How to Fix Overplucked Eyebrows

Written by alexandra bee
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to Fix Overplucked Eyebrows
Various methods of designing your eyebrows are available depending on your own tool preferences. (Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Overplucking your eyebrows may aggravate you, especially if you are planning to attend an event or go out for the evening. Fixing your overplucked eyebrows is possible by using a few different methods, depending on your own make-up supplies as well as your usual eyebrow style. Although fixing overplucked eyebrows does not require extensive beauty and make-up skills, it is best to have patience while completing the touch-up to ensure your eyebrows look natural and well done.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Eye shadow
  • White outlining stick
  • Tweezers
  • Magnifying mirror
  • Tissue

Show MoreHide


  1. 1

    Look in a magnifying mirror to identify the areas of your eyebrows that seem bare or missing.

  2. 2

    Use a white outlining make-up stick to draw an outline of the eyebrows you wish to have (which will help with guidance when you are filling them in). Browse various magazines and make-up communities online to find eyebrow shape inspiration.

  3. 3

    Brush in the eyebrow colour using an eye pencil or loose eye make-up (eye shadow) or powder. Test the colour of what you are applying on a tissue to compare the colour to your natural eyebrows.

  4. 4

    Begin in the middle of your eyebrow to spread the colour evenly, rather than having very dark or light spots at either end of your eyebrows. Use soft, light strokes to apply the colour to your already existing eyebrows, slowing making your way to fit the outline you created.

  5. 5

    Fill in any areas that appear missing and stop to check your progress in a mirror periodically while filling your eyebrows in. Compare each eyebrow with the other to ensure they are evenly coloured in.

Tips and warnings

  • Use tweezers (optionally) afterward to help remove stray eyebrow hairs that are not a part of your filled in eyebrows.

Don't Miss

  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.