How to Draw Your Eyebrow: Basic & Pro tip

How to draw your eyebrow

In the final chapter of 3-part articles covering all about the Eyebrow makeup, we will focus on how to draw the eyebrow like a professional makeup artist.

This article is written and supervised by Namiko Fujiyama, former developer of Japanese cosmetic brand, and makeup specialist.

Drawing Basic Eyebrow shape

As covered in the previous article

eyebrow design theory step #0
Designing your eyebrow starts with careful planning.

Makeup 101: How to Shape & take care of your Eyebrow Hair”, It is important to prepare your brows and remove all the unnecessary hair before moving on to draw or designing your eyebrow. The right picture describes the three golden rule to design your eyebrow.

 

  • #1 The inner starting point of your eyebrow
  • #2 The ending point of your eyebrow
  • #3 The peak of your eyebrow

We will use that design for this how-to guide for drawing eyebrow.


Things you need:

  • Time: 10 min
  • An Eyebrow Pencil
  • An Eyebrow Powder
  • An Eyebrow Brush
  • A Screw Brush
  • A mirror & good lighting

Step 1: Drawing a line from peak to the end

Take one eyebrow pencil, and decide where your peak point #1 should be,

Step #1. Draw the outer end of your eyebrow.
Step #1. Draw the outer end of your eyebrow.

and where your brow ends by placing a dot there. Connect two dots by drawing with an eyebrow pencil.

 

SUQQU Pencil Eyebrow: JPY 4,000

SUQQU Eyebrow pencil
SUQQU Eyebrow pencil

Produced with utmost care on the balance of thickness and hardness of the pencil core. A waterproof type that works great even on the oily type skin. Comes in two colors; grey and brown.

 

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Step 2: Draw an outline of the eyebrow from the inner corner

Step #2: Start from the innermost side of the eye, and draw eye eyebrow line towards the peak.
Step #2: Start from the innermost side of the eye, and draw eye eyebrow line towards the peak.

Start from the center of your face, and draw lines parallel to each other. You can give a different impression by drawing the eyebrow line in a straight manner or the curved/arched manner. This heavily depends on your natural facial line.

*Designing tip: if you make your eyebrow thinner, it would give more mature, elegant look. If you make it bolder, it would give you stronger, willful impression. It’s fun to try out the different thickness of your eyebrows, to see what fits you the most depending on the mood. 

 


Step 3: Use Eyebrow powder to fill in the gap with an Eyebrow brush 

Step #3: After drawing the outline, fill it in with eyebrow powder and eyebrow makeup brush.
Step #3: After drawing the outline, fill it in with eyebrow powder and eyebrow makeup brush.

Take some eyebrow powder on the edge of the eyebrow brush, and gently stroke your eyebrow starting from the center and towards the end of brows. Use small zig-zag movement, to firmly apply powder not on the eyebrow hair but on the skin underneath it like described in the picture on the right.

 


Step 4: Blur the edge of your eyebrow with a brush

Use eyebrow brush or a screw brush to smooth out the edges for a natural finish. The innermost and outermost side of the brows should be lighter than the center.

Step #4: Use the same brush to blur out the edge of your brow design
Step #4: Use the same brush to blur out the edge of your brow design

You can use any Recommended Eyebrow Brushes from the Japanese high-end Makeup brush brands.

 


Z-6 Eyebrow Brush: $40

Chikuhodo Eyebrow brush with 100% Racoon dog hair.
Chikuhodo Eyebrow brush with 100% Racoon dog hair.

Tame unruly brow hairs and create smooth, beautiful brow line with this brush!

  • Hair: Tanuki raccoon dog hair
  • Bristle shape: flat
  • Bristle length: 5-7mm

GSN-12 Eyebrow brush: $25

With its diagonal shape of bristle, this brush is perfect for drawing detailed and natural eyebrow lines effortlessly.

Slanted, Mix haired GSN-10 Eyebrow brush from Chikuhodo
  • Hair: Tanuki 
  • Bristle shape: diagonal
  • Bristle length: 5,5-7,5mm
  • Total length: 175mm

Koyudo BP045 Eyebrow brush: $24

A weasel eyebrow brush from the BP series, one of the Koyudo’s high-end model.

  • Color: White 

    Eyebrow brush from Koyudo's high-end model, BP series
    Eyebrow brush from Koyudo’s high-end model, BP series
  • Bristle Material: Weasel
  • Bristle Shape: slanted
  • Bristle Size: 6mm

 


Should the eyebrow color match hair color? Choosing the right eyebrow color

For those who have dyed your hair may wonder which color should they chose for the eyebrow color. Unless you have your brows also dyed in the same color, It is generally a good idea to stick to your natural hair color for the eyebrow.

Pick the color similar to your natural hair color for the eyebrow powder, and use eye mascara one color lighter than your powder, to make your eyebrow better match the hair without making it look too unnatural.

Alright! I hope you have enjoyed this 3-part articles covering the latest eyebrow makeup trend, basic how-to for taking care of the brows.

Written & Directed by Namiko Fujiyama
Illustration & Translation by Hiro Kano

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