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The Best Clear Eyebrow Gels Under $20

MIRA BEAUTY • updated Nov 14, 2020
The Best Clear Eyebrow Gels Under $20

Give your brows a boost with these clear gels under $20

Many of us have barely worn any makeup throughout 2020 - as we’ve stayed inside and swapped out the Instagram glam for toners and face masks. Ah, quarantine life. That being said, there are a few everyday products that have become our beauty saviors while attending virtual math class or a FaceTime catch-up with your best friend. Mascara, BB cream, illuminating moisturizer, and our personal favorite… clear eyebrow gel! Brows are the most important feature on your face, and a clear gel is one of the unsung heroes of your beauty routine. Yes, your ultra-pigmented brow pencil and brow pomade are the products you mention on Instagram, and the ones that get all their own YouTube tutorials… but what do you think holds these products in place? Just a swipe or two of clear brow gel can shape your arches like never before, locking in color to achieve your most voluminous, luxurious looks. Even if you just need a quick pick-me-up and confidence booster between Zoom calls. Clear brow gel always has your back, and you’ll achieve your best brows on a budget with these under $20 picks from MIRA BEAUTY!

Clear Brow & Lash Mascara by e.l.f., $2

Clear Brow & Lash Mascara by e.l.f.
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“I absolutely love this product. I love how there are two different sides! I personally use both sides for my eyebrows. Keeps my eyebrows in place all day long.” A 2-in-1 product that only costs $2, and has top ratings for being long lasting, curling, and lengthening? Thanks, e.l.f. As the MIRA review says, this dual-ended brush let you achieve glossy and gorgeous brows that stay in place all day… while also nourishing your lashes with conditioning agents for a falsie-worthy look, all the time. Sure, it’s the ideal everyday makeup product to save big on your beauty routine while looking fresh for Zoom school - but you can also use it to give your brows and lashes a boost for your holiday glam makeup looks!

Boy Brow by Glossier, $16

Boy Brow by Glossier
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Let’s talk about Boy Brow. The brow gel is Glossier’s best selling product of all time, and is beloved by everybody from beauty beginners to top celebrity makeup artists and A-listers like Beyonce. No really, Queen B has a major love for affordable makeup, and even shaped her brows with this $16 tube for the 2018 Grammys. Boy Brow is available in five shades, including Clear, and will always make you feel polished and on your best brow game. This brushable, creamy wax gives you impeccable arches that look completely natural, yet perfectly precise - courtesy of a tiny brush that distributes minimal product on the brow and lets you build up color. Or in this case, use your Clear shade to lock in your voluminous, flawlessly shaped brows. If the approval of Beyonce, and basically the entire beauty influencer community, wasn’t enough - just know that 93% of MIRA BEAUTY reviews say that Boy Brow is volumizing and 98% love how long lasting it is.

Lash & Brow Gel Mascara by essence, $3

Lash & Brow Gel Mascara by essence
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If you love e.l.f and the brand’s under $5, high-quality beauty products… you also need a little essence in your beauty routine. This drugstore brand carries one of the best eyeliner pencils (that’s also only $3!) on MIRA, and your eyes will be enhanced even further with the Lash & Brow Gel Mascara. Even when you’ve filled in, shaped, and fluffed your eyebrows to perfection, it can all go to waste after just a few hours when you don’t lock them into place. And this clear gel by essence does all the work for you by taming brows and giving your lashes a much-needed lift. Just a few swipes keeps both features looking voluminous, luxurious, and always ready to lash it out - on a budget!

Bushy Brow Gel in Clear by Lime Crime, $18

Bushy Brow Gel in Clear by Lime Crime
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You know the unkempt, feathered brows that we told you would become one of the biggest fall makeup looks? They definitely did, and this clear brow gel by Lime Crime was made for them. You’ll get all the voluminous, textured, and feathery fullness that comes with this trend, while still keeping the edgy, “I woke up like this” vibe that makes this brow trend stand out. Bushy Brow Gel has a flexible formula that brushes up your bristles to keep brow pomade in place all day, and you can also simply use it to tame unruly hairs and create the illusion of a good brow day. You know, on the mornings you need to be ready for Zoom school and are just not in the mood for makeup. Besides just Clear, the Bushy Brow Gel also comes in six other shades that you can apply for bushy-yet-beautiful brows - runway model style!

Brow Fast Sculpt Gel by Maybelline, $8

Brow Fast Sculpt Gel by Maybelline
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Maybelline will never not give us major big city vibes - whether you’re going for Sex and the City or Emily in Paris. And if it’s the latter, you can recreate Lily Collins’s envy-inducing brows with this clear gel by the cult favorite drugstore brand! It provides impeccable arches in a “New York minute,” and is ideal for sculpting, shaping, and styling to fit every mood. Just want a simple brow taming before a virtual happy hour? Brow Fast Sculpt Gel does it in seconds. Or go full glam with your in-house makeup tutorial that beats quarantine boredom? It can do that too. Your brows can make or break a makeup look - regardless of which one you’re trying to achieve - and you’ll get the most amazing arches on the go with this $8 clear brow gel.  

Brow Boss Gel by Colourpop, $7

Brow Boss Gel by Colourpop
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Bye, crunchy brows. You need the best arches to complement the creative looks from your Colourpop eyeshadow palettes, and Brow Boss Gel leaves your brows looking full and fresh - not flaky! The clear shade finishes off your beauty looks with style, as just a few brushes upward can lock in color and provide major confidence. Wear it alone to fit the “no makeup” makeup look you’ve seemingly perfected while staying inside since March 2020, or on top of one of the other four shades to give your brows the boost they deserve. Definition, volume, ultimate style and sophistication… all comes easy with clear brow gel from Colourpop!

Boost & Set Brow Mascara by L’Oreal, $11

Boost & Set Brow Mascara by L’Oreal
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You know how much you love your angled, skinny felt tip brush when applying liquid eyeliner? It works just as beautifully with this clear brow gel from L’Oreal - delivering precise application and gorgeous brows with just a few quick strokes. And you don’t even need to worry about getting your wing right! The skinny tip lets you brush up and groom every inch of your brows, even the hard-to-reach spots, and seal in color for both simple and glam makeup looks. Even if you were blessed with pretty flawless brows from birth, and you definitely know who you are, a clear brow gel is a must-have for the days you want to look put-together with minimal effort. And you can’t get much better than this $11 gel mousse formula from L’Oreal.

Tarteist Brow Gel by tarte, $19

Tarteist Brow Gel by tarte
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Sure, this brow gel just barely makes it under the $20 price point, but tarte will always take care of you. Your makeup looks, your skin, your obsession with makeup-skincare hybrid products… everything. This clear brow gel gives your arches a sleek and sophisticated look, helping to shape them up without the dreaded stiffness that comes with other products. The Instagram arches you’ve created with pomade or pencil will be carefully locked in place with this vegan formula, ensuring that they stay looking flawless (not flaky!) and no unruly hairs will appear in your holiday selfies. We love tarte’s eyeshadow palettes and moisturizers as much as the next person… but this clear brow gel is an underrated gem that any minimal makeup lover needs in their bag.

The Clear Brow Gel by Milani, $9

The Clear Brow Gel by Milani
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Your brow game is about to be on lock. Literally, because this $9 gel by Milani locks in color all day long. The drugstore brand is known for their high-quality, low-cost products with beautiful packaging, and you won’t be disappointed with The Clear Brow Gel. This formula has a flexible hold to keep your brows looking perfect for hours - whether you want them to look feathery, full, or both for a new type of fabulous -  and is enhanced with Jasmine Extract and Vitamin B5 to nourish and condition the brows. Because you should never forget that your arches need the right hair care products too. Your best brows await with this non-sticky, non-clumping, and easy-to-use gel, which will remind you why Milani is one of the best drugstore brands around.

Control Freak Eyebrow Gel by NYX Professional Makeup, $6

Control Freak Eyebrow Gel by NYX Professional Makeup
Source: NYX Professional Makeup

“My favorite eyebrow gel ever. Drugstore and clear. A little goes a long way and my eyebrows stay in place all day. Great to pair with my other favorite eyebrow products!” Listen, being a control freak can be an asset sometimes. Just ask any of the Virgos you know, or those who have tried the Control Freak Eyebrow Gel by NYX. A great dupe for the clear brow gel by Anastasia Beverly Hills, this $6 product tames even the most unruly brows, and keeps them looking dreamy all day long. Just brush up, down, and to the side for your most celeb-worthy shape, as this product is beloved by plenty of celebrity makeup artists, and to keep the color looking ultra-pigmented to elevate your brow game like never before. Our MIRA guests love this volumizing brow product, and you will too!

Find all your favorite drugstore and under $20 clear eyebrow gels on MIRA.