Eyebrows are big, thick and bold and choosing a product can be mind boggling! The bold look may not be everyone’s cup of tea so which is best: pencil vs pomade?

So what’s the difference?

Pencils will give a more natural look. Pomades can be used to give more definition and create a fuller brow. It totally comes down to preference and what look you like. I love a pomade but sometimes just apply a quick flick of a pencil or even an eye shadow for a soft look.

Today I’m showing you some pictures with no brows filled in and showing you the difference with some products I have been trying.

MAC pencil:
I recently purchased a MAC brow pencil. I got the shade Lingering which was for my kit and I wanted it for dark blondes/ medium Browns. This, I feel, would be too dark for blondes.I tried it on my own brows which are pretty dark and I nearly get away with it! I would probably need a shade darker but I like the texture and feel. You can use this to fill in sparse areas or do little strokes. This is €18 and I picked it up from Brown Thomas

NYX tame and frame:

I haven’t used this as much as the others but it is a smudge proof pomade. It can be used very lightly or apply heavier to give a stronger brow. You need to work quickly and it dries fast and a little goes a long way. I have the chocolate shade but it is available in 5 colours. Again this is a touch too light for me and didn’t fill in my gap as well as others. I will repurchase in a darker shade and can’t wait to try a few lighter ones on the right people. It’s a good product for 7.99 and I got mine at Cara pharmacy in Galway but it’s also available in Boots.

Anastasia Beverly Hills dip brow pomade:

Yes that is me kissing my pomade 😂 I love it so so much. Here I am wearing the dark brown. It fills all areas, a smidge is all you need and it blends so well. The winner for me. This is a creamy formula and stays put for the day giving a very defined brow. It is available in 11 shades and you can get yours for 17.80 on beautybay.com


Me with no eye product on except my brows. No filters used

My brows are dark naturally and I have one annoying gap on my right brow that needs filling. Always always use a spooly brush and brush product through to make it more natural.
Which do you think looks the best?
Jessie X