If we're being honest, one of our resolutions at the beginning of the year was to be better at doing our eyebrows. They just make such a difference in the way we look! Thankfully though, we don't have to search high and low to find tutorials because the internet is ~brimming~ with hacks to help us reach this goal.
One trick, in particular, that's making rounds on TikTok is using hair gel to really lay them down and get that feathery eyebrow look. It was shared by user @hayleybuix, and her result looked sooo good!
To find out if this hack actually works, we tasked Lou, Cosmo's Community Coordinator, to try it out.
Name: Lou Ferrer
Normal brow routine: Filling in the sparse spots using a pencil, then brushing the hairs up using a brow gel.
I'd like to think that my normal eyebrow routine is pretty ~basic~, haha! TBH, I don't really put that much effort into doing my kilay because most of the time, I like them as they are. There are days when I don't even feel the need to do my whole routine. I'm happy with the shape of my arches and if there's anything that needs to be done to them, it's probably just filling in some of the sparse spots. I don't use that many products either, just a pencil and gel.
That said, when I was asked if I was game to try out a ~new~ way of doing my brows, I immediately agreed! I used Hayley Bui's TikTok video as a reference and even tried recreating it on my own. Check it out:
I thought it would be hard, but following her hack was surprisingly easy enough. It only has three steps:
- Apply hair gel on your eyebrows and brush them up using a spoolie.
- Fill in the sparse spots using the brow product of your choice.
- Clean them up with concealer.
I don't usually apply gel before using my eyebrow pencil, nor do I use concealer after, so those steps were pretty new to me. Another concern of mine was the availability of "hair glue" (as shown in @hayleybuix's TikTok video) so I used regular hair gel instead, and I think it worked just fine. Overall, it was super quick to do. It took me about five to 10 minutes tops!
I was amazed at how good my arches looked after trying out the hack. I think it's great that you can still score the feathery kilay that's super uso right now without using too many products. It's quick, easy, and gives good results. I would def recommend this to girls who want to change up their brow routine without spending extra money because everything you need is already on-hand!
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