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Now matter how much time and effort we put into hair and makeup — everything falls apart if our brows aren't looking their best.
TODAY Style is here to help! We asked celebrity brow experts and makeup artists to share their favorite products to keep our eyebrows in top form all year long. The best part? Everything can be found in the beauty aisle at your local drugstore and is under $20.
Here are the top picks for brow products of all types — including gels, kits, powders and pencils!
1. Physicians Formula Feather Brow Fiber & Highlighter Duo, $12, Jet
“This product is amazing and takes zero artistic skills to apply. You gently swipe one end through the brow powder, which has small fibers to add fullness and a bolder brow. The other end is a beautiful highlighter. Being a makeup artist, I use this on almost every client. It has the perfect amount of pigment to apply right on the brow bone, making it to pop!” said brow expert Danielle Boyer.
2. L'Oreal Paris Brow Stylist Frame & Set, $8, Amazon
“This product is just like Anastasia Beverley Hills Dip Brow, but for half the price. You simply apply with an angled liner brush, dipping a tiny amount of product on your brush and swiping it along the hair growth pattern through the brow. Comb through with disposable mascara wands and you're done!” said Boyer, whose clients include Vanessa Hudgens, Toni Collette and Vanessa Bayer.
3. BeBeCo Long-lasting Eyebrow Pencil Brow Liner, $10, Amazon
"As a makeup artist that specialize in natural beauty, I love that this eyebrow pencil is cruelty-free, made of natural, water-resistant ingredients and comes with a spoolie brush. The unique, double-headed design is the truth and the triangle pencil head makes it easy for anyone to create the coveted stereoscopic brow shape," said Philadelphia-based makeup artist Ursula Augustine.
4. Maybelline Eye Studio Brow Drama, $6, Amazon
“I like Maybelline Eye Studio Brow Drama Sculpting Eyebrow Gel in Blonde. It’s a universally flattering shade and the ball brush allows for greater control when applying it,” said makeup artist and brow expert Ramy Gafni, founder of Ramy Cosmetics.
5. L'Oreal Brow Stylist Shape and Fill Pencil, $10, Amazon
Also available at Target.
"The built-in blending brush is convenient so it’s good for travel,” said Gafni, whose celebrity clients include Taylor Swift, Robin Thicke and Kelly Ripa.
6. L'Oreal Prep & Shape Pro Kit, $7, Amazon
"(This kit) contains both a powder and wax formula that you can blend, and comes with a tiny tweezer, angled applicator and spoolie brush. While I might only use the tweezer in an eyebrow emergency situation, it’s a great value kit and the color options — light to medium and medium to dark — are both excellent color options that are neutral enough to work on nearly every skin tone or hair color,” said Gafni.
7. T.N. Dickinson’s Witch Hazel, $15, Amazon
“(Use this) to cleanse and soothe brows before and after shaping,” said celebrity brow specialist Joey Healy. Side note: Witch hazel in general is amazing for cleansing and soothing dry, irritated skin.
8. Jolen Cream Bleach, $5, Walmart
Also available at Bed Bath & Beyond.
“This bleach is great for those with severely dark eyebrows who wish to soften the color. Just follow the directions closely! It's best when done by a pro of course,” said Healy, whose clients include Kyra Sedgwick, Bethenny Frankle, Vanessa Hudgens and Hilaria Baldwin.
9. Q-Tips Cotton Swabs Precision Tips, $9, Amazon
Also available at Walgreens.
“Excellent for a variety of tasks including cleaning up the lines of brow makeup including powder, pencil and pomade,” said Healy.
10. Just For Men Brush In Color Gel for Mustache and Beard Dye, $8, Walmart
“Use to blend in grey or white brow hairs or to generally darken hair when you’re in a pinch. Those Q-tips mentioned above come in handy here as well! But, again, it's best when done by a professional with salon-quality products,” said Healy.
11. Tonya Crook The BrowGal Eyebrow Scissor, $20, Neiman Marcus
Also available at Bloomingdale's.
"This professional-grade line of brow maintenance tools will help you create perfectly shaped eyebrows. These expert scissors are made from top-of-the-line materials and the short, sharp blades succinctly snip rogue hairs to trim and tame even the most unruly brows for an overall defined appearance," said Augustine, whose celebrity clients include the late artist formerly known as Prince, (his then-wife) Mauela Testolini and actress/rapper Eve.
This article was originally published on November 10, 2017 on TODAY.com.