Cash or Credit: Eyebrow Pencils (With Spool Brushes!) on Every Budget
It's no secret bold, straight boy brows are in, but don't be fooled into thinking the models on the runway are born with those power brows — they've had brow makeup applied to fill in any gaps and adapt their natural shape. Brow kits, powder, shadows and gels are all the rage right now, but we're taking it back to basics. An eyebrow pencil, when chosen wisely, will do just as good a job — plus you'll get a precision finish. The main thing you want to look out for is a spool brush on the end of the pencil, so you can brush your brows up and out to find the gaps in your natural shape. We love wind-up pencils, but traditional ones that need sharpening are perfectly fine, just make sure the end is sharp when you apply. Use soft, feathering strokes in an upwards motion to create natural looking hairs with the pencil — no drawing! Brows look better with slight definition (not heavily filled-in), and consider your complexion and hair colour before buying. Check out our five favourite pencils to suit all budgets.