Look, it’s not a Sharpie. I know it feels like it could be one, and no one is interested in drawing on their face with marker, but it’s worth giving it a chance – felt tip brow pens do such a good job at filling in brows and looking – yes, really – natural.

The trick is in the application (obviously). Starting at the widest part of your brow, make short, feathered lines in the same direction as hair growth. Don’t draw a line down your eyebrow – that’s the biggest mistake you can make with these felt tip brow pens – just short, feathered strokes along hair growth all the way down your brow.

When you’ve filled it in, don’t worry about some obvious markings. Take a clean spoolie or eyebrow brush (I personally like the spoolie better) and brush in the direction of the hair growth. It will blend and soften the lines and create a natural look.

My current absolute fav is the Milani Brow Tint Pen in Natural Taupe. The color is pretty amazing, and will work on most skin tones. My hair is a dark violet at the moment, and this doesn’t lighten my brows at all – it actually gives them definition without being too harsh like a darker color would. When it comes to brows, the lighter the color you can get away with, the better. Too dark colors look too harsh.

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