If you live by the mantra "kilay is life," you would understand how using the right brow pencil can affect your everyday look.
How to spot a good one? With a few strokes and some techniques, it should be able to transform sparse brows into full and well-defined arch.
And the pen does not have to expensive.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) lists goof-proof brow pencils that you can score for less than PHP300 in local department stores.
Careline's Best Brow Liner is also a good buy for the wise kikay.
It has a retractable pencil and a spoolie to blend your makeup easily.
What sets it apart though is its pencil has a flat oval tip that allows you to draw your brows more smoothly.
The Ever Bilena Pro Brow Duo has double-ended tips that enable you to groom your arch like a pro.
One of its tips has built-in powder and sponge applicator that can help you blend your makeup more evenly compared to brow liners with spoolies.
The other end has a pencil used to outline your brows and to fill areas without hair.
It comes in two shades: "Pure" with a reddish-brown hue and "Play" with cool brown.
Coming in as a newbie in the local kilay game, VICE Cosmetics offers the Gandoll Brow Collection.
It comes in two types: Micro Brow Pencil and Volumizing Brow Gel.
The pencil is retractable and built with a spoolie that will help you blend the makeup with your hair smoothly.
It is ultra-slim, making it easier for you to draw and fill in your missing strands with precision.
It has been by far the thinnest brow pencil in the local market.
The gel, on the other hand, comes with a microfiber brush that would help you shape your brows and make it look fuller.
Both the pencil and the gel come in four colors: light brown, ash brown, soft brown, and natural brown.
Price: PHP195 each
If you want to style your brows without going over the top, then Maybelline Define & Blend Brow Pen is your best bet.
While some liners give your brows a clay-like finish, this one will give you lighter and more defined strokes using its thin angled tip.
And since it is angled, there is no need for you to sharpen it to keep it pointed.
It comes complete with a spoolie and has four different shades: light brown, gray brown, red brown, and natural brown.
The e.l.f. Treat and Tame is a 2-in-1 gel liner that prettifies your unruly brows and, at the same time, enriches them with vitamins.
It has a double-ended brush with one side used for "taming" your brows and the other side for "treating" it.
The taming gel tidies and colors your strands, depending on which shade you'll choose—light brown, medium brown, dark brown, ash brown, or deep black.
The treating gel, on the other hand, is a vitamin-enriched clear type of gel used to stimulate hair re-growth and volumize your strands.
And as a bonus, the e.l.f. Treat and Time liner could last on your brows the entire day.
Aside from being a BLK bestseller, the Brow Sculpting Pencil Duo is unique for its triangular tip infused with aloe vera.
The aloe vera conditions your strands while giving you a creamy glide.
The triangular tip, meanwhile, allows you to sculpt your brows more precisely
Use the flat side to outline your arch then the pointed side to fill the missing strands.
It also has a built-in spoolie and two colors to choose from: taupe and natural brown.