If you’ve pulled out your eyebrows, you’ve probably tried learning how to do makeup for trichotillomania

by watching YouTube videos that show someone with amazing eyebrows

just making their eyebrows more perfect. I have.


My question was: Yea, but how the heck do I create eyebrows from scratch with no hairs to begin with?!


We want to hide our lack of eyebrows yet we also want it to look as natural as possible.

It takes a little getting used to, playing around with products, some patience. Watch this video,

and you will be building natural brows from scratch in no time!

Let me show you how to build a perfect, natural looking brow from scratch.

No starter hairs to begin with? No problem!

Step 1. Start out with your preferred eyebrow pencil to sketch out the beginning of the brow, the arch, and the tail of the brow. I am using MAC Veluxe Liner in Deep Brunette. Use your nose and the straight line of the pencil to identify where these 3 points should be.

how to build an eyebrow step 1

Step 2. Start filling in the sketched out area with very light, but deliberate strokes, mimicking fine brow hairs. This step just gives a foundation to work with, connecting the three points from Step 1.

how to build an eyebrow step 2

Step 3 and 4.  Using a downward motion create structure of beginning of the brow at the point closest to the nose and inner eye. Using the same downward motion, create dimension to the arch pointing the pencil diagonal to the second point and use downward motions to enhance the top of the arch and tail point. how to build a brow step 3

Step 5. Go back through and add more dimension with small liner strokes, building on the foundation created in the previous steps so that you have a base looking like this:

how to build a brow step 4.5

Step 6. Bring in more texture and color. Now the brow starts to really come to life. I am using Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade (Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown by Anastasia) and Morphe Brush 215, a very small and precise angled brush. Use the small angled brush to darken the bottom of the brow to give an illusion of natural growth and flow, and accentuate the tail of the brow. Our natural brows become much darker toward the tail of the brow.

how to build an eyebrow step 6

build a brow step 6.5

andddd, this takes some refining, so continue to build with small strokes….

build a brow with small movements of the brush

And keep adding texture and mini hand-strokes of the angled brush adding pretend brow hairs until you are satisfied…but don’t overdue it! we want to give the impression that these babies are real!  Also, remember, eyebrows are not twins. They’re related but not identical twins. It’s okay if you can’t get them to be mirrored images of each other!!

how to build eyebrows from scratch

Step 7. Finish off your eyebrow build with a translucent finishing powder to set your brows. This step is so important, I actually find that it adds a little additional texture and reduces any overly harsh hand strokes. Most importantly, finishing off with setting powder ensures staying power. I think we can agree, keeping our brows on our faces is a big plus lol! Here, I am using NYX HD Finishing Powder – Banana HDFP02.

building a natural brow with trichotillomania

Bazinga! Natural brows created from scratch!

I really hope this helps you build an eyebrow. Please, do not hesitate to ask ANY questions! Comment below, and I will answer you right quick !

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