Best & Worst Products for Enhancing Eyebrows

Happy Monday friends! Finding good products for enhancing eyebrows has been a major makeup struggle for me, but I recently have come across some great products. I would like to share with you all the best and worst of what I have discovered.

Before I dive in to my products for your brows, I want to clarify that this post is catered to all you blondies out there. Since I have blonde brows, just keep in mind that the products I mention below are what worked best for me. That said, if you are not blonde, I am pretty confident several of these products will work just as well for you in a darker shade.

Some of you may not know this, but my eyebrows (and eyelashes) are naturally quite blonde. The picture below is not my natural eyebrow color. What you see is a couple shades darker than the natural color of my brows. I found a few years ago that making them a darker helps frame my face and makes my blue eyes pop.

Best & Worst Products for Your Brows
However, it took me months to figure out what product works best. Thanks to the full eyebrow craze that started a few years ago, there is a ridiculous number of brow products to choose from – gels, pencils, brushes. When I first started exploring these, it was hard to know where to begin.

Nonetheless, I have found a few standout products that I have had success with and a couple I would steer clear from.

Top of My List:

  1. Lancôme Powder Pencil for the Brows, in Taupe $27
  2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel, in Caramel, $22


Bottom of the Barrel:

  1. Maybelline New York Expert Wear Eye & Brow Pencil, in Blonde, $4
  2. Maybelline Eyestudio Brow Drama scultping Brow Mascara, in Blonde, $8

The Lancôme eyebrow pencil is the best eyebrow pencil I’ve encountered. For special occassions, I use my Lancome pencil, followed by the eyebrow groomer. The Anastasia Beverly Hills brow gel works quite well and the color is really nice. This brow gel is pretty good at building up of you are trying to make yours brows look thicker. I imagine the Anastasia brow gel would be perfect for darker brows that already look fuller, as well.

Now for the products I stay away from, the Maybelline eyebrow pencil was particularly difficult for me to apply. I had to press really hard into my skin for anything to show up (ouch!). Maybelline’s brow mascara was also sub-par because the product did not really stay on my eyebrows no matter how many times I applied it. In fact one half of my eyebrow would end up lumpy with product while the other half would look bare — not a good look!

Overall, I have found for eyebrow products in particular, I am better off spending a few more dollars for something that will work well and last.

Have you used any of these products before? Do you have a favorite product for your brows? I’m also curious to know if any of you use clear brow gel because the ones I have tried don’t seem to do much at all for me.

Cheers to a great week!

Sarah Camille

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8 thoughts on “Best & Worst Products for Enhancing Eyebrows

  1. typicallyjane says:

    I’ve tried that Maybelline product and really disliked it as well! I’ve been using a brow powder from The Balm, which I like, but I definitely want to try out these products you recommend.

  2. certifiedpastryaficionado says:

    Love these tips! I am always looking for easy ways to make my eyebrows look full. I don’t have blonde hair but I have light brown brows with olive skin so they are a lot lighter that I’d prefer. My new favorite makeup for brows is Wunder Brow. It comes in a few shades and adds color while also keeping those brows in places. I love it!

  3. Cait Weingartner says:

    Thanks for the recommendations. Since my brows are blonde too, I am always looking for the perfect brow enhancing product. Currently I’m using Revlon Brow Fantasy, which works very well. I love the texture and how easily it blends with my own brows. My biggest complaint is that there is no way to sharpen the last inch or so of the pencil, so you end up throwing out quite a bit. Next time I’m at the Lancome counter I’ll give their brow products a try. Thanks for sharing!

    • SC says:

      I’ll have to check out the Revlon one, but let me know how you like Lancome’s brow products if you end up trying one or both of them!

    • SC says:

      Oh I haven’t tried that one, but my friends loves it. Maybe I’ll check it out next time I run out of what I have. Thanks!

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