• NO.1 Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer
  • NO.2 Fenty Beauty Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil & Styler
  • NO.3 Rare Beauty Brow Harmony Pencil & Gel
  • NO.4 e.l.f. Instant Lift Brow Pencil
  • NO.5 MAYBELLINE Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil
  • NO.6 Estée Lauder The Brow Multi-Tasker
  • NO.7 IT COSMETICS Brow Power Micro Eyebrow Pencil
  • NO.8 Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift Eyebrow Pencil
  • NO.9 Diorshow Brow Styler
  • NO.10 Glossier Brow Flick

10 Best Eyebrow Pencil for Sparse Brows 2022

Jan 13, 2022

Thick eyebrow and neat eyebrow shadow make you look more energetic. Not everyone has natural thick eyebrows, but people with sparse eyebrows can also make it beautiful eyebrows through makeup! Good-looking eyebrows can make the whole face more vivid and three-dimensional, especially when you wear a mask, other people will only focus on your eyebrows and eyes. Makeup artist David Velasquez said, “Simply drawing an eyebrow makes people look more sober and delicate.”

To draw clear and distinct eyebrows, we should use an eyebrow pencil with a thin tip to fit the eyebrow bone, then fill and blend carefully. If your two eyebrows are not completely symmetrical or the distance between your eyebrows is not standard, you need eyebrow pencils for remedy. Eyebrow pencils are generally available in brown, gray, black and other colors. You can also learn a variety of eyebrow shapes to create different makeup effects. The eyebrows with soft lines, gentle peaks, and slightly longer tails are more suitable for a round face, which lifts the face visually and make it look thinner. Straight eyebrows are more friendly to oval or long faces, which makes the length of your face look shorter and make you sweeter.

Based on a host of user reviews and professionals' advice, we've searched for a comparison between a variety of eyebrow pencils that women love, including some best-selling ones, and rounded up 10 best eyebrow pencils for sparse brows. If you haven't used them before, you must try them. Maybe one of them is the eyebrow pencil you have always been looking for.

 

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  • Dual-ended
  • All-in-one
  • Smooth
  • Long-lasting
  • Cruelty-free
  • Easily broken off

As a popular eyebrow pencil, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer ranks first on the recommended lists of many beauty magazines and fashion media. If you have sparse brow, Brow Definer is a good choice for you. It is dual-ended with an eyebrow pencil and a spoolie brush, creating a perfect eyebrow finish with one multifunctional eyebrow tool. The eyebrow pencil features three different-sized edges to define, detail and fill in eyebrows. Its retractable tip is easy blending without skipping. The Brow Definer is highly-pigmented and long-lasting, barely rubbed off even by your finger. It is available in 12 shades on the official website, allowing you to choose according to your hair color and skin tone. It can be used not only as an eyebrow pencil, but also as a hairline pencil, bronzer, etc. You can use the eyebrow pencil to outline and fill in the eyebrow with the brush to create a natural, soft or stylish eyebrow. Due to its soft cartridge, it breaks easily when pressed super hard. The official website suggests "Begin by exposing only a small amount of product (about 2–3 millimeters); this allows for maximum control of the pencil and prevents overextension when applying the product". If the tip is not sharp enough, just lightly swipe it on a piece of paper to restore its shape and refresh the tip and sides.

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  • Long-lasting
  • Water-resistant
  • Ultra-fine
  • Retractable
  • Easy-to-fall brush head

Rihanna, the founder of Fenty Beauty, said "I think brows are the MVP of the face. They really frame your look and make a huge difference. " She strongly recommends Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil & Styler. Besides, this eyebrow pencil is recommended by many well-known beauty media and journals. Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil & Styler is a super-fine-tipped, retractable brow pencil that comes in 14 different shades on the official website. You can easily use it to outline eyebrow that matches your hair color, or use it to fill in the hairline. This waterproof, long-wear brow pencil effectively resists smudging, fading and transferring. The stroke is smooth, not creamy or overdry, allowing both outlining and filling. However, some users complain that its refill is too soft. It may clump on the eyebrow when pressed too hard, requiring attention about the pressure while using. Its praiseworthy brush, which resembles a toothbrush, not only smooths out the colors, but also combs and shapes the eyebrows,while some users complain as easily falling out. Its payment is flexible. You can buy it on the official website for $20, or make a 4-month interest-free installment through afterpay.

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  • Multifunctional
  • Waterproof
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Ophthalmologist tested
  • Not friendly for novices

Rare Beauty Brow Harmony Pencil & Gel is dual-ended with pencil and gel which creates naturally defined eyebrows. Soft and creamy, its triangular-shaped and easy-to-fill pencil end creates any brow look-from soft and defined to strong and full. Brow gel on the other end is shaped as a brow brush. You can draw fine lines with the pencil, set the shape with the gel and then smudge carefully with a brush. Both brow pencil and brow gel are weightless without clumping on the eyebrows. The official suggests "Backcomb the pencil against the brow hairs to lay product directly onto skin and naturally fill in gaps. Then use the brow gel to smooth brow hairs back into place." Our testers said, “Use them alone or together-- it's like having two products in one.” Available in 8 normal shades on the official website, it allows you to choose the one which matches your skin tone and your hair color. It should be noted that you shouldn't twist it up too much, because its refill is so soft that may be broken off easily. However, using this eyebrow pencil needs certain makeup skills. It is not recommended for novices, or the eyebrows may be too thick.

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  • Dual-sided retractible design
  • Smooth
  • Easy to fill
  • Affordable
  • Not lasting

Affordable and easy to apply, E.l.f.'s products are welcomed by lots of young girls. Instant Lift Brow Pencil is dual-ended with pencil and brush, which creates natural, well-defined eyebrows. Its creamy and smooth refill glides through the eyebrows smoothly, and is very easy to spread. Our testers said, “This mechanical-style pencil has a fine tip, which you can use to draw in thin, hair-like lines.” However, some users complain that the refill is so soft that breaks off easily, as well as not lasting. As the makeup can be rubbed off by hand, it is recommended to set makeup for long wear. Available in 6 normal shapes on the official website, it is suitable for all skin tones. The official claims that this eyebrow pencil contains Grape Seed Oil and Vitamin E, which conditions and promotes hair to grow healthily. Its formula is relatively safe, free of parabens, sulfates and other harmful ingredients. Its price is affordable, only $2, which is cost-effective overall.

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  • Teardrop shaped tip
  • Easy to fill
  • Weightless
  • Few purchase channels

Maybelline Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil is an excellent product. Unfortunately, you can't find it on amazon any more, but you can buy it from Maybelline's official website. Thsi eyebrow pencil is recommended by well-known media such as Brydie and elite daily. Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil is dual-ended with pencil and brush. The teardrop shaped tip of the pencil end fills and glides on the eyebrow easily, which helps to outline the eyebrow shape. The brush end is short, which can fill in and comb the eyebrows well to create natural eyebrows. Available in 4 shades on Amazon, you can choose pack of 1 or pack of 2. Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil is suitable for all skin tones and has a natural makeup effect, especially for people with sparse eyebrows. A user said "I have little to no eyebrows. Penciling them in with something like the brow wiz with the tiny tip is pointless and takes forever and I run out in a month or less. This makes it easy and my brows look BOMB!!! I will buy this over and over and over".

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  • Multifunctional
  • Easy to fill
  • Easy to apply
  • Long-lasting
  • Sweat-resistant
  • Soft refill

Estée Lauder The Brow Multi-Tasker is a 3-in-1 brow pencil, powder and brush. This multi-tasker is easy to apply no need for too much skills. Non-caking and highly-pigmented, this smooth brow pencil outlines the eyebrow shape well. Eyebrow powder can be used to fill in the eyebrows, distribute evenly, to make eyebrows more natural. And the brow brush is not stiff or irritating, which feels comfortable on the skin. Our tester said, “The Brow Multi-Tasker is perfect for creating natural eyebrows. The angled tip draws thin and thick lines, the brow powder fills sparse areas, and the spoolie end makes your eyebrow finish softer.” You can draw perfect natural eyebrows without too much makeup skills, even if you are a novice. Available in 8 shades on the official website, you can choose any one to fill in your sparse eyebrows. The Brow Multi-Tasker is easy to carry around, so you can put it in your bag and occasionally touch up your makeup. This long-lasting and sweat-resistant brow multi-tasker rarely fades after makeup setting, which can be used with confidence even in the hot summer.

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  • Long-lasting
  • Cost-effective
  • Smooth
  • Soft refills
  • Easily broken off

IT Cosmetics Brow Power Micro Eyebrow Pencil is a best seller of IT Cosmetics, which is very cost-effective. It is also dual-ended with pencil and brush. Its ultra-fine pencil tip helps you create feather-like eyebrows. You can use it to outline the eyebrows and then use the brush to blend and fill to deliver natural finish. This long-lasting eyebrow pencil rarely fades after makeup setting. It is only available in brown shade, but this color is very versatile, suitable for all hair colors. Reviews on the official website said" I am OBSESSED with this product! I love how even though it's a pencil it glides on smoothly and doesn't leave such a harsh look."," I love the IT line, so easy to use, stays in place all day and looks great in pics. No red in this brown, which is terrific as it looks more natural. " IT Cosmetics cooperates with plastic surgeons and dermatologists, so don't worry about allergies. Some users complain that the refill of this eyebrow pencil is soft and easy to break off, so be gentle when using it.

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  • Multifunctional
  • Water resistant
  • Sweat resistant
  • Long-lasting
  • Highly-pigmented
  • Pricey

Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift Eyebrow Pencil is CT's star item, composed of eyebrow pencil and eyebrow brush. You can first use the brush to comb your eyebrows, then use eyebrow pencil to outline and fill, and finally use the brush again to blend and create a natural eyebrow finish. Its smooth and highly pigmented refill is of cream-wax texture which glides on smoothly and easily, creating thick eyebrows without laborious blending. The official website says "I call this my BROW SWORD! It mimics that full, fluffy brow hair effect! This EASY-TO-USE eyebrow pencil has an expert angled tip which means you are INSTANTLY stroking at the right angle! It's the secret to PERFECTLY SHAPED and DEFINED BROWS for EVERYONE!" Containing emollients and vitamin E, this eyebrow pencil feels comfortable on the skin and glides smoothly. Water resistant and sweat resistant, this long-lasting eyebrow pencil makes your eyebrow finish stay in place for 16h after setting your makeup. Available in 8 shades on the official website, you can find the right one which matches your skin tone, whether light or tanned. It is worth mentioning that its refills are replaceable. You can buy a refill when your pencil runs out, which is very cost-effective. CT Brow Lift Eyebrow Pencil is recommended by many well-known fashion media, such as Bazzar, Marie Claire, etc. A user recommended it on Sephora, "This eyebrow pencil works well. I wouldn't say it matches exactly to look like hairs, but it does look natural and allows my brows to be filled in nicely in the spots where the hair is scarce."

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  • Highly-pigmented
  • Long-lasting
  • Ultra-fine refills
  • Pricey
  • Easily broken off

Dior launches 6 eyebrow pencils, among which DIOR Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow Pencil sells best. Retractable and dual-ended, it has an ultra-fine tip for precision shaping and smooth, non-caking brows. It also comes with an eyebrow brush, which combs and blends the eyebrows to create naturally full, defined finish. This highly-pigmented eyebrow pencil blends perfectly with the natural hairs to create a well-defined look, and is easy to fill. This long-lasting eyebrow pencil rarely fades after makeup setting. If you have sparse eyebrows, this eyebrow pencil must be perfect for you. Regarding application, the official recommends "Brush brows upwards to widen the eyes, then apply with light pencil strokes to fill in brows. Blend with the brush. For perfect application, twist the tip up slightly (a demi-turn is all you need). Twist the tip back down after using to improve longevity and usage of product." Available in 6 shades on the official website, you can choose the one which matches your hair color and skin tone. However, its refill is ultra-fine, so it breaks off easily and runs out very quickly. It is also quite pricey, so it is recommended if you are not on a budget.

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  • buildable
  • longwearing
  • smudge resistant
  • vegan
  • not waterproof

Glossier Brow Flick is an ultra-fine liquid eyebrow pencil. It can be used to create well-defined eyebrows, outline eyebrows, and draw delicate eyebrow end. Besides an eyebrow pencil, you can also use it as an eyeliner. Different from other creamy eyebrow pencils, it is a liquid one which is more suitable for fine drawing of eyebrows. So, it needs some makeup skills to apply it, and it is not recommended for novices. Available in 3 shades on the official website, the Blond is suitable for light skin and the other two shades fit darker skin. Its formula is safe and has been tested by dermatologists and ophthalmologists, so it doesn't irritate your skin. This eyebrow pencil has received a lot of praises, some users say " I am terrible at doing my brows, but THIS PRODUCT....... THIS PRODUCT makes my brows look I have actual brow hairs where I'm lacking! Everyone I know has asked me if I've gotten my brows micro bladed! I swear to God-If I hear any lingering that this may be discontinued, I'm buying the remaining lot of cases!" Not waterproof is probably its only flaw, so it is recommended to set your makeup after use it. It is more effective if you use it with Glossier Boy Brow. They are sold together as a set on the official website.

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