Whether you have natural, full, or darkly filled-in brows, they need to be tidied and secured in place all day long. A great eyebrow gel will help you do just that, taming hairs and locking your look in place. But unlike tinted options, clear gel doesn’t change the color of your eyebrows, making it more versatile and suitable for all skin tones and shades. Makeup artist Renee Loiz recommends applying a clear eyebrow gel as the last step of your eyebrow makeup application (in other words, after you’ve done any pencil or powder work). The best clear eyebrow gel have a lightweight formula that dries invisible and dries without leaving any residue behind—and also offer a soft, flexible hold for all-day taming.
The Best Clear Eyebrow Gels
While many people work hard on their brows, grooming is an often overlooked step. Aside from a sculpted contour and perfectly lined wing, a quality brow gel is the most important tool for a clean, polished finish. If you want to hop on the fluffy brow trend, a good eyebrow gel will fluff up your arches and give them that “brushed-up laminated” look. While there are plenty of high-end eyebrow gels that will do the trick, you can find just as many wallet-friendly products that get the job done—like this clear brow mascara from NYX Professional Makeup, which has a mini sculpting brush to easily tame and shape brows. Other drugstore picks include Glossier’s cult-love Boy Brow, which shapes your brows with a blend of nourishing ingredients like collagen and oleic acid; this Kosas formula, spiked with panthenol and hydrating hyaluronic acid, which lift and condition your arches for a feathery look; and this hydrating clear gel from CoverGirl.