Just a few rungs under life insurance, the perfect set of brows is arguably a girl’s best investment. Brows give the face an instant lift, emphasize the eyes, and frame your best features. There are tons of ways to achieve them, from pomades and gels to pencils and brow-caras. And the best part? They don’t have to cost a fortune.
So, forget those luxury brow tools you’ve been lusting over—at least, until payday. We’ve got 5 budget brow picks that’ll make you feel just as boujee! Same results, smaller price tag. Check ‘em out!
If you like Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade… TRY: Milani Stay Put Brow
Loved by countless YouTube gurus, ABH’s Dip Brow Pomade is one of the most iconic brow products today. This HG is highly pigmented, glides on like a dream, and stays put for hours. But if you’re on a budget, look no further than Milani’s Stay Put Brow! It features the same creamy consistency and color payoff as its Anastasia counterpart. Promising up to 16 hours of wear, this will give you perfect brows through rain, sweat, or shine. Under P500 only!
If you like Glossier Boy Brow… TRY: W7 Queen of Brows Brow Mascara
When breakout beauty superstar Glossier invented Boy Brow, it was hailed as the brow-cara to own. Its famous wand is thin enough to precisely fill, shape, and texturize any type of brow. That said, it does cost a pretty penny for a small tube. So if you’re tight on cash, go for W7’s Queen of Brows Brow Mascara instead. It’s basically Boy Brow’s cheaper twin: same tiny applicator, same creamy wax formula, same strand-plumping finish. Did we mention it’s only P300?
If you like Tom Ford Brow Sculptor… TRY: Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil
The Tom Ford and Benefit brow pencils were made with the same goal in mind: easy and fast application. Both have triangle-shaped tips, both can create hair-like strokes, and both do wonders for sparse brows. Simply use the sharp edge of the tip for thinner strokes and the thicker side to quickly fill sparse areas. Don’t forget to even out pigment with the spoolie! Regardless of your brow issues, these bestsellers have you covered. But, just sayin’, Benefit’s pencil will do it for only half the price.
If you like Laura Mercier Brow Powder Duo… TRY: Sleek MakeUP Brow Kit
More comfortable with the soft, powdered brow look? Laura Mercier’s Brow Powder Duo is a Holy Grail made just for that. But if your bank account can’t shoulder the cost, save up for Sleek’s Brow Kit instead. Just like Laura’s formula, it applies just enough pigment to cover sparse areas but doesn’t read blocky. Plus, Sleek’s kit comes with a tinted wax and mini tweezers, to boot! Can you say sulit?
If you like Anastasia Brow Wiz… TRY: Karadium Skinny Brow Pencil
The ABH Brow Wiz may be the OG for brow pencils, but Karadium’s Skinny Brow Pencil is giving it some serious competition. It features the same precise tip and long-wearing formula as Anastasia’s hero product. Karadium’s pencil easily draws hair-like strands for the most natural-looking effect. While ABH does provide more color options, Karadium’s shades are versatile and made especially for Asian brows. Not bad for P375!
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Credits: Video and photos by Kat Austria.
Music: Lowrider by Joakim Karud
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