10 Best Drugstore Eyebrow Pencils

All brows, all day.

ByCaitlin M.

It’s no secret that bold, sculpted brows are on trend. From Instagram stars to celebrities bold, bushy brows are consistently on display. As the popularity of thick brows has grown so has the number of products meant to perfect them. But sometimes you need to just get back to basics. An eyebrow pencil is an easy way to sculpt and fill in to get the precise brow look you crave. We rounded up the best drugstore eyebrow pencils to help you find your brow bae.


Maybelline Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil

Maybelline Define-a-brow

Shop it: $11.49 at Amazon

Why You’ll Love it: We're obsessed with this long-lasting eyebrow pencil because when you put in the work of making those bad boys look just right, you want them to stay! 

What Influensters Are Saying: “This is a really good eye brow brush and I actually forgot how much I loved it until I started writing this review. It is really similar to the Anastasia brow wiz which is great because you can get it at the drug store. I highly recommend trying this out if you like the Anastasia one." Megan H.


L'Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Pencil

L'Oréal L'Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Sculptor

Shop it: $7.99 at Target 

Why You’ll Love it: This pencil has a precise tip to help you recreate tiny brow hairs for a defined shape.

What Influensters Are Saying: “Love how easy it is to use. I have a high-end one but I tend to reach for this more because of how convenient it is. The product itself it super smooth and looks so nice. For it being in the drug store, it is so nice. The blonde shade is perfect. Its very easy to work with and get the shape I'm wanting.." Racheal L.


Revlon Brow Fantasy Pencil & Gel

Revlon Brow Fantasy Pencil & Gel


Shop it: $6.89 at Target

Why You’ll Love it: This product is everything you need for your brows in one cute little stick. Whether you want a quick, light natural look or a show-stopping bold brow this product is perfection. 

What Influensters Are Saying: “This is my favorite eyebrow pencil I've ever used. The color is extremely subtle and natural and the pencil is thin enough that it's perfect for detail work or thinner brows. Plus, you can always use a sharpener to get it even more pointed. The mascara-esque gel works fine for me to keep the occasional stray in place all day long. The only con I can think of is that the pencil itself is pretty short, so it runs out faster than a standard one would." Simona A.


COVERGIRL Brow & Eye Makers Brow Shaper and Eyeliner 

COVERGIRL Brow & Eye Makers Brow Shaper and Eyeliner 


Shop it: $4.81 at Walmart

Why You’ll Love It: We're obsessed with this product and it comes with not one, but two pencils. These softly pigmented pencils come in five shades and provide a natural look. The best part? This pencil can also be used a soft liner for your eyes.

What Influensters Are Saying: "These sharpen tremendously.  You get a precision line each time you apply it.  It makes application a breeze!  The colors match up perfectly and make it really easy to achieve the exact look you are going for.  I usually buy these two at a time - they are that good! " Renee H.


Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil

Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil


Shop it: $4.80 at Amazon

Why You’ll Love It: This pencil can do it all. Use the buildable pencil to fill gaps or lengthen your arch. A brush head helps keep hairs in place and your eye game strong.

What Influensters Are Saying: "This was the eyebrow pencil I first used when learning to do my brows. For a starter product, it was absolutely fabulous! It didn't budge and the built-in brush on the end was fabulous for both blending and helping me define the shape of my brows. Perfect for beginners and a great price to match!" Lauren W.


NYX Micro Brow Pencil 

N.Y.C. Browser Brush On Brow 


Shop it: $10.00 at Ulta

Why You’ll Love It: We are going gaga over this amazing product. It is available in eight versatile colors and is complete magic for your brows. You can build beautiful, full brows that will have you feeling like a celebrity.

What Influensters Are Saying: "This pencil is sooo good! It is super thin and allows for drawing perfectly precise little hairs. I have worn this swimming in pools, ponds, and it truly doesn't come off until you want it to. I love to keep this in my kit!" Ashley Y.


e.l.f. Cosmetics e.l.f. Essential Instant Lift Brow Pencil

e.l.f. Cosmetics e.l.f. Essential Instant Lift Brow Pencil


Shop it: $2.00 at Ulta

Why You’ll Love It: For less than $5 you can't go wrong with this dual-sided pencil that fills in hairs and tames strays.

What Influensters Are Saying: "This is seriously one of the most affordable brow products out there and I love it!

The packaging is white and plastic. The spoolie is nice and fluffy, which I appreciate. Some spoolies are really skinny and stiff which I don’t think work as well. It is a twist up, so no sharpening – yay! I don’t like sharpening things because I feel like there’s a chance of cross contamination when you use multiple things with one sharpener. However, the tip isn’t that small so after the initial use, the tip gets blunt, which may affect how it is applied.

The color range is terrible - there's only three shades, but I was fortunate to find a shade that surprisingly matches me really well. I have the shade Neutral Brown. I love the formula. It’s creamy and applies very smoothly. Overall, this is my favorite brow pencil! I will definitely rebuy and recommend!!!" Linda L.


NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil

NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil

Shop it: $4.79 at Target

Why You’ll Love It: Use the built-in brush on this pencil to blend out the color for a more natural, hair-like brow.

What Influensters Are Saying: "This eyebrow pencil is a huge dupe for Benefits Goof Proof and the ABH brow definer for a fraction of the price. The product glides on easily and I love that it comes with a spoolie to brush through the hairs to achieve a more natural look." Emma Louise H.


Maybelline New York Brow Precise® Micro Pencil

Maybelline New York Brow Precise® Micro Pencil


Shop it: $7.00 at Target

Why You’ll Love It: The light formula gives a totally natural finish that you finish off with the smoothing spoolie. 

What Influensters Are Saying: "I LOVE this eyebrow pencil! It's so small and great for natural looking brows! It's not too pricey for the product that you get either! The product is very easy to use and I feel like anyone whether they're new to makeup or a pro they'd love it!" Celine V.


Almay Brow Defining Pencil 

Almay Brow Defining Pencil 


Shop it: $7.00 at Target

Why You’ll Love It: Use the pointed tip to get a fine, precise brow. Arches anyone? 

What Influensters Are Saying: "I got this product on a whim, without reading any reviews, and I love it! The twist up pencil is really convenient and clean, and I like the brow brush on the opposite end. It's a great 2-in-1 product! It goes on creamy and very natural, and lasts all day. I can go out with very little makeup on and this product makes the natural look just pop." Marlo M.


What is your favorite drugstore brow find? Let us know in the comments below

About the Author
Caitlin M.
Senior Editor at Influenster. Runner. Music lover. All things nachos. Follow me on Instagram: @caitlinsmiller