In my opinion, I usually use a cream-based eyebrow fill for adding volume and defining brows, but I use my powder eye shadow (though you can prepare your own powdered eyebrow fill like I did) to dry it up. However, not everyone will need both, some skip powdered fill.
Almond Oil – 1 Tsp.
Castor Oil – 1 Tsp.
Cocoa Powder – 3 Tsp.
Starch Powder – 1 ½ Tsp.
Charcoal Powder – a few pinches
In a mixing bowl, add in the oils, followed by cocoa, starch and charcoal powders.
Use a spoon to mix and combine the ingredients without any lumps.
Transfer to a sterilized container and use as needed.
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
This gives a paste like consistency, though you can alter the proportions of the powders based on the shade that matches your brows. I have darker brows, so this mixture works just fine. For a lighter hue, you can reduce cocoa powder.
You can also substitute other oils like Jojoba or Coconut oil, if you prefer them better. I chose castor oil, because it will improve your brow volume by accelerating brow growth in the longer run.
If you don’t want to use cocoa powder, you can use brown pigment or brown food color. In that case, just increase the starch quantity or reduce oil.
I use Arrowroot powder, wherever I mentioned starch powder. You can use corn or tapioca starch, too.
Olive Oil – 1 Tsp.
Beeswax – 3 Tsp.
Starch Powder – 1 Tsp – 1 ½ Tsp.
Brown Oxide – a pinch
Red/Yellow Oxide – a pinch
In a double boiler, melt the wax.
Transfer melted wax to a mixing bowl and add the olive oil.
Add the starch powder, add the oxides slowly and mix them to your desired shade. If you want a blonde finish, use yellow oxide, use more of brown oxide for darker shade and combine brown and red for a brownish shade.
Once you get the desired shade, transfer to a sterilized container.
How to Use it?
The texture is more of a creamy consistency and adds better volume and shine, due to beeswax. You can use a mascara or eye shadow brush for applying this cream eyebrow fill to your brows.
As for drying the cream eyebrow fill, it would dry in a few seconds. Since we use starch to thicken, both versions aren’t oily and dry sooner. However, if you need to dry it sooner, you can apply a matching eye shadow powder or use the recipe given below to prepare the powdered eyebrow fill.
Starch – 1 Tsp.
Cocoa Powder / Red Sandalwood Powder – As Needed
Cinnamon – a pinch
Brown Oxide – As Needed (optional)
Argan Oil – 2 Drops
In a mixing bowl, combine the ingredients and mix them without lumps. Decide the ratio of cocoa powder based on the shade you need, ideally it should be a shade lesser than the cream you use. Make sure there are no lumps and transfer to a sterilized container.
How to Use it?
Use can use it to add volume and dry the cream brow fill, or use it as a standalone eyebrow fill. If you use it as a standalone fill, finish with applying clear mascara using a mascara brush to hold it.
Basically, eyebrow fills make your eyebrows more defined and prominent. Eyebrow shade should be 2 – 3 shades darker than your skin. If you don’t have time to prepare eyebrow fill, you can use Gaya Cosmetics perfect eyebrow filler instead. Just dip the mascara brush in water, shake to remove excess water and dab the eye shadow and use it for your brows. If you have dark lashes, you can use Gaya Mascara as a backup option! Voila, you are done!