The One Product That Transformed Our Brows

If you're a regular reader of R29, by now you've probably realized that we're pretty obsessed with our brows. Whether we're talking brow implants, brow tattoos, or peel-off products, we're constantly looking for the latest and greatest ways to improve our arches. And that includes testing a ton of products.

At some point, though, each of us found one amazing brow product that made everything click. We like to call these our holy grail buys — the single item that took our brow game from wimpy to on-fleek-y. (Is "on fleek" still a thing? No? Okay, you get our point.)

Ahead, our editors spill their biggest brow secrets. Click through for the bold brows of your dreams.
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Maria Del Russo, Beauty Editor
"I cheat and get my brows tinted once a month so I can avoid filling them in. But when they're starting to grow out and show their sparse spots, I reach for Glossier's Boy Brow. It gives me those filled-in, brushed-up, Brooke Shields brows that I have when I first get them tinted. Plus, the hold is amazing — you do them in the morning, and you don't have to touch your brows all day."

Glossier Boy Brow, $16, available at Glossier.
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Lexy Lebsack, West Coast Beauty Editor
"I have very stubborn brows that want nothing more than to stick straight down. L.A. brow artist Kristie Streicher turned me on to this formula years ago, and I've never looked back. It's strong, but not stiff, and holds my brows in a brushed-up shape all day long — without flaking. I apply it after pencil every single day."

Mary Kay Brow Gel, $10, available at Mary Kay.
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Megan McIntyre, Beauty Features Director
"It's just a really damn good tweezer. The small size makes it easy to maneuver, so you can get pretty much any hair — even ones on the rest of your body. And it's precise, so no worries about taking too much out at once."

Tweezerman
Mini Slant Tweezer, $15, available at Ulta Beauty.
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Jenna Rosenstein, Senior Beauty Editor, Brand Experiences
"This was the first product I tried that had an angled pencil tip, which is awesome at creating both short hair strokes and filling in large sections."

Dolce & Gabbana Shaping Eyebrow Pencil, $45, available at Nordstrom.
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Cat Quinn, Beauty Director
"You can get a lot of brow products to look natural — if you take the time to apply and blend them properly. I, however, do not have that time. This teeny-tiny applicator pen allows me to quickly fill in sparse areas, brush up my brow with the accompanying spoolie, and not look up at the mirror to see Groucho Marx staring back at me."

Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil, $24, available at Sephora.
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Mi-Anne Chan, Beauty Writer
"It took me a really long time to finally try Anastasia's cult Brow Wiz — and I am so glad I did. The formula is creamy, but has enough hold to mimic natural hairs. Plus, the shade range can't be beat."

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Pencil, $21, available at Ulta Beauty.
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Alix Tunell, Senior Beauty Editor
"As a picker, I probably shouldn't be allowed around objects this sharp. On the one hand, they make getting out even the most stubborn hairs and hard-to-grasp wispies so easy. On the other, it's tempting to go digging for hairs that aren't ready to come out yet. Luckily, my brows are ridiculously low-maintenance — no one has ever touched them, I don't use any products, and the only place a few strays pop up in is the center. This is great for those."

Tweezerman Point Tweezer, $24, available at Nordstrom.
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Samantha Sasso, Beauty Editorial Assistant
"My brows are already pretty full, but when I need to fill in some areas, this is what I reach for. The formula never builds up on my hairs, and it's always the perfect finishing touch for my brow routine. It's super-subtle; if Gimme Brow is foundation, then this is tinted moisturizer."

Benefit 3D Browtones Instant Color Highlights, $24, available at Sephora.
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