Raising Eyebrows

Raising Eyebrows?

Help! I have trouble drawing on my eyebrows. Any suggestions?

Shannon wrote us to discuss her eyebrows. Like many women who loose their eyebrows from chemotherapy, she is unhappy with the way she looks when she draws them back on. Shannon — take heart! You are not alone. I gave Groucho Marx a run for his money when I first gave it a try.

Drawing eyebrows on is tricky and takes practice. Here are some suggestions and options to make eyebrow wearing easier.

Look Good…Feel Better

Programs like Look Good…Feel Better teach women how to cope with hair loss including eyebrows and provides free classes that feature helpful make-up techniques. Check online for a class offered in your area.

Eyebrow Stencils

Another option is to use an eyebrow stencil. Available in a variety of realistic styles, most stencils come pre-shaped in three sizes and can be used with a brow pencil or powder. The benefit of the stencil is that you don’t need such a steady hand. You do require accurate placement of the stencil on your brow area.

Eyebrow Tattoos

Semi-permanent eyebrow tattoos can be applied daily and wash off easily.

Eyebrow Wigs

An entirely different approach is an eyebrow wig. Realistic eyebrow wigs are made from real human hair secured to a skin-like base and are applied with an adhesive glue. Some are designed to be worn daily and others last longer.

One note of caution. If your skin is extremely sensitive, or you have thin eyebrows left, eyebrow wigs might not be right for you. Pulling off the adhesives can remove your existing hair follicles or further irritate your skin.

To find out more about these products and other eyelash options as well check out the stores we feature in the Wigs, Lashes & Brows section of our shopping guide.


  1. John December 7, 2015 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    One of the best eyebrow pnicels in my opinion (and many others!) is the Kevyn Aucoin The Precision eyebrow pencil. Shade is determined by how much pressure you apply while using it, and it’s really simple to use to just lightly fill in brows, or to thicken them up and/or darken them. It has good staying power, and it really is good for a precise application, so you make less mistakes and don’t end up too thick and dark or messy etc.You can get it from mecca cosmetica but it is quite pricey. I bought mine off of ebay for a little bit cheaper.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.