How to Fill in Brows with Eyeshadow

How to Fill in Brows Using Eyeshadow

The day I started filling in my brows, my entire view of makeup changed. Since the whole contouring and highlighting shebang, I pay more attention to how I apply my makeup. Whether I am staying home or going out, I never neglect my brows.

Touching up your brows is really the key to framing your entire look. Using eyeshadow to fill them in can be a great way to multi-task a product too. Not to mention how convenient it is when traveling! Make sure you use a matte shadow and one that is neutral in tone. Stay away from anything “golden” or with glitter as this will not look natural unless of course that’s the look you’re going for!

On another note, I also dye mine every few weeks and this helps in a major way. You can watch my tutorial here if you’re curious; a definite game changer especially during the Summer months. Now let’s get on with the tutorial!
How to Fill in Brows Using Eyeshadow


How to Fill in Brows Using Eyeshadow


  • Step 1 / Starting with clean brows, pick up product on the angled brush and sweep it in a straight line along the top of the brow until reaching the arch. Begin a little ways back from where the eyebrow begins since you don’t want the very front edge to be too dark.
  • Step 2 / Now trace the bottom edge of the brow from the innermost edge and back towards the arch.
  • Step 3 / Lightly pull the shadow down the tail towards the end, on top and bottom so they meet and the outer point.
  • Step 4 / Use a spoolie brush to comb through the brows to help blend the eyeshadow and see if there are any long pieces that need to be trimmed.
  • Step 5 / Carefully trim along the top of the brow if needed and use the brush to fill in any light/bald spots of the brow.
  • Step 6 / Use a clear brow gel over the entire brow to set the powder.



  1. Aleah
    June 15, 2018 / 5:14 PM

    Whenever I try to do my eyebrows they look too dark and too bushy. How can I fix this?

    • July 17, 2018 / 6:41 PM

      Shaping the brows can help with this but full brows are such a blessing too! <3

  2. J
    June 29, 2017 / 12:34 AM

    i have black hair and brown skin, what eyeshadow color should i use to fill in my eyebrows?? sorry i repeated again cus i entered my email wrong ! thank you ✨

    • T
      July 10, 2018 / 8:17 PM

      I just came across this for the first time, but I saw you didn’t get a response and thought I’d throw one in. I have black hair and light brown/dark tan skin, and I’d recommend you try a soft black or black/very dark brown.

  3. J
    June 28, 2017 / 4:58 AM

    I have black hair and brown skin, what eyeshadow color should i use to fill in my eyebrows?? thank you in advance ?

  4. February 3, 2016 / 10:11 AM

    I use the EXACT same supplies to fill in my brows, from the MAC shadow to the Mary Kay gel! I agree that its a total game changer, I especially like how much better I look in photos with filled in brows.

    • February 7, 2016 / 10:01 PM

      Hahaha that is seriously so cool! <3

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