A Love Letter to the Best Eyebrow Pencil Around

Updated 04/28/19

My eyebrows are weedy little things. As much as I wish it had been the case, I sadly wasn't blessed with Brooke Shields–level bushy brows. Look, no one wants Sam the Eagle thickness, but too much hair (in my opinion) is easier to remedy than too little. So what do you do when you haven't got those bold brows you know would make your face look a little better? I'll tell you what you do: You invest in a decent eyebrow pencil.

Best eyebrow pencil: model with thick eyebrows
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Luckily, thanks to my job, I have tried plenty of pencils that make my brows look decidedly bushier. While the Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift in Supermodel (£23) is my current favourite (it matches my hair colour and works so well), there are plenty of others I rate too. But there's one thing they all have in common: They all have a defined and sculpted end that ensures you can draw on your brows with gentle strokes that mimic real hairs, giving the impression you have fuller brows naturally.

Keep scrolling for my pick of the best eyebrow pencils.

Best eyebrow pencil: Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift in Supermodel
Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift in Supermodel $23
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Before I use this pencil, I like to use a bit of brow gel to hold them in place. However, make sure you don't use too much; otherwise, it will spread too quickly over your brows. Charlotte Tilbury offers different colours that are all matte to suit your hair shade.

Best eyebrow pencil: Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil
Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil $29
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Combining wax and powder in a pencil, this gives you a super-easy way to create naturally defined brows in one easy step. 

Best eyebrow pencil: 3ina The Eyebrow Marker
3ina The Eyebrow Marker $10
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For such a reasonable price, I was pleasantly surprised by this pencil from 3ina. The angled pencil gives you control, but the colour range, although small, is surprisingly great for many brow hues.

Best eyebrow pencil: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer $16
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No eyebrow list is complete without Kardashian/Jenner favourite Anastasia of Beverly Hills. As a follow up to the cult favourite Brow Wiz, this definer gives you a way to give your brows a fuller shape. Also great for darker brows. 

Best eyebrow pencil: Burberry Beauty Effortless Eyebrow Definer in Malt Brown No.04
Burberry Beauty Effortless Eyebrow Definer in Malt Brown No.04 $23
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This pencil keeps selling out on Net-a-Porter, and it's easy to see why. Burberry offers up great shades for a variety of hair colours, but the slanted and thin tip means you can create elegant hairs. No Instagram eyebrows here, thank you very much. 

Best eyebrow pencil: Chantecaille Waterproof Brow Definer
Chantecaille Waterproof Brow Definer $32
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Concerned about the rain making your eyebrows run? (Hey, we've all been there.) Try a waterproof version such as this one from Chantecaille. 

Best eyebrow pencil: Nudestix Eyebrow Stylus Pencil & Gel
Nudestix Eyebrow Stylus Pencil & Gel $24
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This has a gel in the bottom and a pencil at the top. Oh, and it's waterproof. What more could you want?

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