I Used Eyelash Glue as Brow Gel and I Obsessed – Best DIY Brow Gel


I am not proud of it, but there was a time in my life when I only searched the internet to test beauty shacks. I rubbed a toilet seat on my face and called it an oil blotter, and I learned how to remove stubborn body glue with a lint roller. I mean, men, I even used a silicone bra as a make-up sponge (it was weird, but it worked). But in the end the shock of everything deteriorated and I became a little tired and I became hard to impress. I really thought I had seen (and tried) all the weird tips from the internet. Until I noticed that Catriona Gray (also known as Miss Universe, NBD) had her make-up routine in a recent video for Fashion. Her product range was classic and expected-concealer, contour, beautifully mixed eyeshadow – until she threw some eyelash glue out and started using it as a eyebrow gel. Yes, you read that correctly. Lash glue. Her. What.

Duo Lash Adhesive by Ardell


£ 8.95

In the video Catriona noticed that she has long eyebrows pointing downwards – a quality that I also share (the agreements between me and Miss Universe unfortunately stop there). And the problem with long, hard eyebrows pointing in the opposite direction is that they more or less refuse to stay brushed and bent, no matter how much brow gel you use. And that's where the glue comes in. I had heard of using a glue stick to cover your eyebrow hairs, but with an eyelash glue as an eyebrow gel? Not so much. And I could not find any nonsense about it (and clearly, I know how to find weird hacks). So I put my old test hat outside again – without toilet seat covers – and did it myself, hoping (dreaming?) For my eyebrows to look as fantastic as Catriona's. How to do the Brow-Glue Hack


About how much glue I used for every forehead. Reading: not very much.
Brooke Shunatona

1. Collect your things. Do not just grab an old lash glue. Find a tube from the Ardell Duo Quick Set Clear Lash Adhesive (an absolute cult favorite) and save yourself on a lumpy, gummy mess that I made the first time I tried when I used some random things in my vanity. Then take a clean spool brush.2. Fill in your eyebrows as you would normally do that. I used an eyebrow pencil, but you can use anything you want (except for an eyebrow gel, because that would defeat the whole purpose of this hack, obvs). 3. Dipping and combing. Spray a small spot of glue on the back of your hand. Work quickly, immerse the hair of the spoolie in the glue (you really do not need much), and comb through your eyebrows, shape your hair as you normally would. You only get two or three sweeping movements through your eyebrows before the glue starts to harden, so consider how you want to shape them in advance. My results

      After the glue had dried, he was given a clear, semi-gloss finish that looked shockingly natural. The hairs feel safe, but not at all as if they were plastered in my face and best of all, it did not even irritate my skin (but, to be sure, I would skip these if you have sensitive skin or rosacea glue is not exactly the BFF of your face).


      Left: my forehead at the beginning of the day. Right: the same forehead many hours later just before I got ready to go to bed. It is clear that my base did not go as well as my eyebrows in the course of time. Note for yourself: look for a hack for this.
      Brooke Shunatona

      I stuck my eyebrows a week long every day, and I'm honest so in it. My stiff hairs that are usually feather-free remain completely smooth all day long, and the "gel" stays in place until I see my face at the end of the day (a cleansing balm or oil removes the glue just fine, by the way). But the best part? A tube of this glue costs less than £ 9. It is a third of the price that my normal eyebrow gel costs, and it works better, so. Clear choice here. In fact, is the only bad part of this whole experiment that I think I'm back in beauty hacks? Thanks, Catriona (but really).