Looking for the best blonde eyebrow pencils? Whether you’re a beauty junkie or make-up novice, when it comes to finding the right brow product, things can get tricky. There are a whole lot of options out there, so to make things a little simpler I’ve tried some of the UK’s most popular brow products. And whatever floats your brow boat, these are my top-rated picks for sculpting a flawless arch…
Top 10 Best Blonde Eyebrow Pencils in the UK 2021
1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz is an ultra-slim, retractable pencil that is perfect for outlining and detailing brows. The unique wax formula adds texture and creates the appearance of fuller-looking brows with ease and flexibility.
The fine-tipped pencil creates tiny hairlike strokes in areas where there is sparseness. The spoolie end then blends for a natural-looking finish.
2. NYX Micro Brow Pencil, £9, Cult Beauty
This micro mechanical brow pencil is so precise, it coats even the finest hairs with colour for a natural-looking finish. It creates more defined, well-shaped brows by filling in sparse, over tweezed areas. The super-skinny tip draws ultra fine lines, allowing you to create the look of natural brow hairs. After filling in with this creamy, high-pigmented micro brow pencil, your arches will never look better..
3. Bourjois Precision Eyebrow Pencil
For a seriously hard-working, pigmented yet affordable product, Bourjois’s brow pencil is a steal. It has up to 16-hour hold, so is ideal for a night of dancing (read: sweating). Careful not to apply with too much pressure, as the shades are rich and a little goes a long way. Bourjois’ sourcil precision eyebrow pencil is designed to easily blend with the natural brow and to assist brow styling.
4. Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift Eyebrow Pencil
This pencil is a three-in-one little whizz of magic that shapes, lifts and adds definition to create the perfect shape: slighltly squared off at the inner corners, tapers into a perfect arch and finishes in a fine point. There’s the brush for grooming and taking off any excess colour, the highlighter to dab under the brow bone to give you an easy lift and the creamy pencil for filling in.
5. Urban Decay Brow Blade
A dual-ended waterproof pencil and pen, this product is designed to give your brows ultra-fine definition. It’s the best long-lasting formula on test, with our panel saying the buildable colour helped to define and fill brows. Our makeup artist awarded it full marks too, and was impressed with how easy it was to apply and its overall effect.
6. Revlon Colorstay Eyebrow Pencil
The Revlon pencil comes with a built-in spoolie brush and angled precision tip to make filling brows in quick and easy. Testers liked using it to add definition to brows and said that it lasted all day without smudging. The compact packaging was convenient to carry around in a makeup bag or handbag too, while the nib was durable and robust.
7. Benefit Brow Microfilling Pen
A brand already beloved for their brilliant eyebrow products, the latest is this microfilling pen which has a three-pronged tip to create the illusion of naturally full arches by imparting three ultra-fine lines with each stroke. Perfect for filling in sparse gaps or creating a natural, fuller effect, the Brow Microfilling Pen lends uber-fine, precise, natural hair strokes for an easy smudge-proof, microbladed effect – without the commitment!
8. Tom Ford Brow Sculptor
We’re yet to find anybody that doesn’t love Tom Ford’s Brow Sculptor. The shades are natural-looking, the slanted tip is easy to use, the formula is long-lasting and the brush and sharpener at the other end will ensure that your brows never look less than 100 per cent. One of the best eyebrow pencils for beginners.
9. Maybelline Brow Satin
This budget buy is two-sided, with a gel pencil on one end and a filling powder brush on the other. This eyebrow duo helps you achieve a natural looking full brow look, featuring a gel pencil and a filling powder. It does exactly what you want it to, ideal for filling in thin, sparse brows, giving your eyebrows a stylish and natural look in about a minute-and-a-half.
10. Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil
Not only does this cult eyebrow pencil-hybrid come in nine shades, it’s somewhere between a pencil, wax and powder, so it glides seamlessly on the skin create fuller brows.
The pencil has a triangular tip to help create perfect arches (use the flat end for broad strokes and the pointy tip for filling in any sparse areas), and a spoolie for grooming on the other end.
The best part? You don’t need the delicacy of a makeup pro to get this one right: customers love that you can be heavy-handed with it and it will still leave brows looking immaculate.
How to choose the right eyebrow pencil
Choose your desired finish
‘For a more natural and subtle brow, try to match your product exactly to your brow hair colour’ says Jaimineey Patel, Head of Training at Blink Brow Bar. ‘For those looking for a slightly heavier brow or with dyed hair, you may want to opt for a shade darker than your natural hair tone.’
Mix and match shades
Like your hair colour, your brows shouldn’t be one block shade – otherwise you’ll risk them looking a bit fake and drawn on.
For the most natural finish, mix and match your brow products to create a 3D effect. Start by filling in sparse areas with a brow powder kit or pencil, before adding a bit more depth with a brow gel like Glossier’s Boy Brow.
This way, you’ll get different brow shades running through your hairs, like you would naturally.
Think about the undertones
Much like when you’re trying foundation, you want to think about the undertones. Is your hair warm, with golden or red highlights? Or is your hair cooler, with ashier undertones? Try and pick your brow shade with the same undertones as your skin and hair, for the most natural looking brow.
And so concludes our ultimate guide to finding the pencil that finally gets you the brows you were born to have. Choose your shade carefully, always look for an extra blending and grooming brush, and base the shape of the pencil on the look you want to go for, and you should be golden! Or taupe, ash, brown, or espresso.