Creating Bold Brows Without Going Overboard

woman with bold brows

This post can help you avoid mistakes when going for a bold brow.


Trying to perfect the natural frame of our eyes can take some experimenting with various forms of brow products before we are satisfied with our results when creating bold brows. Take gels and waxes, which are fine but are better more for control than depositing as much intense color as brow pencils or powders.  However, powder is the superior performer if you are striving for the most natural look of bold brows.

Creating Bold Brows Can Take Practice to Keep the Look Natural

The reason brow powders are ideal is because you can brush as much pigment as you need to play up the brows.  On the other hand, pencils give you less control of how much color is dispersed, which can result in a heavy, painted line from you drawing them in.

When you start from the middle of the brow and take a stiff angled brush using short, delicate strokes for laying down powder between the hairs through to end of the brow, you build up as much boldness as you need without appearing overly done and artificial.  To finish up, set with a spoolie brush with clear gel or one misted with just a little hair spray.

What also is extremely important is making sure your brow powder shade is an exact match to the roots of your hair in its virgin state instead of your current hair color if you dye it.

If you keep these few tips in mind when creating bold brows, chances are you will be much happier with your look.

For additional help on perfecting your brows, you might want to check some of my earlier posts such as faking fuller brows, how to tame unruly brows, shaping your brows, creating the most brows for your facial structure, and tips for keeping your brows natural.




  1. Leanne
    June 15, 2018 / 9:19 am

    I just recently started doing my eyebrows and can’t believe the difference it makes . These are great tips , I will have to try them out .

  2. nuts4stuff
    June 15, 2018 / 10:18 am

    Thanks, I hope it helps.

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