Meet your brows’ new best friend!
What if you could have beautiful, defined eyebrows with just a homemade eyebrow gel? Browtiful is the new must-have for your DIY make-up kit. It will evenly tint your brows and allow you to refine and reshape their arch to your liking. Eyebrow gel, also called eyebrow definer, is a quick, handy way to intensify your gaze! Try it, and you’ll understand why we can’t do without it!
To create this recipe, we chose ingredients that would make this DIY eyebrow gel long-lasting and easy to apply! After all, no one wants to struggle to get their eyebrows right or have to reapply a product over the course of the day. To meet everyone’s needs, we provide formulas for three different shades: dark blonde, brown, and dark brown/black. Of course, you can adapt them so that your homemade eyebrow gel suits you perfectly!
Whether your eyebrows are thin, thick, arched, straight, or rounded, now you can make them Browtiful with your very own eyebrow definer!
How to make eyebrow gel
- 2.3 g (17.7%) white beeswax beads
- 5.4 g (41.5%) jojoba oil
- 0.3 g (2.3%) castor oil
- 0.8 g (6.2%) mica powder
- 0.5 g (3.8%) magnesium stearate
- 3.7 g (28.5%) oxides (see below for suggested shades)
- 1 small stainless steel bowl
- Components to make a double boiler
- 1 small silicone spatula
- 1 scale, accurate to 0.1 g
- 1 pipette
- A few ramekins
- 1 mini-mixer with frothing attachment (the small wheel) (optional)
- 1 pigment blender
- 1 metal tin (15 ml)
Good to know!
- In this recipe, we use white beeswax for its hardening properties, which give this homemade brow definer its staying power. You can use yellow beeswax beads instead, but keep in mind that that its natural yellow colour will affect the shade of the final product.
- Jojoba oil is a dry oil, meaning it will help the product slide on smoothly but won’t leave your brows oily.
- Castor oil strengthens your eyebrows.
- Mica powder is used for its slipperiness, which helps distribute the product evenly across your brows.
- Magnesium stearate provides adherent properties for a long-lasting homemade eyebrow gel.
Steps to follow
- Prepare and disinfect your equipment and workspace.
- Weigh the white beeswax, jojoba oil, and castor oil in a small bowl and melt on the double boiler.
- As the wax melts, weigh the powders (the mica, magnesium stearate, and oxides) in the in the lid of the pigment blender. Holding the pigment blender with the blades pointed upward, mix the powders four times for about 20 seconds each time while shaking the blender. Between each 20-second round of blending, scrape the powders off the blades and the walls of the lid before repeating. This will help yield an even shade.
- When the wax has melted, add the powder mixture to the wax and oils, leaving the bowl on the double boiler. Mix with a spatula, crushing any clumps of powder. You can also use a mini-mixer to help with this.
- When the mixture is homogeneous, pour it into the metal tin. Leave the lid off and allow the gel to cool at room temperature for a few hours.
Use and conservation
Dip a clean brush into the tin of eyebrow gel, then apply it to your brows in the direction of hair growth. If you’d prefer an even more natural look, you can brush your eyebrows with a clean mascara brush as a second step.
When made in optimal sanitary conditions, this product will keep for at least six months.