Unless you have had eyebrow embroidery, otherwise, you most likely have to shape your eyebrows as part of your makeup application especially if you have sparse skimpy brows.
Eyebrow powder is less time consuming
I’ve always used eyebrow powder. It’s easy to apply, less time consuming and enhances the shape of my eyebrows more naturally since it is softer when applied and blends well with the hair of my eyebrows. I use this palette from The Body Shop I got as a gift and apply the powder with an angle eyebrow brush obtained from Sasa. And it takes me about a minute to shape my eyebrows and the powder stays on the entire day without fading off.
Eyebrow pencil is great for overplucked eyebrows
Drawing fine lines between the brow hairs with an eyebrow pencil is too much of a hassle for me. Maybe I need more practice but I definitely find that my strokes are less consistent and I have to spend time blending the pencil lines to get the natural look. Anyway, I think the pencil is great for those who may have overplucked their eyebrows.
Use both to get a more polish set of eyebrows
I know of some gals who actually use both the eyebrow pencil and eyebrow powder to achieve a polish looking set of shaped eyebrows. They use the eyebrow pencil to outine and fill in the space between the brow hairs and then blend using the eyebrow powder with the brush. I’m not sure if this might yield an “overdrawn” eyebrow, but I suppose it works well for those with particularly sparse eyebrow.
Two-in-one powder eyebrow pencil
Anyway, instead of going through the trouble by using both, you can also get one of those powder eyebrow pencil with an ultra-soft tip with creamy powder-like texture that glides on your eyebrow easily and allows you to blend with its special blending tip.
So what do you use? An eyebrow pencil or eyebrow powder?