Monday, January 5, 2015

How to use Clear Brow Gel to Tame and Smooth Eyebrows

Eyebrows can get wild and crazy. Hairs grow downward, long wiry hairs show up or the hairs just look messy. It may be how they grow or your brows can look messy if you are a side or stomach sleeper from your pillow. 
My favorite product to tame them is clear brow gel. It looks like clear mascara. It is great for holding brow hairs in place. It also gives the hairs a healthy shine and makes them look slightly darker. Here is an eyebrow before grooming and after grooming. I used powder brow color to fill in the brows and clear brow gel to set the hairs in place.
There are many clear brow gels available.
Blinc also makes a clear Eyebrow Mousse for $24. Find it at Sephora.
Laura Geller has one. Define and Tame Brow Perfecting Gel for $24. I am not a big fan of the applicator. It is a click-pen instead of a traditional mascara tube. Find it at Ulta if you want to check it out.
Anastasia makes a clear brow gel. You can find it at Ulta and Sephora for about $22.
If you are not into spending that much money, Amazing Cosmetics makes Brow Gel-Lash Primer $14 at Ulta. It can be also used on lashes alone or as a primer for mascara. I have not tried it.
Prestige Cosmetics make a nice brow gel for $6.49 at Ulta. 
Also, NYX has a good one for $5.99 at Ulta. I always love NYX.
For the ultimate beauty bargain, there is e.l.f. Essential Wet Gloss Lash and Brow Clear Mascara for just $1!!!! Find e.l.f. products at Target and
I also like Brow Set made by Your Name Cosmetics. I think it has a nice strong hold. You can find Your Name Cosmetics at salons. It maybe hard to find because it is a private label brand which means a salon can put their own label on it.
There are more brow gels out there. These are brands that do not tested on animals. 

You can also get tinted brow gel to hide gray brows hairs. To name a few, Anastasia has 6 colors available. Blinc has 8 colors. Choose a color that is close to your natural hair color only a bit lighter. I always lean to the clear gels. They seem to feel softer and smoother on the brows. Grays can be covered with brow color before application of the gel.
You got the gel, let's use it!
How to Tame and Smooth your Eyebrows
1. Tweeze long wiry hairs or trim them a little.....not too short or they will stick out.

2. Wet your brows with warm water. Try holding a warm wash cloth on your brows for a minute or two. This will soften the hairs and make them easier to put in place.
3. Comb the wet brows into place with a brow comb/brush. Let them dry.

4. Add some powder brow color to define your shape, fill in holes and cover grays. A matte eye shadow also works great. Choose a color close to your natural color only a bit lighter to avoid a heavy dark brow look. Here is an example of powder brow color. Urban Decay's Brow Box.

5. Apply clear brow gel to hold the hairs in place. Pull the wand out of the tube and wipe excess on the opening of the tube to avoid applying too much gel to your brows. Direct the hairs upwards, then push the hairs in place with long strokes working towards the end of the brow. Let the gel dry. That's it.

Your brows with stay tamed and in place all day!
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