6 brilliant brow pens perfect for faking a microbladed finish
Plenty feathery and yet totally pain-free
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / September 08 2020
You know how it’s about a zillion times easier to create a sharp, clean sweep of eyeliner with a pen than with a pencil? The same rule applies in the brow department.
Because while pencil definitely has its place (and FYI, it’s in the subtle shading arena), even the sharpest one doesn’t offer the same level of precision as a marker.
So if you’re looking to create legitimately convincing hair-like strokes (picture a microbladed finish sans the whole skin injury thing), brow pens are absolutely the way to go, and they’re dropping a mile a minute right now.
We’ve rounded up the best markers on the market – whether you want to draw every individual hair with a single tip, or add a feathery finish in seconds with a multi-prong option is completely your call…
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Colour
With a precision tip and waterproof formula, this liquid brow pen glides on like a dream, adding hair-like strokes to sparse spots while also conditioning skin with a mix of honey and aloe leaf.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pen
If ‘best brush tip’ was an award we could give out, this firm yet flexible one would be the recipient – it’s sturdy enough to stay true to the line you’re trying to create, but still manages to curve to the shape of your brows.
M.A.C Shape & Shade Brow Tint
This clever brow tool pulls double duty with a liquid brow liner on one end and a sponge tip coated in tinted powder on the other, allowing you to add both definition and density without picking up more than one product.
Designer Brands Absolute Feather Brow Pen
Thought a three-pronged tip was going to be great for getting your brows groomed in seconds? This guy has four, making it the perfect pen for quickly and easily adding even more feathery fullness to naturally bigger, bolder brows.
Billion Dollar Brows The Microblade Effect: Brow Pen
Concerned your newly feathery arches will be a thing of the past if you dare to swim or sweat? Don’t be. Not only does this microblade-effect marker also boast a handy four-pronged tip, but it’s completely waterproof – sorry perspiration, your evil plan’s been foiled.