Pencil, Powder, or Gel? These Are the Best Eyebrow Fillers



Science tells us our brows are the most important part of our faces. 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 we thought it was high time to get the 411. We asked experts to lay down the basics about the most common brow fillers 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 Eyebrow Product 101.

Want more brow grooming tips? Check out this guide on how to tint your own brows.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.