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How-To: Fake a Brow Wax

Sometimes it only takes one glance in the wrong mirror to decide my brows are out of control and something must be done about them immediately. Brow kits are smart, but you may be at a loss about what to do with multiple shades of powder and a pan of wax or not want to mess with those tiny tweezers. Here are some no-pluck tips for the novice using tools you probably already have.

  • Brush brows up and to the right with a clear brow gel. Don't have any? Use hairspray and a toothbrush (preferably a spare).
  • Put some concealer on your middle finger and trace around the outline of your brows. You can't conceal an errant hair per se, but increasing the contrast between your skin and your eyebrow hair can work wonders.
  • Find a shade of shadow the color of your brows with no shimmer. Fill in lightly, ideally with an angled brush. If the color looks too dark, follow by pressing on loose powder with a puff.


demure20 demure20 9 years
Good trick but I don't think it'll work on me. Everyone loves my eyebrows so I get them threaded every week. It's a bit annoying.
katie225 katie225 9 years
i never understand why people waste their money on having people do their eyebrows for them, whether waxing, threading, or plucking. to each her own, i suppose!
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
My eyebrows are easy to tame... I tweeze like 2x a month
snarkypants snarkypants 9 years
thanks bella! i'm a bit overdue on my brow wax, and am so freaking busy at work, i don't have time to schedule one! this will do for another week!
juliarose23 juliarose23 9 years
sometimes i look in a mirror and think my eyebrows look awfuo, and then i look in another mirror and they look fine...perhaps a trick of the light? but before i attac them with tweezers, i guess i will just use cover-up...
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I lvoe my brows...I have recently learned how to do them PERFECTLY. It's weird how many compliments I get tho...over eyebrows!
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