These Smudge-Proof Brow Products Will Earn You Endless Compliments

StayPut Brow Pencil

Remember when brow shapes were dictated by decade rather than say—the actual shape of your face? Sigh. We’re still grimacing thinking about our early ’00s mishaps. Luckily these days are all about embracing the brows you’ve got (whether they’re naturally bushy or on the sparser side) rather than over-plucking them into oblivion. Of course, you need quality tools of the trade, and we especially love all of European Wax Center®’s offerings. The beauty destination has years of expertise in the brow market, so when it launches something new, we know it’ll get the job done and get it done well. Which leads us to exhibit A…

European Wax Center Browfection StayPut Brow Pencil

The BROWFECTION® StayPut Brow Pencil ($20) is a dual-ended brow product—one end is a sharpenable pencil used to fill in arches, while the opposite is a spoolie brush for blending. The fan-favorite makeup product is available in three shades, light, medium, and dark.

Why You'll Want It

A smudged brow is a dead giveaway that your arches are more pencil than god-given. But the StayPut Brow Pencil earns its name; it just doesn’t budge. The formula is creamy and sets with a powder finish, so once it’s on, it’s on. (It's even water resistant.) Simply brush your brows into place with the spoolie end, use the pencil to fill in sparse areas with light, feathery strokes, and use the brush to blend the color for natural-looking brows. Voilà—arches on-trend!

Where to Buy It

You can purchase this brow pencil at any European Wax Center®—visit to find your nearest location.

Other Eyebrow Products to Consider

As much as we love the European Wax Center Strut Boldly Brow Collection, we understand that not everyone lives near an EWC. That said, if you don't have the ability to buy these beloved eyebrow products in store, scroll below for a few of our other favorite smudge-proof brow pencils, pens, pomades, and gels, all of which are available online.

Hourglass eyebrow pencil on a white background.
Hourglass Arch Brow Micro Sculpting Pencil $28

This cult-favorite eyebrow pencil is available in nine shades — ranging from Auburn and Platinum Blonde to Ash and Natural Black — earning itself nearly 8,000 hearts on Sephora, as well as an all-around 4.5-star review.

IT Cosmetics Brow Power Micro eyebrow pencil on a white background.
IT Cosmetics Brow Power Micro $24

The trick to creating natural-looking arches is to find an eyebrow pencil with an ultra-fine tip. The hard, oval tip on this universal taupe eyebrow pencil is small enough to craft hair-like strokes, which will stay put all day long thanks to the budge-proof formula.

Purple Urban Decay eyebrow pencil and ink stain on a white background.
Urban Decay Brow Blade Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil & Ink Stain $26

If over 10,000 Sephora shoppers have given this dual-ended brow product a heart, then you know it's worth the hype. The pencil and ink stain eyebrow product is available in seven shades, making it a must-try for any hair color.

Jar of Benefit Cosmetics Ka-Brow Brow pomade on a white background.
Benefit Cosmetics ka-BROW! Cream-Gel Eyebrow Color with Brush $24

While pencils and pens are the typical route to take for smudge-proof brows, this cream-gel pomade lives up to the test. It has earned over 50,000 Sephora stars thanks to it's eight-shade color range which is also available in travel-friendly minis.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel on a white background.
Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW® Gel $18

For those of you that crave long-lasting wear without the hassle of having to sketch on every brow hair, take a peek at this best-selling tinted brow gel. It's sold in 11 shades that take into account warm, cool, and neutral undertones, and is known to create a fuller arch in a single swipe.

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