Brow powders work best if you need just a little bit of defining. If you are trying to create an entire brow with powder, it can be difficult to create a smooth shape.
Pencils are my least favorite as I think they look the most obvious when applied. But some women are most comfortable with a pencil applicator and they do just fine.
Next is eye liner. Applying the eye liner first and then adding shadows makes the liner a little less obvious. Its a more subtle look that many women prefer. If you want your eye liner to be a little more dramatic, apply shadows first and then apply the liner over the shadows.
The purpose of eye liner is to define the lash line and accentuate the shape of the eyes. To apply eye liner, start at the outer corner of the eye, right at the lash line. Gently move in towards the nose, keeping the liner right at the lash line. Depending on the shape of your eyes, you may want to take the liner all the way to the inner corner of your eyes, or stop about halfway in. Using a Q-Tip, gently swipe the tip over the liner to blend for a more natural look. If you want more drama, don't blend.
Start with a lighter colored shadow (I like to use pale pinks and pale peaches) to use as a highlighter. Apply the highlighter shadow over the entire small lid area. (The small lid is the area directly over your eyeball.) Be careful of applying highlighter to the orbital bone area as it can make that area (the area directly under the eyebrow) more prominent.
Next, apply a shadow for contouring. The darker the contour shadow, the more dramatic your eyes will look. I like to use soft taupes or grays, or for more drama a deep plum or olive. Have fun with your eyeshadow choices!
Using a stiffer contouring brush, apply the darker color to the outer third of the eyelid only. Start at the lash line and work up towards the orbital bone. Blend with a blending brush, sponge tip applicator or use your pinkie finger.