'Brows on fleek' didn’t used to be a thing. You only have to take a look at some earlier photos of your favourite celebrities and you’ll find that it didn’t really look like they spent very much time on their brows. At that time, the fad was focused on pencil-thin arches, with little to no definition. Fast forward some years later, and women all over the world are borderline obsessed with perfecting every eyebrow strand; making sure they’re plucked, shaped, drawn and defined to absolute perfection.

Below, we enumerate the tools every brow craftsman (or woman) needs to get to tame those brows into submission:

Eyebrow Pencil

The most basic and versatile way to apply makeup to the brows is by using a pencil. If you know how to colour in between the lines, then you’ll have no problems filling in your brows with a pencil. Whether you choose one with a slim tip or one that’s slanted, a pencil allows you to shape and fill in any sparse areas in your brows with quick precision. 

Most pencils come dual-tipped with a spoolie brush on the other end to help facilitate blending; like the Pony Effect Eyebrow Pencil from MEMEBOX. They’re also perfect for reshaping your brows if you just want to change your look up a little. Remember to use short strokes when filling in and do your best to mimic and follow the direction of the growth of your brow hairs for a more natural look.

Brow Powder

Brow powder is the way to go if you want soft and even more natural looking brows. Brow powders always go on light; unlike pencils which may come on too strong if you're too heavy handed. They usually come in handy compacts that contain 2 or 3 colours; a darker shade to fill brows in, a lighter one for the ends and a skin tone shade to sharpen the edges. You can use the included angled brush or a spoolie to distribute the product along your brows. 

Powder also adds density if your brows have thin strands and look a little too sparse. Arguably, this is also the method most suited for beginners; since you can start light and pack on the colour as you go.

You may be interested in my KISS Beautiful Brow Kit review.

Brow Pomade

A makeup artist favourite, but not for the faint hearted. Brow pomades are cream/gel based products that are packed with pigment and stay on for hours. It survives even through the harshest conditions, as pomades are smudge proof and waterproof. However, this is not the method to start with if you’re a beginner. It’s for someone who has mastered powder and pencil, but wants to elevate their brow game to the next level. 

Brow pomade requires a steady and light hand, as nobody wants to look like they've attacked their brows with a Sharpie pen. It also requires some level of artistry and finesse. You will want to be able to shade your brows to be lighter in the front and darker in the arch and tail for a flawless finish. 

Brow Gels and Mascaras

If you have already been blessed with full, thick brows, you can skip all of the above and use a product that keeps those strands in place instead. A brow gel or brow mascara is a liquid product that comes in a tube much like an eyelash mascara. You’ll need just a few swipes upwards and outwards to get perfect brows all day. 

Brow mascaras also come in several delightful colours that can help you match your brows to your hair colour if you’ve recently dyed it. They can also help you tame unruly brows that grow just about in every direction except correctly.

Whether you have thin or thick brows, or if they’re full or patchy, there’s an eyebrow product out there for you. For maximum impact, keep them looking neat and clean by going for a waxing or a brow threading appointment every now and again, or do it yourself with a pair of tweezers.

Disclaimer: This post is a Guest Post. 


  1. I have the KISS brow kit and really like it. I need a brow pencil though for sure

  2. Oh for sure! I never knew how much using eyebrow powder could make a difference till I tried it about 2 years ago. Now I use it daily!

  3. I don't do my brows, but these are really useful tips for products if I ever do decide to try it out. thanks x

  4. I only ever get my eyebrows threaded but I did try the benefit brow range a few years ago and loved the result. I try (when I remember) to use clear mascara to keep my eyebrows in shape!

  5. My 18 year old daughter does my brows - she loves kits like this. Kaz

  6. I can't believe there are so many products out there to make your brows look good!

  7. I’ve never done my eyebrows before, but there’s some great information here for those who need tips on getting their eyebrows on fleek.

  8. I am someone whose lazy at doing makeup but make time for perfecting my eye brows those I am envious of this Kiss kit here

  9. These are great tips. I have full brows, but maybe a powder might be the way to go if it's not as harsh.

  10. I'm slightly embarrased to say I've only recently given a second thought to my eyebrows, I'm only using a pencil at the moment!


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