20 Best Eyebrow Pencils For Exquisitely-Sculpted Brows

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Best Eyebrow Pencils

Choosing an eyebrow pencil is more complicated than it seems. You want one that will fill in your brows, but what color do you choose? Do you go with the same shade as your hair? One that is a bit darker or lighter? What’s the answer?

Says said Jessika Bekteshi, a NYC-based makeup artist, there are a few things to consider when stocking up on this particular beauty product:

"Things I like to look for in a brow pencil are definitely a great color range and colors that are more cooler toned, particularly for brunettes and blondes because the warmer colors tend to look less natural. Another thing is finding pencils that are not too soft. It's sort of like Goldilocks; some can be too dry and then break, or too soft and then the lines melt into the skin.

A good pencil should be just right in order to make clean lines that will give a soft, natural look when brushed through. The angled pencils are great for a thicker brow to fill in, but for thinner brows, use a micro pencil to get in there and enhance the brow to give a fuller, yet soft and natural brow."

Got all that? Here are some choices for the best eyebrow pencil to consider trying.

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1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil 

This is a traditional wooden eyebrow pencil with a full-pigment, powder-like formula that helps you fill and define brows.

(Nordstrom, $23)

2. Milani Stay Put Brow Sculpting Mechanical Pencil

The double-edged spoolie blends and grooms all brow shapes for gorgeous, professional results every time. Unique micro-angled tip with smooth glide finish allows for precision brow shaping, defining and filling. 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

3. Nudestix Eyebrow Stylus Pencil & Gel

The Eyebrow Stylus Pencil & Gel is a dual-ended brow fix for the everyday bae, offering both a color pencil and stronghold gel to get your brows on fleek for a "your-brows-but-better" natural look. A tri-angled pencil tip gives precise application, and a clear gel locks those bad boys in place. 

(Nordstrom, $26)

4. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Mechanical Brow Pencil 

An ultraslim mechanical pencil that shapes, defines and fills in your brows to create a polished look.

(Nordstrom, $21)

5. Thrive Causemetics Infinity Waterproof Eyebrow Liner 

This is the ultimate eyebrow perfector. It's an easy-to-use waterproof pencil that holds like a wax, blends like a powder, and intuitively adjusts to match your brows. 

(Thrive Causemetics, $23)

6. Urban Decay Brow Blade

Get the microbladed look without the tattoo with Brow Blade, a two-step brow styler that allows you to create a flawless brow with super-defined, polished arches and zero commitment. The waterproof pencil defines the center and tail end of the brows, and the brush-tipped brow stain creates hair-like strokes for that feathered look.

(Nordstrom, $26)

7. Doll 10 Arch Master

Arch Master is a total brow wardrobe in one easy to use pen. The soft, custom designed angled skinny brow pencil is perfect for creating natural-looking, hairlike strokes to define and outline the shape of your brows. 

(Doll10, $24)

8. Julep The Works Waterproof Brow Pencil & Tinted Fiber Gel

This works to define, fill and tame brows. Equipped with a waterproof pencil, tinted fiber gel and built in spoolie brush, The Works Brow Pencil is the answer to perfectly defined arches.

(Macy's, $26)

9. Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Brow MVP Ultra Fine Pencil & Styler

An ultra-fine, retractable brow pencil that comes in a variety of different long-wear, waterproof, smudge-resistant shades, with a built-in paddle brush for easy blending and styling.

(Sephora, $20)

10. Brow Architect Stylo

Brow Architect Stylo is the ultimate two-in-one product, featuring a fully retractable, “never needs sharpening” tip on one side and a brush for easy blending on the other. The triangular shaped lead allows the user to easily build the intensity of the eyebrow with narrow edges for outlining, broad sides for filling and a pointed tip for more detailed work.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

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11. Aveda Brow Definer

Multitasking brow definer shapes, fills and grooms brows with a naturally derived and vegan formula. Enriched with a balanced blend of botanical waxes and minerals for smooth gliding, long-wearing color that’s smudge proof, and water, sweat and humidity resistant.

(Aveda, $24)

12. PÜR Arch Nemesis 4-in-1 Dual-Ended Brow Pencil 

Both cruelty-free and easy to apply, this vegan 4-in-1 eyebrow pencil features two unique tips for fully customizable brows.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

13. Chanel Stylo Sourcils Waterproof Defining Longwear Eyebrow Pencil

It features a twist-up pencil end and spoolie brush end for impeccable brows. With the pencil end, use the flat edge to shade and the pointed pencil tip to define. Groom and define with the spoolie brush.

(Nordstrom, $33)

14. It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil 

Infused with cutting-edge brow-enhancing ingredients and technology, the tip is perfect for both thin and thick brows. The brush at the other end gives a natural, polished look. Designed to adhere to your skin and look like real hair.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

15. Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil Easy Shape & Fill Pencil

A pencil featuring a custom goof-proof tip that instantly shapes, defines and fills in your brows.

(Nordstrom, $24)

16. Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift Eyebrow Pencil

A 3-in-1 eyebrow pencil gives your brows lift, shape and dimension. The "shade" cream-pencil squares off brows at the inner corners, fills in the arch and draws ends to a fine point. The "shape" brush refines the look and eliminates excess color. The "lift" sponge tip applies a universally flattering highlight under the arch for an illusion of lift.

(Sephora, $30)

17. Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Eyebrow Pencil

A blendable powder eyebrow pencil that combs out easily for a natural finish that lasts up to 12 hours. This natural-finish brow pencil features a powdery formula that softly blends to fill in and subtly define brows. A fiber spoolie then easily combs to create a naturally defined, neat end look.

(Nordstrom, $30)

18. Blink Brow Bar Ultra Slim Brow Definer Eyebrow Pencil

An award-winning, best-selling ultimate precision eyebrow pencil that's super-slim and features a creamy, glide-on formula.

(Nordstrom, $30)

19. Maybelline Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil

Fill in eyebrows with this must-have defining eyebrow pencil, featuring a teardrop tip. Shape with pencil and blend with the eyebrow spoolie brush for a softly defined natural-looking brow.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

20. NYX Micro Brow Pencil

Shape, define, and fill in sparse or over-tweezed brows with the ultra-skinny Micro Brow Pencil. It's so precise it coats even the finest hairs with color for a natural-looking finish.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

And a bonus eyebrow pencil: LunchboxWax Brow Pencil

LunchboxWax Brow Pencils can be applied to create smudge-proof, precise eyebrow arches. With thoughtful, specially formulated ingredients, this brow pencil sets to a natural powder finish for full, defined brows.

($23, LunchboxWax, available Nov 1st)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.

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