simply brush on the brow gel and you'll achieve instant, albeit subtle, color. And if you can't find the right shade, pick up a clear brow gel or mascara and use the wand to add matte eye shadow in small doses until you reach the desired color. It's an inexpensive way to customize your hue. Remember, too, that if you're in a pinch, you can spritz hairspray on a brow brush and run it over your brows to tame them [source: Hebert].