How To Draw Eyebrow

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How To Draw Eyebrow

Can you spot what’s different in the image for this step? I’ve added shadows in the forest of hair. If you shaded the skin as light as mine, use a 2B pencil to shade over your entire eyebrow. Don’t press too hard.

Before drawing your eyebrows on, brush translucent powder over the area to help set and dry your skin. Mix various shades of eyeshadow until you match your current hair color, then draw it onto your brow ridge with a brush to create the basic eyebrow shape. Draw on individual hairs with a black-brow eyebrow pencil. Finally, brush a sealant over your eyebrows to keep them smudge-free for 24 hours! For more help, including how to define light or over-plucked eyebrows, read on…

Mix black and brown eye shadows together to closest match your current hair color. You will be using this mixture to draw on the base of your brow. A combination of black with one or more shade of brown tends to look the most natural.

A little bit of black powder in a light brown mix will make the lighter shade look more convincing, while some brown will soften the harshness of pure black.[3]

Time to draw the upper portion of hair. I usually draw the first row really thin/light and then increase the thickness/darkness with the following rows.

When you are finished, compare both eyebrows straight on to ensure they are fairly symmetrical. Don’t worry about any minor differences as no one’s natural eyebrows match perfectly. If you’re having trouble freehanding your eyebrow’s basic shape, try using an eyebrow stencil as a guide.

[16] These tools are widely available at most stores that carry cosmetics. If you are trying to achieve a natural look, avoid creating sharp angles or boxy points. If your eyebrow’s natural arch is quite dramatic, however, you shouldn’t smooth it down.

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H and 2B pencils Mechanical Pencil with 4B Ain (Pentel) Lead Kneaded Eraser Canson Bristol Paper

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Brush eye shadow onto your eyebrows. Lightly load an angled cosmetic brush and drag it along your brow. Start from the outside edge and move in towards your nose against the hair grain. Unlike when you’re working from scratch, eye shadow here is meant to create the illusion of thickness with your natural brow hairs.

You will be working with a much lighter shade here. If your skin is pale and your hair is light, use a neutral taupe. If your skin and hair are darker, use a neutral dark brown instead.[8]

This video gives a good tutorial on finding your ideal eyebrow shape and then filling in the brow with pencil.

Brush on a thin layer of cosmetics lacquer or sealant over your new eyebrows. The sealant will keep your drawn on eyebrows smudge free for up to 24 hours. If you find that the sealant gives your brows too much of a shine, add another dusting of translucent powder.

The powder will mattify and remove the sheen.[6]

Create the basic shape with the eye shadow mix. Use a small slanted makeup brush to form the base of your eyebrow. Use your brow ridge as a guide for your eyebrows’ shape. Drawing drastically away from your brow ridge will make your eyebrows look less realistic.

Otherwise, you can experiment with different shapes before deciding which looks right for you. If you don’t have a small enough makeup brush, you can use a cotton swab instead.[4]

Get a thin razor and go along the out sides to shape them. You could also get them professionally done.

In this step, I didn’t add any new hairs. I just looked at which ones were overlapping and used the sharpest edge of my 4B mechanical pencil to darken those areas. This will make the eyebrow look more interesting.

Eyebrows frame the face and are an important part of how we express emotions. Because of this, subtle changes to their shape and color can drastically impact someone’s look. Whatever your reason for drawing on your eyebrows, there many different techniques you can use to achieve the perfect look!

While that’s great for cartoons and manga, it’s quite unrealistic.

Do not outline it like the image below. It will be very obvious in your final drawing and a complete pain to erase!

Do not make the mistake of drawing a single row of hairs in an attempt to cover the entire eyebrow. More on that later.

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For light eyebrows, it is better to use a powder product to fill them in, as it can be used a lot lighter than a pencil or gel, so it will look more natural.

It depends on how dark your skin is. If your skin is lighter, use lighter brown, if your skin is darker, use darker brown.

Pat translucent powder over your eyebrow area. Powder will help set your foundation and concealer. It also helps to ensure your skin is nice and dry. If there is too much moisture when you draw them on, your eyebrows may start to run. [2]

Use a pencil to add individual “hairs.” Use a black-brown eyebrow pencil sharpened to a fine point. Draw small lines from the bottom of your eyebrow outline feathered away from your nose. A few stray “hairs” that don’t perfectly line up with your brow outline will keep your eyebrows from looking too perfect and more like real eyebrows.

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Your ultimate goal is to get a smooth transition from upward pointing to downward pointing hairs.

Avoid overextending your eyebrows’ tail. Hold an eyebrow pencil from your nostril diagonally to your brow. The point where the pencil intersects with your brow ridge is where your eyebrow should end. Extending beyond this spot will make your eyebrows look less natural.

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It depends on your particular preference. You can ask a professional at your local store for assistance in picking one out.

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If you want to draw clean, sharp eyebrows, shade the area above the eye and blend it out first before you start. It doesn’t have to be perfect. This step eliminates the amount of shading and blending you’ll have to do later on.

If you see any inconsistencies in value or you think you’d like a darker eyebrow, go over some hairs with a sharp 4B mechanical pencil and darken overlapping hairs or individual hairs that you want to stand out more than others.

With an H pencil, use my shadow-lining technique to outline the shape you want the eyebrow to have. If you use this technique, your outlines will blend in perfectly when you draw the actual hairs later.

Español: delinear las cejas, Deutsch: Augenbrauen nachzeichnen, Português: Desenhar suas Sobrancelhas, Italiano: Definire le Sopracciglia con la Matita, Français: dessiner ses sourcils, Nederlands: Je wenkbrauwen bijtekenen, Русский: нарисовать брови, 中文: 画眉, Bahasa Indonesia: Mewarnai Alis Mata Anda, العربية: رسم حاجبيك, Tiếng Việt: Vẽ lông mày, ไทย: เขียนคิ้ว, 한국어: 눈썹 그리는 방법

It’s up to you how you want to design your eyebrow, so you can add more hair if you want.

If you think it still looks pasted on, use a sharp H pencil to draw really light hairs around the top and side.

If you used the shadow lining technique for your outline in step 1, you will notice that it has blended in well and there should be no need to erase it.

Use tinted brow mascara. Just like mascara for eyelashes, brow mascara (sometimes called brow gel) enhances eyebrows by coating individual hairs, making them appear longer, darker, and more defined. Pick a gel that’s closest to your natural hair color, and brush it on going from your nose to your arch.

Brow mascara also works to shape your eyebrows and keep them in place all day.[15]

At this point, the eyebrow still looks like it’s sort of pasted onto the face. We’ll fix this in the next step.

When filling in the middle portion of the eyebrow, focus on drawing hairs that flow in the direction that seems most natural to you.

I’m not adding any more hairs on the left side of the eyebrow because I don’t know if that will be enough yet. I’ll be able to decide later when I draw the upper portion of the eyebrow.

With your fingers, put some pressure along your eyebrow and move the skin up and down. You’ll find that your eyebrows grow along the brow bone. The brow bone is the protruding area directly above your eye socket. When you don’t know where to draw an eyebrow, visualize the eye socket around the eye.

Yes, but the results often do not turn out well. There are more expensive eyebrow dyes you can order that work much better. It might be better to just fill your eyebrows in with a temporary filler.

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Keep your eyebrows well-shaped. Even if your natural brows are all but invisible, it is important to keep them well-groomed. By keeping your eyebrows professionally shaped, you will have more definition to work from.

Wax or thread them on a regular basis.[7] Even if you aren’t happy with your natural eyebrow shape, try taking as many cues from it as possible when drawing on new ones. Drawn on eyebrows based on real brows will look much more natural than brows created freehand.

The structure of this tutorial will be similar to my previous one on eyelashes: examples with explanations and then application in a step by step format.

Okay, last step! We just added some shadows inside the boundary of the eyebrow. Now it’s time to draw shadows around the outside. If your light source is coming from the top (like mine), draw your shadows directly below the eyebrow and/or sides only. Subtle shadows will do. Avoid hard edges!

Eyebrow hairs also come in a variety of shapes such as the ones below. Find the right combination/grouping to get your desired look or just go with the flow.

Be very careful not to overdo it. It’s hard to erase thin lines. If you do need to erase any hairs or make them appear lighter, pinch your kneaded eraser until it looks as sharp as a knife and then press it directly on the hair to lift a layer of graphite away.

Slow down and carefully plan the placement of each stroke you make and try to make them as unpredictable as possible. Avoid predictable patterns like the ones below.

You should try to get a color close to your hair color. If you have lighter hair, you should use a light shade of brown.

You probably don’t need to draw on your eyebrows if they’re that bushy. You can brush your eyebrows up and carefully trim them with nail scissors to reduce the bushiness.

Prepare your canvas. Before applying any makeup, your face should be cleaned, moisturized, and dried. If you wear a full face of makeup, make sure the following steps are finished before starting your brows: Begin with a layer of makeup primer.

Primer will prevent your makeup from smudging and help it to last longer. This is extremely important when trying to maintain the illusion of natural eyebrows on bare skin. Sponge on a light layer of foundation.

Follow up by adding concealer to any problem areas you want to cover up. Blend well with a makeup sponge or your fingertips. Many people use only bronzer or only blush, but if you use both start with the bronzer.

Once these elements are ready, you can move on to drawing your brows.[1]

Go slow, and make small strokes. Try to get a natural shape and get an eyebrow pencil that could mimic hairs.

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What if your eyebrows are bushy and you can’t see a natural shape?

Hey guys! In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to draw realistic and subtle eyebrows. Learn how to draw eyebrows that compliment a drawing instead of sticking out like a sore thumb!

Define your main brow shape with an eyebrow pencil. Use your existing eyebrows as a guide when determining a shape. Fill in your brow using small, light strokes until you’re happy with your eyebrows’ shape and thickness.

It is very important to match your brow pencil closely with your hair and complexion.[9] Try to find one that is close to your natural hair color but a few shades darker. If you dye your hair, it may look more natural to match the hair on your head rather than your existing brows.

Fill in patches. Many people have small bald patches within their eyebrows, but chronic over-tweezers may find them particularly worrisome. Use an eyebrow pencil or dust on powder with an angled brush.

Pick a pencil or powder that is close to the same shade as your natural eyebrows. Layering with both can create a more natural look. When using a fine pencil, fill in with multiple light strokes to mimic the look of individual hairs.

Delicately brush off excess pigment with a clean makeup brush. Add another layer of pigment and do another brush-off. Repeat this process until your eyebrows are as dark as you’d prefer. Set your brows with gel to keep the makeup from rubbing off as you go about your day.

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Grow them back. The first thing you should do to fix over-plucked eyebrows is to stop plucking and waxing. The best way to achieve a good brow shape is to let them grow out for about a year or so. Using a brow razor to shape will help stimulate growth.

[11] If you absolutely can’t stop tweezing, let your brows grow for at least three weeks before plucking again.[12] Too-frequent plucking can damage your follicles, causing permanent damage.[13]

Add an additional layer or two. As the ends of the hairs start coming in contact with the upward pointing hairs, allow your strokes to slowly merge into the same direction.

Eyebrow length varies from person to person, but the average length is only slightly longer than the length of the eye itself.

It’s actually kind of your choice. You should choose a good quality brand. If you go to department stores like Macy’s, you can go to a bunch of makeup counters and sample eyebrow pencils to choose which one you like best.

Can I dye my eyebrows with regular DIY hair dye from the store?

Make slight changes in the hair direction and amount of curve. Join some hairs together by their ends as well.

Eyebrow hairs are usually shorter at the end of the eyebrow and as a rule of thumb, the lighter the hair, the shorter it is.

Now, add an additional row or two. Remember to draw hairs at the beginning of the eyebrow longer than ones at the end.

We want to draw hairs that point in 3 main directions: Up, down and from left to right (or right to left if you’re drawing the left eyebrow).

Keep your strokes fairly thin. I always try to keep the tip of my pencil as sharp as possible for each stroke. Once your pencil starts to become blunt, individual hairs will blur together and eventually disappear as they blend in with each other.

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We’re going to draw hairs going in several different directions. Using a sharp 2B pencil, let’s start by drawing a single row on the bottom and go from left to right. These hairs grow in the upward direction and start pointing downward near the end of the eyebrow.

As for the shape, there’s no one correct way. Just play around with different shapes while following along the brow bone.

My eyebrows are so light and sparse that it looks like I have no eyebrows, help?

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