9 of the best brow gels to keep your brows in place
Consider your brow game strong with these in your kit
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / February 04 2021
In case you haven’t noticed, the trend for big-as-hell eyebrows is still chugging along quite nicely. By now most of us have worked hard to grow out our previously pencil-thin brows in exchange for a thicker, happier counterpart. Well done, friends.
That being said, growing out your brows doesn’t mean you’re totally out of the woods on the taming front. While we may no longer feel the need to pluck at them every second day, fuller brows tend to be unruly, so you’re not off the hook with giving them daily attention. Sorry!
This is why we’re always on the hunt for the best brow gel.
And of course – they’re not all the same. So to cut through the clutter, we’ve rounded up the top everyday brow gels that will give you natural-looking definition that actually lasts.
2 / bareMinerals Strength & Length Serum-Infused Brow Gel
This plant-based serum-infused gel creates natural-looking definition, without the dreaded crusty, stiff brow finish. Think full, natural brows without corrupting the integrity of your hair health - stunning work.
3 / Benefit Gimme Brow+
If you’re looking for something you can quickly swipe on in the morning before heading out the door, Benefit Gimme Brow+ is your guy. This volumising eyebrow gel contains teeny microfibres that stick onto your skin and hairs to give you a defined, yet wonderfully natural look. It’s totally foolproof/magical and within 20 seconds you can shape your brows and fill in those gaps for a perfectly polished look.
4 / Maybelline New York Brow Precise Fibre Filler
Maybelline’s Brow Precise Fibre Filler is ideal for anyone with brows that are fairly sparse who wants a slightly fuller everyday brow look. Featuring a fibre-fix formula (it literally lays down hair-like threads), the tapered spoon brush is perfect for shaping the arch and the end of the brow with precision.
5 / Chantecaille Full Brow Perfecting Gel
If you’re all good on the fullness and volume front and are just looking to keep your unruly brows in place, the Chantecaille Full Brow Perfecting Gel is the perfect choice. It effortlessly tames brows all day without making them feel stiff or sticky (the gel is super flexible), and it’s packed with a heap of ingredients that’ll actually take care of your brow hairs. It features a unique formula enriched with peptides to promote hair growth, as well as panthenol to strengthen and prevent hair loss. The innovative brush has long bristles on one side and short bristles on the other so you can completely customise your look.
6 / Sisley Phyto-Sourcils Fix
Enriched with nylon fibres to add body and fullness, Phyto-Sourcils Fix is both a thickening and setting gel for eyebrows. Whether you’re after a more natural, everyday look or something a little bit more dramatic, the formula is totally buildable. Plus, the small brush is perfect for precise application without overloading the eyebrow with ALL of the product.
7 / Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows
Charlotte Tilbury’s Legendary Brows is a gel that sculpts and shades your brows, giving them instant ‘oomph’ when they’re looking a bit blah. Made with a unique volumising wax and nourishing vitamin E, the formula is ultra-conditioning and literally just glides on. It’s a quick-and-convenient option to lift, sculpt and tint over-plucked arches without making them look penciled-in or stuck down.
8 / Blinc Cosmetics Eyebrow Mousse
There’s nothing worse than looking in the mirror at the end of the day and noticing your brows are an absolute mess/smudged to high hell – especially when you’ve put in a solid effort that very morning. Blinc Eyebrow Mousse offers all-day, smudge-free wear (it’s even sweat-proof!), meaning you don’t have to worry about those annoying midday touch-ups. The formula also contains a peptide to moisturise and provide anti-ageing benefits to the skin beneath your brows, so you’ll not only have perfectly coloured brows, but you’ll be treating your skin at the same time.
9 / Mecca Max Brow Guru Control Gel
When your brows are feeling like they need a set of bobby pins to hold them in place, you’re in need of a good brow gel that’ll actually do its job. Mecca Max Brow Guru Control Gel is a complete game-changer (brow-changer?). It’s not just your average brow gel – it’s actually a clever brow serum that tames and defines without ever flaking or looking shiny.
Looking for a more long-term fix for fuller brows? Check out these three semi-permanent ways to get thicker brows.
Have you tried any of these brow products before? What’s your go-to brow gel? Let us know in the comment section below.
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Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.