Everything from stretchy choker necklaces to brown lipstick has risen from the ’90s graveyard to take a place in our wardrobes. But if you endured that decade the first time you can probably think of one relic that will probably never return — your poor, over-plucked eyebrows.
The brow pendulum has since swung back to ‘full’ and ‘natural’, but that’s not necessarily happy news for anyone who got a little too tweezer-happy back in the day or whose brows are naturally sparse.
If you’ve found yourself spending a fortune on gels, pencils and tints to give the impression of fullness, do we have a Cinderella story for you.
A “virtually browless” Imgur user called Zeldaf recently tested a Korean tinting gel, and it wouldn’t be an overstatement to say the results were such stuff as brow dreams are made on.
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She described the consistency as tar-like, and was understandably perturbed by how dark it looked when first applied — “Jesus H. Tapdancing Christ WHAT HAVE I DONE” were her exact words.
Zeldaf left the product on overnight — the package recommended a minimum of two hours — and noted that it dried to a rubbery consistency and not “one iota” ended up on her pillow.
That said, the painted-on brows were a source of amusement for Zelda’s husband. “[He] kept turning to me in bed to tell me something and he kept bursting into fits of giggles,” she recalls.