11 of the best brow gels for keeping full, feathery arches in place
Like, all damn day long
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / November 08 2021
In case you haven’t noticed, the big, bushy, brushed-up brow trend 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 thicker, happier counterparts. Well done, friends.
That being said, growing out your brows doesn’t mean you’re totally out of the woods on the maintenance front. While we may no longer feel the need to reach for the tweezers every second day, fuller arches tend to be a tad unruly, and so they still require a little taming TLC to look their best.
This is why we’re always on the hunt for standouts in the brow gel department. Unlike pencils and powders, which can be used to amp-up sparse, skinny brows, gels just enhance and finesse your current situation without looking too dramatic or heavy.
So, if you're finally stoked on your shape but are still keen to up the fluff-factor and lock your look in for the long haul, here are ten brilliant brow gels that will give you natural-looking definition...
PATRICK TA Major Brow Lamination Gel
Imitate the fluffy laminated brows synonymous with Patrick Ta’s epic makeup looks using his innovative clear brow gel formula. It boasts a long-lasting hold that keeps even the most stubborn of brow hairs in place well after application and a formula that promotes healthy brow growth. The protecting and strengthening pick is packed full of pentapeptide-17 for full thick arches, conditioning isochrysis galbana extract, and hydrating quinoa and coconut extract for softness and shine.
$40 at Sephora
Garbo & Kelly Brow Gel
There’s nothing worse than going to town grooming and filling in those arches, only to turn your brows into crusty, glued-down caterpillars with an overzealous brow gel formula. This waterproof pick delicately smooths, blends and sets hairs in place for a natural fluffy finish that’ll keep your eyebrows looking dense and full.
Morphe M2 Crushed Tinted Brow Gel
Featuring a beautifully lightweight formula, this softly pigmented gel grooms, tames and shapes as it tints, dispensing subtle, natural brow colour in just a few simple swipes.
bareMinerals Strength & Length Serum-Infused Brow Gel
This plant-based serum-infused gel creates definition that feels as fluffy as it looks. Think full, natural brows without compromising on brow hair health; colour with a side of care.
Benefit Gimme Brow+
This volumising guy contains teeny microfibres that stick onto your skin and hairs to give you a defined yet wonderfully natural look. It's great for filling in gaps if you're still waiting for a few stragglers.
Chantecaille Full Brow Perfecting Gel
If you’re good on the fullness front and just looking to lock things into place, try this. With a brush featuring long bristles on one side and short on the other, it's the shape-perfecting secret weapon you've been searching for.
Tom Ford Fiber Brow Gel
Another fibre-filled formula, this lush gel is designed to help you dial up density and brush legitimate-looking faux hairs over gaps, in order to take 'distant cousin' brows a little closer to twin town.
Sisley Phyto-Sourcils Fix
Enriched with nylon fibres to add body and fullness, this buildable brow-perfecting delight features a cute and handy mini brush that makes precise application a total breeze.
Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows
A gel that sculpts and shades your brows in one face-polishing go, it's awesome for giving arches instant ‘oomph’ when they’re looking a bit blah. The conditioning vitamin E formula also happens to glide on like a dream.
Tarte Busy Gal Brow Gel
Honestly, this brow gel deserves some serious bragging rights; it's vegan, waterproof and super long-lasting. It tames and tints in seconds, and look, we won't pretend we don't appreciate the purple packaging.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Gel
Brow gels do tend to lean toward a fluffy, natural finish, but if you're in search of something that packs a bit more of a pigmented punch, this smudge-proof full-coverage formula is your winner.