A Guide to Finding the Best Brow Gel For You
There’s something about brow gel that’s insanely addictive, especially when you discover the can’t-live-without-it formula you want to use forever (brands, don’t you dare discontinue our faves). The truth is, though, that the “perfect” brow gel is super subjective based on your specific eyebrow shape and brow goals. If you have thick, untamed brows, you might choose a clear strong-hold formula to swipe through your brows, whereas someone with barely-there brows needs a pigmented formula (in addition to a trusty eyebrow pencil) to make sure their brows even exist.
So to help you in your brow gel quest, we’ve gone ahead and created the ultimate guide to finding the perfect formula for you. One of these products is about to change your life — or at least, your brows — for the better.
Our recommendations, ahead:
Struggle with finding your perfect brow gel shade match? NYX Professional Makeup has five different shades that customers love. If you’re a blonde struggling to discover the perfect brow gel, users rave about how this one is the perfect color match.
There’s a reason why this brow mascara has nearly five star reviews across the board. It’s a natural, warm red that’s perfect for redheads in search of a true auburn. If you’re a redhead with light brown eyebrows, you might want to opt for a blonde or light brown pencil instead of a rich auburn.
If you follow social media beauty trends, you know you can’t escape Insta brows. The brow is super photogenic and incredibly well defined — and requires about a zillion products to get the look. Well, this tinted brow gel is about as close as you can get to creating Insta brows with a single product. The pigment is major, and it lasts all day and then some.
For a lightweight, luxe formula that’ll last all day, try out this formula from Lancôme. The hairbrush-inspired applicator will make your brows look fuller, more defined and natural. For a bolder look, start by filling in your brows with a pencil like Lancôme Brow Define.
This one’s named “brow plumper” for a reason. The formula is infused with fibers to help plump your brows, as well as make them look more defined. Customers love this formula for the way you can step up your brow game in just minutes (or less).
Those of you who love creating makeup looks that make noise need this glitter-packed brow gel in your life. If you need inspiration, we’re still daydreaming about the glitter eyebrow look created by a Reddit Makeup Addiction User back in June.
New to the brow gel game? You can’t go wrong with this classic, clear brow gel from Maybelline. It’s really affordable and perfect for those of you who just want your brows to stay in place after brushing them upwards. Apply after filling your brows in with pencil or just wear it on its own for a natural look.