Bold brows have been a strong trend for a few seasons and they won’t be getting any skinnier this fall—which is great news. Here’s why: Thick yet gorgeously groomed bold brows add a lot of definition to your face, which means you don’t need to pile on a whole lot of makeup to look put together. Read: Less fussing with makeup during the morning rush hour that happens before you even leave your house.
Tons of designers chose thick, filled-in brow looks for their models during the Mercedes Benz Fall 2013 fashion shows, but even more recently, the makeup look of the Chanel 2013-2014 Haute Couture fashion show in July (shown above and below) was all about the bold brow. “I really focused on the eyebrows using Chanel Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil to make them stronger, more dramatic and at the same time elegant. They’re finished off with the darker shade in the Chanel Quadra Eyeshadow in Mystère to give a smoky effect,” says makeup Artist Peter Philips.
So if brow grooming quickly falls off your to-do list—or isn’t even on it in the first place!—check out these brow tools, which are really easy to use and give great results.
1. Chanel Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil, $29.
Brow pencils are ideal for women who have naturally beautiful brows and just need a little extra shading here and there. To avoid any telltale lines, always warm the tip up on the back of your hand first, then brush the side of the tip along your brows. Never press the tip straight down on your brows (think of your toddler using crayons) or you’ll get those obvious streaks.
2. Urban Decay Brow Box, $29.
Got brows that are sort of unruly and hard to keep in place? This cult favorite has a setting wax that’ll keep them in place all day (and can also thicken up skimpy areas), plus two shades of brow powder (blend together to customize your color) and mini tweezers. This palm size tool kit has gotten a snazzy fall makeover, now loaded with two angled brushes, a second mirror for easy stray-spotting and a flashy studded metal case. Comes in two colors: Brown Sugar (for brunettes) and Honey Pot (for blondes).
3. Talika Eyebrow Extender, $35.
This genius invention is a lifesaver for women who barely have any brows to begin with. It’s a transparent gel filled with hair-matching fibers that seamlessly fill in bare spots and stay in place all day. Check out these before and after phtos—amazing, right? It comes in black, dark brown and light brown.
Backstage photos courtesy of Chanel. Photographed by Vincent Lappartient.