Finding the right formula for your brows can be tricky. While
pomades, pencils, and powders are relatively easy to navigate, you can never be too sure about gels. Will the formula be sticky or chalky? Will the product coagulate on the wand's tip? Do you need a spare spoolie to save you from a goopy formula? So, to cut through the noise, we scoured reviews for the best of the best and put 'em to the test, in the hopes that we can hold off on microblading for a little longer. We've tested out some of the top-rated and trendiest picks on the market and rounded up our favorites. Click ahead to check out the buzziest brow gels out right now, including the one that just snagged a Refinery29 Beauty Innovator Award — and prepare to reach brow nirvana in no time. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Check out the rest of the 2019 Beauty Innovator Award winners. Thrive Causemetics Instant Brow Fix Semi-Permanent Eyebrow Gel
Consider this professional eyebrow tinting in a tube. No, but seriously: This precise, fool-proof applicator imparts just the right amount of pigment to brows so that you never overdo it, for 24 (yes, 24) full hours of wear.
Instant Brow Fix Semi-Permanent Eyebrow Gel, $, available at
Thrive Causemetics More Glossier Boy Brow
There's no talking about brow gels without mentioning Glossier's top-rated formula. This beloved product works to groom and hold the hairs in place while also offering a thickening tint to achieve the fluffiest brows.
Boy Brow, $, available at
Glossier More Covergirl Easy Breezy Volumizing Brow Gel
If you're looking for a brow formula that won't budge during your pilates class or fade by your lunch hour, this is the product for you. This waterproof and non-fading gel doesn't just give your brows volume but also guarantees precise application with its small brush-head.
Easy Breezy Volumizing Brow Gel, $, available at
Ulta Beauty More Lancôme Sourcils Styler Brow Styler
The real MVP here is the unique wand shape. With one side covered in small rubber bristles, you're guaranteed a natural, feathered look that won't disrupt your natural shape. Bonus: It's nearly impossible to leave globs of product on hairs no matter how many times you swipe this through.
Sourcils Styler Brow Gel, $, available at
Nordstrom More Givenchy Mister Brow Filler Tinted Waterproof Brow Filler
Thin, barely-there arches, meet your match. You won't even need to use a pencil beforehand with this gel, the results leave your brows
Mister Brow Filler Tinted Waterproof Brow Filler, $, available at
Sephora More Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper & Hair Touch Up
Don't be put off by the excess formula on the wand when you pull it off; just dab a bit off and the rounded spoolie grips every inch of your brow for a precise finish. We like using an angled brush to swipe some extra product on for an improv pomade.
Natural Brow Shaper & Hair Touch Up, $, available at
Sephora More Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel
This holy grail product hits the top of review lists every time. Here's why: The wand is shorter than most, so you're able to mimic real hairs and comb through every single strand without disrupting your fine pencil or powder work. And if you usually opt for a more natural look, this teeny-tiny spoolie is key.
Gimme Brow Brow-Volumizing Fiber Gel, $, available at
Benefit More Nars Brow Gel
This no-frills option gets the job done while taming unruly hairs and leaving no tackiness behind.
Brow Gel, $, available at
NARS More Urban Decay Brow Tamer Flexible Hold Tinted Brow Gel
The bristles are pretty thick here, but somehow a goopy mess never happens — no matter how many times you pump the wand in and out of the tube. In fact, the formula is smooth enough to work on thin and thick brows.
Brow Tamer, $, available at
Urban Decay More Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel
The wand looks more like a mascara brush than an eyebrow spoolie, but thankfully, the formula is thin enough that it doesn't stain your entire orbital area. The best thing about it, however, is that it comes in the widest variety of shades we've seen with a brow product.
Anastasia Beverly Hills
Tinted Brow Gel, $, available at
Nordstrom More Too Faced Brow Quickie 12-Hour Waterproof Brow Gel
This formula is ideal in almost every way, shape, and form. It's lightweight, leaves a natural finish that's neither chalky nor shiny, and it's waterproof.
Brow Quickie 12-Hour Waterproof Brow Gel, $, available at
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