Drawing the eyebrow has become a trend in makeup, because the eyebrow defines and adds beauty to makeup. Though it appears easy to draw, it’s not all that easy, it took me 2 months to learn how to draw my eyebrows and more to learn how to draw on others, yours might take a longer or shorter time. You just have to keep practicing and keep improving.

So this article is a complete guide on eyebrow tutorials for beginners, amateurs and professionals, so sit down and read to the end.

Let’s start with the tutorial for beginners, you will find the next tutorial for amateurs and professionals before the end of this article.

How to begin drawing the eyebrows

Before drawing your eyebrows as a beginner, you have to understand some basic things to help you draw your brows better.

  • You have to start drawing a vertical line from the bridge of the nose and stop right at the point of your arch. The place marked in the image below is the bridge of the nose.
  • To know your arch, use a pencil or anything long, putting it at an angled position as shown in the image below, the place circled is the arch point.
  • To know the end point, that is the point where your brows should stop, put your pencil at an angle point to the side of your eyes as shown in the image.

Step by step eyebrow tutorial

  • Make sure your eyebrow is properly carved
  • Brush it upwards with a spiral brush or a mascara brush
  • Line/draw the eyebow with your brown pencil, make sure to follow your eyebrow shape.
  • Your lines shouldn’t be dark, if it’s dark, it won’t look natural anymore.
  • After drawing, fill in the brows with a brown eyebrow filler and highlight the under brow with a concealer that is lighter than your skin, this is to bring out the beauty of it
  • After that, highlight the upper part with a concealer that is close to your skin tone or concealer that is same with your skin tone
  • After highlighting, you blend the concealer to get a very neat finishing

That’s that for the beginners eyebrow tutorial now let’s learn more on eyebrows.

8 eyebrow hacks you must know

  • The eyebrows is the first thing I do when applying makeup, this is because it gives me the opportunity to correct mistakes if I made any. Think of it this way, if I apply foundation first before drawing my eyebrow and I make a mistake, then what do I do?

Do I clean the foundation or do I just leave the eyebrow fails that way? None of both options are fine, that’s why I find it perfect to draw the eyebrows first.

  • Most times, we spoil our eyebrow shapes with the way we carve our brows, the natural eyebrow shapes should be properly inspected before carving, because the way we carve our eyebrows determine the way we draw it and if you don’t draw it right, you get a bad makeup.

One trick is this, if your eyebrows is not properly carved, allow it to grow again then you can carve it properly.

  • Some women have full eyebrows naturally, just like me, so what I just do to mine, is take out little hair when carving, so I don’t have to spoil my natural eyebrow shape.
  • The eyebrow makeup is important because it adds a different kind of beauty to your makeup, just like the artificial eyelashes, a makeup without artificial lashes makes it appear “casual”, this is because the artificial eyelashes enhances the eyeshadow, therefore, making the eyeshadow applied look different.

I’d beg a client to fix lashes because I know how important it is to fix lashes during makeup, unless I don’t want it to look professional.

So here are two things to try:

  1. Try a makeup with the eyebrow drawn on and a makeup without the eyebrow drawn on, and see if there’s a difference and which one you prefer.
  2. Apply makeup, (if you don’t know how to apply makeup, go for a professional makeup artist or watch tutorials on my YouTube channel to help you during your makeup) without artificial lashes, take a picture and after that, put on the artificial eyelashes and see the difference.
  • Most times I spend more than 15 minutes drawing just my eyebrows because I just have to get it right, the eyebrow is not something to be in a hurry to do during makeup, you have to take all the time, if you have to use one hour, then use it to avoid eyebrow fails.
  • Then after drawing the eyebrows, I apply concealer, I use a concealer that is one shade lighter than my skin to highlight the down part of the brows, concentrating more on the arch. And then I use the concealer that is same shade with my skin to highlight the upper brows this is make your foundation blend properly with the concealer during your facial makeup.
  • Drawing your eyebrows without concealer is fine and cool as long as it’s not too bold and dark but there’s no other sweet experience such as applying concealer after drawing your brows. With the concealer on, one can tell you drew your eyebrow from afar and also see the beauty of it.

So the essence of concealer, is to make your eyebrow neater, enhanced and outstanding. With concealer on your eyebrows, you can wear your eyebrow without makeup. I hope you can tell the difference in the image below.

The first eyebrow wasn’t highlighted but the second was, the highlighting makes it neat and appealing to the eyes.

Eyebrow drawn on
  • Eyebrow without makeup is something I like practicing when I don’t have time for makeup or when I don’t feel like wearing a makeup. So I just draw my eyebrows and apply foundation and powder.

How do you draw your eyebrows?

Don’t get confused with eyebrow or eyebrows, when you say eyebrow, you are referring to just one of your brows and eyebrows is just both of them, so eyebrow or eyebrows, anyone that works for you is fine.

Back to my question, how do you like your eyebrow drawn on? Do you conceal after drawing? Do you apply foundation first before drawing your brows? Do you like dark and bold eyebrows?

Drawing the eyebrows is mainly on personal preference so don’t be afaird to try out what you think is best for you. But I hope you get the best practices with my tutorials.

Eyebrow shapes for different faces

We all have different shapes of faces, there is oval, round, long, diamond, heart, and finally square or block face.

These faces determines a lot about the shapes of eyebrow drawn on.

Most times, I don’t use the rule of drawing a particular eyebrow shape when doing makeup on a client. This is because, as I get to see many faces, they have different eyebrow shapes, so I just have to draw the eyebrow to fit on the person’s face.

Do you know the shape of your face and the eyebrow shapes that works for you? Just relax as am going into details about the eyebrows.

Eyebrow drawn on
photo credit @suhaibduad
  1. Oval faces: a person with an oval face should be using the soft arched eyebrows
  2. Long faces: long faces should wear high arches eyebrow
  3. Round face: a round faced person should draw the straight eyebrow.
  4. Square or block faces: should use “s” shaped eyebrow
  5. Heart faces: should use low arch, round curved eyebrows.
  6. Diamond faces: should use curved eyebrows.

Eyebrow tutorial for amateurs and professionals

Below is a video eyebrow tutorial of how I draw my eyebrow, this tutorial is more advanced

If you don’t like the video tutorial, then proceed with the written tutorial below.

  • Apply your foundation on your eyebrow with a damp (wet) beauty blender or beauty sponge, after that, apply your powder with your powder brush. This will make your brows look different from the normal eyebrows you draw. The essence of applying foundation and powder is to make it easier for you to highlight and draw your lines.
  • Brush your brows upwards not horizontally. Brushing it upwards will help you know the length of your hair, this is important because you need to know the point where you should start drawing your lines.
  • Sharpen your pencil and make it pointy, if you use gel liner to draw your brows, it’s okay to use it. I use Davis pencil color 3 to draw my brows. If you love a natural eyebrow, you have to use a brown pencil, not black or any other color.
  • Start drawing a thin line vertically from the bridge of the nose as shown in the image below, and stop right at the point of your arch then draw a stroke down, (the arch is the point circled in the image above) Do the same thing for the upper brows, draw the upper line the same way you drew the down one. In this image, you see the upper and down lines are drawn horizontally, that is how you draw your eyebrows, the same pattern of line you draw down, you also draw it up.
  • Brush the brows upwards and fill in the empty space (where you have no hair) with brown gel liner, using an eyebrow filler or eyebrow pencil is fine but to get a better eyebrow look, use a gel liner to fill in.
  • After filling in, brush the brows upwards again and check for empty spaces in your eyebrows and fill in either with pencil or gel liner, if your brows are properly filled, sharpen your pencil and make it pointy then draw tiny strokes at the beginning of your brows. This is to make it appear like your natural eyebrow. Just like mine in the image below.
  • Highlight with a creamy concealer, use a lighter color down your eyebrows and use a concealer that is close to your skin color to highlight the upper brows, the reason why I recommend using your skin color concealer up is so that your foundation won’t have a hard time blending with the concealer during your makeup.
  • After highlighting, use a damp beauty blender or blending brush to blend out the concealer. You can apply your makeup after or you can choose to wear your brows without makeup, but you have to apply powder for it to look pleasant to the eyes.

It’s just that simple!!!

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