If you were overzealous about tweezing your brows, or notice that they disappeared over time, this guide will help you choose the right color to fill in the sparse spots. In order to pick the right shade, you will need to consider your complexion color as well.

For Black Brows

Opt for dark brown over onyx, which has too much contrast for most skin tones.

For Brunette Brows

Go for dark taupe, which is neutral and works on most skin tones. If you have a warm complexion, you can try golden brown tones to brighten your face.

For Blonde Brows

Soft Taupe is your best bet. Be sure to avoid anything too warm, because the hue could make hairs look orange.

For Gray Brows

Salt-and-pepper-haired types would be wise to choose a shade with some brown in it. Go lighter brown if you have more gray and darker if you have more pepper.

For Red Brows

A red filler will be too much. Instead, try a color that matches the warmth of your hair without lightening them too much.

Explore Your Options:

Brows grow 0.15 millimeters a day, which eventually slows down with age. With numerous options available, you can easily add this step to your daily makeup routine. As for the method of choice, that will depend on the issue.


If you have gaps to camouflage or need to bulk up thin brows, a pencil can be ideal for precision. You can draw in feathery strokes to correct unevenness.


If you have a healthy amount of hair but want a thicker, fuller appearance overall, this will do the trick. Powders tend to blend well in between hairs and into the skin for a natural look.

Gel in a Pot

If your brows are unruly and tend to sprout up at odd angles, these multitaskers offer tint and add volume as well as hold so brows remain in place.

Mascara-Like Gel in a Tube

If you want a quick fix to tame unruly brows, this one is for you. The spooly will sweep the hairs into place while the gel will set and coat the brows with a sheer tint.

Eyebrow Sealer

This product is a waterproof and non-glossy lifesaver. It manages to seal brow hairs, pencil, or shadow and creates longevity so that brow stays put all day long.

Now that you know the basics, you can easily create perfect arches to frame your beautiful eyes and keep them from fading all day long. When eyebrows are sealed, they become waterproof until the sealer is easily removed with any eye makeup remover.

By Risselle Naimark

Risselle Naimark is a Professional Freelance Makeup Artist and Skincare Consultant. She carries an extensive line of personalized skincare, cosmetics, and anti-aging products. Risselle is also available for weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, makeup lessons, and all of your beauty needs. She can be reached at 718 263-5517.