The most important thing to know about eyebrows is they aren’t some kind of one size fits all sort of deal. Everyone has their own natural brow shape. In order for us to achieve our most fabulous brows, we have to work with our arches not against them.
Color: When picking out your color, you want to go either as close to your natural shade, or a hair (pun intended) lighter or darker depending on your newest hair color. Otherwise, they will look too harsh. Let’s put it this way: do you want people noticing your eyes or your eyebrows?
I prefer to use a brow pencil over a pomade for many reasons. Most importantly, the look. Our eyebrows are made up of thousands of little, tiny hairs. Because the pencil is a drier formula with a fine tip, it is easier for us to create the appearance of tiny little hairs with it. The other thing I love about the pencils, is they come in a wider variety of colors, so it is much easier to find the right shade for you.
The pomade on the other hand, is much more pigmented and creamier. It can create a much more dramatic appearance on someone. One of my biggest pet peeves about this product, is when people do not use it properly. They get too carried away, and create a look that makes the appearance that they just glopped all the hairs together into one big eyebrow. Yikes! However, if you do like the formula better, just make sure to use a very fine brush and not too much product. Use your brush to make hair-like strokes to create the illusion of hairs like you would with a pencil.
Whatever formula you use, make sure to use your spoolie to blend. One of the keys to understanding flawless makeup, is blending. You need to make your brow products and your brows come together as a whole to achieve your most natural look.