How to cover your eyebrows

how to cover your eyebrows

Makeup is definitely one of the best gifts for aspiring women’s beauty. The beauty of it lies in its ability to transform yourself as you want. Makeup gives the freedom to conceal your imperfections, enhance the lips with liner, make eyes bigger with eyelash extension, get that glow up in a week and the most popular trend is going to cover eyebrows. Like every other person, you must have thought of creating your personal eyebrow shape either for a Hoowllen, cosplay, or spicing up with your usual look. Here’s a guide to cover your eyebrows for beginners and redraw new of your wishes. Let’s get started! 

Once you get your eyebrows done, that is threaded or waxed that excess hair. Proceed to the steps of covering them. It’s important to shave those long lengths otherwise the outgrown part of your eyebrows would not be covered perfectly. It will make all the makeup cakey and unnatural. 

How to cover your eyebrows

Following the below steps, you should be able to cover your eyebrows and redraw new ones for a quick makeover. Before you go ahead with eyebrow cover make sure you have brows supplies required during the process.

  • Glue
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Concealer
  • Powder or foundation
  • Makeup sponge

Elmer’s washable glue stick

This one is the most popular glue stick used to cover eyebrows. It’s visually purple but does not worry the purple color will disappear after drying. The reason why so many people use this is because it is acid-free, non-toxic, and washable. So go for it, it is great for every skin type. 


This could be any regular you have been using before. The concealer is often lighter than our natural skin tone. Yes, your old one would be ok. Keep in mind, for covering eyebrows liquid concealer is the best to achieve the matte finish. Moreover, it will hide all the hair like there were none without any load on brows. Wanna try mine, Laura Geller Beauty Filter First Luminous Concealer is my favorite.


If you do regular makeup, it may be worth investing in some good quality cosmetics like Graftobian HD Glamour Super Palette – Warm. There are several shades for every skin color match. Use a makeup sponge to blend everything nicely. Never use your fingers or brush for spreading the base. 

How to cover your eyebrows with a glue

Step 1: Prep your eyebrows

Start by washing your face well. Remove any makeup before and let the face dry. You could use a cleanser or face wash if you have oily skin to wipe off the oils that might prevent the glue from sticking. Gather all the tools and products you will need in the process. 

The other way is Isopropyl alcohol on a cotton pad, gently clean the area around the brows. 

Step 2: Apply petroleum jelly

When your face is completely dry, coat the eyebrows with a thin layer of petroleum jelly to protect the hair from the adhesive. You can skip the step if your eyebrows are thick and dense. But thin hairlines are prone to fall out with the glue. Take a little amount of jelly on your palm and rub it with fingers on your eyebrow hair. 

Step 3: Coat the eyebrows with a glue

Now take the glue stick you have chosen and apply it directly to your eyebrows. Press it a little hard so that the hair gets stuck in one place. Now use an eyebrow brush or spooly to flatten and push the hair in an upward direction. Brush it before the glue dries out. Do this for both eyebrows and let dry until all of the purple glue dries clear. The eyebrows should look flat on your face. 

Step 4: Add layers of glue

Add layers of glue to ensure eyebrows stay put. Move the glue stick upwards and cover the gaps if any using a spatula or the eyebrow brush. Let the second layer dry too. If you feel your eyebrows are stuck well, leave them there and if not, coat them with the third layer of glue for an extra fix. The ELMER’S glue is pretty quick to work with as it dries quickly (typically within 15 minutes). Wait until the glue doesn’t feel sticky on your eyebrows, and the purple color disappears, before continuing.

Tip: Change your angle in the mirror. Face one side to the mirror near your eyebrow and see if any hair poking through or any gaps are uneven. Because if there are gaps, and when you put concealer it creates a shadow of the hairline. Try to fix them with one more layer of glue. wait for a couple of minutes to let it dry a bit and then go for the makeup. 

Step 5: Dab the powder

Here’s the real makeup of your eyebrows to completely hide them from the face. Take any face powder like Hi-Definition Perfecting Powder, use a powder puff, and apply the powder on the eyebrows. Don’t glide over, apply in stamping motions to prevent the glue from sneering. Don’t overuse powder on the face, it can make your eyebrows are a bit heavy. 

Step 6: Time for color correction

The basic color combinations are Green, purple, blue, yellow, orange, and pink. Color correcting is basically a technique that cancels out the effect of other colors. It works like this: Green concealer cancels out red zits, purple concealer minimizes yellow spots, and orange concealer takes care of blue dark circles. So, if you apply this theory, then you can make your concealer work better for you. My favorite color corrector is the NYX Color Correcting Concealer because it’s extremely versatile with a variety of options for covering other blemishes as well.

For dark eyebrows, use an orange concealer. 

Step 7: Coat with concealer

After that, take the regular concealer that matches your skin tone and apply it all over so that you don’t have any traces of color visible under the foundation. Apply a second layer if necessary to completely conceal your brows. Always prefer a liquid concealer to stick the makeup on. 

Step 8: Finish with foundation

The last step is to set up everything with the foundation. Use a disposable sponge and dab the foundation with a gentle hand on the top of the concealer. Applying it will remove the unwanted shine and make the skin appear more natural and even-toned. And with that, your eyebrows are covered. Now you can do whatever you want with it. 

How to cover your eyebrows with soap

To cover eyebrows the basic and the best way is to use any washable glue and do the concealer. The other method is using a soap bar. As soap contains a fat known as glycerin that coats the surface of the hairs to keep them in place. So it can be used to conceal eyebrow hair. 

Step 1: Prep your eyebrows

Start by washing your face clean. Dry it completely with no water around the brows, else it can make the foam. Don’t apply anything on the face. 

Step 2: Take a soap bar

Take any soap, a Dove beauty bar, which contains the same types of emollient ingredients found in moisturizers, including a fat called stearic acid that protects the outer skin layer, much like glycerin. Use a spatula or a knife and greet the soap with a spoon. Pour a few drops of water to make a paste that is thick like scum. Apply this paste on the eyebrows and brush the hair upward using a brush. After a few minutes when it dries up, apply the second layer. 

Then continue step 5 and conceal the eyebrows. Though this soap technique is cheap it can create a mess around the eyebrows when you sweat excessively. And you also have to avoid much contact with water on the face. In the case of glue, you are free from these worries. 

Eyebrow Makeup Removal

Now that there’s a lot of makeup and load on eyebrows its removal is really important. Not properly removing your eye makeup can wreak havoc on the surrounding skin. The area around the eyes is very thin and delicate. Moreover, when the hair is stuck with tones on glue, that’s why it has to be handled with more care. 

Step 1: Use the makeup remover

To remove makeup quickly and painlessly, soak a cotton pad with a dual-phase eye makeup remover like Lakmè Absolute Bi Phased Makeup Remover then gently wipe over eyes in one quick go — no harsh rubbing or pressure. It helps to break down the hard coverage or creams and lift up makeup out of the skin. 

Step 2: Remove the glue

In order to remove the layers of glue, you use the same makeup remover. It will make it easy to extract the glue from the eyebrows without damaging brow hair. But if in case the glue doesn’t get removed, take lukewarm water and soak wash clothes in it and hold it for a few minutes on the eyebrows. It will soften the layer of glue. Now wipe off the cloth against the eyebrows. You will notice the glue being detached. Don’t scrub the eyebrows, only wipe. Continue for more times until the eyebrows are clean. 

The same process goes with soap as well. Removing the soap is easy as it creates foam with the water which is also the plus point of covering eyebrows with soap. 


Doing an eyebrow cover at home is extremely easy. You do not need to be a professional, not even a makeup expert to do the whole thing. Within 30 to 40 minutes, you can easily cover your eyebrows at home without burning a hole in your pocket.

Using glue and the right color corrector you can keep your eyebrows in place for the whole day. Not only your eyebrows will last longer, there would be minimal chance of damage of natural brow hair and your face will look natural and finished.

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