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The 5-Second Secret to Better Brows Is Probably Already in Your Bathroom


Our beauty routine is… extensive. As such, we’re constantly looking for ways to streamline it by finding multipurpose products that save us makeup-bag space and a little money. One product we recently kicked to the curb? Brow gel. Here’s how to achieve that trendy bold look without it.

What you need: Hair spray and your own two hands.

What you do: Spritz a little bit of hair spray on the tips of your middle fingers, then swipe them over your brows, moving from the inside out a few times. You can even mimic a spoolie brush by feathering your strokes upward as you go.

That’s it? Yep. You’ll obviously have the staying power from the hair spray, but they might appear a little darker, too (kind of like how your hair looks darker when it’s wet). Sure, if you need to fill in gaps or color-correct, you should probably stick to a precision pencil. But if you’re only looking to tame a few unruly pieces, a little Sleek & Shine might be all you need.

Now all you have to do is decide how to spend the $15 you just saved.

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