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How to Grow out Eyebrows

Over-plucking can result in uneven, patchy eyebrows. Fuller eyebrows help to widen eyes for a more youthful appearance. Transform thin, highly arched commas into perfectly sculpted luscious, eyebrows faster with these tips.


  • Step 1: Stop tweezing Stop tweezing immediately. Highly arched, thin brows can actually age a person, so put down the tweezers and back away. Study your face to see what brow contour works best with your features and aim for that shape.
  • TIP: Eyebrow stencil kits -- available at beauty supply and retail stores -- come in a wide variety of shapes for perfectly sculpted brows.
  • Step 2: Grow according to plan Look into the mirror and observe the regrowth. There's no need to embrace a hairy unibrow while growing back your eyebrows. Pluck judiciously, allowing brows to fill in underneath the arch first.
  • TIP: It can take six months for eyebrow hair to grow back.
  • Step 3: Be patient Be patient. Fill in sparse areas with an eyebrow pencil or a powder in a color similar to your natural brow shade. Apply the pencil or powder in light, swift strokes rather than in a continuous line. Hold unruly hairs in place with a light brow gel.
  • Step 4: Hide brow stubble Hide dark eyebrow stubble with eye shadow that is slightly lighter than your eyebrows' color. Apply it underneath the arch and blend it into the brow bone.
  • FACT: Mexican artist Frida Kahlo famously included her hard-to-miss bushy unibrow in her self-portraits.

You Will Need

  • Tweezers
  • Mirror
  • Eyebrow pencil or powder
  • Brow gel
  • Light eye shadow
  • Patience
  • Eyebrow stencil kit (optional)

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