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How To Get Gorgeous Brows With Your MUA Brow Pencil


It’s day nine of your 2020 GLOSSYBOX Advent Calendar and, of course, there’s yet another fab beauty product for you to unwrap! 

Want to know a bit more about what’s behind door number nine and how you can use it for the best brow results? Read on… 

About Your MUA Eyebrow Pencil 

This eyebrow pencil boasts a buildable formula that can be used to line, define and fill your brows effortlessly. Simply use the sharpened pencil to draw realistic hairs onto your brows and fill in any sparse areas, then shape and groom your brows with the spoolie end!

How To Fill In Your Eyebrows With A Pencil 

For easy eyebrow styling with a brow pencil, follow these simple steps: 

  1. Start by finding your natural eyebrow shape 
  2. Brush your brows with a spoolie 
  3. Outline the underneath of the tail of your brow 
  4. Fill in your brow with hair-like strokes 
  5. Blend by brushing through with a spoolie – again 
  6. Set with a brow gel 

1. Start by finding your natural eyebrow shape 

Start by finding out where your eyebrow should start and end. Hold your pencil vertical against your nose – the edge of the pencil that is closest to your nose marks the line where your brow should begin. Then, tilt your pencil roughly 45 degrees towards the outside of your eye – this is where the tail of your brow should be. 

Top tip: to find your ideal arch point in the middle of your brow, look straight forward and line up the outer edge of your pencil with the outer edge of your iris! 

2. Brush your brows with a spoolie 

Give your brows a quick groom by brushing them through with the spoolie end of your pencil. This will point out if your brows having any sparse areas that need filling, or if there are any stray hairs that need plucking. 

3. Outline the underneath of the tail of your brow 

Start filling in your brows by gently following the underneath of your eyebrows with your pencil – focusing especially on the tail end of your brow. Draw the delicate line from the inside to the outside of your brow. 

4. Fill in your brow with hair-like strokes 

Using short, upwards, dash-like strokes that mimic your natural hairs, softly fill in any sparse areas of your brow with your pencil. 

5. Blend by brushing through with a spoolie again 

Once your brows are filled, blend and brush out any excess product by using the spoolie end of your pencil again.  

6. Set with a brow gel 

To ensure your brows stay on top form from morning to night, set them and any product used with a coat of clear brow gel!


Three Top Tips For Upping Your Eyebrow Game 

  1. Don’t overpluck  Nobody wants to go back to having 2000s brows. Tidy up your brows by plucking away stray hairs, but try to let your natural brow shape free. 
  2. Find the right shade – make sure your pencil is the same shade as your natural eyebrow colour. Too dark or too light will not look natural. 
  3. Buff away harsh lines – Always brush away excess product in your brows to form a more natural shape. 

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Disappointed to have missed out on getting a MUA Eyebrow Pencil as part of the fab products in the 2020 GLOSSYBOX Advent Calendar? Don’t worry! Subscribe now and you’ll start receiving our monthly edition boxes instead. As a Glossy you’ll get five incredible beauty treats delivered to your door every month, as well as get access to plenty of other Glossy benefits such as discounts on our Limited Edition boxes and the GLOSSYBOX Skincare range!

Emily Cotton

Emily Cotton

Beauty Editor

I'm someone who loves getting glammed up, but I feel like I never have enough time. Frequently running between work, the gym and seeing friends means my makeup routine is quick and often touched up on the go. Therefore, beauty products that serve as multi-purpose are perfect for me - a blush that works for cheeks and lips is a must in my makeup bag!