My dear readers 🙂 You often ask me about the best eyebrow fillers. Here’s my answer: use whatever suits you! I’m big on eyebrow pencil because I can easily camouflage any unwanted sparse areas in my thick brows. I did a lot of research on the best brow pencils and came back with a roundup of professional brow products that take the cosmetic market by storm. I hope you will find the ranking useful and choose your favorite easily 🙂 Read the whole roundup!
How to Pick the Best Shade of a Brow Pencil?
That depends on your preferences yet I’d like to share some tips:
- Choose an eyebrow pencil whose shade resembles your hair color. If you have light hair, then go for a slightly darker shade of a brow pencil. Dark hair, on the other hand, goes best with a similar shade of a brow product.
- You want your brows to turn heads? You can pick eyebrow pencil which is one or two tones darker than your hair color. For example, deep-brown pencils are great for dark-haired girls.
- Warm or cool tones? For natural-looking brows, choose a shade of brow pencils that goes with your skin undertone. Warm, peach skin tones are great with warm shades of brow pencils, while cool skin tones (pink, bluish hues) are better with cool shades.
- If you’re still not sure what to choose, I suggest getting a few samples. Many brands offer samples or mini-versions of their brow pencils that can be tested before purchase. 🙂
EYEBROW PENCIL REVIEWS AND RANKING. WHAT’S THE NAME OF THE BEST BROW PENCIL?
Professional brow pencil, Nanobrow Eyebrow Pencil
Nanobrow long-wear eyebrow pencil is top ranked by shoppers, which is why I decided to give it a try 🙂 It is available at a very attractive price at www.nanobrow.us and this is where I bought mine. The precise brow pencil comes in many beautiful shades that you will match to your type of beauty easily. Plus, it has a built-in spoolie! To me, it’s the best brow pencil for everyday wear and special occasions. It is super long-wear, precise and easy to apply. Nanobrow Eyebrow Pencil is brilliant for camouflaging any gaps and adding volume to eyebrows. The velvet-like texture hides all imperfections. I guess it is the best retractable brow pencil I’ve had so far 🙂
Retractable eyebrow pencil, Benefit Cosmetics Precisely, My Brow
This is quite pricey brow pencil, available online and offline. I bought it over the Internet. I keep it for special occasions because it’s too costly for everyday use. It comes in many shades, delivers a nice finish, defines the brows, and makes gaps less noticeable. I think it’s a good brow filler. The Benefit Cosmetics precise brow pencil is rated well online and I’m adding my positive review, but I think there are better products for such a price.
Good brow pencil, Anastasia BH Brow Wiz
I bought this precise eyebrow pencil over the Internet. It is quite expensive and I wish it was longer-wearing. I guess it won’t work for evening looks because it isn’t long-lasting enough. I use it for everyday makeup from time to time because it’s good at hiding the gaps, defining the brows and adding volume. It has a built-in spoolie which is great because I can immediately comb through bows and remove excess product. The twist-up brow pencil is easy to apply, which is why even brow-filling beginners will use it trouble-free. However, it isn’t as long-wear as the producer promises…
Velvety brow pencil, Huda Beauty Bomb Brows
You can get this pro brow pencil at online drugstores at an average price. Too bad the pencil breaks easily… It’s really disappointing considering its price… On the other hand, this precise brow pencil comes in neutral shades that we can match to our looks and preferences. The retractable brow pencil is good for adding definition, shaping and filling in the most troublemaking eyebrows (like mine) yet you can apply too much easily. Luckily, it has a built-in spoolie brush so you can remove the excess fast 🙂
Precise eyebrow pencil, Fenty Beauty Brow MVP Ultra Fine
The Fenty Beauty Brow MVP Ultra Fine may strain your budget, It is available online but I haven’t seen it at offline stores. Let me know if you do 🙂 This popular brow pencil is precise, fine tipped, and creates hair-like strokes. It sculpts and corrects the eyebrow shape, however, it is not as long-wearing as the producer promises. Even though it is a waterproof brow pencil, it simply runs down when I wet the brows… I hoped it would be good for swimming. Well, it let me down.
Retractable brow pencil, Charlotte Tilbury Brow Cheat
The retractable eyebrow pencil comes in many natural shades, but it seems overpriced considering how fast it’s used up. I bought it at some beauty store. It worked well, hiding sparse areas, defining the eyebrows and giving them a lovely color, but it takes some practice because you may end up applying too much and have problems with removing the excess. It’s a long-wearing brow pencil and I like to use it for special occasions. It has too intense pigments for everyday wear.
Long-lasting brow pencil, Dior Diorshow Brow Styler
This waterproof brow pencil does stay put for a long time. I bought it over the Internet and paid a lot… but it works well. I use it when I need really long-wear brow makeup that won’t smudge at the swimming pool or gym. This one proves truly durable. On the other hand, it requires practice and precision during application; it’s very soft, which is why drawing hair-like lines is tricky. I bought it only for the waterproof formula. I think we can get better brow pencils at this price.
Popular brow pencil, KVD Beauty Signature Brow
A popular eyebrow pencil with a precision tip. You can find it well priced at some online drugstores 🙂 You can build the intensity depending on the occasion or your mood, plus the shades can be mixed and matched for a customized look. I like it, however, I struggle to create hair-like strokes with it. The KVD waterproof brow pencil is good in crisis 🙂 I’m sure it never comes off at the swimming pool. Too bad the tip tends to break, which doesn’t make it good value for money…
Retractable brow pencil, Clinique Quickliner For Brows
Subtle brow pencil, rather overpriced. You can track it over the Internet 🙂 You can use it for drawing precise lines to camouflage sparse spots, and get defined, neat eyebrows. It’s good for outlining and defining. The long-wear formula stays put all day, however, it didn’t work for evening looks. I needed touchups… The retractable brow pencil has a built-in spoolie brush but I don’t think I’ll buy it again. The tip tends to break.
Angled brow pencil, Guerlain Le Crayon Sourcils
This is a pricey brow pencil with a twist-up tip. I don’t like the angled tip because drawing precision lines is tricky using it. It may work for you, though 🙂 There’s a brush on one end to distribute the product evenly. The formula fills in the brows yet it isn’t a good choice when you only need to hide the sparse spots. It requires lots of practice and can be tiring. It is buildable, adds volume to brows, but I’m not a fan. For such a price, it’s not as good as it could be. Let me know if you’ve tried it 🙂
How to Do Brows Using a Brow Pencil?
Doing eyebrows with a brow pencil is an easy and effective way to improve their looks 🙂 I’m definitely a brow pencil person. Sometimes I also use a brow pomade or other brow fillers, but a precise brow pencil is best for camouflaging sparse areas and unwanted gaps. I love it 🙂 How to get perfectly-defined brows using a brow pencil? Keep reading for my tips!
- First, make sure your eyebrows are dry and clean. I recommend cleansing them with an oil-free product. I also comb through my brows with a spoolie.
- I use an eyebrow pencil that goes best with my eyebrow color. I’m big on “no makeup makeup” 🙂 When I’m not sure about the best shade, then I test a few.
- I outline my eyebrows starting from the lower brow line, and move on to filling them with light strokes.
- I use quick light strokes following natural brow growth. I avoid thick lines and bold colors on the start of the brow. I’m more into ombre effects 🙂 I try to build the look to create the most natural-looking brows.
- To make sure my brows look natural, I brush out the product excess. If necessary, I lessen the sharp lines. For special occasions, I also use a clear brow gel or brow soap as a finishing touch. I comb them gently to lock them in place for the entire day.
Remember that practice makes perfect 🙂 Filling in eyebrows with a brow pencil isn’t hard. It does take some skill but you can do it like a pro if you practice. I hope my ranking of the best eyebrow pencils will help you pick out your favorite 🙂