Pencil, Powder, or Gel? What Brow Tools You Should Actually Be Using

Victoria Hoff
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Science tells us that our brows are the most important part of our face. Beauty experts tell us that they're also the most challenging feature to get right. Oh, good.

And while the array of products on the market solely for taming and perfecting our arches is certainly incredible, it really doesn't do much to alleviate the pressure. I've always joked that I have "eyebrow anxiety," but it's not really a joke. Just discerning between the different kinds of tools—no less figuring out what you're supposed to be using—is extremely overwhelming. We've got pencils, markers, powders, gels, tinted gels, pomades, waxes, brushes, combs, scissors, gardening shears… Kidding about that last one, but you catch my drift.

So how about we decode them once and for all? We asked experts to lay down the basics about the most common brow tools so that you know exactly how and when to use them—whether your arches are thick, sparse, light, dark, or anything in between. Keep reading for your eyebrow product 101.

What are your go-to brow tools? Tell us your routine in the comments below!

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