Without a doubt, I have had my share of eyebrow mishaps. When you begin to over-pluck and over-draw your eyebrows, it can seem like they will stay like that forever. I had always wanted to achieve fluffy, fuller brows that make for an effortless look on any day. After trying acclaimed fan favorite eyebrow products, drawing way over my eyebrows and realizing my routine just isn’t working anymore – I eventually found affordable must haves in order to have fuller brows. Check out 5 of the most affordable eyebrow products!
1. NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel
Through my own eyebrow trouble, I discovered that clear eyebrow gel is a must have product and should be kept in a makeup bag at all times. When eyebrow gel is clear, it can literally be added to any eyebrow of any shape, size or color. All it really does is adds hold to your brows and brushes them to appear more put together, but it still makes quite the difference. If you have naturally dark or thicker eyebrows and just want hairs to stay in place, this is an easily applicable product that feels similar to a mascara. If you are loving the way eyebrows look when they are filled in and just want a finishing touch, this eyebrow gel keeps your desired look in tact throughout the day. It can be found on their website for $6.00, and at Target. For under $10.00, this is a must have eyebrow gel that can live up to the expectations of a more expensive product.
2. Benefit Cosmetics Gimme More Brow!
When I stopped tweezing my eyebrows every so often, I noticed that hair would actually grow back even if it was a slow process. As much as I would want to shape and clean them up, I knew this was a great opportunity to try out one of Benefit’s bestselling eyebrow products, “Gimme More Brow.” The tinted eyebrow gel is a life saver. It comes in 8 colors, from the lightest blonde to a promising black-brown shade. This eyebrow product is also available in 2 different sizes, mini and full. I always purchase the mini which is $12.00 and it lasts me a decent amount of time depending upon on what look I am going for. Since my eyebrows are naturally a dark brown, I use the shade 4.5 which is a neutral deep brown. If I want to just add a subtle finish and brush my eyebrows, I would only use a little of the eyebrow gel. On the other hand, if I’m looking to add a little bit more, I can use the tinted gel to shape my eyebrows as well as brush them to look clean and have the appearance of fuller brows. For a high quality makeup brand, Benefit’s mini brow gel is a must have if you’re looking to add some color to your brows and don’t want to use a crayon or pencil.
3. Pacifica Stunning Brows Eyebrow Gloss And Set
Pacifica is one brand that I recently started to use. They not only have a large skincare line that is vegan and cruelty free, they also have hair and body perfumes that come in incredible long lasting scents – and yes, makeup too! Their eyebrow gloss comes in a tube that looks like mascara, and goes on smooth while thickening the eyebrows. It is available in only two shades, clear and golden brown. Clear is a great option for achieving fuller brows when brushing them up when they’re natural or after you’ve added a tint of color. At $14.00 and a full size product, you can be sure to see that Pacifica products don’t run out quickly. If you’re using a clear gel anyway, you don’t need to apply it more than once throughout the way.
4. Flower Beauty Draw The Line Eyebrow Pencil
Drew Barrymore’s makeup line Flower Beauty is everything we could hope for in a cosmetics brand – versatile, cruelty-free and affordable. It is available online, and in stores as Ulta and Walmart. This eyebrow product is a pencil and brush duo and is only $8.00. It is not your regular eyebrow pencil, it is smooth and self-sharpening, which really means it glides on nicely and we don’t have to do any extra work. Pencils we have to sharpen can be harsh on the brows, and can make it harder to apply. While one on end of the eyebrow pencil adds to color to your brows, the other is for brushing the pigmented shade evenly and brushing your eyebrows. It comes in 3 shades, blonde, brunette and dark brunette, depending upon what fits your hair color best. This eyebrow pencil duo is perfect for achieving clean, fuller brows at a reasonable price!
5. Essence Cosmetics Superlast Eyebrow Pomade Pencil
If you’re looking for a super affordable brand that will give you long lasting makeup, you’ve just found Essence Cosmetics. Their products can be found online, at Ulta, and your local CVS. Essence Cosmetics have a vast collection of nail polish and lipstick, but they also have multiple eyebrow products for less than $5.00! The eyebrow pomade pencil is another great product to give a try, if you are looking for a simple product when trying to achieve the look of fuller brows. It is another powerful duo, with one end of the product being a pencil and the other end being a soft brush – it also has a mini sharpener built in! First, shape your brows any way you choose, by using the pencil. Second and last, blend your brows with the brush for an even finish. Even better, it is known to last 24 hours and costs $3.49. That’s right, $3.49. For even more hold, swipe on any clear gel to your brows afterwards so they will be sure to stay in place!