Isn’t it about time we put the age old battle of pencil vs. powder to rest? When it comes time to decide which brow filling option is best for you remember these two words: it depends. That’s right; there is no clear cut winner in this pencil/ powder battle. The better brow is simply dependent on what you’ve got to work with and which type of look you’d like to achieve.
For someone with over plucked or naturally sparse brows, a pencil may be a smarter choice, as it tends to be more accurate than a powder. Also, if you’re looking for a more precise or polished look, the pencil wins again. Just make sure you use a high quality brow pencil that won’t tug the delicate skin around your eyes. Look for something that glides on smoothly and won’t smear.
To get a precise, polished penciled look use light, short strokes that resemble your natural hairs. Blend as needed. Be careful not to overdraw or use long lines, which look unnatural and harsh. Finish up with Brow Set to keep your look in place all day and night.
If you are someone with bushy or naturally bold brows, a brow powder is what you need. Powders tend to blend easily with hairs and provide a more natural look. The general rule is to choose a color one shade lighter than your natural for those with darker hair colors and to match the color of your darkest hair for blondes and redheads.
Using an angled brush, lightly apply the powder over brows (once again, use short strokes). Finish up with Brow Set.
Which brow tool do you prefer?