The best eyebrow pencils for beginners and pros alike
We foresee defined arches in your future
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / August 29 2023
Want to define your eyebrows?
As far as we’re concerned, nothing beats a trusty ol’ brow pencil and a clear brow gel.
The humble eyebrow pencil is a classic for a reason.
In fact, we happen to think you’d need to try really hard to overdo it when it comes to application. The fine point tip makes precise, delicate, hair-like strokes a breeze.
If you’re interested in filling in the gaps in your brows, making your brows look thicker, or defining your natural eyebrow shape, we’ve got something for you…
The best eyebrow pencils to buy in Australia
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
No one knows brows quite like Anastasia Beverly Hills, so it’s no surprise that the brand’s brow pencil is a best-seller. The fine point tip and smudge proof formula allow you to create naturally flattering, full brows that last all day in just a few minutes.
$41 at Anastasia Beverly Hills
Makeup Revolution Duo Brow Pencil
Your brows won't know what hit 'em after an encounter with the Duo Brown pencil. Colour and fill your brows using the precision tip pencil and then use the definition brush to blend and tame the strays for perfectly defined brows. It's available in three different shades, including Dark Brown, Light Brown and Medium Brown.
From $4.80 at Revolution Beauty
Eye of Horus Dual Brow Perfect Medium
Goddess-like brows are a breeze with Eye of Horus' Dual Brow Perfect. This innovative two-in-one brow pen includes an angled chiselled wax crayon for strong colour payoff and controlled application, as well a tinted gel mascara for perfectly groomed brows and maximum staying power.
$39 at Eye of Horus
Benefit Cosmetics Precisely, My Brow Eyebrow Pencil
We’ve trusted Benefit with the task of tinting our brows for years, and it’s easy to take their expertise home with this trusty brow pencil. The waxy formula ensures your brows stay put for up to 12 hours and the ultra-fine pencil allows for precise application.
$48 at Sephora
Amy Jean Brows Micro Stroke Pencil
Amy Jean has been responsible for manicuring the brows of Australians for decades, and while we love letting the professionals do their job, we’re grateful for the autonomy this pencil affords us. Achieve the brand’s signature fluffy, natural but defined aesthetic from the comfort of your own home using this soft matte, micro-fine pick.
$42 at Sephora
Kosas Brow Pop Dual-Action Defining Pencil
The Kosas defining pencil has earned a reputation as an Internet cult-favourite thanks to a formula that takes full, fluffy brows to the next level. Enriched with castor oil and panthenol, this pick helps to condition brow hairs as well as define them.
$38 at MECCA
Maybelline New York Brow Ultra Slim Eyebrow Pencil
If you find yourself going through brow pencils at an alarming rate, then may we introduce you to a more affordable option. This drugstore beauty buy boasts a 1.5mm tip and a smooth-glide formula that makes filling in sparse spots easy enough (without the risk of going overboard).
Was $18.99, now $15.99 at Chemist Warehouse
Fenty Beauty Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil & Styler
Unlike your traditional brow pencil, you won’t find a spoolie at the end of the Fenty Beauty brow styler. Instead the bad gal has equipped her ultra skinny brow pencil with a paddle brush that blends and tames brow hairs simultaneously.
$39 at Sephora
GXVE By Gwen Stefani Hella On Point Ultra-Fine Brow Pencil
If there’s one thing Gwen Stefani’s good at, it's creating a classic. When she’s not nailing a red lip, she can be seen touting the type of arches that look like a literal piece of art (a far cry from her pencil thin arches in the ‘90s). Take your brows on their own evolution with this slimline, long-wearing and transfer-proof pick.
$37 at Sephora
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.