The Best Eyebrow Products

Written by Linda Tran

Graphic by Briggy Jones

Graphic by Briggy Jones

When I started doing my brows in the middle of 2015, it was a long, tedious battle of finding the right brow products for me. If I had to choose which makeup products I can’t live without, eyebrow products would be one of my top choices. I cannot leave the house without my brows done. I think they tend to complete a look or make you look “ready” even if you don’t have too much makeup on. These are the best eyebrow products that I have found.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade

I used to hear hype about this product all the time from my sisters, friends, and other bloggers, so I finally took the plunge and bought the product. 

It’s easy to apply, and if I mess up, it’s super quick and easy to fix. I use this product at 6 in the morning to get ready for the day, and then I’ll come home late at night and my brows still look amazing. They look untouched and perfect!

There are eleven different colors to ensure that you can find the shade that matches your exact brow color. I absolutely adore this dipbrow pomade because I personally think it’s easier than using a pencil. However, if you’re new to doing your brows, I do not recommend this product as it can be hard to figure out for first-time users. If you do have experience with doing your brows, then I highly recommend it.

It is an investment to purchase this, but I recommend it as it makes my eyebrows look sharper, fuller, darker and even better than before. It is my holy grail of brow products!. The only downside is that you do need to purchase an eyebrow brush whether from Anastasia or a different brand. Your choice!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

If you’re scared to use the Dipbrow Pomade, or just prefer a pencil-like product, then I recommend this next product from Anastasia.

There’s a brush on one end and the product on the other end. What I like about this product is that it is retractable, so all I have to do is turn it left and right to adjust the amount. It glides onto the skin easily and helps to make brows look natural. They have ten different shades to choose from to help you match your brows.

If you’re not experienced with a brush, this product helps you to outline your brows to create an even better and sharper shape. It is more expensive than the Dipbrow. That’s because this product contains the brush, and it’s retractable, making it convenient. It helps me outline my brows better and make them sharper.  

The tip is somewhat thick so that you can create fuller brows, but it’s not thick to the point it makes your eyebrows look bushy. If you’re going for a thin eyebrow look, you’ll be fine with this product! 

ELF Instant Lift Brow Pencil

This product is sharp at first, but as you continuously use it, the sharpness goes away. With that being said, this eyebrow pencil is pretty thick. I use this product when I want to create “bushy” or fuller eyebrows. So if you’re looking to create thin brows, this is not going to be the best one. However, this is one of my go-to products because of its affordability. It’s only $2!

This product does a pretty good  job with outlining my brows. I use it more for thicker, fuller brows, but in general, it’s extremely soft and glides onto my skin easily.

This product only comes in six shades so there isn’t much variety, but I absolutely adore the dual-sided product. When I’m on a budget, or just want fuller brows, this is great!

So if you’re just getting into brows, I recommend this because of the price! Although the tip is thick, it will teach you to create fuller brows and make them look more natural as well!

NYX Micro Brow Pencil

This product comes in eight colors, so again, not much variety, but I like it because it’s perfect for when I want thin brows. The tip is extremely thin and will not work if you want to have thicker brows.

I’ll admit the tip hurts a little when I first apply it because of how thin it is, and probably because I have sensitive skin, but it helps to outline my brows, even the tiny, little in-grown ones that are trying to grow out.

Also, this product is affordable. It’s $10, so more expensive than ELF’s, but more affordable than Anastasia’s. If you’re on a budget, this could work for you.

It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil

This product is the most expensive one listed at $24.

What I really like about this product is the slanted tip. ELF, Anastasia, and NYX are somewhat like a ball-point, whereas this product is slanted. I completely recommend this for outlining your brows. So if you want SHARP brows, this will be your holy grail. I also like how creamy and soft it is. It easily glides onto my skin, but it does not smudge. It stays on all day and night and I never have to worry about fixing my brows. 

You can use it for both thick and thin brows, but I think it works best if you want thicker brows. If you are aiming for thin brows, you just have to constantly brush it out to make them appear thin.

One downside in my opinion is that it’s a little thick. It does create a thick stroke around your eyebrows, but you can easily clean it up or brush it out with the other end of the product. Another downside to this product is that it does not come in a huge variety of colors. They have a “universal color,” but I don’t think it’ll work for everyone’s brows.

The best part of this product is that for every purchase made, they donate to the Look Good Feel Good Foundation to help women face the effects of cancer with confidence. So when you purchase this product, you’re helping someone with cancer.

These are what I personally find to be the best eyebrow pencils. I switch between these products, although the Anastasia is my absolute favorite. If you want to try a new eyebrow product, or if you’re interested in learning how to do your brows, these products have helped me throughout the years. The best part is that my brows always look natural!

Happy Brow-ing!


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linda tran

Linda Tran is the Marketing Executive at the Quiet Nonsense. She’s currently from the Boston area with goals of relocating to New York City within the next few years to hopefully pursue a marketing career in the fashion industry. She graduated from Southern New Hampshire with a Bachelor’s in Marketing with a concentration in Social Media. She’s currently in graduate school and should graduate with an MBA in Marketing by December 2020. In her free time, she has a fashion blog that she’s committed and dedicated to and she loves traveling from time to time. Her favorite things to do for self-care is getting her nails, hair and lashes done. She’s also a supporter of women empowerment and aims to uplift women.