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How to fill in gaps in the eyebrows?

It's not uncommon to be a bit too enthusiastic with your eyebrow plucking and end up with gaps in your brow line. In this case, how can you fill them in? Learn more in this article.

Tip No.1: Use an eyebrow pencil.

The eyebrow pencil is the most favored makeup product for eyebrows. It serves as an excellent tool for filling in gaps in the eyebrows. The eyebrow pencil can also be used to add volume to very thin eyebrows. To naturally define your eyebrows, pair the eyebrow pencil with a tinted gel that matches your skin tone. It is generally recommended to choose an eyebrow pencil shade as close as possible to the color of your eyebrow roots. If in doubt, opt for the lighter shade for a more natural result. Here are the steps to follow when using an eyebrow pencil:

  1. Firstly, brush the fine hairs in the direction of their growth using an eyebrow brush.

  2. Next, apply the eyebrow pencil across the entire line, at the skin level. To achieve a natural look, make light sweeping movements.

  3. Finally, gently blend with the flat of your finger and apply a setting powder to the eyebrows to secure the pencil line.

Note : An eyebrow pencil typically lasts for about 8 hours. During the day, it may be necessary to do a minor touch-up.

Tip #2: Fill in the eyebrows using eyebrow ink.

Eyebrow ink is also handy for naturally concealing gaps in the eyebrow arch. It allows for the drawing of precise and defined lines, mimicking the natural hairs of the eyebrows. If you opt for a waterproof model, your makeup will hold without issues throughout the day. The use of eyebrow ink is both quick and simple.

  1. Clean your eyebrows using a damp microfiber cloth to remove any potential residues from skincare treatments.

  2. Take a clean spoolie and gently brush your eyebrows.

  3. Apply the ink, often presented in the form of a fine-tipped marker, by making small strokes on the most sparse areas of your eyebrows.

Advice : Similar to choosing an eyebrow pencil, the ideal approach is to try to match the natural color of your eyebrows. If in doubt, it is recommended to opt for the lighter shade to avoid hardening the features.

Tip #3: Resort to semi-permanent makeup.

Semi-permanent makeup, similar to a eyebrow tattoo , is increasingly chosen when it comes to sparse eyebrows. It involves placing pigments in the epidermis to give an impression of density at the eyebrow level. Note that this technique does not require the removal of existing hairs, as the design can be done under the hairs. Unlike permanent eyebrow tattoos, this type of procedure gives a fairly natural result. There are several methods of semi-permanent makeup, the two most common being the microblading and the microshading.

  • Microblading : this technique involves pigmenting the epidermis using a needle to mimic eyebrow hairs. This procedure is usually carried out in two sessions spaced a few weeks apart. You can maintain the result for about a year and a half without needing an additional touch-up.

  • The microshading : This is a technique similar to microblading that aims to create a shading effect behind the eyebrows. It is generally better tolerated by sensitive skin because, instead of drawing lines to mimic hairs, only small dots are made.

Tip #4: Consider an eyebrow transplant.

A more radical solution, eyebrow transplantation is another method to fill in eyebrow gaps. This is a surgical procedure that may require several sessions ranging from 30 minutes to 3 hours. Eyebrow transplantation involves the removal of hair follicles located at the back of the head and their transplantation into the eyebrow areas where regrowth is desired. This operation must be performed by a professional, as it is very difficult to alter the results once obtained. Therefore, it is essential that it is done correctly.

Tip No.5: Strengthen the hair with a vegetable oil.

To naturally eliminate a gap in the eyebrows or to reshape them, it is also possible to rely on a natural approach. To strengthen the hairs of your eyebrows, you can opt for a nourishing vegetable oil, of which the castor oil is the most commonly used. By fortifying the eyebrow hairs, these vegetable oils ensure better health, and healthy hairs tend to grow faster. However, it cannot be definitively stated that these oils accelerate eyebrow growth.

Indeed, the belief that castor oil stimulates eyebrow growth stems from studies based on its effect on alopecia, or hair loss. In these studies, it was shown that ricinoleic acid present in castor oil had an inhibitory effect on prostaglandin D2 (PGD2). Interestingly, this protein is found to be approximately three times more prevalent in bald areas of the scalp than in hair-bearing areas.

She and her metabolite 15-dPGJ2 interrupt hair growth by binding to the GPR44 molecular receptor. By inhibiting prostaglandin D2, castor oil restores hair growth. Regarding eyebrow growth, however, no study has yet demonstrated the ability of castor oil to stimulate it, which is why we can only affirm that this vegetable oil contributes to the strengthening of hair follicles.

Discover the eyebrow serum from Typology.

At Typology, we offer you a serum for eyelashes and eyebrows designed to strengthen and densify these two facial areas. This non-tinted treatment, composed of 96% natural origin ingredients, is enriched with pea peptides (INCI: Pisum Sativum (Pea) Peptide) and castor oil (INCI: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil), active ingredients that densify and nourish.

It's worth noting that this eyebrow serum comes with an ergonomic and easy-to-use applicator to ensure a stunning look. To help fill in any gaps in your eyebrows, apply this treatment morning and evening after cleansing your face. Wait between 5 and 10 minutes for it to dry before moving on to your usual makeup routine. If you apply it alone, there's no need to remove it with makeup remover.

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