Gene-wise, I've been blessed or cursed with very sparse and thin hair, including my eyebrows. I suppose I have the typical Asian sparse eyebrows.
Of course, growing up with a lot of TV watching and magazine reading, I have always been attracted to people with thick, dark, shapely brows.....
Anyhow, I've tried the fake-eyebrows trick using eyeliners and brow powders, and they never make any sense on my face. Having dark eyebrows seems to make me look weird, mean or angry, instead of sultry and beautiful as the ladies above.
Oftentimes, one looks the best the way nature intended. Over the years, I've learned to accept what I was born with and to enhance that natural uniqueness instead of trying to look like someone else.
So the only thing I need to enhance my sparse eyebrows....is some sort of filler that helps put in some shape.
As mentioned on I am Khatu, most eyebrow liners and powders on the market are BROWN. Asian people don't typically have brown eyebrows. Maybe a few lucky people can get away with using black eyeliner for the brows...but for folks like myself, black is just too dark or bold for the face.
The only solution I can think of is using grey powder or pencil. Unfortunately, finding a simple grey brow powder, grey pencil, or grey eyeshadow (that is matte with no shimmer) is rare! For the longest time since college, I've been using the "soft black/charcoal" powder from Eyebrowz (a website I found while googling the topic), but they don't last a full day on my oily face and the powder gets gritty after awhile, so I have been on the lookout for something better....
Found it! NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil in Charcoal ($4.50, affordable!)
I love that it is actually grey grey, it is buildable but never gets too dark or black....
Here's how grey it looks compared to a black eyeliner:
(black eyeliner on left, NYX eyebrow charcoal pencil on right)
Another great thing about this NYX eyebrow pencil is that is stays on the whole day, better than powders.
This is how natural it looks on my sparse eyebrows:
BEFORE vs. AFTER
It provides just enough color to fill in some of the sparseness and create shape without overpowering or looking like I have makeup on.
I highly recommend this NYX eyebrow pencil in charcoal, especially if you have black hair with sparse eyebrows, and wanting to keep it natural!
What eyebrow products do you use?