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Tame Messy Brows, the Easy, Inexpensive Way

Another week, another beauty tip. ;) This week: tame messy, unruly eyebrows with items you already have somewhere in your beauty closet! Brow gels are great, but most of them are just brands that slap on their name, pretty packaging and mark up the price by about 400%… it’s way too expensive if you just need a quick fix now and again in between brow tweezing sessions.

For this quick fix, grab a toothbrush and some hairspray. Next, hold your hairspray about a foot away from the toothbrush and spray the bristles of the toothbrush. Then run the toothbrush up and across your brows to secure that all hair is in place. Voila, groomed brows!

(Oh yes, and this goes without saying, but use a separate toothbrush, not the one you use in your mouth everyday. Do not ever put a toothbrush full of hairspray in your mouth!)

What do you think – have you ever tried this beauty tip? It’s one of the more ‘famous’ ones!

{ 14 comments… add one }

  • Dip August 19, 2010, 12:07 am

    vaseline works great too

    • Renee August 23, 2010, 12:13 pm

      Yeah! I can imagine it can be quite oily though, haha. Have you tried it yourself?

      • Dip August 28, 2010, 6:53 pm

        yeah, tis a bit slimy, haha..

  • misha joens August 19, 2010, 2:39 am

    I think that big eye brows are cute and a little edgey!! (srryy cant spell) but if you out to much hairspary on yur eye brows they can fall out! agh

    • Renee August 23, 2010, 12:14 pm

      I love big eyebrows too! Yes, don’t put too much hairspray and just do it gently to brush the hairs in place :D

  • Ali August 19, 2010, 1:00 pm

    I use rosebud salve for my eyebrows, but sometimes that means when they get bumped they stay in the messy place! I’ll def try this, but with my eyebrow brush because I don’t have an extra toothbrush.

    • Renee August 23, 2010, 12:16 pm

      Eyebrow brush would be just as good, why didn’t I think of that?! Haha. If you do try it let me know how it works for you! :)

  • maria August 20, 2010, 12:07 am

    yup this works allright…i have been doing this since forever…instead of a tooth brush i just use my brow brush…once i dint have hair spray and i dabbed it in a bit of mousse and it was the same like hairspray. stayed in place :D

    • Renee August 23, 2010, 12:17 pm

      Oh wow, that’s cool! And yep, I suppose a sample mascara brush would work well too! Why didn’t I think of the other options, haha… time to edit, maybe!

  • Christine August 20, 2010, 12:26 pm

    Love it!

  • Dip August 21, 2010, 2:25 am

    hey also i wanted to ask, have you seen anna sui’s makeup collection? and what do you think of it?

    • Renee August 23, 2010, 12:15 pm

      Hey Dip!

      Oh those look really good… I’ve never tried any Anna Sui products though, so unfortunately I can’t say too much. Ask for a sample, maybe? I know London deparrment stores are very generous with samples! Unlike Singapore, cough cough!

  • Ying September 1, 2010, 11:13 am

    woah! this is cool !!! i should try it! i’ve got such messy brows!

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