Has a contoured brush that grooms and shapes brows, and defines arches. Adds natural color to sparse areas and works well for very pale and gray brows. Blonde shade works well for most blondes. A little goes a long way.
Will leave small clumps if you apply it too thickly, but they can be combed out with a spoolie brush. Product tends to dry up somewhat quickly, but closing the lid tightly will help keep it fresh.
Repeat users brag about the long-wearing formula and natural colors. Gel is easy to apply, and feels lightweight. Fills in sparse brows without looking fake or heavy. Most users say it's easy to find a matching color.
If you prefer dark or bold brow color, it may not work for you. Some consumers received tubes with gel that was dried up on arrival.
A long-wearing formula that lives up to its name, and has impressive staying power that lasts as long as two days. Does a great job filling in sparse areas and gives brows a full, defined look. Colors are highly pigmented.
Takes a while to dry. Applicator brush has soft bristles and is messy – blotting it helps, but wastes product. Blonde shade is too dark for many blondes.
Very low price point. Comes in colors that look natural on most wearers. Customers rave about how natural the blonde shade looks, even against pale skin and light hair. Fills in sparse spots.
Brush design makes it awkward to use, and too much product comes out on the brush. Tends to flake off throughout the day.
This clear eyebrow gel is perfect for unruly brows, as it defines them and smooths hairs into place. Can be used with other brow products like powders and pencils that add color. Easy to control and use. Doesn't feel sticky.
Has a slight scent that doesn't appeal to all users. You may have to reapply it during the day for best results. Not ideal by itself for sparse or pale brows that need color.
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Pencils, powders, and pomades are all popular cosmetics for making sparse brows look fuller and more defined, but don't discount the ability of a brow gel to also work some brow magic. In addition to being affordable, drugstore eyebrow gels work like premium brands by adding color to brows. Gels also act as groomers that tame fine hairs and keep them locked in place. In spite of being affordable, many drugstore brow gels also have staying power that can last all day. And while gels aren't ideal for very sparse brows, they similar to mascara in that they highlight, lengthen, and add volume, plus they have similarly styled brushes and are applied using a similar technique.