You want to know what question I get asked about a lot? How to choose eyebrow products for your brow shape in addition to how to shape your eyebrows of course. There are so many options like brow pencils, powder, gels, and pomades that it can absolutely feel overwhelming. Since I have been a makeup artist and beauty enthusiast for most of my life, I’ve learned a ton about what eyebrow products work best for different brow types. So, let’s talk about it! You can also head to my Instagram where I am doing virtual brow makeovers for those brave enough to send me their pic. It’s actually rather fun.
My Favorite Eyebrow Product brands
Not only are there approximately 5 million different brands of brow products, I’m going to make it easy for you and tell you about my go-to brow product brands. I love, love Anastasia Beverly Hills (found at Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta) because they just understand eyebrows and create a product with a purpose, not just to fill a void in a cosmetic collection. I also really love Benefit Cosmetics brow products (found at Nordstrom, Sephora, Ulta) because, again, they take the time to come up with solutions for an array of eyebrow problems like lack of brow hair, too much brow hair, and so on. So, now that you know my favorite eyebrow product brands, let’s talk about formulations and what works best for different brow types.
Eyebrow Products Available
- Powder: Best for med/full brows that just need a little love. This brow powder from Anastasia Beverly Hills is so good!
- Pencil: Best for sparse or no brows. Here is a brow pencil KIT from Benefit
- Gel: Best for fast application, tame full brows, and a “who cares” day. Check out, Benefit GIMME BROW.
- Pomade: Best for sparse to no brows that need added dimension. You can get the DipBrow from Anastasia Beverly Hills or the Benefit Ka-Brow. Both are amazing and will last you forever and ever.
Different Eyebrow Products for Different Brows
No Eyebrows: If you truly have little to no brows, you might want to consider getting your eyebrows micro-bladed on so that you don’t have to worry about getting your brows right every single day. Or, you could you a brow stencil that best suits your shape. If you have no brows and want to create a pretty shape, using a brow pencil is best. You can create brow strokes with a brow pencil so that it looks like your natural brow. Make sure that you choose a brow color that matches your hair, don’t use a powder ever, and refrain from using a heavy hand.
Also, practice makes perfect my friend, be patient with yourself.
Overtweezed but full Brows: If you have tweezed the life out of your brows, you might want to consider getting this eyebrow growing serum and then give your brows a good three months to regrow so that you can re-shape. In the meantime though, your best bet for brow shaping is either a brow pencil or the brow pomade like this one to add shape and dimension, or even a combination of both. Using a pomade or brow pencil over a powder is the best option because the product will stick to your skin better and look more natural if applied without a heavy hand.
HINT HINT: You can always, always add more to your eyebrows but it’s a pain in the booty to have to wipe it all off and start over. Sadly, we’ve all been there and I’m just trying to help you out girl.
Very Full Brows: Well lucky you. No seriously. The best thing that you can do for your gorgeous brows that we are all secretly jealous of is to refrain from over-tweezing. Just use a brow gel, a tinted brow gel like this one to tame those babies and to add a little brow powder like this one with an angled liner brush under your brow line to get a defined shape.
Sparse but Still There, Brows: This is 100% my life. I have brows, but they certainly aren’t full and they need daily help. If you are like me, you are going to need the Anastasia Brows Wiz or Benefit Precisely Brow (super similar product) to fill in the gaps that are literally missing hair. If your brow is sparse, using a powder to fill in the gaps can look unnatural and frankly, kind of weird. So, my suggestion is to use the brow pencil and learn to create a natural and refined look with these step-by-step brow instructions.