Most Likely to Survive a Downpour
If you've ever had your eyebrows wash away with the rain (or smudge when you're sweaty or disappear when you jump in a pool), this brow gel is for you. Even though it gives you a ton of hold, it's flexible, so brows look soft and natural
Urban Decay Brow Tamer Flexible Hold Brow Gel, $20 at Sephora
Most Likely to Be Everyone's BFF
The color of this brow gel is a universal shade — a mysterious taupe that works for everyone. Plus, it's packed with keratin, vitamins, antioxidants and protein so it addresses every brow need from shedding to thinning.
Eyeko Tinted Brow Gel, $24 at Ulta
Most Likely to Make a Vegan Smile
This clay-based formula is completely vegan and cruelty-free. It has a tiny brush that allows you to precisely fill in gaps and enough staying power to last all day.
Tarte Amazonian Colored Clay Tinted Brow Gel, $21 at Ulta
Most Likely to Appeal to Writers
This brow gel comes in a nifty click pen. Turn the bottom, and just the right amount of product is delivered to the brush. The formula is water based so it stays pliable and never flakes.
Laura Geller Define & Tame Brow Perfecting Gel, $24 at Beauty.com
Most Likely to Make a Difference
If scrawny, brittle brow hairs are your biggest eyebrow concern, look no further. This brow mousse is packed with peptides that soften hair and help it grow thicker and longer. Bonus: It's available in an impressive range of seven colors.
Blinc Eyebrow Mousse, $24 at Sephora
Most Likely to Wow a Pro
This gel has a tiny, tapered brush that makes it easy to touch up every angle of each eyebrow. Even after it dries, it leaves behind a hint of shine — which makeup artists love — while still providing plenty of hold. And the minimalist, matte black packaging is just so chic.
Nars Brow Gel, $23 at Nordstrom
Most Likely to Go Undetected
When you use this brow gel, it coats each hair with a sheer wash of color, almost like you've had your brows tinted. It has a light amount of hold — think light hairspray instead of strong — and the ball at the end of the brush helps you grab every hair and comb through clumps.
Maybelline Eye Studio Brow Drama Tinted Gel Mousse, $7.99 at Ulta
Brows have been big — both literally and figuratively — for the last few years. And it isn’t surprising that bold brows on the runways and red carpet sparked an explosion in the eyebrow product category.
While eyebrow gels were originally created to hold wispy brow hairs in place, the new generation does so much more. They’re able to withstand a workout, fill in holes and even regrow over-tweezed brow hair.
We awarded superlatives to the best eyebrow gels in the Class of 2016 for their respective multitasking abilities. Whatever your brows need to look their best — and biggest — there’s a gel for you.