10 Of The Best High-Street Brow Buys

Need a new brow buy, but find yourself on a budget? From affordable tweezers to pens that add bulk and powders that define your shape, we’ve picked ten of the best…

THE PEN: Ciaté London Microblade Effect Pen, £9.80

It’s been called microblading’s make-up equivalent, and we can see why. Not only does this deliver razor-sharp precision, it adds extra depth and dimension, creating the illusion of fullness with no smudges in sight. The slimness of the four-pronged tip makes it easy to use. Work it in gradually, building up your colour in light, even strokes.

Available at LookFantastic.com

THE TINT: Eylure Pro Brow Dye Kit, £6.40 (was £7.40)

Designed to leave your brows looking fuller and more defined for up to four weeks, this simple kit comes with a brush, so you can sweep the formula on with ease. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes (or leave it for 15 if you want a deeper tint) then wipe away the remnants with a wet flannel or cotton pad. Don’t worry: if there’s a little transfer left on the skin around your brows, it wipes off easily after a day or so.

Available at Boots.com

THE COLOURED GEL: L’Oréal Paris Unbelievable Long-Lasting Brow Gel, £14.99

One of the best budget gels on the market, this easy-to-use wand works in three simple steps. First you fill your brows with the gel formula. Then you use the micro-angled brush to shape and define your arches. Finally you set your brows into place with a spoolie brush and leave for 50-90 seconds before you touch them or apply any other make-up. The result? Extra bulk and instant definition that stays put for hours.

Available at Boots.com

THE BROW TRIMMER: Lameila Eyebrow Razor Shaper, £4.59

A brow razor might sound petrifying, but the reality is anything but. Fine, high-grade blades and an anti-slip grip handle allow you to control removal with ease. They work by softly (and painlessly) removing any excess hair above or below your arches – ideal for trimming brows and any facial hair. Use it in gentle, deft motions for the best results, and always run it over dry skin with just a small amount of oil. Try to use it more as a ‘trimmer’ than a shaver – you don’t want to use it to reshape, just to refine.

Available at Amazon.co.uk

THE CLEAR GEL: Lavera Eyebrow Styling Gel, £7

Whether you want to enhance what you’ve already got, or set your other products in place, a clear brow gel is an essential in any kit. This one from Lavera is an industry favourite thanks to its neat comb, which deposits the perfect amount of formula while sweeping all hairs firmly into place. It lasts all day, without any tell-tale crispiness that you can get from other clear gels on the market.

Available at Sanareva.co.uk

THE GO-TO PALETTE: Revolution Ultra Brow Palette, £7.99

Make-up pros swear by this versatile palette which caters to numerous hair colours and skin tones. It comes with a clever, small angled brush to help you evenly distribute shades throughout the brows. Ideal for those who want to achieve a softer, fluffy look that’s impactful nonetheless.

Available at Superdrug.com

THE PENCIL: Maybelline Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer, £7.99

One of the easiest tools for filling in sparse brows, Maybelline’s Brow Definer has a fine nib one end that emulates hair-like strokes. The other end features a small, curved brush, which lets you even out the formula for visible density. The other benefit of the brush is it smooths your hairs into a natural shape before you apply any product. Expect subtle, believable results that can be built upon easily.

Available at Boots.com

THE BROW POWDER: NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder, £6

One of NYX’s most popular products, this small kit benefits all and works wonders for those with over-plucked arches. Use the spoolie brush to tidy your brows into place before taking the brush and using the shadows to enhance and fill in any areas that are sparse. Once you’re happy, pick up your spoolie brush and comb through the wax to keep your results neat, tidy and firmly in place. A must-have for all.

Available at LookFantastic.com

THE AFFORDABLE WAX: Ownest Eyebrow Soap Kit, £12.88

This handy little soap is perfect for anyone with wayward hairs that need taming, but also those who want to achieve the on-trend ‘laminated’ effect. It adds density while keeping arches neat and tidy, setting them firmly in place. Those with darker hairs may even find this alone is enough, as the wax enhances your natural colour. If you’re very fair, you may want to apply some pencil first, then set it with this wax.

Available at Amazon.co.uk

THE NEAT TWEEZERS: Purebello Four Piece Tweezer Set

When is a tweezer more than just a tweezer? When it’s made with a precise edge that targets even the smallest of hairs. The tweezers in this set from Purebello are incredibly sharp as well, which may sound intimidating but means they don’t rust for months and keep yielding impressive results. Plus they come with a handy pouch, so you can keep them clean and in one place. 

In Stock Soon at Amazon.co.uk

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