Eyebrow Powder Guide

With our brow powders guide, you can find out everything you need to know before buying or using the product including what is eyebrow powder and how do you fill in eyebrows using powder. If you're ready to buy or want to see our selection, visit our eyebrow powder page.

Eyebrow Powder FAQs

What is eyebrow powder?

Eyebrow powder is a popular makeup product that is used to fill in sparse areas and give eyebrows shape and definition. They are pressed pigments that are typically housed in compacts or palettes, making them great for when you are on the go.

Whether you have blonde, brunette or dark hair, eyebrow powders usually offer multiple shades that can be mixed and matched to create the perfect natural finish. Brow powders can be used before after brow waxes and before gels, as they provide a softer finish that is easy to layer.

If you are new to the world of brow products, an eyebrow powder is the ideal formula to start with.

How do you fill in eyebrows using powder?

First, ensure that you have brushed brow hairs outward and upward with a spoolie. Applying a brow wax beforehand is optional, however it does make a great base and gives the brow powder some grip. If you wish to apply a wax, use a small angled brush and gently brush it through your eyebrows using short, upward strokes. Follow the natural direction of your brow and create the shape you desire.

When applying brow powder, be sure to pick a shade that is one to two shades lighter than your hair color, especially if you desire a natural look (the oils on your skin will darken the color once applied). Using a small, dense angled brush, apply the powder along the bottom line of your eyebrows, starting from the front and working your way to the tail. Apply a softer line to the top of your eyebrow, starting from the inside and working out to the arch and tail. Now, fill in the middle and any sparse areas using light, hair-like strokes and blend together the two lines.

To finish, run a spoolie through your brows to ensure that harsh lines are smoothed and the powder is evenly dispensed. You can choose to follow up with a brow gel or extra wax to set hairs in place.

What’s the difference between brow powder and powder brows?

Brow powder and powder brows have their similarities, except one is temporary while the other is more permanent.

Brow powder is a makeup product that you can use on a daily basis to fill, shape and define your natural brow. Brow powder can be removed at the end of the day with just one simple swipe of a wipe or micellar water.

On the other hand, powder brows offer a more permanent solution that is similar to the likes of microblading. Also known as 'ombre brows', powder brows uses a digital machine that layers soft pixels of color onto the brows. It creates a velvet-like, soft eyebrow look that typically lasts for 12 to 18 months. Powder brows are a great option if you have oily skin as the pigment lasts longer or ideal if you're used to a busy lifestyle where there is no time to draw on brows each morning!