Big, lush eyebrows are here to stay. So what do you do if you over-plucked in the 90s and no longer have the natural fullness a la Brooke Shields? Makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes has found the answer and mastered this technique, thanks to her personal experience of dealing with barely there brows. The key is her precise hair-like strokes that are so real looking, people will wonder how they grew overnight. Here she shares her secrets so you can pull it off yourself.

Follow These Steps

  1. Roll a bare spoolie into a tiny bit of hair gel, like göt2b Ultra Glued Invincible Styling Gel ($4, target.com). Then use it to brush your eyebrows straight up.
  2. Grab a tinted brow pomade, preferably in a pot, like Illamasqua Precision Brow Gel ($26, net-a-porter.com) in the closest shade to your brows. Katie is mixing together the shades Strike and Stare to get her perfect color and create dimension.
  3. Dip an angled, flat edge eyebrow brush like Sephora Collection Pro Brow Brush #20 ($18, sephora.com) (bonus: it has a spoolie on the other end!) into the brow gel. Swipe back and forth—then onto the back of your hand to distribute product through the bristles.
  4. Wipe the excess off of the brush with a tissue. This will also help get the bristles all lined up and pulled together.
  5. Swipe the bristles into the pomade on the back of your hand then make quick strokes evenly underneath your brows, lightening up as you reach the tails. Be sure to not take the strokes any wider than the head of the brow.
  6.  Finish with a few strokes on top of the tail of the brow, angled downwards.

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