While it’s important to like your brows the way they are (Remember, they’re sisters not twins, so don’t be too hard on them!), it’s also totally normal to want to define them even more. But how does one do that flawlessly—and at home—you ask? The answer: the right products and a good technique. For help on the former, ahead are five formulas that will not only make you look like an arch expert, they’ll give you the brows of your damn dreams in under five minutes.
1. Darken Them With a Tint
This three-day tint was basically invented for people who don’t want to tend to their brows daily. Here’s its deal: Apply it on a Friday and your brows will still look amazing come Sunday. How? It contains special polymers that coat and hang TF on to your brow hairs, withstanding splashes of water when you wash your face or friction that might occur from your pillow as you sleep.
2. Create Shape by Contouring Your Brows
This four-in-one pen creates the perfect arch. Use the lighter shade from your inner corners to your arches, and then the darker one toward the ends. Finally, define them with the deepest (AKA defining) shade, and then finish up with the highlighter hue under your brow bone.
3. Add Hold With Mousse
Mousse: it’s not just for your head. A whipped formula, like this one, adds volume and hold to your arches, just as it does when you’re getting (or giving yourself) a blowout. All you have to do is swipe your brows up and into place—no dryer required.
4. Fake Fullness with a MicroTip
You’ve seen microblading before-and-afters on Insta, but if you are not willing to throw down the cash—or are needle-phobic—this pen is for you. Its grooved tip creates tiny, realistic-looking hairlike strokes much like the pro service does.
5. Add Dimension with a Top Coat
Natural brows aren’t always one color—they often have multiple tones to them. And since filling in your brows can sometimes make them look flat, it’s crucial to add back in some dimension with a brow gel that’s one shade lighter than your arches.