Finally, light-colored brows have met their match.
If you’re a redhead or a blonde, you know the struggle is real when it comes to finding a pencil or gel that matches your brows perfectly. So, we did the leg (er, brow) work for you. Forget “close enough”—here are the gems that helped us achieve our ultimate brow goals.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Auburn
After I dyed my hair red, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Auburn was the only red brow pencil I could find for years, and it does not disappoint. The super slim pencil easily creates defined, hair-like strokes, plus it comes with a built-in brush to blend the color through. It’s has the deepest pigment of the pencils on this list, so it could be the best option if you have rich red hair.
To buy: $21, sephora.com.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in Blonde
Celebrity brow guru Anastasia is the queen of brows, so it is no surprise that she offers products to match every hair color. Her blonde shade is subtle enough to match light locks, yet dark enough to define brows that can look washed out. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in Blonde (a mix of wax and pigment) contains a unique triangular tip and is slightly thicker than the Brow Wiz (above) to give you fuller, bolder brows. It, too, has a spoolie (brush) on its opposite end.
To buy: $23; sephora.com.
NARS Brow Perfector in Makassar Auburn Cool
Great for beginners who are just learning how to fill in their brows, this slim, oval-tipped pencil contains an oil for a super soft finish that adheres to skin (great if you have sparse areas). Use the NARS Brow Perfector in Makassar Auburn Cool on its side to create feathery strokes or draw with the entire tip for a fuller look.
To buy: $25, neimanmarcus.com.
Wunder2 WunderBrow Eyebrow Gel in Blonde
Good news: Gorgeous brows don’t require a bunch of products. With Wunder2 WunderBrow Eyebrow Gel in Blonde, your brows will receive a complete makeover in just one step. The formula is waterproof, smudge-proof, and transfer-proof, and can actually last up to three days. So, it's definitely a trusted option if you want your brows on at the beach or during a workout.
To buy: $22; amazon.com.
BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Shade & Define Duo Brow Pencil in Auburn
BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Shade & Define Duo Brow Pencil in Auburn is a dual-ended, two-toned pencil that acts like two products in one. The thin side is slightly darker for creating defined hair-like strokes, while the thicker side is lighter-hued for easy shading and blending, letting you customize your shape and color. You'll never have to stress about them looking too harsh.
To buy: $10, amazon.com.
Benefit Cosmetics ka-BROW! Eyebrow Cream-Gel Color in 01-light
For those who prefer a cream-gel, Benefit Cosmetics ka-BROW! Eyebrow Cream-Gel Color extensive brow collection takes the cake. This creamy, waterproof formula makes it easy to build your brows all the way from natural to dramatic, especially with the built-in angled brush that makes flicking on strokes foolproof. Bonus: The site has a tool that helps you find your match.
To buy: $24, sephora.com.
Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel in #3.5
At long last, Benefit has added a rusty shade (#3.5) to the Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel vault. Paired with the Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Brow Pencil in #3 ($24, sephora.com), they make the ginger dream team. When used together, these two products create full, supermodel brows that last all day—even through a 2-hour HIIT workout.
To buy: $24, sephora.com.