It's a fact of life: our eyebrows naturally grow thinner as we age, which can be accelerated by years over-plucking through the years. "As we age, our brows naturally thin both in thickness and from the ends," explains licensed makeup and eyebrow artist Pamela Jeschonek of Everyday Esthetics Eyebrow Studio. "Brows also fall as part of the natural aging process, so they do not sit as high on the brow bone as they did when we were younger." So for a more youthful-looking brow, think full and arched. You can start by filling in with a brow powder. "Powder can add lost fullness and is quick and easy to learn," Jeschonek explains.
You also want the brows to keep from looking too sharp and stern, which the powder will help with too. "As you age you should stay away from cream based brow products," explains DC-based makeup artist Ariel Lewis. "They tend to apply too harsh of a line." Lewis recommends using Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo. So with the correct color powder, trace a bit outside the natural brow line to add a bit of width.
And to add a little lift, trace the arch a little bit higher on the top of the brow, not from underneath. "Just as we would outline the brow just outside the root line to give it thickness, you want to gently raise the top of the arch using your powder on top of the brow line," explains Jeschonek. "It takes a little practice, but it's magic." So don't be afraid of going outside the lines of your natural brow, just keep it light and feathery. With the correct technique and shade, you can fake it for younger looking brows in just seconds.