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Thick, natural-looking brows are one of the most coveted attributes these days. They frame your face, look youthful, and put you in a category with the likes of Cara Delevingne, Lily Collins, and Lucy Hale. That being said, it's obvious not everyone is as well-endowed as those aforementioned celebrities when it comes to their eyebrows. In fact, some of us have been penciling, powdering, and gelling our sparse brow hairs for as long as we can remember. The thing is, you no longer need a doctor’s appointment and prescription to score a tube of lash- or brow-growing serum.
Below, we've rounded up the best eyebrow growth serums (all editor-approved, we should add) that nourish weak hair follicles all while conditioning new growth.
Best Overall: Talika Lipocils Eyebrow Conditioning Gel
This botanical-based formula stimulates growth and restores existing hair follicles from the root of your brow hair. Our editorial director, Faith Xue, says of the serum, "I never stuck it out with any of them besides Talika's—the applicator has a doe-foot tip, which I liked better than the super-skinny brushes."
Most Popular: RevitaLash Revitabrow Advanced Eyebrow Serum
Using a proprietary blend of peptides, botanical extracts, and nutritive vitamins, this serum saturates your eyebrows with moisture to protect against brittleness and breakage. Plus, it also uses a doe-foot applicator to keep application easy, quick, and as precise as you need it to be.
Best Fast-Acting Formula: Grande Cosmetics GrandeBROW Serum
Ideal for those with sparse or thinning brows, this golden tube is filled with vegan ingredients including hyaluronic acid, amino acids, and antioxidant-rich compounds (derived from ginseng root, chamomile flowers, and bearberry leaves) to actually strengthen the brow follicle in six to eight weeks.
Hyaluronic acid is a molecule naturally found in the skin and connective tissue of the body. In addition to helping retain moisture, it also reduces the appearances of wrinkles.
Best With Biotin: Skin Research Laboratories neuBROW Brow Enhancing Serum
Enriched with a potent protein complex that promotes strength, suppleness, and shine as well as peptides, amino acids, biotin, and keratin protein, this serum treats your eyebrows with as much nourishing, hydrating, and protecting care as you'd treat the hair on your head with.
If you're searching for a more permanent option (with a bit more pain involved but without the wait time of a serum), consider microblading. It's a form of cosmetic tattooing where a certified specialist uses a manual tool with a tiny, wispy blade to deposit pigment under the skin (if done right, they'll mimic the look of individual hairs).
Byrdie's own Faith Xue had the treatment done a few months ago (you can watch it all on video). She describes the experience like this: "In just under an hour, I went from having zero brows to having soft, natural-looking arches." Enough said.