Seeing as sculpted and bushy brows are all the rage, I thought I would throw together a list of my 3 favorite products that I use to build my brows. Today I am going to be going through 4 categories– Pencils, Powders, Pomades, and Brow Gels and letting you know what works the best for me!
To see my favorite way to build my brows, just keep on reading…
Starting off with pencil products, I assume that you assume I am going to be mentioning the obvious choice: the Anastasia Brow Wiz. However, that is not the case today. I’m a big believer that if something from the drugstore works just as well, or better than a high end product, then that’s the option you should choose. When it comes to the infamous brow wiz, I truly don’t think it’s necessary to spend the extra 10 dollars when there are a slew of fantastic and affordable drugstore options that rival the quality of the Brow Wiz.
Today I am going to be discussing two affordable options, seeing as I find them incredibly similar and use both religiously. First off is the NYX micro brow pencil. At $10, this pencil is an exact dupe for the Brow Wiz what with its waxy consistency, wide color range, and extra fine tip. This is a perfect product for anybody who wants to fill in any sparse areas, or do some subtle shaping.
My second recommendation is relatively new– the L’oreal Brow Stylist Definer. Again, this is very similar to both the Brow Wiz and the Micro Brow Pencil, and I go back and forth between the two. Also having a perfect, waxy consistency, this product is fantastic for beginners, and won’t make it look like you’ve drawn on your brows. At $7, this is even more affordable than the Micro Brow Pencil, BUT it is only offered in 3 shades. That being said, if one of the shades suites you, then this is a must have.
The next category is Powders. I’m personally not a HUGE fan of relying solely on powders to fill in my brows, but I do have a few options that I find to be fantastic. That being said, since shadows and brow powders are far more abundant than pencils and pomades, I recommend choosing your personal powder based on how well the shade suits you, and not necessarily settling for a product. My favorite powder to use is the Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in the shade Blonde. This is a cool toned, taupey color that enhances and fills in my brows perfectly and naturally. If you don’t want to go on the search for a single shadow, then I would recommend testing out some of the NYX Brow Kits. I, again, have this kit in the shade Blonde and I really enjoy the consistency. In the NYX Brow Kits you are provided with two powders– one darker one lighter, as well as a wax. I personally find the shades to be a tad bit darker and warmer than I would like, but I am a big fan of the actual product.
When it comes to finding a perfect Pomade to fill in your brows, I actually do recommend the Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade. Unlike the Brow Wiz, I have yet to come across an affordable product that I feel compares to the quality of the Dipbrow. At $18, this product is cheaper than the Brow Wiz and will last far far longer. I personally use my Dipbrow Pomade (in the shade Taupe) far more often than any other brow product. Once you get a hang of this, it takes only minutes and leaves you with absolutely perfect brows. I will say that you have to be careful, because a little goes a long way with this product.
Because you always want to set your hard work in place, whether you’re using pencils, powders, or pomades– I always use the L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper. This tinted brow mascara is essentially superglue for brow hairs, but without leaving them crunchy and textured. This product immediately enhances your natural brow hairs, making them look fuller, thicker, and more colored. Although this is only offered in 2 shades, I find them to be relatively universal and wearable on many hair colors. Either way, I definitely recommend checking it out!
Thank you so much for reading! I hope you have a wonderful day 🙂