We don't have to tell you how important brows are. Whether you're a fan ofbrow gelsorpencils, or you like to DIY alaminated look, brow products are essential to your makeup bag—as is a good eyebrow brush. From a classic spoolie to an angled brush, these tools help shape, fill in, and separate hairs better than product alone. Simply put, they're must-haves—so, here, we've rounded up 11 of the best eyebrow brushes around.
Anastasia Beverly Hills is synonymous with all things brows, so naturally the line's pencil (with included spoolie brush) is a cult favorite. "Been using this product for about 10 years. I love the creamy texture and it doesn't smudge," one Sephora fan writes, adding, "The spoolie brush is great for blending the color to give you a natural look. I finish it off with a little brow gel. One pencil usually lasts me 10 months."
"This eyebrow pencil has the perfect creamy consistency, and has a great color payoff. I'm able to carve out and fill in my brows without causing unnecessary dragging or having to apply too many layers of product to make it show up on my skin tone. The built-in spoolie streamlines the brow process because you won't have to switch tools or bring out a pencil sharpener."—Mariah Morrison, senior social media editor
Typically used for lip products, de la Garza likes these doe-foot applicators for smoothing brows down. Keep a couple in your purse, travel tote, gym bag, and anywhere else you foresee needing a touch-up.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should you look for in an eyebrow brush?
"A perfect brow brush is firm enough to separate the hair, but gentle enough to not irritate or sensitize the skin," celeb brow artist René de la Garza says. Different brushes should be used depending on your desired results too. "I love a spoolie to separate and a softer doe-foot lip wand to smooth the brows into place," de la Garza says. And in a pinch, "A soft bristle toothbrush is also great!"
How do you use an eyebrow brush?
Follow the natural arch of the brow, but use the brush for shaping. "An eyebrow brush should be used in an upward and outward direction to create lift and separation," de la Garza says. "For dense areas of the brow, you can swivel the brush into the brows to create more separation," as the artistdemonstrates in this Instagram video.