An eyebrow gel defines and controls unruly brows. Generally, they come in packaging similar to mascara, with the same wand applicator, which is why they are sometimes referred to as “eyebrow mascaras.” A word of warning: putting mascara on your brows will not give you the same results.
Eyebrow gels are either clear or tinted. Clear gels are perfect for those born with naturally lush brows, that just need a bit of taming. Tinted ones are great if you’re also looking to define and enhance light eyebrows.
Why You Should Use It:
Your eyebrows really do frame your whole face, so it’s important to show them some love. Simply combing your brows with an eyebrow gel, gives them better definition and enhances the rest of your eye makeup. An eyebrow gel is particularly good if your brows are unruly or curly because it will tame them into glossy submission.
Here’s Another Tip to Tame your Brows:
Try applying your brow gel to your brows BEFORE you use your brow pencil or brow powder, instead of doing it after. I’ve been doing this trick for a while now, and I swear it works better than doing it the other way around, where you start with your brow pencil and follow that up with your brow gel.
When you apply the brow gel BEFORE using a brow pencil, the gel thickens those little brow hairs and makes them slightly stickier. And therefore, when using the brow pencil (or brow powder), the product has something more substantial than bare skin and hair to adhere to. It makes sense, as the pencil product clings to the hairs and skin better and even lasts longer.
Moreover, the key is to wait for your brow gel to be almost completely dry (about 80%) before you use the pencil, because if you go in with your pencil while your gel is still wet, it will just look messy.
Heres’ the Trick:
After applying the brow gel, brush the brow hairs into place and wait until the gel is almost 80% dry. By then, you can use the brow pencil or brow powder to fill the sparse spots. After that, you can slightly brush the brow hairs once again to mellow out the dark areas.
What you’ll need:
- 1/4 cup warm distilled water
- 1/4 tsp. gelatin (if there’s not enough hold then add another 1/8-1/4 tsp of gelatin)
- 3 drops Rosemary Essential Oil (optional) – this oil promotes hair growth
- Whisk the gelatin into the warm water and let it “bloom” before heating and whisk again to completely dissolve it on the stove using low fire .
- Transfer the mixture to a mascara tube using a small funnel.
- Allow a bit of room at the top for your essential oils (but this is optional).
- Add your essential oils.
- Let set for 3-12 hours to thicken.