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How To Substitute Brow Gel? | Alternative Products

Substitute Brow Gel  alternatives for eyebrow gel brows


Have you run out of your favorite eyebrow gel and had forgotten to buy a new one? No need to panic, there are lots of cheap alternative products that you can use instead of a regular eyebrow gel to set your stubborn eyebrow hairs. These products will work just as good as a regular eyebrow gel, or even better in some cases, and everyone has these products at home.

  • Vaseline or Petroleum Jelly

Vaseline also known as petroleum jelly is probably the most famous product in the beauty industry. It has been used for more than a century on the skin to make it smooth and nourished, on our hair to help the growth and regeneration, and even as a teeth whitening remedy. Use a small quantity of Vaseline and a spooly to apply it on your eyebrows. Vaseline will set the eyebrow hairs and make them very soft.

Substitute Brow Gel  alternatives for eyebrow gel brows


  • Stationery Glue (PVA)

A nontoxic stationery glue or PVA is widely used by professional makeup artists and beauty enthusiasts as an eyebrow gel alternative, they also use it to cover up natural eyebrow hairs. Try using a glue stick to set your eyebrows, comb through your hair and let it fully dry. To remove the glue use micellar water or a makeup remover, if you feel a mild discomfort while removing PVA glue of your eyebrows rinse them with warm water and the glue will easily go off the hairs. Just don't forget to use only tiny amount of the glue - this product is flaky.

  • Hair Spray, Gel or Mousse

There is no better product to hold on the naughty hairs on their place than the actual hair products, of course it is a little bit trickier to use than a regular brow gel but easy as well. Spray a hair spray or pump mousse on the back of your hand and use a clean mascara wand or spooly to apply it on your eyebrows. You are going to need just a small amount of the product to tame your brows, otherwise the product could flake or leave the hair feeling brittle, sticky, or crunchy. You can use a makeup setting spray in the same way to set your eyebrows at the place.

Substitute Brow Gel  alternatives for eyebrow gel brows

  • Clear Lip Gloss

Just a very small amount of a clear lip gloss will be enough to substitute an eyebrow gel. Try to use a creamy and non - sticky lip gloss for your eyebrows, scoop out a little amount of the product and use a spooly to brush it through your brows in the direction of growth.

  • Clear Mascara or Eyelash Serum

A clear eye lash mascara or an eyelash serum are basically the same thing as an eyebrow gel, you don`t need to spend money on the expensive products to have the famous 'eyebrows on fleek'. Another con of a clear mascara as an eyebrow gel alternative is a special wand - applicator that goes together with packaging.

Substitute Brow Gel  alternatives for eyebrow gel brows

  • Nourishing Facial Cream or Facial Primer

A rich, nourishing cream or makeup primer are the least effective products in the list of eyebrow gel substitutions, but they will work if you don't have an actual eyebrow gel in your makeup arsenal. Use these products just like you would use Vaseline - apply it on your eyebrows and fix the hairs in place with a spooly.

All of these products are cheap and safe, they were tested by me, and you can use instead of an eyebrow gel without doubt but stop using these products right away if you have allergic reactions, irritation, or any discomfort. Don’t forget to check out my step by step eyebrow makeup tutorial and learn how to get 'eyebrows on fleek' in a few easy steps.

Lots of love,
Liz