Beauty

The best products for perfect eyebrows

Author: Canadian Living

Beauty

The best products for perfect eyebrows

This spring, the beauty forecast calls for natural and bushy yet groomed eyebrows. If your brows are sparse, unruly or just not picture-perfect, here's an index of tools to get them in shape on any budget.

One-kit wonders
Compacts complete with tiny but effective tools.
NYC Browser Brush-on Brow Kit: a definite steal, with brow powder, grooming wax, brow brush and mini tweezers all for $4.95
Lancôme Brow Expert Design Kit: powder, tinted pomade, tweezers and two blending tools, $50.50
DuWop Browwow: powder, gloss (for control), double-sided brush and highlighter for the brow bone, $39
Chanel Le Sourcil de Chanel Perfect Brows: three blendable powders, two brushes and tweezers, $68

Pencil pushers
Brow definers with brushes for blending to a natural finish.
Almay Brow Defining Pencil, $8.95
Annabelle Eyebrow Pencil, $5.75
Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil, $5.99
Marcelle Accent Eyebrow Crayon, $8.50
Prescriptives BrowShaping Pencil, $20
Shiseido The Makeup Eyebrow Pencil, $17
Guerlain Divinora Eyebrow Pencil, $25

Control issues
Stuff to put and keep unruly brows in their place.
Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara for Lash and Brow: a 2-in-1 clear gel that works on eyebrows and eyelashes, $6.99
CoverGirl Professional Natural Lash in Clear: a double whammy for lashes and brows, with a curved brush, $6.99
Revlon Brow Fantasy Pencil and Gel: a pencil on one end and a tinted gel on the other to colour, shape and set brows, $9.95
M.A.C Brow Set: for the more daring, a tinted gel in bold bronze "Show-off," $15.50
YSL Eyebrow Enhancer Duo: a tinted gel on one end and setting gel on the other, $35
Smashbox Brow Tech: a split pan featuring tinted powder and colourless wax. Apply with a stiff brow brush (such as Smashbox #12 brush, $28) to tidy and control brows, $30

Taming tools
Grooming, trimming and tweezing implements to sculpt and set.
Life Brand Mini Tweezers: perfect for tiny purses, $3.97
Sally Hansen La Cross Premier Point Tip Tweezers: great for gripping and tweezing fine hairs, $16.24
Sephora Touch-Up Razor: to finely shave unwanted hairs; the safety cap has a built-in brow brush and lash comb, $23
Sephora Scissors with Brow Attachment: the wee comblike attachment allows you to brush your brows as you trim, $27
Bobbi Brown Eyebrow Brush: made from boar hair, an angled brush that applies powder while naturally combing and grooming brows, $28
Lise Watier Double-Applicator Eyebrow Brush: two-sided brush and mascara wand to put brows in their place and apply powder, $14.50

On the go
Tools to keep brows beautiful wherever you are.
PurMinerals Brow Perfection: compact with wax and powder on top and a little brush and mirror underneath, $16.50
The Body Shop Brow and Liner Kit: a mirrored compact with a two-sided brush and two shades of powder for a custom blend, $18
Clinique Brow Shaper: a single powder plus brush in a handy mirrored case, $19.50
Laura Mercier Brow Powder Duo: two complementary shades of powder (one light, one dark), plus mirror, $33

Brow blazers
New and inventive ideas to beautify your brows.
Benefit High-Brow Brow Lighting Pencil: a matte pink pencil to apply directly beneath the arch of your brows for an instant lift, $24
Anastasia NúBrow Brow Enhancing Serum: a growth-stimulating serum for the sparsely browed, straight from Hollywood's reigning queen of celebrity eyebrows, $35
Stila Brow Polish: tinted gel-cream with an innovative brush that features longer bristles for definition on one side and shorter bristles for shaping on the other, $10

A final note
Regardless of budget, do undergo a professional brow shaping if you're uncertain about tweezing them yourself -- it's worth the investment. Visit a local salon, or ask your friend with the best brows for a recommendation.

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