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Brows Before Boys: Your Complete Guide To Filling In Your Brows Like A Pro!

Brows Before Boys: Your Complete Guide To Filling In Your Brows Like A Pro!

I learned to appreciate my naturally thick and bold brows much later in life. For years I was insecure about how they looked. They were bushy, dark and thick. It was only once I started threading and grooming them in college did I begin to slowly grow fond of them. To my surprise, I realised that it wasn’t just me, there are plenty of women who are insecure about their brows. Some complain that they’re either too thick or too sparse. If your concern belongs to the latter category, then investing in a brow filler product would be a good choice for you at the moment. Just a tiny bit of this product will fill in your brows and make them pop. Just before you buy one, it’s important to know that there isn’t just one variant of brow fillers – there are many. Are you ready to explore them all for brows that are totally on fleek?!

Types of Brow Products

Just how there are different textures to compacts, brow products aren’t any different. You can either pick them up in powder, pencil, colour, gel or pomade – whatever floats your boat. Just in case you need more clarity on these terms, feel free to keep scrolling. 


One of the most popular brow filler products out there is the pencil. They come in a variety of shades and you must pick one that comes closest to your natural brow’s tint. With a pencil, you are able to achieve, smoother, softer and natural-looking brows. Draw feather-like strokes starting from the sparse region and finishing at your outer corners by making upward and outward strokes using a brow pencil. Read below different types of eyebrow fillers.


If you’re aiming for a softer look, you must opt for a powder brow filler. These are great to use in sparse areas. When applying, your hand pressure needs to be light and gentle. In fact, you can use a pencil and powder together! After filling in the brows roughly with a pencil, you simply pat them with powder later on. This helps to set the look and make the product last longer on your brows. Use a spoolie to comb your brows to soften your edges. 

Brow Gel

Most brow gels are water-resistant and the texture of the product is more pigmented and sticky compared to other products. You can either use a brush or a wand to apply them to your brows. The best part is that their staying power lasts longer than other brow products, which means well-groomed brows through rain or shine.


This product comes in a pot and in most cases, you get an angular brush along with it too. The formula is creamy and is designed to colour, sculpt and define your brows. The product lasts all day and does not smudge even if it comes in contact with water.

A Step-By-Step Guide To Filling Your Eyebrows


Step 1: Use a tweezer to remove any stray hair. 

Step 2: Use a spoolie and brush your brows in an upward direction. Once that’s done, place a pair of scissors in a horizontal fashion and slowly trim the excess brow hair that’s gathered at the top. (This step helps to add definition and shape to your brows.)

Step 3: Apply brow powder/gel/pomade or use a pencil to fill in the gaps. After that’s done, use a spoolie again in an upward direction to blend the product. 

Step 4: Set your brows with a clear brow setting gel so that they don’t lose shape during the course of the day.

Step 5: And finally, brush your brows with translucent powder. It’ll make your eyebrows look sharp, neat and clean.

Best Eyebrow Fillers To Buy In India

Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow

This amazing tinted eyebrow gel needs no introduction. It’s one of the best eyebrow fillers out there and once you start using it, it becomes an addiction. Packed with tiny microfibers, this brow product does a fantastic job at shaping, filling and defining your brows.  

Pro: Contains tiny microfibers that help to shape, fill and define brows. 

Cons: More expensive compared to other products.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer

If quality is your priority then look no further, this brow definer and filler is your brow’s saviour! The triangular tip of the pencil is not only meant to outline the brows but to fill them as well. Keep this in mind – to create fine strokes, use the sharpest point of the tip. For thicker strokes, the backside of the pencil should work. Finally, for broad strokes, focus on using the pencil on its sides. This is one of the best eyebrow pencil you must try.

Pros: triangular tip, helps to create both, thick and fine strokes.

Cons: Only available at Sephora stores and online.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Colour

You aren’t a true fan of Stila beauty products if you don’t add this brow product of theirs to your makeup kit. Free from parabens, sulfate and phthalate, the formula of this brow filler glides on with ease. What’s pretty cool is that how amazing it dries up and doesn’t smudge even if your brows come in sudden contact with water. 

Pros: Free from parabens, sulfate and phthalate.

Cons: Only available at Sephora stores and online.

Makeup Forever Brow Liner Intense Brow Definer

For a more polished pair of brows, you might want to invest in this lovely brow definer. You’ll instantly fall in love with the ultra-soft tip and always keep in mind that you have to groom and fill in your brows starting from the direction of your hair growth. Make sure that you use the product on clean and bare brows for best results. 

Pros: Ultra-soft tip, compact packaging. 

Cons: Expensive.

NYX Professional Makeup Micro Brow Pencil

I’ve personally used this brow pencil before and yes, it’s gold! Since I already have naturally thick brows, this pencil is just perfect for adding shape and structure. The packaging is sleek and pretty, I think this fab brow product is an absolute must-have. 

Pros: Adds shape and structure to bros effortlessly. 

Cons: Less quantity. 

Smashbox Brow Tech To Go

Have you seen something as perfect as this wonderful brow product? Brought to you from L.A. with love, this baby is bound to make your brows stand out! The best part is that it’s sweat and waterproof. You never have to go retouch your brows after using this product. 

Pros: sweat and waterproof. 

Cons: Expensive.

The Body Shop Brow & Liner Kit

If you’re more comfortable with powders than with any of the products mentioned on this list, I recommend this brow and liner kit to you! It comes with a double-ended brush and does not burn a hole in your pocket. In case you were wondering, it’s ophthalmologically and dermatologically tested.  

Pros: Ophthalmologically and dermatologically tested.

Cons: Bulky packaging.

Flower Beauty Brow Vixen Tattoo Effect Stain

It’s time for you to experiment with beauty products from Flower. Oh, they’re wonderful, I tell you! Their concealers, blushes and now brow products are worth the bucks. This one, in particular, is enriched with vitamin E and aloe vera. Keep it on for 12 hours straight and I bet nothing can cause it to smudge or fade. 

Pros: Enriched with vitamin E and aloe vera.

Cons: Only available online. 

Maybelline New York Tattoo Brow Day Gel

Love drugstore beauty products? Then you need to get yourself this gorgeous brow gel. Loaded with royal jelly and aloe vera extract, your brows will get conditioned, filled and tinted all at the same time! 

Pros: Enriched with royal jelly and aloe vera extract.

Cons: Takes time to remove the product from brows.

L’Oreal Paris Brow Artist Pomade – 104 Brunette

Happiness is bringing this product home. You won’t regret it picking it up because it does make your brows go from meh to WOW in a jiffy. What’s great is that you can either go for a natural finish or a bold finish – all thanks to its buildable formula.

Pros: cute packaging, effective. 

Cons: doesn’t come in many shades.


– Is a brow pencil or powder better?

Well, it all depends on what look you prefer. While powder gives your brows a softer and more natural finish, pencils do the opposite. They create a bolder, sharper look. 

– What shade of brow pencil should you use?

Go with a shade that matches your natural brow colour (Unless you’ve chosen to go with a coloured brow product, this does not apply to you). For bolder brows, go one shade darker and for softer-looking brows, a lighter shade from your natural brow colour should do the trick. Avoid using black shades though as that can look too harsh. 

– How to get a brow pencil to stay on?

You can either use a bit of hairspray or translucent powder to set your brows. 

– A brow filler beginner tip?

If you don’t have a brow filler at home or with you at the moment, brushing a little of mascara product over your brows will surely fill them in. 

– Should the colour of my eyebrows match the colour of my hair?

Remember, your brows should always be darker than the hair you have on your head. 

Now that you know EVERYTHING about eyebrow fillers, have fun filling in your brows and experimenting with different colours and textures! Good luck. 

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15 Jul 2019

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