In the early aughts pencil-thin arches framed fashionable faces. A few short years ago thick brows were all the rage. The trend du jour is a happy medium between forehead caterpillars and super-fine strands. Regardless of thickness, bold brows will never go out of style. Here we have carefully hand-plucked the best products to achieve look-at-me arches.
Waterproof Brow Definer, Chantecaille, $36, Bloomingdales
Avocado oil keeps brows soft, while the waterproof formula ensures that your look lasts all day—from your morning spin sesh to an evening dip in the pool.
Instant Brow Primer, Claudio Riaz, $40, Barneys
Use the instant brow primer alone or under your usual brow products to keep hairs in place. Vitamin E and jojoba oils keep brow hairs from becoming brittle and breaking. The universal taupe shade flatters all hair colors and skin tones.
Brow Definer, Christian Louboutin, $40, Sephora
Louboutin is best known for a different pair of defined arches, but the brow products are equally as covetable. The pomade-like formula in a pencil glides on quickly and effortlessly, and is perfect for the woman on-the-go who doesn’t have ample time to dedicate to a morning brow routine.
Elite Smoke Linear 6 Brush, ARTIS, $46, Nordstrom
The synthetic brush is a multi-tasker that goes to work on eyebrows and eyelids, filling in sparse brow patches and blending out a perfect smokey eye look. An angled handle design and thin brush head give control to product application and ensure that brows aren’t drawn too thick on the first swipe.
Phyto-Sourcils Design, Sisley-Paris, $62, Saks
Every arch aficionado needs this 3-in-1 product in their makeup bag. The unique tool combines brow pencil, brush, and brow-bone highlight for glowy statement brows that are sure to make heads turn.
Brow Kit, Bobbi Brown, $50, Bluemercury
Bobbi Brown sure knows brows. This kit comes complete with two shades to customize your color, as well as tweezers and a mirror to eliminate stray hairs at first glance. This tiny compact is perfect for traveling.
Second Chance Brow Enhancement Serum, The Brow Gal, $95, Neiman Marcus
Tonya Crooke is at it again with a brow enhancement serum that gives painfully over-plucked eyebrows a second chance at life. The celeb-favorite vibrating brush stimulates blood flow to the hair follicle, leading to results in as soon as four weeks.