Eyebrow stencils help you create a uniform eyebrow look, whether you’re using powder or an eyebrow pencil. While you can buy premade eyebrow stencils, these aren’t created for your specific face shape.
Instead, you can make your own eyebrow stencil. It’s easy, you can make as many as you want, and it should cost under $5.
Before You Begin
There are certain items you need in order to make an eyebrow stencil on your own.
- Transparency Film: Get the write-on version of these clear plastic sheets at your local office supply store.
- Permanent Marker: I used a Sharpie.
- Scissors: For cutting the transparency film.
- X-acto Knife or Box Cutter (optional but highly recommended): For cutting out the eyebrow shape.
- Clear Tape (optional)
Getting Your Stencil Ready
One sheet of transparency film is usually 8.5 by 11 inches, which is way too big for a stencil. Instead, cut out a rectangle big enough for an eyebrow shape while keeping the edges wide to avoid ripping.
I found mine worked best at 2 by 3 inches.
Cut out this shape from the transparency film with scissors.
Create an Eyebrow Shape
The best thing about making your own stencil is that it will be the perfect shape for your eyebrows.
In a mirror, hold up the transparency rectangle so your eyebrow is in the middle. With the permanent marker, draw on the film over your eyebrow to create your desired shape.
If your eyebrows are lighter in certain spots, be sure to color over it with the marker. You should be creating the shape you want your eyebrows to be, and not what they truly are.
When you’re done, your shape should look something like above.
Before moving on, flip the stencil around and lay it over your other eyebrow. Does it match up there, too? Using one stencil for both eyebrows will ensure a uniform look.
Cut Out the Stencil
Next you’ll need to cut out the shape you created with your permanent marker.
This step is easiest with an X-acto knife. Just go along the border of your drawing to cut out the shape.
If you’re like me, and only have scissors, you can still cut out the shape. Cut into the transparency from one side. When you reach the design, cut out the eyebrow shape. When done, adhere the preliminary cut with clear adhesive tape.
Using the Eyebrow Stencil
Now your eyebrow stencil can be used to make your eyebrows fuller and with a better shape.
If you have a steady hand, hold the stencil over your eyebrow and dab eyebrow powder over the opening. You can also use an eyebrow pencil with the stencil as well.
If your hands are unsteady, tape the stencil to your face to keep it in place.
Keep the remaining transparency film just in case you ever want to make a new stencil.