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How to Fix Overplucked Eyebrows

Went to town with the tweezers? Here’s your no hassle fix.


  • Step 1: Select a pencil and eye shadow Select a pencil a shade lighter than your brows. If you eyebrows are very light, make the pencil a shade darker. Choose an eye shadow that matches your eyebrow color.
  • Step 2: Comb brows in place Comb your brows in place with a brow comb. Look for thin and bare spots or uneven areas to fill in.
  • Step 3: Pencil in brows Pencil in brows using short, feathery strokes. Work from the front of the eyebrow to the back using a light touch. Make sure the brows are symmetrical.
  • TIP: Use a soft pencil for easier blending.
  • Step 4: Fill in with eye shadow Use a damp, angled makeup brush dipped in eye shadow to blend color into the brows.
  • TIP: Use a lighter shadow where brows are thickest and a darker shadow in thin spots.
  • Step 5: Set brows Set brows in place with brow gel or a spritz of hairspray applied with your finger.
  • TIP: Condition brows regularly with castor oil - a great, natural brow conditioner.
  • Step 6: Consider minoxidil Consider using a minoxidil preparation for seriously over plucked areas, which will spur regrowth. Dab on with a cotton swab twice daily for up to four months.
  • Step 7: Don't tweeze Hide your tweezers until your brows grow back!
  • FACT: The function of eyebrows is to prevent sweat and debris from entering the eye.

You Will Need

  • A colored eyebrow pencil
  • A brow comb
  • Eye shadow
  • An angled makeup brush
  • Brow gel or hairspray
  • Castor oil (optional) (optional) (optional)
  • Minoxidil hair regrowth treatment (optional) (optional) (optional)
  • Cotton swabs (optional) (optional) (optional)

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