Top 10 Drugstore Eyebrow Products

The Best Drugstore Eyebrow Pencils, Gels, And Powders

The Best Drugstore Eyebrow Pencils, Gels, And Powders

Ask just about any makeup artist or beauty expert on the planet, and they’ll tell you that well-groomed brows are one of the key ingredients of a polished, pulled-together look. Luckily, thanks to a wealth of tried-and-true brow gels, pencils, pomades, and powders on the market, great brows have never been easier to achieve. With the abundance of options available, though, determining which one to buy can be a challenge for those pressed on time. That's why we’ve rounded up the 10 top-rated brow products. And the best part? You can pick any of these up at your local drugstore. Whether you were born with sparse brows, got a little tweezer happy and need a little extra oomph, or you’ve been blessed in the thickness department but could use some serious taming, you’ll find your perfect fix right here on this list. Click through now to check out our top drugstore picks for delivering beautiful brows. Opening image: @maybelline

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October 2, 2020

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L'Oreal Brow Stylist Definer
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L'Oreal Brow Stylist Definer

USERS SAID: "This is an excellent brow pencil. This product is easy to use. It isn't super pigmented either so you don't have to worry about messing up. It makes small and fine strokes and blends in nicely. The best drugstore brow pencil I have ever used."

LOVED FOR: The super-fine tip that creates a natural look for beautiful, well-groomed brows

ColourPop Brow Boss Pencil

BEST FOR: Pick up this buildable, mistake-proof formula the next time you want a natural feathered brow. 

COMPLETE THE LOOK: Pair your brow pencil with a top-rated mascara and a nude lip for a simple everyday beauty look. 

NYX Cosmetics Eyebrow Cake Powder

LOVED FOR: This brow kit comes in hard-to-find colors that can also be blended to create a custom hue.

HELPFUL TIP: Use the lighter shade for filling in your hair and the darker shade for enhancing the shape of your brows.

Maybelline New York Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil

LOVED FOR: The smear-proof formula means your brows will be locked-in place all day long. 

USERS SAID: "My eyebrows need help, but I'm not the type to dedicate a 10 minute routine for application when I'm already struggling to get the rest of myself together to leave the house on time! This product has a natural appearance when applied, blends nicely and medium brown is a great color match for a very dark brown hair. Once you get a hang of applying it (which won't take more than a few practice sessions) you'll see that you can create different looks with this pencil (ex: more vs less pressure). [...]"

Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara

USERS SAID: "I use this every day! The color matches perfectly, it fills my brows in really well and holds all day. I genuinely have zero negative things to say about it! And the price is amazing."

LOVED FOR: This gel formula is so easy to use—just comb through your brows and you're done.

Maybelline Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil

LOVED FOR: This pencil's unique shape makes it easy to customize your coverage and brow design.

HELPFUL TIP: Use the flat side of the pencil for a thicker brow and the tip for a more subtle look.

E.l.f. Eyebrow Kit

BEST FOR: It's never been cheaper to transform your brows with an easy and travel-friendly compact.

HELPFUL TIP: To use, first apply the darker gel with one side of the applicator, then seal with the lighter powder using the other side of the applicator.

Revlon Brow Fantasy Pencil & Gel

BEST FOR: The 2-in-1 formula is ideal for defining and filling in your entire brows. 

USERS SAID: "Love this! I've been guilty of overplucking, and eyebrow pencils usually make my eyebrows look drawn on. This one is great—it draws fine lines (properly sharpened, of course!) that look natural and the gel helps to blend it all nicely. Plus, the gel doubles as an impromptu root touch-up when you've skipped a trip or two to the colorist. :). I have sensitive skin, but haven't had any irritation or reaction to the pencil or gel. So far, so good."

NYX Cosmetics Micro Brow Pencil

WHY YOU NEED IT: Thanks to the built-in spoolie brush, self-sharpening design, and always-sharp tip, this product may just replace every brow tool in your beauty bag.

HELPFUL TIP: To create the appearance of full and natural brows, use short strokes and then use the spoolie end to brush and blend.

Revlon ColorStay Brow Pencil

WHY YOU NEED IT: This waterproof brow product will precisely fill in your brows for an easy and stay-proof look. 

USERS SAID: "This is probably the best brow pencil I've ever used, and I've used them all! Glides on easy, stays on even through sleeping!"

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