It’s 2019, and eyebrows are *still* everything. They frame your face, change your look, and draw attention to your most expressive feature: your eyes. But what would you do if you’ve forgotten do your kilay? Below, we show the makeup swaps and other emergency hacks so you can still have ~presentable~ brows even when you don’t have eyebrow products on hand.
1. Mascara for fuller brows
If you have dark colored brows, your fave mascara can do the job. Lightly brush mascara towards the direction your hair growth to create the appearance of thicker brow hairs and to hide sparse areas. Soften the blackness with a cotton swab.
2. Eye shadow for soft brows
If you only have eye shadow in your kit, use one that’s a shade lighter than the color of your brow strands. Use a small angled eye shadow or eyeliner brush and follow the brow along, using upward strokes. Opt for cool browns or grays if you have dark brown or black hair.
3. Eyeliner pencil for defined brows
If you need to define the shape of your brows, you can swap your brow pomade or liner with an eyeliner pencil. Use soft strokes to fill in your arches and blend the product towards the inner corners of your arches. This hack will give you bolder, more defined brows.
4. Lip balm for feathered brows
Got full brows but forgot to tame them? A clear lip balm is your best friend! Get some product on your finger, apply over brows, and blend with a spoolie. Brush it upwards to fake well-groomed arches.
5. Bright lipstick as a diversion
Another trick is to opt for a bright lipstick to draw attention away from your *unfinished* eyebrows. Try a bold lipstick! This one fills the lips with a bright, magenta hue.
6. Faux fringe to cover your brows
If all else fails, you can always use your hair to hide your brows. Don’t have bangs? Create a faux side-swept fringe by parting your hair on one side and pinning it loosely near your ear so it covers part of your eyebrows. Problem solved!
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This article originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by Amorfia editors.