With or without a mask, the focus is on the eyes like never before, making the search for the best eyebrow gels more of a priority. Well-defined arches are the perfect accompaniment to a first date, friend reunion, or minimalist makeup look. “Brow gels groom the brows into place, creating more fluff as well as accentuating brow hairs’ natural luster,” explains René de la Garza, owner of Brow Down Studio in Los Angeles and celebrity brow stylist to the likes of Lizzo and Cardi B. He adds that brow gel can “help seal in the brow shape before using brow pencil.”
When shopping for brow gels, De la Garza recommends looking out for “hydrating and conditioning ingredients” such as ceramides, castor oil, olive oil, meadowfoam seed oil, and marula oil, which will promote brow growth and overall health.
To help you find your new choice product, below, you’ll find 13 of the best eyebrow gels to try this summer and beyond.
Kosas Air Brow Tinted Volumizing Treatment Gel
If achieving thick, fluffy brows is your goal, lean into Kosas’s new brow treatment gel. Its mousse texture makes for a smooth application process and a full finish. It’s packed with ingredients like castor oil, shea butter, and sunflower oil for added fiber nourishment. Plus, it comes in eight different shades—from taupe to gray—to help you find the right tint for you.
Ilia Essential Brow Natural Volumizing Brow Gel
A unique blend of aloe leaf juice, shea butter, and sunflower seed oil leads the way in this volumizing formula, working together to help maintain soft, conditioned, and flake-free brows. The subtle color tint also makes brows look naturally fuller.
Kjaer Weis FeatherTouch Brow Gel
The name of this brow gel says it all. The oversized brush and handle make for an easy application, while the feathery formula allows you to lightly shape, thicken, and define your brows. Rice flour and coconut oil provide moisture to the hair, while lavender calms the surrounding skin.
Brow Down Studio Brow Set
This clear brow gel dries within seconds, making for perfect on-the-go application. “This gel is designed to separate and set the brows in an upward motion,” De la Garza explains. “I love rolling the flake-free formula into the brows with the oversized grooming brush.”
Glossier Boy Brow
This cult classic brow gel can do no wrong when it comes to thickening and moisturizing eyebrows. For conditioning, it includes oleic acid, lecithin, and collagen. Wear it alone or pair it with a brow pencil for extra tint and fluffiness.
Rose Inc Brow Renew Enriched Tinted Shaping Gel
Thanks to a blend of squalane, vitamin E, and pea sprout, even one use of Rose Inc’s brow gel doubles as a conditioning treatment. Available in both clear and tinted shades, expect smudge-proof, volumized arches after just a few strokes.
Chanel Le Gel Sourcils Eyebrow Gel
This gel formula holds brows in place throughout the day without hardening or feeling sticky. The cone-shaped brush also offers a precise application experience with a few upward strokes.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Strong Hold Clear Brow Gel
Anastasia Beverly Hills brow products have long been mainstays in the beauty arsenals of cosmetics enthusiasts. You might already be familiar with the brand’s trusted Brow Pomade, but those in search of a modern brow iteration should look to this clear brow gel instead for effortless long-wear.
Kimiko Beauty The Brow Sensei
Makeup artist Dani Kimiko Vincent makes it easy to master your brows with her brand’s collection of efficacious stylers. This clear-toned gel-based formula boasts a blend of hair-strengthening peptides, plant extracts, and antioxidants to lock brows in place while nourishing.
Joey Healy Brow Structure Clear Set
With his New York City studio and a list of star-studded clientele, it’s clear Joey Healy knows a thing or two about brows. Bring his expertise to your makeup routine with this reliable formula that will never leave your brows flaky.
Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows Tinted Eyebrow Gel
The ultra-fine applicator brush makes applying Charlotte Tilbury’s gel that much simpler for those with sparse hairs or simply prefer more precision. What’s more: the infused elasticizing wax, vitamin E, and castor oil will give your brows some needed TLC.
Hourglass Arch Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel
To quickly achieve a fuller brow look, gently backcomb to brush hairs against the direction of their natural growth pattern to add volume before locking them back in place. Using this microfiber-infused gel by Hourglass, expect long-lasting hold.
Uoma Beauty Brow-Fro Blow Out Gel
Uoma Beauty is the Black-owned beauty brand that has always prioritized shade inclusivity and thoughtful formulation. Its lightweight tinted brow gel holds arches in place with beeswax.