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Brows-- always the eternal struggle. While I still have my moments of frustration, I've got the brow game drill down pretty well, as of late. Too, I spend a lot of time at work finding what products work best for others, a lot of which can be trial and error. So, with that in mind, I thought I'd share a few options for four different ways to get your #browgame in check.


Brow gel is the easiest way to fill in your brows, as it's so easy and takes no time at all. This is a great option for anyone with already well-shaped or full brows that just needs a little extra uumph-- I love Benefit Gimme Brow for that purpose. It's a fibre based product, so it's not wet or heavy on the brows. Rather, it just does its job!

If you're looking to use gel as a way to hold more unruly brows in place or on top of other products in your brow routine to add texture (as you do), I love my latest brow discovery of Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows. The brush is teeny tiny and grabs every last hair and holds it forever. I cannot live without this one.


This next easiest option, as pencils are familiar territory and quick to get a grip on. There are two major types of pencils on the market right now: precise tipped and triangle tipped. Precise options, like my favorite the Anastasia Brow Wiz (which comes in a million colors!), can be used to mimic individual brow hairs for those who are not blessed with the fullest brows. 

A more triangular shaped pencil is a great options for filling in brows quick: the shape of the product allows you to flick color in your brows with ease. The straight edge on the bottom can clean things up and you're good to go for an easy, fast brow. My pick: Hourglass Arch Brow Pencil.


The often forgotten brow option, but still a great one nonetheless. With powder, it's important to choose the right product to keep your brows from looking flat or dry on your skin. You could use a more texturizing product like the Tarte Volumizing Brow Powder, which grabs to your brow hairs to not only fill them with color, but to make them look fuller too. And, bonus: you can use to for temporary gray coverage or in between hair appointment too.

You could also do a powder duo (I love the Anastasia Brow Powder Duo), as the two colors can be used to add dimension to the brows. Use the lighter color in the front of the brow and the darker color on the ends. This leaves a well defined brow that doesn't look too heavy or block-y. Win win!

Pomade & Pen

Lastly, for those more adventurous brow lovers, there are some fun options. Pomade is great way to go as it allows for complete customization of your brow shape. The texture lends itself well to staying put not only on brow hairs, but also the skin too. Those brows you seen on Instagram? Those are done with pomade. While many love the option for Anastasia, I find Benefit Ka Brow to be a much more approachable option. 

Pens are the unsung heros of the brow world and my personal favorite option. The thin nib allows for the precision of a pencil, but the inky texture has the versatility and lasting powder of a gel or pomade. After trying many options, my favorite option has to be the Kat von D Tattoo Brow

Whew! Hope that wasn't information overload for ya. I'm curious, what do you use in your brows?

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