The concept of filling in your brows with a pen might make you think that they'll look everything but natural (can't help but be reminded of Sharpie brows, TBH). In reality though, eyebrow pens are the celebrity makeup artist's secret to creating subtle, hair-like strokes on even the sparsest arches. Because unlike markers from a bookstore, this eyeliner lookalike applies sheer and has precise applicators that enable you to mimic real brow hairs. The effect is so natural that even Glossier, a brand known for its "no-makeup" makeup, made their own in the form of the Brow Flick.
That said, because Glossier has yet to be available locally, we rounded up worthy alternatives that can be shipped straight to your doorstep:
1. K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyebrow Liner 24H
Heart Evangelista and Nadine Lustre's makeup artist swear by this product for faking full brows. It's perfect for filling in sparse areas without using a pencil!
K-PALETTE 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyebrow Liner 24H, P845, Beauty Bar
2. Generation Happy Skin Perfect Brows Liquid Pen
Kathryn Bernardo seems to love the effect of brow pens, too, because her collaboration with local brand Happy Skin has two shades of this sheer pen that makes the finest strokes.
HAPPY SKIN Generation Happy Skin Perfect Brows Liquid Pen, P399, Lazada
3. 3CE Longwear Tattoo Eyebrow Marker
If you have thick brows, the wide tip of 3CE's brow marker can fill in your brows faster than your average pen. It claims to tint your arches like henna, so you might not have to redo your brows the next day!
3CE Longwear Tattoo Eyebrow Marker, P845, Sephora.ph
4. Urban Decay Brow Blade
This product has a skinny brow pencil and a fine marker on each end so you can achieve a natural yet defined brow. It's the best of both worlds, if you ask us!
URBAN DECAY Brow Blade, P1650, Sephora.ph
5. Maybelline Tattoo Brow Ink Pen
In case your hand isn't steady enough to draw singular strokes, the fork-like applicator on this pen is for you. This was designed to mimic the look of microbladed brows but it can fill in arches subtly, too!
MAYBELLINE Tattoo Brow Ink Pen, P399, Lazada
6. BYS Liquid Brow Pen
Not everyone wants a barely-there brow, and this BYS pen delivers more pigmented strokes that'll give you that photo-ready arch in a flash.
BYS Liquid Brow Pen, P449, Beauty Beat
7. Kate Tokyo Lasting Eyebrow W N LQ
Whether you're going for bold brows or a quick wash of color, this dual-ended product has everything you need. The pen's tip allows you to create more precise strokes, while the powder applicator softly fills in your arches sans the harsh lines.
KATE TOKYO Lasting Eyebrow W N LQ, P720, Beautymnl