Makeup How-To: Brow Shadow

A natural-looking way to enhance your over-plucked hairs.

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(Image credit: Kathryn Wirsing/Stephanie Stanley)

If you're like us, you spent the greater part of the 2000's plucking away your brows. Now that a fuller 'do is back, we're quietly sobbing about our sparse folicles. Never fear! Eyebrow powder can help fill in where your tweazer took away. Brow powder is a soft, natural approach to a fuller brow with a quick and super-easy application.

Start with your regular concealer (opens in new tab) and foundation (opens in new tab) application.

Step 1. Using a stiff, angled brow brush (we used Bobbi Brown Eye Brow Brush (opens in new tab)) and a brow shadow (opens in new tab) in the same shade as your current hue, hold the brush so the tip is where your brow hairs begin and brush upward in the front section and then as your hairs naturally grow.

Step 2. Continue to brush upward from the bottom of brows towards forehead until you get to the arch.

Step 3. Then, brush outward and down towards the ear to fill in the end of your brow. You can go over your strokes multiple times since powder is lightweight and might not be enough with first application.

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Photos by Kathryn Wirsing/Stephanie Stanley