Bold brows are having a moment.  And all of us who spent our high school years torturing ourselves with cheap tweezers rejoiced.

Unfortunately, my "eyebrow game" is naturally more of a unibrow than Cara Delvigne-esque bold brows (what a flattering thing to admit on social media.) However, an eyebrow pencil kinda changed my life.

If you're like me, you don't wear a whole lot of makeup, and eyebrow pencils are something you associate with old makeup ladies.  I am confident that despite the less-than-verbose description, you know exactly what I'm talking about when I say "old makeup lady."

Well, eyebrow pencils can work for anyone.  And there is a way to do it and make it look natural.  It's all in the kind of pencil you get.

Go for one that's self-sharpening (rolls up rather than looking like a school pencil), with a fine tip.  The finer the tip, the more "hair-like" your strokes are going to look.  I like the Merle Norman automatic brow pencil and this one from Milani.

Before - looking a little straggly:

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After - much more filled-in and uniform:

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Something else to be careful with is the color.  It's tempting to go for a dark brown to be bolder, but a taupe color usually blends in much better and looks more natural.

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I've been filling my brows in almost every day. It makes me feel much more put-together, which I realize is weird. Oh well. Try it and see!


  1. Loving this bold brow movement. Especially because I've always had thicker eye brows. I think yours look absolutely stunning. You have beautiful eyes :)

    1. Your eyebrows are STUNNING. Thank you so much!


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