The TikTok Hack That Gives Your Eyebrows The Perfect Shape With Just A Few Tiny Dots

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Living in a society where accentuating the eyebrows has become as crucial as enhancing the eyes, we constantly research and test all the trendy brow modifications and hacks. Between the fluffy brow trend and shaving eyebrows for precise shaping, some of the many brow-related trends we see in the 2020s seem a bit wild, confusing, involved, and even intimidating. And some eyebrow enhancement techniques can be expensive. However, eyebrow pencils offer a convenient option for complementing our brows without breaking the bank on procedures or a million products.


There are many ways to accentuate your brows with an eyebrow pencil, and you can find countless ideas on TikTok. But one helpful hack that stands out to us is using the pencil to outline the brows with dots, followed by lines. By strategically placing a few dots in key points on your eyebrows, you can achieve perfectly sculpted brows in no time — and we don't know about you, but we'd prefer to apply these little dots than spend money on stencils and other eyebrow-related products.

Apply dots for a guideline

Rather than trying to trace your brow shape with your eyebrow pencil, start with dots. Beauty TikToker @bettycastillo34 posted a video showing viewers how to follow the hack, which has collected over 1.5 million likes. Following the brow's shape, the TikToker added a tiny dot to the top and bottom of the inner-facing end of the eyebrow, did the same for the middle, and one more at the brow's ending tail. Next, the TikTok user strategically connected the dots with lines to give a sharp look. Then, the space between the lines at the tail-end is colored in, and a spoolie is used to blend the rest toward the tip of the eyebrow.


If you want a different spin on the dot technique, beauty TikToker Shelena Clark (@shelenac) shared a video of the three-dot strategy. Clark started with thinner eyebrows and used powder and a spoolie before beginning. She then applied the first dot at the inner end of the brow, put the second dot in line with the pupil, and the third at the tail end. Next, Clark connected the dots with lines and touched them up as needed. Then, she colored in the lines and used the spoolie again. The brows looked great at that point, so feel free to stop there. If you want additional enhancement, trace the brow with concealer for a perfectly clean line and blend, blend, blend.

You'll need a reliable brow pencil

The eyebrow pencil is the most crucial product for the dot techniques, as you'll need to rely on this item to do most of the work. So, you need a trustworthy eyebrow pencil to nail the look. If you want to save money, look for the best drugstore eyebrow pencils.


Anyone who wants a highly-reviewed eyebrow pencil should check out the best-selling NYX Professional Makeup Eyebrow Powder Pencil, available for under $10 at Walmart. The TikTok hacks involved a spoolie, which this item features, so you won't have to purchase one separately. 

If you're willing to splurge, you should look at the Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil, which also features a spoolie. Available for under $25 at Sephora, this eyebrow pencil has 4.4 out of five stars, and one pleased reviewer praised its reliability, writing, "I'm new to doing my makeup and started doing my eyebrows with this brow pencil. It lasted me all day on my graduation day and looked exactly the same as it did when I applied it in the morning," proving it to be a trustworthy option.