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What makes an eyebrow pencil the best eyebrow pencil? It’s all about ease-of-use and that flawless eyebrows end look! Here’s what to consider when choosing a brow pencil and how to find the best shade match for your brow color.

WHAT DO EYEBROW PENCILS DO?

The Original Brow savior—smart, shapely, small and very versatile. Eyebrow pencils are used to define and fill in eyebrows for the most natural-looking finish. Their precision tip makes them the perfect eyebrow product for those with sparse, thin or uneven brows. Some eyebrow pencils are pigment-rich, showing up easily with every stroke, some are lighter, and more forgiving of mistakes. What makes them different from brow gels and powders is their versatility, they're quite easy to use, neat and portable, come in all kinds of textures, colors and depths, and can create a range of brow looks, from natural to dramatic.

WHAT IS THE BEST EYEBROW PENCIL FOR BEGINNERS?

Choose a pencil that is one shade darker than your natural brow shade if you are fair, one shade lighter than your natural brow shade if you have a medium-to-dark complexion.

The best eyebrow pencils are smooth gliding, break-resistant, and have an ultra-precise tip. Not only are smooth-glide formulas easier to apply, but they help minimize unsightly streaks. And you can't get super precise, defined brows without an ultra-precise eyebrow pencil tip! For best results, use a brow pencil with a 1.5 mm tip.

WHAT IS THE BEST EYEBROW PRODUCT FOR SPARSE BROWS?

People with sparse brows might need a little more heft to fill in their brows, and that's where a dual product like Brow Define + Fill Duo comes in. This has a lightly pigmented pencil on one end, and matching pigmented brow powder on the other end to achieve denser color. Use the two to custom-color in your brow as needed. For instance, some people need the powder to add more color in the thicker, front part of their brows, but for the thinner brow "tail" a more delicate pencil is needed for precision.

HOW TO USE EYEBROW PENCILS:

Before using any eyebrow pencil, be sure to use a spoiler brush to groom brow hairs up—this way you can see the true shape of your brows and what areas need filling in and definition.

The golden rule about using brow pencils is to flick the pencil from bottom of the brow upwards and outwards, mimicking the growth of the tiny, individual hairs that make up the brow. Also, keep your pencil sharp to look as natural as possible. If sharpening your pencil seems too much to remember, then opt for an automatic, ultra-skinny pencil like Brow Ultra Slim Defining Eyebrow Pencil. The tip is micro-small and draws on so finely, it looks like real hair. Truly miraculous—and the best option for beginners, because any mistakes you make will be small and easily correctable.

A little note before you dive in with your perfect pencil:

Brow specialists often tell us your brows are sisters, not twins. Whereas your left brow might be perfectly arched and smooth, your right brow could be a little rounder, less full. Try your best to even them out but don't become obsessed with making them "match" as in real life, most people have subtly different brows.

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