Our Favorite Eyebrow Defining Pencils and Gels

Achieve natural, bushy arches or dramatic, straight-across brows.

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Defined brows are just a few pencil strokes away.Unsplash/Kim Carpent

When it comes to styling your brows, the right product can help draw on realistic-looking hairs, or completely change the shape of your arches. Here’s how to shop for the best eyebrow defining pencils and gels, depending on the look you’re after.

Maybelline Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil, Blonde, 1 Count

For Thick Arches

A unique, teardrop-shaped tip offers perfect coverage in a shade that’s just right for you.Maybelline New York

If you have naturally full brows, you may want a product that provides more coverage than one of those brow pencils with a tiny tip. This one allows you to fill in small gaps with one swipe, then expertly blend it with the included spooly.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow definer

Cult Classic

Ashy shades complement platinums and cool brown or black hair, while warm tones match golden blondes, browns and reds.Anastasia Beverly Hills

If you’re going for a natural look, keep your brow color one or two shades away from your hair color. A lighter shade will soften your face, while darker brows add more definition.

blinc Extreme Longwear Eyebrow Mousse, Auburn


Slick this on with the included spooly for a quick, no makeup-makeup look.blinc

Eyebrow pencils are great, but sometimes fail to produce that natural look you’re going for. This eyebrow mousse solves the issue, sweeping on with a mascara wand for an ultra-simple application.