Waxing, plucking and brushing do not always keep those stray eyebrow hairs in place. Brow gels provide the finishing touch, creating enviable eyebrows that stay in place all day. Well-manicured arches will frame your face — and they just might create the contrast you need to knock a few years off your look as well.

If your brows are naturally full, go for a clear gel. Clear gels allow you to tame unruly or even curly hairs that never stay in place. You’ll notice smoother, glossier brows when applying these clear solutions.

Enhance sparse eyebrows with tinted brow gels. If you have light eyebrows, these tinted gels will add some much-needed definition to your brows. A tinted gel that complements your natural brow color creates well-structured brows that frame your face. When deciding between two colors, choose the lighter shade — you can always add pigment with more product, but you can’t take it away.

Tips

Be selective when shopping for a tinted brow gel. Choose one that effectively tints your brows and not your skin to avoid an unnatural, painted-on look.

The gel is just one step in shaping and defining your brows. Work the gel into your brow routine as the finishing touch to your look.

Step 1: Fill in your brows

Use your favorite pencil, powder or wax to fill in sparse areas on your brows. Move your pencil or brush along your natural brow line, focusing on areas that lack adequate hairs and definition.

Step 2: Add a layer of gel

Remove the gel wand from the tube and gently sweep it along your brow hairs, starting from the inside and working your way to the end of your brow. Brush the wand in the direction of your natural hair line to smooth stray hairs and keep them in place.

Tips

Always use an upward motion when using the wand to help create your desired brow shape.

Step 3: Run the wand above your brows

Shimmy the wand across the top of your brows, focusing on the baby fine hairs that are too small to pluck and too out of place to line. Brush these fine hairs down so that they sit flat against your skin.

Step 4: Repeat the process on stray hairs

Run the wand in an upward motion along those hard-to-tame hairs at the end of the brows. Repeating this process ensures that stray hairs stay in place all day.