We all dream of the perfect brow; full, fluffy with an elegant arch. If your brows are a little sparser than you would like then look no further, we’ve rounded up 15 of the best brow pencils on the market for faking fuller brows.
Fenty Beauty – Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil & Styler
Have you ever seen Rihanna’s brows with a single hair out of place? Didn’t think so. It’s all down to the MVP Brow Pencil. Available in 14 shades, this pencil features an ultra-fine retractable tip and an amazing little styling brush on the other. The formula is creamy, longwear, and even waterproof. Rih recommends mixing two shades, a lighter shade on the inner and a slightly darker shade for the outer edge.
Benefit – Precisely My Brow Pencil
Benefit are definitely leaders in the brow-game. From the launch of this ultra-fine pencil, it was obvious it was going to be a winner. Huda Kattan has labelled it her “holy grail brow pencil” and we totally agree. The Precisely My Brow Pencil is available in 12 shades and with small strokes you can create a very precise, yet natural look.
Anastasia Beverly Hills – Brow Definer
It was only a matter of time before the Queen of brows Ms. Anastasia cropped up in this list. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer is a retractable angled pencil, designed to be able to create any brow look you desire. You can use the tip of the pencil to create fine strokes, the back side to create thicker hair-like strokes, and the wide side to fill-in colour and add dimension. The creamy formula is also free from parabens, sulphates and phthalates.
Hourglass – Arch Brow Micro Sculpting Pencil
Delicate hair-like strokes are at your fingertips with the Hourglass Arch Brow Micro Sculpting Pencil. This teeny-tiny 1.4mm diameter flat tip pencil is perfect for drawing on delicate strokes. Don’t be fooled by it’s delicate exterior though, this pencil has some serious long-wear, smudge-proof staying power.
Sisley Paris – Phyto-Sourcils Design Eye Pencil
So this brow pencil is a bit of a splurge at Dhs 220, but as with all Sisley products you know that formula is gonna be top notch. The pencil comes with a taming spooley brush, the triangular tipped brow pencil, and a precise highlighter to make the most of that arch. The formula is also packed with loads of nature’s goodies including acacia wax and camelia oil.
NYX – Fill & Fluff Eyebrow Pomade Pencil
Full, fluffy brows are en route with the NYX Pomade Pencil. The teardrop-shaped ‘pomadebullet’ gives colour, shade and definition whilst the micro paddle brush disperses the product and gives natural-looking fluffiness. The only downfall is that there are only three shades available for this pencil so you might have to mix to find your perfect colour.
Anastasia Beverly Hills – Brow Wiz
Another product from the brown-wizard is the aptly named Brow Wiz pencil. Perfect for every day, this mechanical brow pencil and spooley is the perfect combo to define natural brows and fill in sparse areas. The fine pencil gives the illusion of individual hairs, whilst the smudge-proof formula is a paraben and sulphate free.
Benefit – Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel
Ok, confession time… this one isn’t actually a pencil. It’s a gel. But it’s going to be your pencil’s new bff so we just had to include it! This gel is perfect for adding a little volume to your brows after a pencil has done all the hard work. The buildable (and water resistant) formula contains tiny microfibres which stick to brow hairs creating natural volume.
KVD Vegan Beauty - Signature Brow Precision Pencil
This pencil’s precise, elliptical tip is ideal for creating both long, smooth strokes and fine individual hairs. The whole KVD brow collection comes in the same seven shades so you can mix-and-match across the products to create the look and texture you like.
Maybelline – Brow Ultra Slim Eyebrow Pencil
At Dhs29.95 this pencil is the most affordable in our round up, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your brows. Available in just four shades however, this precise little pencil has a smooth glide formula and the tiny spooley makes it easy to disperse product for a natural look.
Lancôme – Brôw Shaping Powdery Pencil
This is the only old-school-sharpen-with-a-pencil-sharpener kind of pencil on our list. This pencil is great to fill in sparse hairs and the soft, powdery formula gives a natural (but still longwear) look.
Estée Lauder – The Brow Multi-tasker
Like the name suggests, this pencil is more than just a pencil, it’s a complete brow multi-tasker. Use the spooley to tidy and brush hairs upwards, then use the pencil to fill in and define, before finally using the brow powder applicator to set the brow in place. A true make-up bag space saver!
Mac – Eyebrows Styler
This Mac brow pencil has one big selling point during these sweltering summer months: it is humidity, sweat and water resistant with 12 hours of wear. The smudge-proof pencil has strong colour payoff and you can build it for your perfect definition.
Urban Decay – Brow Blade Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil & Ink Stain
So we know that ‘ink stain’ in the same sentence as ‘eyebrow’ may sound a little scary, but trust us, this is the perfect temporary option for high-impact microblade-like brows. The stain formula creates precise definition and dimension whilst the creamy waterproof pencil adds texture and fills in sparse areas.
Kiko Milano – Tuscan Sunshine Eyebrow Duo
This Kiko Milano duo is made up of a soft and tapered felt-tip-like marker which glides in smooth strokes and adds colour and dimension, and a super-fine retractable pencil which can mimic hair-like strokes and texture. The packaging is super compact so perfect for gals on the go.