I've gone on and on about my brows for what seems like an eternity. But I'll never tire from learning new and interesting hacks to cut minutes from my grooming routine. Usually, I brush them out with a spoolie brush and fill them in (carefully, precisely) with a pencil to get that wispy, natural thing going on. If I have the time, I'll even go in with a slightly lighter shade to add some definition. Finally, I finish it all off with clear brow gel and pat myself on the back for all my hard (but well worth it) work. While I have no qualms about spending precious morning minutes on my eyebrows, I'm always looking for an easier (and less expensive) way. Enter: a bar of soap. Yes, you read that correctly.
The technique has been used for years to cover brows and facial hair growth, but thanks to beauty bloggers and InStyle for bringing this to our attention, it's now a part of my daily routine. "Soap can be an effective, low-cost alternative to clear brow gel as it gives a similar result once combed through the brows and left to dry,” Alyssa Anderson, a makeup artist for Anastasia Beverly Hills, tells InStyle. "Much like clear brow gel, the soap will harden keeping brows firmly in the direction they are brushed."
So there you have it, folks. You can have perfectly placed brows in a pinch—even when your bank account is nearing the insufficient funds category. If you're a beauty junkie, you've definitely been there. All you have to do is apply the soap with an eyebrow spoolie, quickly fill in any sparse areas with your favorite pencil (mine is Charlotte Tilbury's Brow Lift in Cara D, $30), and you're good to go.
Watch the video below for a quick tutorial.
Would you try this trick at home? Let us know in the comments below!