We review the best pencils, gels, and powders for filling in, thickening up, and holding our brows in place, because we still want to look presentable even when wearing a mask. Find out which tools have the best shade range and precision, from the likes of Benefit, Fenty Beauty, and BBB London, and more.
Best Brow Pencils
Why we love it: An ultra-fine brow defining pencil. It’s mechanical and never gets blunt and too thick, making hair-like strokes so easy to draw. What’s more, the formula lasts 12 budge-proof hours. One of the best performing pencils we have tried so far.
Why we love it: Fenty Beauty Brow MVP has the best shade range, good precision, and wear. If you find it tricky to find the perfect shade for your brows, Fenty Beauty should be your first stop. You’ll find shades for every skin tone and hair colour so you can achieve the most believable brows.
Why we love it: An all-in-one brow pencil and brush for filling, defining, and grooming those arches to perfection. It’s a traditional pencil you can sharpen yourself to achieve your desired thinness. The formula is a softer wax, making application a breeze, it’s also ophthalmologist tested, so it’s suitable for those with sensitive skin.
Best Brow Gels
Why we love it: Get the perfect soap brow without using soap. Benefit 24 Hour Brow Setter is a clear brow gel that works to seal and set your eyebrows in place for 24 hours. Its dual-ended wand makes taming and shaping hairs a breeze. Use the long bristled side to apply the gel and the short bristled side to sculpt and shape your brows. You’ll get salon-worthy results that last all day.
Why we love it: Gives natural-looking flawless definition to eyebrows. Its 20-hour long-lasting formula colours and densifies eyebrows with buildable coverage. The gel consistency allows for easy application and a smooth, gliding texture. Apply with an eyebrow brush to define and fill in eyebrows for a perfect shape. Lancôme Sourcils Gel has the best shade range from the gels we’ve tried – choose from 6 natural shades.
Why we love it: Get defined, budge-proof eyebrows for 48 hours. The secret to its staying power is a clever mix of the same film formers and polymers that give waterproof mascara and hair gels their longevity. The smudge-proof gel applies easily with the precision tip, laying down natural-looking colour that stays put for days. Available in a collection of colour-matched shades.
Best Brow Palettes
Why we love it: A palette that offers customisable colour and super-precision with dual-ended tools. Each velvety smooth brow powder blends effortlessly to create fuller, thicker eyebrows, whilst the highlighter lifts and enhances for a professional-looking finish. Complete with two dual-ended tools to shape, fill and blend to perfection.
Why we love it: Every day can be a good brow day with Sleek MakeUP Brow Kit, an essential eyebrow palette containing everything you need for expertly defined arches. A mini pair of tweezers for precise grooming, a lightweight brow wax to help you achieve that perfect shape, and a setting powder for a long-lasting look.
Why we love it: The original brow soap, vegan-friendly. The formula has an instantly thickening effect with extra hold for beautifully styled brows all day long. Soap Brows is a new botanical product inspired by the old technique of using soap to lift and fix the eyebrow. With Glycerin to moisturise and soften hair and skin, Coconut butter to moisturise and strengthen eyebrow hair, and Sorbitol for hold.