You’re about to leave the house for a big date or an important meeting and, in catching a glance of yourself in the mirror, you notice a big bald patch in the middle of one of your eyebrows. Don’t panic. While eyebrow hair loss can be caused by a number of reasons, including stress, hormone imbalance or illness, patchy brows can easily and quickly be fixed.
Groom your brows with an eyebrow comb.
Use a brow wax pencil over both of your eyebrows, to shape the base and groom stray hairs. If you don’t have a brow wax pencil, use petroleum jelly.
Dip a hard-angled brow brush into an eyeshadow color that matches your brows. You can go slightly lighter in color, but not darker, or it makes them look too intense.
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Using light outward strokes, paint in the brows. Focus your attention on the bald area, without overdoing it.
If your brow color is uneven after you’re done, you can refine and add depth with an eyebrow or eyeliner pencil that matches your brow color.
Start with less color and work to more, as it's easier to add more color than remove too much pigment.
Bonnie Crowe is a mother of two teenagers; a teacher and author of children's books, curriculum and articles on English grammar, literature, technology, art, parenting and career guides for high schoolers. She's a former director of AOL Parenting, a member of SCBWI, and a graduate from the University of California,Berkeley.