The 10 Best Eyebrow Brushes of 2022 for Perfectly Feathered Brows

Our best overall pick is Anastasia Beverly Hills Brush #20

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In the quest for Olivia Culpo-level brow perfection, you’ll need a few things. First and foremost, flawless genetics. (We kid, we kid, but that certainly doesn’t hurt.) In all seriousness, for A+ arches, a professional shaping is always a good move. As is having the right products on hand, from pencils and powders to gels and pomades—or some combination of all of the above.

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Our best overall pick is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brush #20, a dual-ended option that touts a straight-cut brush and built-in spoolie that works well for both application and blending of product. For a multi-tasker that works well on both brows and lashes, consider the  Japonesque Brow & Lash Shaper.

“A great brow brush can be an essential tool in creating your optimal brow. When going bare, a brow brush can fluff and groom hairs to create a fuller, more lifted brow,” explains celebrity brow expert Dani Kimiko Vincent. Not to mention that when paired with a product, brow brushes are essential for helping to blend in product seamlessly. 

Not all brushes are created equal though, and which one you pick largely depends on the product you’re pairing it with, as well as personal preference, obviously. We conducted hours of research on the best eyebrow brushes, evaluating each on type, material, and ease of use. 

Ahead, the best eyebrow brushes that will fit every brow want and need.

Best Overall: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brush #20

4.5
Dual-Ended Flat Detail Brush

Courtesy of Anastasia Beverly Hills  

What We Like
  • Dual-ended

  • Can use to apply concealer under brows

  • Provides precise application

What We Don't Like
  • Some may prefer a narrower brush

Who else recommends it? Cosmopolitan and Women's Health Mag both picked the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brush #20.

Choosing a dual-ended tool makes it easy to create any variety of brow looks, and leave it to the eyebrow guru to the stars to come up with one of the best ones out there. Use the straight-cut, flat brush to outline and define a crisp, clean brow shape. (Top tip: it’s also great for applying concealer around your arches to make them pop even further.) And/or use the spoolie end to blend color throughout your brows and groom hairs in place.

Size: 6.5 x 1 x 0.1 in. | Material: Synthetic

Best Budget: e.l.f. Eyelash & Brow Wand

E.l.f. Eyelash & Brow Wand

 Courtesy of Target

What We Like
  • Affordable

  • Removes mascara clumps

  • Durable construction

What We Don't Like
  • May not work well for soap brows

Simple and to the point, this extremely affordable bargain buy gets the brow job done. The spoolie is surprisingly high-quality given its price tag, and it works equally well to brush through brows or comb through lashes post-mascara application.

Size: 6.2 x 0.5 in. | Material: Nylon

Best for Pomades: BBB London Brow Sculpting Brush

BBrowbar Brow Sculptor Brush

 Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

What We Like
  • Great for pomades and waxes

  • Provides precise application

  • Not scratchy

What We Don't Like
  • Not dual-ended

With short, dense bristles, this angled tool is choice for applying and keeping in place thicker pomades or wax-based products. It gives you perfect control for creating the short strokes of color that will help define and shape your brows. Worth noting: Wiping off any leftover product after each use helps maintain the integrity of the bristles.

Size: 7.9 x 1.4 x 0.8 in.

Best for Pomades, Runner-Up: Make Up For Ever 250 Extra Fine Eyeliner Brush

Make Up For Ever 250 Extra Fine Eyeliner Brush

Sephora

What We Like
  • Great for precise detailing

What We Don't Like
  • Doesn't work with powders

  • No built-in spoolie for blending

Even though it’s technically not an eyebrow brush, Vincent says this tool is great at pulling double-duty for your arches if you like to draw them in. “It’s fine enough to create thin strokes to build up brows,” she adds, noting that the synthetic bristles work best with pomades or gels. The precise tip also makes it easy to detail even teeny-tiny baby hairs, as well as a good option for those who have thinner brows in general.

Size: Not listed | Material: Synthetic fibers

Best for Powders: Tweezerman Angled Brow Brush & Spoolie

Tweezerman Angled Brow Brush & Spoolie

Amazon

What We Like
  • Dual-ended

What We Don't Like
  • Spoolie could be a bit longer

“Double-sided brow brushes with an angled brush on the other end are excellent for precision application of products such as powders,” says Vincent. This one fits the bill. The angled brush head deposits just the right amount of product, while the tapered spoolie helps to not only blend, but also lift and fluff hairs.

Size: Not listed | Material: Synthetic fibers

Best Spoolie: Benefit Cosmetics Angled Brow Brush & Spoolie

Benefit Cosmetics Angled Brow Brush & Spoolie

 Courtesy of Ulta

What We Like
  • Firm bristles

  • Great for all types of brow products

  • Dual-ended

What We Don't Like
  • Can sometimes apply product too thick

Few brands know brows better than Benefit, as seen in both the products and tools they offer, like this one We heart this particular spoolie because it’s made of custom-blended fibers that seamlessly blend in color and tame even the unruliest of brows. It gets the job done on its own, though for the best brow results, use the angled brush on the other end first. With firm bristles, it deposits powders, creams, gels, and waxes equally well.

Size: 6.5 x 0.6 x 0.3 in. | Material: Custom-blended fibers

Best Spoolie, Runner-Up: Sigma Beauty E80 BROW AND LASH BRUSH

Sigma Beauty E80 Brow & Lash Brush

Amazon

What We Love
  • Great size for use on brows or lashes

  • High-quality bristles and handle

What We Don't Love
  • Not great for actually applying product

For those looking for a simple, straight-up spoolie, this can’t be beat. The size of the bristles is perfect for combing through either brows and/or lashes, the bristles are vegan and cruelty-free, and it even comes with a two year warranty, a quality option that’s a far cry from those dinky, disposable spoolies you may have used in the past. Although this is an ideal blending tool, some users note that it makes application of product a little tricky.

Size: Not listed | Material: Synthetic fibers

Best Multi-Tasker: Japonesque Brow & Lash Shaper

Japonesque Brow & Lash Shaper

Amazon

What We Like
  • Affordable

  • Dual-ended

What We Don't Like
  • Reviewers note it can break easily

If you like to play around with different brow looks, but are also looking to minimize the amount of stuff in your makeup bag, pick up this multi-tasker. Start with the spoolie end: “I start every brow look by combing up the brows with the spiral to see exactly what I'm working with," says celebrity makeup artist Brittany Spyksma. Then, use the tight-packed brush on the other end to groom and shape arches, or add color. The fine comb is also great to use to knock out mascara clumps on lashes.

Size: 6.5 x 0.27 x 1.28 in. | Material: Natural fibers

Best Multi-Tasker, Runner-Up: Beautyblender The Player 3-Way Brow Brush

Beautyblender The Player 3-Way Brow Brush

Beautyblender

What We Love
  • Dual-ended, with three different products

  • Works with all types of brow product formulas

What We Don't Love
  • Some users note the bristles are too thick

Vincent likes this do-it all pick, which she says works great for both brows and lashes. Use the angled brush to apply product (the stiffer bristles work equally well with powders, creams, gels, and waxes), then blend with the spoolie. Turn the spoolie and use the comb to brush through lashes.

Size: Not listed | Material: Synthetic

Best Natural Hair: Kimiko Essential Brow and Lash Brush

Kimiko Essential Brow and Lash Brush

Kimiko Beauty

What We Like
  • Dual-ended

  • Nice stiffness level of bristles

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

Brushes with natural hairs are best for using brow powders (which also tend to be slightly more goof-proof and make for a more natural end-result than cream products). The other nice thing? They don’t have to be washed quite as frequently as their synthetic counterparts. We appreciate that the bristles on this tool are made of both cruelty-free, natural hairs and synthetic fibers. The angled brush is the ideal size, while the spoolie blends color seamlessly. Although this pick is expensive, we think the use of natural (cruelty-free) bristles justifies the spend.

Size: 6.2 inches | Material: Cruelty-free natural and synthetic fibers

Final Verdict

A good brush is a must, both for applying product and blending it in. In our opinion, you can’t go wrong with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brush #20, a dual-ended option that touts a straight-cut brush and built-in spoolie. The Make Up For Ever 250 Extra Fine Eyeliner Brush pairs perfectly with pomades or gels, while the Japonesque Brow & Lash Shaper is a three-in-one multi-tasker that works for both brows and lashes.

Meet the Expert

Dani Kimiko Vincent is a make-up artist, celebrity brow expert, and the founder of KIMIKO.

What to Look For in an Eyebrow Brush

Natural Hair Vs. Synthetic 

Brow brushes are made with either synthetic hair or natural hair. Natural hair brushes pair better with powder, whereas synthetic brushes pair better with gel or cream products. If you’re going to go the natural route, we recommend opting for cruelty-free natural brushes, because on top of not testing on animals, you're also staying away from parabens, sulfates, and synthetic dyes.

Spoolie Brush

You’ll need a spoolie to brush through your eyebrows, so it all depends on whether or not you want to purchase more than one brow product. Dual-ended brushes/pencils are often the best bang for your buck, as they come with a built-in spoolie.

Brush Shape

The shape of the brush you purchase depends on the eyebrow look you’re going for. Generally speaking, straight-cut, flat brushes are for outlining, triangle brush heads are for shaping, and angled-shaped brushes are for definition.

FAQ
  • Is it bad to brush your eyebrows?

    No! Brushing your eyebrows daily can help encourage new growth as you’re bringing circulation to the hair follicle.

  • Are Spoolies bad for your eyebrows?

    Not necessarily. However, if you’re being really rough or your spoolie is too thick you can potentially pull some hairs out and end up with patches or gaps.

  • How often should I clean my eyebrow brush?

    We recommend gently wiping your eyebrow brush after each use and deep cleaning them at least once a month.

How We Researched

To compile this list, our team of editors and contributors spent hours researching the best products on the market in this category, evaluating their key features—like ingredients, shade range, or design—in addition to reviews from customers and other trusted sources. We then used this research to assign a star rating from one to five (five being the best; one being the worst) to certain products on the list.

Why Trust Byrdie

Byrdie contributor Melanie Rud has over a decade of experience in the beauty industry, writing for some of the biggest magazines and websites out there. She has been trying to grow her brows out since an unfortunate waxing incident in 2002, and always fills them in, finishing the process by blending everything in with a spoolie.

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  1. 15 eyebrow brushes for the best arches of your freaking life. Cosmopolitan. https://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/g28183757/eyebrow-brush

  2. Best eyebrow brush: 11 tools that will groom your arches to perfection. Women's Health Mag. https://www.womenshealthmag.com/uk/beauty/hair/a36327743/best-eyebrow-brush

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