How to Cover Up a Scar On Your Eyebrow

Brow powder can work wonders in creating natural-looking brows.
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Eyebrows frame the face like no other feature or accessory can. The quest for the perfect arch or naturally full brow is ongoing for some, leading to a routine of tweezing, waxing and filling in. A scar on your eyebrow can stunt hair growth in the area and affect the way your face is framed. What may at first seem like a tricky spot to work on is actually the ideal canvas, due to the popularity of eyebrow shaping. With the right products, you can conceal any uneven surface or discoloration and rebuild your brows with a natural finish. Add a couple of extra steps to your daily routine to cover up an eyebrow scar and put it out of your mind.

Pick up a small amount of makeup primer with your middle finger and apply it to the scar and the surrounding brow areas. Massage the primer in until it is fully blended. Don’t worry about any discoloration of your brows, as this will be concealed later on.

Use a makeup wedge to pat foundation over the scar and surrounding skin. Choose a long-lasting, liquid foundation that matches your skin tone accurately.

Allow the foundation to set, and go over it with another layer if necessary to conceal all discoloration.

Pick up some brow powder with an angled shadow brush and brush the powder over the scar in the direction of the hair. Use a gentle hand for a natural finish. Choose a powder two shades lighter than your natural hair color if you have dark hair, and two shades darker if you have light hair.

Work the brow powder into the areas of your brow on either side of the scar to blend it.

Brush a clear brow gel over your brow in the direction of the hair to set the powder in place. Reach for clear mascara if you don’t have any brow gel on hand.

  • If you don't have a brow-specific powder in your makeup bag, use an eye shadow of the desired color.

Celeigh O'Neil has been writing professionally since 2008. She has a Bachelor of fine arts from the University of Ottawa, as well as degrees in fashion illustration/design, digital arts and certification in hair and makeup artistry. O'Neil was a frequent contributor to Toronto's "Dialog" newspaper and has worked as an instructional writer, creating lessons in fashion, art and English for students of all ages.