Don’t we all want well groomed fleeky brows? Is is so hard to achieve? Some years ago brows wasn’t a thing, however, now well defined brows are the trend. It is way better than 1920s the needle thin brows or 1990s less is more trend, do you want that trends back? It is best to stick to these well defined fleeky brows which frame the face. How do you perfect your brows? With 5 steps to perfect brows, it is not that hard to get nice looking brows. 

Everyone has their own way of achieving the perfect brows, however, there are some tips and tricks that might actually change your routine. Do you know the eyelash base coat trick? Let’s be honest, how often do you use base before mascaras… Ain’t nobody got time for that right? There must be another ways of using it rather than getting it wasted. If you want to know, keep reading…

5 Steps to Perfect Brows

Shape It

It is one of the steps that some of us seem to underestimate. Brow shape plays more important role than having fuller brows. Someone might have naturally full brows, but if she picked the wrong brow shape, then it won’t look flattering. Am I wrong? You can find the posts or videos of how to get the perfect brow shape. Even if you don’t want to change your brow shape, you should try it out. When your brows are in shape, even if you skip some of these steps, it is more likely that they will still look good.

Brush It

How often do you brush your brows before filling them in? To be honest, it is one of the steps I tend to skip most of the time, but I know I shouldn’t. When you brush your brows, you put it in shape and it gets easier to define the shape and fill in. Even before plucking the brows, it is best to brush to see all the extra hair that needs to be plucked.

5 Steps to perfect brows

Fill It

It is the step that makes the all difference. It is important to pick the right shade for your brow products. Picking too dark will not make your brows look fuller. When I have time, I define the the brows with a brow pencil, Soap & Glory Archery. Then fill in the brow with NYX Tame & Frame brow pomade. You should try hair like strokes with a thin brush, it gives the most natural finish. Whether you want some colour on your brows or want to show off, it is all in your hands.

Define It

When you fill in your brows, in order to make them look even more defined, you should use concealer to define the lines. It is an extra step and you might now have time for this, however, it is all worth it. When I am in hurry, I use liquid concealer to draw line around my brows then blend it with a damp beauty blender. When you conceal around the brows, it hides the imperfections and make your lashes look on spot.

Set It

Now comes the tricky bit. You might be trusting your trusty eyebrow setting gel, but have you ever used eyelash base coat to set your brows? It will make you ditch your trusty eyebrow setting gel. Years ago, when I didn’t know brow gel as a thing, sometimes I was using my mascara to set my eyebrows, I hope I am not the only one. Out of interest, I tried the eyelash base coat to see how it feels on the brows and omg… Non of the setting gels set my brows that well. You can just do everything with it, you can get your brows messy or just perfectly drawn. Eyelash base coat will make your brows just stay the way you want it. Even Nikkie Tutorials tried that eyelash base coat trick, what are you waiting for? The only down side is, depending on your brow colour, your brows might get whitish. If it happens, all you need is the brow setting gel to get rid of these bits.

5 Steps to perfect brows

These are my 5 steps to perfect brows routine. All I could say is, if you didn’t try the last step, you should definitely give it a go. Even though you might not have the thickest brows, by just shaping and filling it, you can get it the way you want it.

How’s your brow routine? If you would create a 5 steps to perfect brows routine, which steps would it have? Which brow trend do you like the most?

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  • Yiotou_La

    My brows are so imperfect and I cannot manage to make ‘perfect brows’. I have been meaning to purchase more eyebrow products, I have two useless eyebrow pencils which I never use and I really need to try the Nyx brow products cause I read plenty of posts about them!


    • I only have one nyx brow product and I’d highly recommend it. Apparently it is as good as ABW one so instead of paying £15+, I got it for something around £5-6 🙂

  • I always brush my brows now, I never used to but it really does help the shape of them. I mainly use pomade on my brows I have been using the Freedom Brow Pomade which is only £5 and a complete dupe for the ABH Pomade, I used to own the ABH one but won’t be using it anymore thanks to the freedom one.

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    • I heard a lot about the freedom one. I really like NYX one, it is so good.

  • This was really helpful. My brows are very thin and I really struggle with making them look good. Gemma x

  • The last two steps (define it and set it) are the steps I personally tend to skip. The first one because I find concealer around the brows a little bit too obvious in real life, as for the second one, I really need to do it and I will definitely try the some eyelash base coat!

    • On a daily basis, I also skip concealer and only use it when I am out for night and want flawless brows. Eyelash base coat sets way better than normal brow product, you should definitely try it!

  • Doing my brows is my least favourite part of makeup routine, haha! But I can’t skip it cause they’re so sparse, lol! So I do all the steps every time I do my makeup and most days I’m still not perfectly happy how my brows look 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • I have the same problem. Before I started plucking them, I had really full brows, however, over plucking ruined my brows 🙁 When I fill my brows, it makes a big difference 🙂 x

  • I always use a brow gel otherwise they would look wild! x

  • I definitely need to start using eyebrow gel! I am a huge fan of the shu uemura hard formula eyebrow pencil as it’s the most natural pencil for my brows! 🙂


    • Eyebrow gel is a must have, you should give it a try 🙂 x

  • I just finished my S&G Archery this morning! I feel so accomplished! I get my brows threaded and I love using different products to fill them in! I always use a gel or clear mascara to set!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    • What are your thought about the NYX brow pomade? Archery is one of my favourite, I think this is my second one.

      • I quite like it though prefer ABH Dipbrow! Tame and Frame is a lot softer and feels more like a mousse and ABH is stiffer and I find it easier to work with! Love the NYX price though!

  • I love eyebrow gel for setting my brows and keeping them up as I have thin hair. I agree with all your steps, I do them too!


    Tamara –

    • Brow gel is an essential, it makes a big difference x

  • I’ve neve tried eyebrow gel before. Will have to give that a go! And yes, brushing them is SO important.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    xo, mikéla /

    • If you have a eyelash base, use it as a brow gel. It is way better than brow gel.

      I hope you had a great weekend and have a great week 🙂 x

  • I feel quite lazy now & feel that I neglect my brows! I just brush through with a spoolie & fill them in! I need to get more products! xx

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    • I feel quite lazy as well, however, since I don’t have the thickest brows, if I skip my brows my makeup just doesn’t look right x

  • I’ve never thought about the define it step. Just a bit nervous about putting concealer around my brows. I’m a bit acne prone so one more bit of makeup in a place that’s not used to it may irritate it. But it’s definitely worth trying once!

    xx Yasmin

    • Oh, it is a tricky decision then. I tend to ski[ that step on a daily basis, but when I do it, my brows look well defined. x

  • I pluck my eyebrows occasionally but there’s really not much to do with mine as they are so sparse. LOL! I just fill them in with pencil and the a light brow mascara on top.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I had thicker brows, but over plucking them messed it up. Now I should fill them in, otherwise it doesn’t look right.

  • Erin Russell

    brows are one thing I really suck at, mine are so crazy and out of control most of the time.. so I just try to manage them as much as i can lol

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    • You should definitely try eyelash base then, it is way way better than brow gel.

  • Nadia

    Tips on point, sweetie! I usually do mine in a bit of a hurry so I’d skip the concealer part (though I think it’s definitely worth doing!). My brows are super weird when it comes to the actual length of the individual hairs but I am doing my best at keeping them looking tidy and not overly dramatic or drawn on 🙂
    Hope you’re having a great start of the weekend, lovely!!
    I hope we can meet up some time soon if/when you have time, sweetie <3
    xox Nadia

    • Most of the time I skip concealer step as well, I prefer natural looking brows on a daily basis 🙂
      Hope you will have an amazing week, sweetie!
      I am sure we will arrange something for this month, I’ve been quite busy. There’s a lot going on so when I know I will be free, I will let you know asap so we can finally meet up 🙂 xx

  • I’ve never tried using an eyelash base to set my brows – I’ll have to try it!! Really great tips and lovely pictures as always! X

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

  • I’m completely obsessed with brushing my brows when filling them in! It really does help, like you said to define the shape. Filling and setting are the other two steps that I religiously do. I love to use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder, with one of her brushes too. I find that they can create perfect, life-like hairs. But what I need to do more is define them, I rarely do that. I think it just gives that little extra detail. I recently saw Nikkies’ video about the eyelash base trick, but I had never heard of it before. I’m definitely going to try it out, now that I’ve run out of my clear brow gel.:) xx – My Autumn Blush Bag – Covent Garden Chaos | VLOG

    • Years ago, I was using my mascara to keep my brows in place and then started using eyelash base. After seeing it on Nikkie Tutorials, I am happy that I am not the only one who does it 🙂 Definitely give it a try! xx

  • I always have to set my brows too – they go all over the place otherwise haha

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  • I personally like brows to look very natural. I either just use a tinted brow mascara or a pencil to lightly fill them in.

    • Your brows are in pretty good condition 🙂 Over plucking messed up mine so I have to fill in the gaps!

  • I’ve started using a pomade recently over a pencil which I think lasts way longer! I definitely wanna try the NYX one 🙂
    kathy x

  • Beauty Journal

    Since I have pretty intense and filled brows there is not much to fill them. I like to shape them and I love your idea of using eyelash coat to brows. My brows can never be in place throughout the day and I would love to try this simple hack:)

    • I wish my brows were the same 🙂 Eye lash base keep my brows in better shape than brow gel, I would highly recommend it 🙂

  • Grace Campbell

    I have never been very good at doing my eyebrows, I am definitely going to try out some of your tips! Great post!!

    Grace x

    • I have love&hate relationship with my brows. When I get it right, then I am the happiest person ever ha ha xx

  • Thanks for the tips!



  • Emily

    My brows are probably something I struggle with the most if I’m honest as I feel like I’m a bit rubbish at doing them. That said, I definitely prefer natural looking brows. HD ones scare me a bit!

    Musings & More

    • On a daily basis, I prefer natural looking brows, however, when I have a plan to go out, then I make sure to spend extra a few minutes to make them look just right!

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    I always struggle with my eyebrows, they’re quite unruly and require a lot of work. I actually like to keep my eyebrows quite natural though, mostly because I’m useless at filling them in properly. 😀 I use the 3 in 1 bar by Soap & Glory, it’s super easy to work with and the shades are very natural! Thanks for these tips babes, hope you’re having a fab weekend! <3


    • When I am in hurry and try to get my brows right, I just fail all the time. I prefer natural looking brows as well, however, it is good to practice to get that HD looking brows 🙂
      Have a great week <3 x

  • I just recently got into all this brow game 😀 so I’m a newbie pretty much… However, I actually do brush my brows every time before applying any product on them, and I brush them a few times during applying the products 😀 Is that totally weird? I do skip the defining part, though… It’s a bit too advanced for me 😀 x


    • When you brush your brows properly, then you get see the bits you have to fill in rather than just filling it randomly. That way it looks way natural 🙂 I do that too, so it is totally normal ha ha 🙂 x

  • I always want fleeky brows, but never do much to them haha. I literally brush, fill them in and maybe set them. But the days I do all 5 steps they sure do look fleeky lol!

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

    • Most of the time I am too lazy to do all these 5 steps, however, when I do, I just can’t stop looking at my brows lol x

  • Tessy Onyia

    Oh wow! thanks for this because i struggle with mine.

  • Shwetali

    I love fleeky brows and this post will really will help to girl who are struggling to get them 🙂

  • Bernadette

    Brow gel is definitely a must have for me! Without it my unruly brows would look crazy.

  • Once you get a great shape there are so many excellent products out now that you can use to give you perfect brows. There’s no more excuses 😀 This was a great post!

    • Ha ha totally agree with what you said 🙂 Most important step is the shape 🙂

  • Great post! I think the worst part is finding the shape that works for you. I have a decent looking brow, but the other one is patchy and horrible, I never know what to do with it. Also, you`re so right about brushing your brows, I am doing that lately and I can see the difference.

    • I have the same problem with my brows. One looks perfect and the other one is patchy. Brows are sisters, not twins is a perfect way to explain it 🙂 When I brush my brows properly, I could see which parts to fill in to get the natural looking brows.

  • I love how informative this post is! I’ve never tried concealer to shape the brows better, but this is actually a great idea. I guess it also helps hiding the little hairs you haven’t plucked out 😛 I’ll do this next time I have the time and see if I can tell the different, I’m sure I will!

    Julia x
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    • Most of the time I skip concealer step and only do it when I have plans for night out or so. It really brings out the brows and hides the imperfections. You should try it out, you’ll know what I mean 🙂 x

  • Brushing in such an integral part of the routine yet so many people forget to do it!
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  • The main thing that changed my brow game was using concealer! To be honest with you I don’t used it all the times, but when I do…wow, the difference is unreal ^_^ great post hun!

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x

  • Lauren Letizio

    Thanks so much for sharing! My brows are very sparse so I typically have to fill them in every day unless I am being lazy or chilling at home. I wanted to try that Archer pencil since you last shared it!



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  • I was really looking for something like this because I have literally no idea how to do my brows. I need to look into the Nyx brow pomade thingy 🙂

  • Daiana Abagnale

    Great advice! Needto try them 🙂
    xx dasynka