Brow pencils are a staple in any makeup kit. With just a few flicks of a wrist, a good brow pencil can transform sad, sparse brows into full, thick, and perfectly-defined arches. More natural than a gel and easier to use, brow pencils are for anyone looking to revive their brow game. Here, our 18 favourite formulas.
Another multitasker, this 3-in-1 pencil is perfect for faking ultra-natural brows. The angled tip creates both thin and thick lines and the hidden brow powder helps define and fill-in sparse areas. The spoolie end is the ideal size for brushing through and softening your work.
With a much larger shade range than most brow offerings (14, to be exact), you’re guaranteed to find your match in this blendable, long-wearing pencil.
The precise tip means you can draw teeny lines that mimic the look of brow hairs for an ultra-natural look.
Less of a pencil and more of a marker, this brush-tip detailer adds depth, colour, and definition.
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With seven shades, including an option for redheads, this super-skinny brow pencil is the perfect size for faking foolproof fuller brows.
This brow pencil has a cult-like following thanks to it’s ability to create hair strokes that appear hyperreal—and then last so long you’ll wonder if maybe they are.
This drugstore brow pencil with a long-wear formula and teeny tip is just as good at faking brows as ones three times its price.
The angled pencil has the hold of a wax, precision of a pencil, and impact of a powder. Use the flat end to fill in large spots and the pointy tip for creating hair-like strokes.
A waxy formula ideal for creating bolder brows that won’t budge until you’re ready to wash your face at the end of the day.
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Once you get over the fact that your eyebrows smell like chocolate, you’ll fall in love with the pencil’s creamy glide and blendable formula.
This pencil comes in only one shade: taupe. Draw it on softy if you’re a blonde, press harder if you’re a brunette. Bonus: the formula contains biotin and hair-strengthener the brows you do have will stick around a little longer.
Everything you need for perfect brows in one genius little pencil. Pop the spoolie brush off to reveal a secret powder highlighter to fake the look of higher arches.
Redheads and those with warmer hair colours will have no problem finding their right brow colour in one of this pencil’s six shades.
One of the most precise brow pencils we’ve ever used, this waxy formula is ideal for creating hair-like strokes that last all day long.
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On one end is a waterproof pencil, on the other is a brow gel to brush every hair into place.
The super-fine tip makes for the most natural-looking brows each and every time.
Just like the clicky pens you had in middle school, this one brow pencil is actually four pencils. You can switch between a lighter and darker brow shade, a highlighter, and a concealer meant for carving sharp brow lines.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.