In a natural makeup tutorial video, she revealed her trick for making her brows stay in place.

By Renee Cherry
May 06, 2020
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Ashley Graham's makeup looks during quarantine have ranged from bare-faced to full glam. On Tuesday, she went with something in between: a natural makeup look involving a simple eye and a little contour and highlight action. For anyone who wants to replicate the look or pick up some makeup techniques, Graham shared a video of herself getting ready and talking through how she applied her makeup for the day. (Related: Ashley Graham Loves This Moisturizer So Much, She Says It's "Like Crack")

Throughout the tutorial, Graham dropped a few beauty hacks that her makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes taught her—including a brow trick to add to your repertoire, especially if you've ever wished that brow gels provided more hold. Instead of using a typical brow gel, Graham brushes regular hair gel through her brows using a spoolie brush. Specifically, she uses Got2b Ultra Glued Invincible Styling Hair Gel (Buy It, $6, walgreens.com). "It keeps my brows up high and lifted," Graham said of the gel.

The stuff is actually meant to secure "vertical styles," so you know it'll keep brow hairs locked in place. Not to mention it's cheaper than most tubes of brow gel and comes with some 50x the amount of product. (Related: Ashley Graham Can't Stop Talking About This Sports Bra—And It's On Sale RN)

In the tutorial, the hair gel is the only product that Graham uses on her brows because A) she was going for a natural look and B) she's recently dyed her brow hairs. She does pull out an eyebrow pencil later on in the video, but only to hit everyone with another genius off-label use. The model uses a brow pencil from Revlon (she's an ambassador for the brand) to line her lips. After applying some Aquaphor Healing Skin Ointment (Buy It, $4, walgreens.com), she lines her lips with Revlon ColorStay Brow Pencil in Soft Brown (Buy It, $7, target.com) to add depth before applying nude lipstick. "This is why people think that you get lip injections: because you can just make them look bigger in one makeup sesh," she said in the video. (Related: Ashley Graham Shared Life Lessons About Body Image and Gratitude That She Learned from Her Mom)

Graham's end result was a gorgeous bronzy look, and you'd never guess she'd done anything unusual (like use hair gel on her eyebrows or line her lips with a brow pencil). The next time you feel like wearing makeup for a Zoom call or grocery run, might as well put her lip and brow hacks to the test, or experiment with other ways to repurpose your beauty products.

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