Getting your dream brows isn't always the easiest task. Before you get there, you'll need to shape them, groom them, or let them grow if you accidentally overplucked them a decade ago. There's also the option to have them microbladed, which could be an amazing semi-permanent solution. But if that's not your thing, you can always turn to makeup to fake a perfect arch. It's no secret that there are a tons of options out there, that's why below, we narrowed them down to our top picks. Scroll and find your new go-to below!
Best Eyebrow Pencils
Brow pencils are best for filling in your brows quickly and efficiently. For one, you don't need a brush to apply it, and most of the time, it even has its own spoolie for you to blend it out. That said, you have to match the type of pencil you use to your brow type or the look you want to achieve. Below are a few options for you to choose from:
1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
If you're a fan of a natural, feathered brow, the slim tip of this cult-favorite brow pencil is for you. With this, you can draw hairlike strokes and precise lines on your brows to subtly fill in any sparse areas without making it look like you have anything on. The slim screw brush on the other side of the pencil is perfect for diffusing the color even more, helping you soften your strokes and polish your look.
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Brow Wiz, P1465, Sephora.ph
2. Benefit Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil
But if speed and efficiency are your priority, an angled brow pencil like this one beats the slim types by a mile. This shape works like a crayon and covers a wider brow area, shaping your arches in a shorter amount of time. Benefit's Goof Proof pencil is one of our favorites for its wide shade range and buildable, longwearing formula that can achieve both a defined and natural arch.
BENEFIT Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil, P1660, Sephora.ph
3. Shu Uemura Hard Formula
Traditional brow pencils get a bad rep for giving unflattering strokes or simply being inconvenient to use, but that's definitely not the case with Shu Uemura's Hard Formula. This product actually controls how much you put on by only releasing color when the formula comes in contact with the natural oils on your brow hairs. It's a solid option for those with sparse brows because it'll never look too harsh.
SHU UEMURA Hard Formula, P1400, Sephora.ph
Best Eyebrow Markers/Pens
You can think of eyebrow pens as a wearable combination of a liquid eyeliner and a pencil. These sheer markers can help you draw precise strokes and make your arches look fuller, but it does this subtly like a pencil—a great choice for a lightly shaped brow.
1. K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyebrow Liner 24H
If you love the effect of skinny pencils but want something more smudgeproof, this is the product for you. This brow liner has a fine tip that'll help you draw fine lines on your brows for that natural look and help you hold on to it for as long as 24 hours.
K-PALETTE 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyebrow Liner 24H, P845, Beauty Bar
2. Happy Skin Generation Happy Skin Perfect Brows Liquid Pen
Happy Skin co-created this brow pen with Kathryn Bernardo so you'll never have overdrawn brows again. It provides that sheer, barely-there coverage to give you the subtlest hint of color. It comes in two flattering neutral hues, brown and taupe, to match Filipina hair colors to a T.
HAPPY SKIN Generation Happy Skin Perfect Brows Liquid Pen, P399, Lazada
3. Teviant Eyebrow Tint
Teviant's take on a brow marker was made for the girl on the go. Instead of a singular brush, its tip has four prongs that lets you draw four times as many strokes at once. It's meant to copy the effect of microbladed brows, too, and leaves a natural, long-lasting tint that lasts for hours on end.
TEVIANT Eyebrow Tint, P795, SM Megamall
Best Eyebrow Powder Kits
It sounds a little old school, but whether you want a fluffy or an ultra-defined arch, you can't go wrong with powders. You only need an angled brush and a little practice to master it, and below are three kits that'll help you do just that:
1. MAC Great Brows
This brow kit has all the shades you need to craft a defined arch: two matte, complementary shades for filling in, and a light shimmer to shape and define when you're done. Best part is, it comes with its own mini brushes so you always have your brows on the go!
MAC Great Brows, P1950, Lazada
2. BYS Brow Definition Kit
To make your brows last longer, this quad comes with a wax that acts as a primer for your hairs. The light, medium, and dark powders are then made for you to mix and match—perfect if you're always changing up your hair color!
BYS Brow Definition Kit, P399, Beauty Beat
3. Kate Tokyo Designing Eyebrow 3D
This product has three neutral and matte shades so you can use it both for your eyebrows and your nose contour. The brush it comes with is dual-ended, so you can shape your brows with the angled side and sculpt your nose with fluffy end. So convenient!
KATE TOKYO Designing Eyebrow 3D, P720, Beautymnl
Best Eyebrow Gels/Pomades
While not the most popular for beginners, brow gels, creams, and pomades are best if you want precision and longevity. Like gel eyeliner, these set on your skin and stay so your can have full arches all day. Most of them are waterproof, too, which means you don't have to worry about your eyebrows rubbing off. Keen to try it out? Check out our picks below:
1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
This product claims to be primer and a pomade in one, but to bump up the longevity even more, it's also waterproof. With 11 shades, it covers practically every natural hair color, though what it's most popular for is how easy it is to use for drawing fine strokes without smudging.
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Dipbrow Pomade, P1255, Sephora.ph
2. Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow
Unlike the Anastasia pomade, the Aqua Brow is a gel-like liquid that squeezes out like paint. It sounds a bit intimidating, but with the right angle brush and practiced strokes, it creates either a natural arch or a picture-perfect, sculpted brow. And yes, it's also waterproof—you can even swim and your brows won't budge!
MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Brow P1600, Freyja
3. Inglot AMC Brow Liner Gel
If you're a gel liner user, the texture of this product would be very familiar to you. That said, it's definitely as pigmented, so opt for a thin brow brush when using it to fill in and blend away! Plus, it's hypoallergenic, so even the sensitive-skinned can try it out.
INGLOT AMC Brow Liner Gel, P1095, Glorietta 3
Best Eyebrow Mascaras/Gels
Brow mascara and gels are either the last or only step in someone's brow routine. It's meant to keep your brows in place, add texture, and when tinted, give your hairs a hint of color. Here are three of our go-to formulas for every need:
1. Benefit 24-Hour Brow Setter Brow Gel
This clear brow gel is basically hairspray for your eyebrows. It's perfect if you love that brushed-up model brow look, which needs a product with more hold to stay in place. The brush is perfect for fluffing up your hairs as well, so it's perfect for when you need a touchup on the go!
BENEFIT 24-hour Brow Setter Brow Gel, P1660, Sephora.ph
2. MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set
If you want color, texture, and hold, you'll love MAC's ever-popular Brow Set mascara. The small brush allows you to carefully coat each hair and not miss a spot, especially if you're trying to match your hair color to your brows. It's basically a one and done type of product!
MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set, P1150, Lazada
3. Sunnies Face Lifebrow Gel
This brow mascara has a skinny, tree-shaped wand that brushes through even the thinnest brow hairs to fill them with color and hold their shape. If you have naturally bushy brows, this will define its texture even more to give you a more polished look.
SUNNIES FACE Lifebrow Gel, P345, Lazada