How to Fix Your Eyebrows After Cutting Them Too Short

by Beth Rifkin ; Updated September 28, 2017

Fill in eyebrows with makeup to fix grooming mistakes.

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Your eyebrows help open your eyes and accentuate the features on your face. Trimming eyebrows is one way to prevent them from becoming too long and unruly, however it is important to just cut the very tips of the hairs or you run the risk of them being too short. If this has already happened, it may be necessary to fill them in with makeup until they grow back.

Purchase an eyebrow pencil that matches the color of the hair on your brows. Eyebrow pencils are made specifically to match most hair colors.

Sharpen the pencil so you are working with a clear, defined point, which can help with accuracy when filling in your brows.

Apply the pencil using short, quick, upward strokes throughout your brows. Start at the inside end and work your way to the end of your brows.

Brush your brows with an eyebrow brush to blend the pencil with your natural hair.


  • Avoid plucking or cutting your brows until they have grown in completely. It can be tempting to try to fix your past over-cutting mistakes along the way, but you may actually make them worse. Growing them in fully gives you a clean palette to work with.

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Based on the west coast, Beth Rifkin specializes in business, food, cooking, family, lifestyle and health issues. Her work has appeared in numerous on and offline publications. Beth earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Temple University.