Achieving your brow goals at home is simpler than you think with these top-rated cosmetics
Your eyebrows play a significant part in framing your face, and you can easily keep them on point thanks to a variety of updated and innovative pencils, pomades and gels. Whether you prefer the natural look, or want to opt for bold glam, these bestsellers will give you long-lasting results so you can enhance your brows exactly how you like.
Browse through our list of favourites—and here’s to having your eyebrows on fleek...
1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade, $28
Available in 11 different shades, this cult classic pomade is one of the highest rated of its kind. It’s a waterproof, long-lasting, vegan, buildable formula that results in matte brows, no matter what shape you’re going for. Apply the product using a thin, angled brush, and wait a few minutes for it to dry. We recommend starting off with a little bit then gradually building up since the pigment is quite strong.
2. Benefit Gimme Brow + Volumizing Gel, $32
If you’re looking for something to give you a fuller, yet natural look, then this gel by Benefit is a winner thanks to its volumizing microfibres. The applicator brush makes it super easy to use—perfect for those days where you do a quick glam look and head out the door.
3. Urban Decay Inked Brow, $35
Need a semi-permanent fix? Urban Decay’s Inked Brow lasts up to 60 hours, and will give you the closest look to microblading without actually having it done. This gel formula comes in seven shades, and is both smudge-proof and sweat-resistant—which are major plus points if you have an active lifestyle. We guarantee this one will be a hit, especially if you like your eyebrows thicker.
4. Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil, $34
This versatile, award-winning product is a combination of powder, pencil and wax so you can easily sculpt and fill your eyebrows into whatever shape you like. Use the built-in brush to groom your hairs into place afterwards. We also love how this formula is gluten-free, fragrance-free, made without synthetic dyes and is vegan-friendly.
5. Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows Eyebrow Gel, $30
Charlotte Tilbury’s Legendary Brows formula comes in four shades to select from depending on your hair colour. It’s packed with natural pigments, vitamin E, castor oil and a volumizing wax that will not only lift your brows, but keep them nourished with every use. Using the tiny wand, brush upwards in small strokes with a little bit of product at a time.
6. Kat Von D 24 hour Super Brow Long Wear Pomade, $20
Kat Von D’s beauty products are known to literally last all day, so it’s no doubt that your eyebrows are going to stay put. This lightweight pomade is highly pigmented, and comes in 16 shades—from natural tones to vibrant yellow, scarlet, emerald green and more. Whether you want to keep it natural or be creative, this formula will not let you down.
7. NYX Professional Eyebrow Gel, $9
You can never go wrong with cosmetics by NYX, and we give this eyebrow gel an A+ for all of its benefits. For example, it’s long-lasting, waterproof, smudge-proof and, not to mention, super affordable. We recommend trying the product with both a flat or angled brush to see what look you personally prefer.
8. Covergirl Easy Breezy Brow Draw + Fill Pencil, $8.94
You may be in a rush to head out, but you’ll never have to compromise on a good brow day thanks to Covergirl’s 2-in-1 pencil. It will do it all—from shaping and defining to filling in your eyebrows. This one will become an everyday favourite!
9. Glossier Boy Brow, $20
Say goodbye to flakey and stiff eyebrows with Glossier’s Boy Brow. This creamy wax will thicken, fluff and define even the finest hairs into place with just one stroke. We love that it’s safe for all skin types, cruelty-free, dermatologist-tested, and comes in a clear formula if you don’t want colour.
10. E.L.F Eyebrow Kit, $4
Get full, natural looking eyebrows with this duo by E.L.F Cosmetics. It makes our list because not only is it easy to use, but it also comes at such an amazing price. Use the wax to define your shape, the powder to lock it down, and off you go!
11. Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse, $38
We are obsessed with this little pot of magic. Tarte’s Amazonian-infused cream-based product gives you rich, gorgeous looking eyebrows that won’t budge or feel dry. It comes ready with a double-sided bamboo brush to fill and shape your arch, and is also both dermatologist-tested and vegan.
12. MAC Cosmetics Great Brows Set, $37
Here’s an all-in-one kit that does everything from shaping and detailing to highlighting your brows. MAC is known for its high-quality ingredients and long-lasting products, so you know this will be put to good use. Keep in mind: it’s a pocket-friendly size, which makes this a great choice for travelling or to keep in your purse.