A quick backgrounder on the origins of this story. This all started when a beauty-obsessed buddy bemoaned having to part with a perfectly good rollerball applicator when she had emptied out the accompanying eye cream.
Mother of mascara! That right there was our “Aha!” moment: We realized there was something to be said about the gratification to be had from repurposing cosmetic collaterals.
Here’s how not to throw the baby out with the bathwater, if you will, starting with one of our favorite grooming gadgets, the spiffy spoolie end of your mascara wand.
Starting from the inner corners, brush upwards along the first half of your arch, using the bristles of your wand to create a lifted effect; fix hairs in place with some petroleum jelly or clear lip balm.
From the highest point of your arch, brush downwards until you reach the tail end of your eyebrow; daub on the same sealant and you’re good to go.
What you’re doing is essentially combing your hairs in the “right” direction, before tamping them down with a damp darkening agent. The result of this two-step technique is a supremely soft, uber-natural take on the bold brow trend. Genius, if we say so ourselves.