Your eyebrows are the most underrated feature you have. If you groom them well and fill them in, your brows will help you feel empowered and confident. In India, brows aren't given that much attention as compared to lipstick, foundation and kajal. However, just imagine if you did focus on your brows for a change? Touching them up can hardly take 5 minutes of your time, but it's worth the effort, I tell you. If you're looking to invest in a good brow pencil or a brow kit, you must know a little about the brands who make them too. So ladies, the next time you go out shopping, make sure you keep an eye out for these 15 brow pencils. Before we get to the products, here's a tiny tutorial on how to fill in your brows.
Step 1: Using a pencil that's one shade lighter than your natural eyebrow colour, draw a thin line at the bottom across your brow. You can start from the inner corner area and make your way till the tail of the brow.
Step 2: Use the eyebrow pencil to fill in your brows. Use upward strokes, the aim here is to mimic the look of hair. Use gentle pressure on the pencil and shade your brows in a gentle back and forth movement.
Step 3: Take a clean spoolie and brush your brows with it. This will help to blend and evenly distribute the product.
Step 4: For a more polished look, coat your brows with brow gel.
Yes, it's as easy as that. Now, for the products!
If you're on a budget, picking up beauty products from Miss Claire is a good option. The brand claims to use the ingredients keeping European standards in mind and spoils its customers with choice.
POPxo Recommends: Miss Claire Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil (Rs 65)
In less than 100 bucks, you can buy yourself an amazing eyebrow pencil from Miss Claire. This one, in particular, is both, smudge and waterproof. So far, they're available in 6 shades ranging from the lightest brown to the darkest black. Care to try?
The brand believes that laughter is the best cosmetic. They have their headquarters in San Francisco, California and was founded by twin sisters, Jean & Jane Ford. Their lip tint and brow products are to die for!
POPxo Recommends: Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil (Rs 2,320)
This is the best eyebrow pencil you will ever invest in! You can either pick it up in full-size or a mini if you're travelling. The pencil has a spoolie-brush at the back and its 12-hour waterproof formula is for real.
Believe it or not, but Maybelline was started in 1915 by a 19-year-old entrepreneur named Thomas Lyle Williams. He was inspired to get into the beauty business after noticed his elder sister, Mabel, using petroleum jelly mixed with coal to make her lashes look darker and fuller. Ever since then, there's no stopping this cosmetic giant.
POPxo Recommends: Maybelline New York Fashion Brow Cream Pencil (Rs 199)
Whether it's filling, shaping or defining eyebrows - this creamy brow pencil does it all! Without smudging it can last up to 12 hours. You can buy them in either three shades - dark grey, brown and dark brown.
Did you know that Lakmé is an Indian cosmetic brand? It sure is! It got its name after the French opera Lakmé, which is the French form of the Goddess of wealth, Lakshmi. Kareena Kapoor Khan and Ananya Pandey are the brand ambassadors and the brand is ranked number 1 in India.
POPxo Recommends: Lakmé Black EyeBrow Pencil (Rs 70)
It's affordable and has a long-lasting formula. The pencil is also water resistant and does not smudge easily. To add definition, shape and volume to your brows, you should try this awesome brow pencil.
Owned by Amore Pacific, Innisfree is a cosmetic and skincare brand from South Korea. It got its name from W.B Yeats 'The lake isle of Innisfree'. Made from all natural ingredients, their products are worth every penny.
POPxo Recommends: Innisfree Auto Eyebrow Pencil (Rs 360)
The first thing you'll notice is how soft and creamy the texture of this eyebrow pencil is. It fills and defines your brows with ease. Plus, the packaging is too cute to resist.
The Canadian beauty brand has been around for 40 years now. All their products are hypoallergenic and aren't tested on animals. While their lippies are good, you must give their brow pencil a shot sometime.
POPxo Recommends: Faces Ultime Pro Eyebrow Defining Pencil - Brown (Rs 499)
If you are someone who appreciates design, you will surely love this brow pencil. The product not only looks good but also delivers at the time. Why don't you try it to believe it?
This brand has been there for a while (Since 1979) and till today continues to do wonders! It does not test their products on animals and has stuck to the same price ranges since 1979. In fact, they were the first brand to introduce black nail polish.
POPxo Recommends: Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow Retractable Brow Pencil (Rs 399)
For Insta-worthy brows, you've got to bring home this lovely brow pencil. It's easy to hold and it comes in 4 different shades. Hello, happy brows!
Many of you may not know this, but Sugar is actually a Mumbai based brand. They sell cruelty-free products and apart from their lip crayons, their brow definer is lovely too.
POPxo Recommends: SUGAR Arch Arrival Brow Definer (Rs 499)
The brow definer is sweat and humidity-resistant. The product stays on your brows for 12 hours without any touch-ups. Plus, it's decently priced.
The full form of M.A.C is Make-up Art Cosmetics. It was founded in 1984 by Frank Toskan and Frank Angelo in Toronto, Canda. All products from M.A.C are of top quality, makeup artist favourites and are worth every buck spent.
POPxo Recommends: M.A.C Brow Sculpt (Rs 1,650)
Sure, it's slightly expensive compared to other brow pencils, but it's one of the best eyebrow pencils in India. If you're looking to make a beauty investment, let this be your one!
Founded in 1999 by Toni Ko in Los Angeles, NYX Professional Makeup actually got its name from the Greek Goddess of the night Nyx. Currently, they sell their products to 70 countries including India.
POPxo Recommends: NYX Professional Makeup Micro Brow Pencil (Rs 875)
For naturally fuller looking brows, do try the NYX brow pencil. It's fine tip is simply amazing for precise definition! Once you try the eyebrow pencil, you will never want to switch ever again!
In 2004, Samir Modi launched Colobar cosmetics in the Indian market. The brand is known for its large variety of makeup tools, nail polish shades and lipsticks.
POPxo Recommends: Colorbar Stunning Brow Pencil - Chestnut 001 (Rs 650)
Believe it or not, but this eyebrow pencil has antioxidants in it. The product not only nourishes the skin but also products your brows and skin from UV damage. Formulated in Germany, this product is completely plant-based. Plus, it has a built-in spoolie attached to its back so you can groom your brows the way you want after using the product.
L'Oreal Paris is one of the largest cosmetic companies in the world! The brand not only focuses on makeup but on skincare, hair colour, men's skincare and hair care. It's French by origin and has a registered office in Paris.
POPxo Recommends: L'Oreal Paris Brow Artist Xpert (Rs 725)
If you're a makeup artist yourself, you might want to bring home the best of the best beauty products. This eyebrow pencil should be one of them. It has a unique triangular tip and makes the application process a smooth one.
Flower Beauty is owned by actor and entrepreneur, Drew Barrymore. The brand is her baby and all her products cater to women of all ages. The good part is that they're now available in India!
POPxo Recommends: Flower Beauty Draw The Line Eyebrow Pencil (Rs 865)
Support animals? This brand is for you! Without smudging, this product will stay put all day long.
Who is Bobbi Brown? Well, she's an American professional Makeup Artist and is the founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. She contributes to various magazines and has written around 8 books about beauty and makeup.
POPxo Recommends: Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil (Rs 3,800)
This eyebrow pencil is probably one of the most expensive products from this list. Its wax formula creates a lasting and waterproof layer of colour on the brows. It's definitely not your average eyebrow pencil but given the quality of the formula its definitely worth your money.
Love Italian beauty products? Then you find love at Kiko Milano! It was founded in 1997, and the beauty of this brand is that it makes luxury products affordable.
POPxo Recommends: Kiko Milano Precision Eyebrow Pencil (Rs 690)
This amazing eyebrow pencil comes not just in 1 but 6 different shades. It comes with its own sharpener and is formulated without parabens. Pure happiness, right?
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