5 Best Beard Filler Pens, Beard Powders And Pencils in 2021

Last Updated: 2021-07-24

by Jeel Patel

It seems you are looking for a quick solution to fill your patchy beard and bald spots.  And the concern that you are having reminds me of my days when I was struggling with the same issue.  Thankfully, I found a temporary solution in the form of a beard filler.

Of course, it will not thicken your beard, nor does fill in by growing new hair. These are just visual tricks to make your beard look dense and dusky.

Here are our choice:

Beard fillers are harmless and inexpensive, but they are entirely different from beard dyes, vitamins, and supplements.

After reading the article, you will gain information like:

  • how to pick the best beard filler?
  • what to look at when buying one?
  • different types to check out
  • how to use them without coloring skin?

So, let’s get started.

Quick Look at the Features of the Best Beard Fillers

IMAGEPRODUCTDETAILS
OUR CHOICEBlackbeard for Men Formula X Instant Mustache, Beard, Eyebrow and Sideburns Color - Fast, Easy, Men’s Grooming, Beard Dye Alternative, Black, 1 PackBlackbeard Instant Brush-in Dye
  • Hypoallergenic & Non-Toxic
  • Instant Brush-On Color
  • 4 Color Shades
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ALSO GOODTOPPIK Hair Building Fibers, Black, 0.42 OzToppik Texturizing Hair & Beard Building Fibres
  • 23 Color Shades
  • Best for Thinning & Balding Area
  • Smudge & Waterproof
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VOID Homme Beard Filler Pencil (Light Brown)- Sweat & Waterproof, Smudge-proof, Cover Patches Instantly & Get Natural Beard FullnessVoid Homme Beard Pencil & Blending Brush
  • 4 Color Shades
  • 2-Sided Design
  • Safe & Easy to Use
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FollicleBooster Beard Pen - MEDIUM REDDISH BROWN - Waterproof Proof & Sweat Proof, Long Lasting Solution & Natural Finish Barber Pencil and Brush Male Mustache Repair Shape, Effective Enhance Facial HairFollicleBooster Dual Beard Pen & Pencil
  • Long-lasting Solution
  • Waterproof & Sweatproof
  • 3 Color Shades
  • Pen & Pencil
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BEARD GAINS Men's Black Temporary Beard Filler, Cover-Up Bald spots, Fill Patches & Add Volume to Facial Hairs Powder | Change Color in Seconds | Easy to Wash (Black Patch & Full Beard Powder)Beard Gains Beard Filler Powder
  • Instant Beard Filler
  • Best for Filling Patches and Covering Bare Spots
  • Easy to Apply & Washout
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Blackbeard Instant Brush-in Dye

Blackbeard is one of the oldest players on the market. And the filler by the Blackbeard for men was the first-ever sold in the market.

It resembles the mascara that women use and has similar usage instructions. However, the beard filler, as the name suggests, caters to filling and making the beard of men look fuller and denser.

Blackbeard for men is easy to use as it comes with a brush cap.  Just dip the brush cap in the bottle and roll over the patchy beard area. This way, beard filler will cover the entire facial mane including peach fuzz and pigmented vellus hairs.

The temporary effect will last for a couple of days by adding color to your beard.  The original product was only made with black color, while the upgraded version of Blackbeard for men comes with different shades:

  • Jet Black
  • Brown/Auburn
  • Dark Brown

The main purpose it serves is to cover bald spots and adds thickness to your facial hair.

Verdict: Blackbeard for men’s beard dyes comes with different shades that will temporarily allow you to cover your bald spots or patchy beard areas.

Pros
  • No itching or rashes
  • No chemicals added
  • Easy and quick to apply
  • Trustworthy beard filler
Cons
  • No pen included
  • Unpleasant smell
  • Reapplication required

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Toppik Texturizing Hair & Beard Building Fibres

Toppik is one of the effective and temporary beard boosters made out of keratin protein fibers. The protein fibers stick to the beard hairs and make it look like natural hair growth.

Furthermore, you get 23 different colour options to choose from the best that nearly matches your beard hair colour. Toppik is so natural that after applying, you would not be able to differentiate between natural and coloured hair.

While reviewing the toppik beard filler, I found that most of the barbers even trust the product and apply it to their customers.

Tip: Do not rub your hands on the face after applying to avoid shifting the Toppik beard filler. Also, it is NOT suggestible to swim, or let the sweat remain on your face after you apply it.

What else can you use with this beard filler?

Toppik has made a special fiber hold spray that firmly holds the beard strands even under wet conditions.

Verdict: Toppik hair building fibres are a natural ingredient-made product that is best for men who face challenges such as hair loss or baldness.

Pros
  • Keratin fibers made beard filler
  • Spray nozzle for quick application
  • Hold spray is a cherry on the cake
  • Wide range of colors
Cons
  • Rubbing hands can shift fibers
  • Not Waterproof
  • Ideal only for a good amount of facial hair
  • Quite expensive

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Void Homme Beard Pencil & Blending Brush

Are you facing issues like sparse beard, bald spots, or beard patches?  If yes, then this natural ingredients beard and mustache pencils is for you.  It is made from beeswax, hydrogenated coconut oil, and Vitamin E.

Furthermore, the beard pencil and pen combo is cruelty and vegan-friendly.  Also, you get 4 colors to choose from:

  • Black
  • Grey
  • Light Brown
  • Dark Brown

The double-sided beard filler works incredibly well. It has one end equipped with a beard pencil that helps create sharp lines on the facial hair and the skin beneath it.  Also, you can check which color matches your beards.

On the other hand, there is a blending brush, which you can use to apply color/wax not only on the natural beard hairs but also on those patchy beard areas.

Though the application isn’t a cakewalk, if it applied properly, it manages to deliver incredible results.  Contrary to this, any compromise while applying can make your beard look unnatural and artificial.

With the limited color shades option,  you will have to pick one out of 4 colors.  It is the only challenge you might face.

Verdict:  it is one of the best beard pencils that allows you to create shape, colour, and length.  Also, it gives a professional-like look at the home.

Pros
  • Precise and accurate beard pencil
  • Safe & Sound Option
  • Works well different beard types
  • Deliver effective results
Cons
  • Limited beard color options
  • Not Waterproof
  • Easy to create sharp and unnatural beards
  • Fragile beard filler pencil

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FollicleBooster Dual Beard Pen & Pencil

No matter what facial hair types you have, this Folliclebooster beard coloring pen and pencil combo will leave no stones unturned, and is also an alternative to hair building fibers.  

Just like how the eyebrow pencil works for women, this beard pen & pencil caters to filling sparse beards.

The physical appearance is similar to Void Homme Beard pen and blending brush with a minor change of equipping pencil along with the brush.

While the beard filling pen draws lines on your beard, the beard pencil or brushes colors to your beard.

You must make sure that you do not overdo the beard pen or pencil, otherwise, it may ruin your look and make the beard look artificial.

Apart from the above-mentioned disadvantage, the beard filler pencil is superior to hair-building fibers as it lasts long and doesn’t shift easily. Unlike others, it is waterproof and sweat-proof that extends beard filler’s life.

Apart from this, you get only 3 beard color options:

  • Light Brown
  • Dark Brown
  • Jet Black

The limited options may not have the right color that closely resembles your beard.

Verdict:  Aside from colour options and overdoing the beard filling, the FollicleBooster beard pen, and pencil something you should bag in 2021. It is a complete package and best for a fuller look.

Pros
  • Beard filler pencil with the pen is a great combination
  • Doesn’t shift or come off easily
  • Best alternative to beard dye
  • Ensure beard gains
Cons
  • Limited color options
  • Risk of overdoing
  • Fragile beard filler pencil material

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Beard Gains Beard Filler Powder

Beard Gains is one of the leading players in the grooming industry. It is trustworthy, and that’s the reason it has received positive reviews and ratings.

Beard Gains beard filling powder is a chemical-free product. And even if you use the color locking spray, it ensures no residue to be left behind. The beard filling powder is a temporary and a quick solution to instantaneously fill the patchy beard area.

Besides, it even covers the gray or white beard hair. It is perfect for the one who struggles to grow hair, yet is not able to completely grow a full beard. With the help of Beard Powder, you will not only be able to color hair, but also fill in the beard patches.

Now you might think about how to apply?

It is quite easy and simple. You just need to take the sponge out of the container and dap into the powder. Start applying where you find a patchy beard area and make it look fuller.  

Tip:  Make sure the beard is dry, and you take only a little powder. Also, you clean the area with soapy water where you find excessive powder applied.

You can count on this product not because it does multiple beard filling jobs, but because it has everything natural and qualitative. The company explicitly asks users to compare its product with competitors, which shows how much they support and back their products.

Verdict: A few strokes and a little powder goes a long way. A natural ingredient-made beard filling powder is ideal and acts as a hair volumizer that adds volume to your sparse beards.

Pros
  • Instant beard Filler
  • Easy to apply and wash out
  • Lasts long
  • Chemical-free product
  • Enhances appearance
Cons
  • No different color options available
  • Staining issues
  • Unpleasant smell

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So these are the different beard filler products that aim to fill the patchy beard areas and bald spots. In the article, you have seen how beard pens, pencils, powders, or fibres work in different ways. Let’s dive deep and understand each one separately.

Types of Beard Fillers

Beard filler pencils are popular on the market, but there are a few more alternatives that work similarly, such as beard pens, powders, and brushes.

It is advisable to use one or a maximum of two beard fillers at a time, however, some men tend to use all the beard fillers at the same time. The result may look artificial.

Let’s look at the different beard fillers one by one:

beard filler products

Beard Pen

As said earlier, a beard filler pen closely resembles the mascara brush that women use. With the brush applicator, it helps in coloring directly to the existing beard hairs and light vellus hairs.

To achieve the best results, you can combine the beard pen with a pencil. For your reference, I have added steps on how to use it?

  • Uncap the beard pen to expose the beard brush
  • Use the beard brush to stroke in downward position on beards
  • Do not smudge the skin rather color beard hair
  • End with a mini brush for natural results

Beard Pencils

Beard filler pencils are made of beeswax, and a blend of colors like light brown, dark brown, and black. It works as contouring pencils to fill your patchy beard and bald spots. Also, it creates sharp edges on your cheek lines to showcase a full and thick beard look.

Tip: Avoid using beard filler pencils alone and start combining them with a filler pen or fiber.

Here are the steps to use a beard pencil:

  • Uncap the waxy colored end by opening up the beard pencil cap
  • Start painting cheek lines and bald spots
  • Use a beard pen or hair fiber after applying a beard filler pencil

Beard Fibers

The original idea behind building fibres is to cover thin hairs on the scalp, but later on, the presence of keratin fibres was found to be equally effective on beard hairs as well.

When you apply beard fibre on your facial hair, it may make you feel like blowing air, but in reality, it releases tiny hair fibres that (with the help of static charge) stick to existing hair strands.

After a sufficient application, if excessive hair fibers are sprayed, then it will well mix with your beard and make it look fuller and thicker.

Steps to use beard building fibers:

  • Firstly, apply beard oil or moisturizer on the face
  • Use spray nozzle as a cap on keratin fiber bottle
  • Spray from 7-8 inches
  • Spray until it looks natural and fuller
  • Apply fiber hold spray to coat the beard

Now that you know the different types, let’s also look at the important things to consider before adding beard filler to your grooming kit.

What to Consider When Buying A Beard Filler?

Beard Size

The beard filler is a kind of visual trick to display a full and thick beard. Here the question arises, what does the beard filler cater to? Well, it resolves patchy beard and bald spot issues.  

The one who struggles to grow a full beard, and suffers from a lot of gaps and patchiness should use beard pens. And if you have a thick beard with a few areas of patchy beard, then you must use beard building fibres. The reason is the fibres will stick to facial hairs.

Price

Beard hair filler isn’t that costly and will require only a few bucks. Still, if you are looking for the cheapest filler, then you may look at a beard filler pencil by VOID HOMME.

Suitability

Beard fillers are external elements in the form of beard dyes, waxes, or powders that settle on your beard to make it look thicker and fuller. If it isn’t waterproof, it may rub off or sweep away.

Color

The maximum colour choice on our facial hair filler list is 23, and out of this, you can pick one that matches your beard’s natural colour. On the other hand, some fillers have only 2 or 3 variants. The end decision depends on which one to choose.

Effectiveness

Do not expect facial hair filler to last for more time as the maximum it can last is somewhere around 1-3 days. Keratin fibres made beard filler last for only a day, while a beard pencil may last for 3 days.

FAQs:

1. What do barbers use to fill in beards?

Most barbers use beard pencils made from beeswax and beard oil to closely resemble your hair color. When this filler pencil or fiber is applied, it offers a full and thick beard.

2. Does beard filler work?

The answer is yes. The intention behind these filler products is to temporarily showcase hair growth and a thicker beard. The results are favorable, but they last only for a few days to a couple of hours.

3. Is there any side effect of using beard filler?

The common side-effects are itchiness, dryness, slight burning sensation, heart palpitation, and more hair on the body.

Conclusion

Growing a beard is a lengthy and time-consuming process, but when you want to solve problems like gaps, beard patches, or bald spots, then these types of temporary solutions are the best.  

We have included everything that is essential for filling the gaps and facial hair patches to make it look a full and thick beard.  We hope this article finds you well and you get sufficient information that is important to know.

With this, we end this article and hope to hear suggestions, feedback, and your experience from using one of the facial mane fillers from the list.  You can subscribe to our newsletter for more such good reads.  As soon as we publish the article, you will receive your mail.

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Published Date: Feb 26, 2021

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