We Photographed the Real Differences Between Brow Pencils, Powders, and Gels

Brows are a big deal to me. A makeup artist will tell you they frame your face, but liken my eyebrows to an extra special accessory. In the same way a ring adds a fancy something to your manicure or a great shoe complements your outfit, brows give your visage a little extra oomph. You can go bold with dark shades and pristine lines or keep it natural with soft with hairlike strokes and muted tones. As I experiment with brow products, I've tried to lock down the real differences between each one—and the results they yield. The best way to do so? Photographs.

Our editorial director, Faith, and I decided to try each offering for the camera to showcase the results on two different brow situations. I have a bushy, often unruly set, and Faith has a bit less growth. Before we got started, we turned to celebrity makeup artists for their best advice as well. Keep reading for the results.

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