How to Pick the Perfect Brow Pencil

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Ever since brows became "the" thing to highlight on your face, I have been on the constant hunt for the perfect brow pencil (marker, pen, powder, highlighter, whathaveyou). It's not as easy as you think. I don't ever want to look like I'm using a filler and prefer to keep my brows a little less pronounced than most. Though, I still want definition. Conundrum.

I've tried a myriad of products---pencils, powders, brushes, and pens. Here's what I've found to be the universal truth: nothing looks as good as your natural hair. But! I can tell you which ones I've found to be the best and all the reasons why.

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The very first thing you should do before applying anything to your brows is prep them. Make sure all your little flyaways and randoms are taken care of. Then brush all your hairs up. Begin filling in underneath the hairs while they are pushed up so you can see the spots that need a little bit more TLC. Then you can brush them back into place. Try to use small thin strokes so that the color blends easier into your natural brows.

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My favorites:

The entire collection of Milk beauty products speaks to me. I love the look of the products and the actual makeup as well. Their gel eyebrow pencil is easy to use and the colors have cheeky names like Pilsner, Pale Ale, and Dark Brew.

I'm a sucker for an eyebrow pencil that has a brush and/or a sharpener. Cue the Dior Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow Pencil. I love the tiny point because it gives ultra fine color that looks like your hair. The universal light brown shade works well with my auburn hair and again, the brush is clutch.

A good highlighter helps--and a little goes a long way. Try a swipe above your brow line and then again right below it. Becca's pressed gold powder and Make Up Forever's Highlighter add beautiful color and last a lifetime.

My absolute go to: 

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Benefit: Precisely, My Brow Pencil

Benefit has had my heart for ages, but this pencil takes the cake! It comes in a "universal" color and you can easily apply more to achieve your desired look. And even if I don't have time to do much to my brows, this clear gel by Anastasia Beverly Hills is a must. It keeps all the hairs in place like little eyebrow hairspray without any sticky residue. Because it's clear, you don't have to stress about matching your hair color. You get defined, perfect brows every time.

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