The one beauty staple we must all have besides eyeliner? A product that helps to shape and fill in our eyebrows.

But much like eyeliner, eyebrow products now come in a wide variety of types, including pencils, gels, mascaras and powders. While all of them do the same thing – that is, give you model worthy brows – some may best be suited for a certain type of eyebrows.

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To decipher this, we asked makeup artist Dollei Seah for some advice. Her top favourite? An eyebrow pencil. But she sometimes chooses a powder for a natural look, or a gel, for a long-lasting finish if she’s working on someone.

Otherwise, you can always follow Dollei’s fool-proof guide to choosing the right product based on your type of eyebrows. We’ve also included an easy guide of all our favourite products on the market to help make the decision-making process a little easier. Good luck!

SPARSE & SHORT EYEBROWS
Opt for an eyebrow pencil or pen that will help to fill in and define the shape of your brows.

Try: Browhaus Classic Brow Lead, $17.90, available at all Browhaus stores; Shu Uemura Brow:sword, $53 for a case and refill, available at all Shu Uemura stores and counters, Kate Lasting Eyebrow W (SL), $23.50, available at leading personal care stores.

THICK EYEBROWS
Dollei says that all you need is a good eyebrow gel to keep the hair in place.

Try: Diorshow Brow Styler Gel, $38, available at all Dior Beauty stores and counters; Illamasqua Brow Gel, $39, available at all Illamasqua stores and counters; Urban Decay Brow Tamer Flexible Hold Brow Gel, $30, available at Sephora from August 23.

RELATIVELY THICK EYEBROWS WITH GAPS
Reach for your nearest brown eyeshadow, or invest in a brow powder that’ll help to fill in the little gaps of your brows for a natural finish.

Try: Shu Uemura Brow:palette, $53; Urban Decay Brow Box, $48, available at all Sephora stores; 3CE Eyebrow Kit, $21, available at all Sephora stores from September.

SHORT EYEBROWS
A good eyebrow pencil or shadow can be used to lengthen your eyebrows.

Try: Shu Uemura Hard Formula, $33; Urban Decay Brow Beater Microfine Brow Pencil and Brush, $33, available from Sephora stores from August 23; Moonshot Brow Shaper Pencil, $26, available at all Sephora stores from September.

Want to try the Korean brow trend? Here’s an easy way to achieve it. Complete the look with a K-Beauty dewy skin finish by following this easy guide!