I'm really confused about eyebrow gel... why do some dry hard and some soft??
Eyebrow gel usually caters to two trends… a really groomed brow and a really messy brow.
A really groomed brow is using an eyebrow gel that dries a little more stiff so all the brow hairs are groomed in the same direction and they aren’t going anywhere. This formula feels very thin, light weight and isn’t all that noticeable. If you already have really thick brows, you may prefer this formula for more of a light weight feel to keep your brows groomed. Hold brow gel usually has a slight shine and sheen. This gives a clean, polished brow. Brow gels like this are Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel, MAC Brow Set or even just clear mascara.
Brow gel that dries more soft, more waxy has more of a flexible hold and typically thickens and coats the actual hairs to give your hair some grit, body and volume. Sort of like dry shampoo for the eyebrows. Waxy brow gel dries with a matte finish to keep it natural. With this sort of brow gel it’s okay if your hairs get a little messy and wispy, it actually adds to the look. This will give you more of a messy, undone effect. Brooke Shields, Cara Delevingne like. This brow gel stills has a good hold, but it’s not as budgeproof as the former brow gel formula. Brow gels like this would be Glossier Boy Brow, Benefit Gimmie Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel, Blinc Eyebrow Mousse, Lashfood Browfood Tinted Brow Enhancing Gel Flex.