The Different Eyebrow Fillers
Like we’ve mentioned before, there are numerous types of products out there you can use to make your eyebrows pop out just right. Each of them has their own merits, as well as some disadvantages. Once you get to know each one, you’ll be able to choose the right one for you, depending on your unique needs.
Eyebrow pencils are without a doubt one of the most popular and most widely used eyebrow fillers out there. They’re simple to use, since you basically just “draw” it on. Pencils are known for creating softer, more natural-looking eyebrows than most products, and thanks to how they are made, they’ll make an excellent base for other fillers, such as powders and gels.
The best way to use eyebrow pencils is to improve on what you already have. If you feel that your eyebrows are a bit uneven, or their tails aren’t as thick as you want them to be, or if the gaps between your brows are too wide, then the pencil is best suited for you. Despite their versatility, however, pencils can be limited in their use. Because they’re best suited for emphasizing what’s already there, they may be no good if you need something that can do more than emphasize.
Much like pencils, eyebrow powders are mostly used to fill in the gaps in your brows, or to make less thick areas more pronounced by adding in layers. When applied, powders add shadows underneath the hair, making them look like they have a thicker volume than they actually do. A good rule to follow when using powders is to pick a shade that’s close to your hair color.
Because of its powdery consistency, however, these types of fillers shouldn’t be used on dry skin without using a primer of some sort or a moisturizer beforehand.
Unlike powders or pencils, eyebrow gels are mostly used to hold the shape of an eyebrow, which gives them a more defined look in the process. They’re best used on people who have thick, unruly eyebrows, since they’re pretty good at keeping the more unruly hairs in place. This gives your eyebrows a well-groomed look that you can’t achieve just with a pencil.
Since gels are best used on thick or unruly eyebrows, they can be of little help when you have sparsely populated brows.
Much like eyebrow gels, pomades are used to keep the hairs on your brow in place. Unlike gels, however, pomades are less specialized in holding hair firmly, and more on adding a bit of texture and definition, making it a good alternative to gels if you don’t have thick eyebrows. While it can be a quick way to improve thinner brows, they can still used to emphasize thick brows as well.
If you need a major splash of color to your eyebrows, then eyebrow markers may just be what you’re looking for. They’re an excellent way to create depth and emphasize shape, and they’re also perfect to use on sparse eyebrows. Etching it on in strokes would make it look like you’re adding hair individually, giving your brows a more natural look. It can be easy to overdo it with markers so when dealing with them, less is always more.
They’re also great to use if you live somewhere humid, or if you have a particularly oily skin, since markers are well-known for their staying power.
Choosing the Right Pigment
Now that you have a grasp on the different types of eyebrow fillers, you’ll need to choose the right kind of shade for you. This can be a bit challenging, since picking the wrong shade would make your eyebrows seem unnatural. It all boils down to what makes you unique, like your hair color and your skin tone.
For Dark Hair
When you have brown or black hair, it’s best to use a shade that’s 1-2 shades lighter than your hair color. This ensures that your eyebrows wouldn’t look too dark or overly-pronounced, which is just as bad as having eyebrows that don’t pop out at all.
For Lighter Hair
If you have blonde hair or something lighter, then using a shade that’s darker than your hair color will work best for you. This will help your eyebrows stand out better without making it look too unnatural or drawn-in. It should also be dark enough to give your brows a bit of definition.
For Red Hair
Choosing a shade for red hair can be a bit tricky, but most experts suggest using a blonde color to help compliment the red in your hair. A good rule of thumb to follow is the lighter it is, the better, since eyebrow color for redheads tend to be on the lighter.
What ultimately is the best product for others may not work best for you. Conversely, what works best for you, may be disastrous for someone else. Each person is built differently from one another, which comes with their own unique set of needs. In order to find which product or combination of products is best for you, be mindful of your needs and don’t be afraid to try something new.