The 5-second secret to better brows is probably already in your bathroom

Our beauty routine is...extensive. As such, we're constantly looking for ways to streamline it by finding multipurpose products that save us makeup-bag space and a little money. One product we recently kicked to the curb? Brow gel. Here's how to achieve that trendy bold look without it.

What you need:Hairspray and your own two hands.

What you do: Spritz a little bit of hairspray on the tips of your middle fingers, then swipe them over your brows, moving from the inside out a few times. You can even mimic a spoolie brush by feathering your strokes upward as you go.

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That's it? Yep. You'll obviously have the staying power from the hairspray, but they might appear a little darker, too (kind of like how your hair looks darker when it's wet).Sure, if you need to fill in gaps or color-correct, you should probably stick to a precision pencil. But if you're only looking to tame a few unruly pieces, a little Sleek & Shine might be all you need.

Now all you have to do is decide how to spend the $15 you just saved.

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1. Spray hairspray on curtains to defer dust and dirt. 

2. Spray hairspray on clothes to remove lipstick stains. 

Saturate the stain in hairspray, let it sit for 5-15 minutes. Then toss it in the laundry. 

3. Spray hairspray on your kid's laces to stop them from untying! 
4. Spray hairspray on bobby pins for better grip in your hair. 
5. Spray on chalked sidewalk to preserve your child's masterpiece! 
6. Spray on freshly painted nails to make them dry faster and keep polish from chipping. 
7. Spray hairspray on thread to stiffen, allowing you to thread the needle easier. 
8. Spray hairspray on a loose zipper to keep it from moving around. 
9. Spray hairspray on tights to keep the material from snagging even more! 
10. Spray hairspray on sweaters to eliminate static! 

11. Spray hairspray to remove fur from fabric. 

Spritz on rag or paper bag, and then rub on couch, rugs or clothing to remove unwanted pet hair. 

12. Spray hairspray on Christmas wreaths to make them last longer.

Spritz hairspray as soon as you get the wreath to prevent the pine needles from falling out. 

13. Spray hairspray on sticky labels to remove the sticker and residue! 
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