How To Fill in Your Eyebrows With Eyeshadow

Published in: Eyes, Makeup Tips/How To, Video

I have to say — OOH! Filling in brows is exciting stuff for me. Isn’t it for you?! πŸ™‚


Kidding. You don’t have to answer that. If it isn’t exciting for you, I totally understand, but I get fired up when mine are filled. I feel like I sit a little straighter and stand a little taller (which isn’t really too hard when you’re only 5’1″).


With so many different brow fillers bursting on the beauty scene over the past couple years, gals (and dudes) have so many options. In this video, I go back to an old-school favorite of mine — filling in my eyebrows with eyeshadow.

I think I always end up coming back to this method because it’s so easy to do. You can dial it up to diva or keep it natural-looking — whatever suits your mood. And once you get the hang of it, you can do it pretty quickly, too. No muss or fuss.

Products mentioned in the video…

I tried to relax a little more in this video (“tried” being the key word here), but what’s funny is what you actually can’t see in the shot. I had my asthma inhaler on the table next to me because sometimes when I get really anxious, I have a hard time breathing. So I had it there just in case…like a security blanket.


Oh, and the candle burning behind me is supposed to promote relaxation. It’s the Rest Candle by Marie Todd, and it has a lavender, vanilla and peach scent. I dunno if it actually worked…but hey, at least the room smelled good. πŸ™‚

Anywho! Onward to our brows…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Thank you for watching!


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  1. Agata says:

    Another great video Karen. It’s easy to get used to watching them every day πŸ™‚ I have never used powder to fill in my brows but I might have to try it. I use Mac gel for brows on daily basis and it works great but sometimes I put too much product. Any idea how to correct a mistake of over applying brow filling product without messing up everything or having to start over from scratch?

  2. breyerchic04 says:

    That was really great, I’ll give it a try.

  3. Lauren says:

    I definitely think you came off less nervous here πŸ™‚ I think as you keep doing these videos the nervousness will get less and less, just know you have so many supporters from this website that will like any kind of beauty video you do!
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  4. Angela says:

    Hey! I read your blog every day. I love your videos, too! I just wanted you to know that even though I don’t know you personally, I’m proud of you. I love your work.

  5. fancie says:

    YAAAAAS!! Lmao I just had to give you one of those Karen. You don’t know how excited I am to see you doing tutorials! You’re so talented! Can’t wait to see more!
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  6. Vanessa says:

    This was perfect timing — I’ve had brows on my mind πŸ™‚

  7. Diana says:

    Karen, you are wonderful.

  8. karen you are great! I always saw the photos, videos is the first time!

    I love your voice and your way! I want the tabs video seen! the cookies are too short!

    That delights learn with you how I pack my eyebrows, still do not know most loved see how do you do

    I have a blog, more ashamed of posting videos, I need to start doing lol, it’s really fun

    a huge Beijao friend
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  9. Katharine says:

    I read somewhere else recently your brow powder should be a shade or two lighter than your hair color. What do you think about that? I am super new to filling in my brows and am confused by what color to do. Great video πŸ™‚

  10. Linghesh says:

    This is something I’ve been trying to improve because if you get too carried away you can look like a witch but if it’s too subtle then you might channel a confused giant. Amazing job on the video and I have Amour and Torrid on my next shopping trip to Sephora. Thanks for your help!

  11. Amanda says:

    Great topic. Well done!

  12. Chelsea says:

    Quincy and I loved this video! Very helpful, I’ve been trying to refine my brow technique and find the right filler (color and format).

  13. Jen says:

    Thanks for the video, Karen. It’s the 1st of yours that I’ve watched and I loved it! I’ve been using a brow pencil and just feel so-so with the results. I’m trying your method tomorrow morning!

  14. hanna says:

    I love making my brows look perfect!
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  15. Gowthami says:

    Great topic and thanks fro sharing ^_^
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  16. Kim says:

    I’m totally watching this when I get home. You know I’m on a quest for my holy grail brow product/technique! πŸ™‚

    I think it’s awesome that you’re doing videos and I would look like a total spaz while doing one, and cringe while watching the playback. Yours always come out well. Keep up the great work!!!

  17. Janet says:

    MOAR VIDEOZ PLEEZ! πŸ™‚ Seriously, I love your tutorials!

  18. Lena says:

    it’s been a while since i’ve seen one of your videos. i don’t think you seemed nervous in those. i think this one is great. you might want to speak slower, i know a lot of non-us speaking people frequent your site here. otherwise, great video and tut, look forward to moarrrr….
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  19. Kate says:

    First time I’ve seen your video: you’re even prettier in motion πŸ™‚

  20. Joanna says:

    Thank you so much for this video Karen! I love your wall color–it’s soothing on the eyes and it’s a contrast to the stark white walls (or wayyyy too busy backgrounds) that a lot of vloggers show. Watching this made me realize that I just don’t go far enough with my eyeshadow-as-brow shadow technique–I can never tell if my brows are getting cartoonishly dark so I usually stop after just one or two swipes and then I’m wondering why my brows still look weird and patchy. You’re doing a great job, so keep the videos coming! ^_^

  21. You are so stinkin’ cute!
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  22. Rachel P says:

    I LOOOOVE this video! If my brows could pray, this would be their salvation!! I watched every second because the breakdown of all the steps was just so super duper useful… I’ve been scared of brow powders because I feel like I’m gonna have weird brow fallout on my face, but now I think I just may be able to pull it off πŸ™‚ See ya later, waxy pencil!

  23. Michelle says:

    Very helpful Thank you! Haha I have anxiety as well and when I felt you get nervous and speak quicker, I started breathing really heavy!!!lol I thought you were informative and entertaining tho. Thanks!& Happy V Day in advance!

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