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How to Use Eyebrow Gel – Eyebrow Enhancer to Shape Your Eyebrows

Updated on September 29, 2010

Eyebrow gel is such an easy eyebrow enhancer. It’s a totally pain free way to shape your eyebrows. There are some individuals who have a very low tolerance for pain. If that’s the case, you either severely dread getting your eyebrows waxed, curse at yourself when it’s time to pluck and streak at the thought of electrolysis. Read on to learn how to get started shaping your eyebrows the easy way!

The good news is that you can use several products, one of which is called eyebrow gel, to easily shape your eyebrows with no pain, whatsoever. This article will give you some tips and tricks on using eyebrow gel as well as some really cost effective gels to try out.

Eyebrow gel helps shape your eyebrows and enhance eyebrows very easily! It helps them stay in place for a much neater eyebrow style.
Eyebrow gel helps shape your eyebrows and enhance eyebrows very easily! It helps them stay in place for a much neater eyebrow style.

Pain Free Eyebrow Shaping

Ready to get started? Below is a list of the recommended products that you’ll need:

  • Eyebrow gel
  • (Optional) Eyebrow scissors
  • (Optional) Eyeliner/Eyebrow pencil that exactly matches the color of your eyebrows
  • (Optional) Eyebrow brush or you can recycle an old mascara brush. Make sure to thoroughly wash it to remove all the dried on mascara.

Confused as to what type of eyebrow pencil you need? Check out my article on eyebrow pencils selection. (Link opens in a new window)

Where to Buy Eyebrow Gel

There are tons of eyebrow gels on today’s market. A very cost effective eyebrow gel is simply using aloe vera gel! (Make sure it’s alcohol free as that will dry out your skin). Aloe vera is great for your skin and is a great substitute for a typical eyebrow gel. I like to shop and compare prices on They have a ton of great eyebrow gels there and it's very helpful to read customer reviews.

The the right, I have handpicked some of the best eyebrow gel products.

How to Use Eyebrow Gel

If you want to shape your eyebrows, but don't want to pluck and wax (or you want to reduce plucking and waxing), follow these steps!

  1. If you desire to add thickness to your eyebrows, use your eyebrow pencil and gently stroke in the areas that you want enhanced. (This isn't necessary for people with thick & dark eyebrows)
  2. Next, use a clean eyebrow brush or use a completely clean old mascara brush and brush your eyebrows upwards. Yes, upwards! They'll look quite humorous at this point.
  3. (optional) Be very careful and use eyebrow trimming scissors to gently trim the hair that goes up and above the normal shape of your eyebrow. You may not need to do this step if your eyebrows are thinner and light. 
  4. Now, brush with the direction of the hair (brush to the outside of your face) so the eyebrow takes on a neat apperance. 
  5. Now that the hair is brushed and going in the right direction, gently apply your eyebrow gel (you may use clear - my favorite! - for dark, thick brows, or colored eyebrow gel that will darken the hair.)
  6. That's it! You're done. Depending on your eyebrow shape, you may want to pluck a few stray hairs, but if you're not into that, no worries. Simply using eyebrow gel will dramatically help improve your overall eyebrow shape and really enhance your face.

Cautions to Take When Using Eyebrow Gel

  • Take care to not get any of the gel into your eyes. If you do, make sure to liberally flush with water and if necessary see a doctor.
  • Just like all make-up, you should replace your product every 1-2 months. While there are preservatives in the product to preserve shelf life, it’s not worth the risk of infection. 

More Eyebrow Shaping Articles

I hope my tips will help you groom your eyebrows without any painful experiences. I have listed some more of my articles that I've written on eyebrow shaping and eyebrow maintenance. 

(All links below will open in a new window!)

Eyebrow Pencils – Selecting the right eyebrow pencil for you!

Perfect Eyebrow Shape – You can achieve it. This is your ultimate eyebrow shaping guide!

Does Electrolysis Work ? – Yes! I had electrolysis done a few years ago; this outlines my experience.

Celebrity Eyebrow Pictures – Celebrity eyebrow pictures that could help inspire your next eyebrow shape!

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    • girly_girl09 profile image

      girly_girl09 6 years ago from United States

      Sophie - I would be leery about the alcohol in hair gel (could definitely be drying to the skin underneath your eyebrows) if you have dryness under your eyebrows (like I do!) I wouldn't use hair gel on your eyebrows.

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      sophie 6 years ago

      Can you use hair gel for your eyebrows aswell?

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      Research Analyst 8 years ago

      This would be my beauty grooming of choice, when it comes to shaping my eyebrows I have never been a fan of tweezing or plucking, no way.. too painful so the eyebrow gel is a perfect solution and eyebrow enhancer to shape my eyebrows, thanks.