5 Trending Eyebrow Looks Explained

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By: Portia Cole | Photo Credit: @thelorissanelson

Most will agree that eyebrows are crucial to completing your look. After all, one slip of the hand and you could end up looking surprised (or concerned) for the rest of the day. When it comes to making sure that your eyebrows stay fierce and fabulous, we have you covered. So, get ready to take some notes on what’s trending and what may be a thing of the past. Here are five trending eyebrow looks you may want to try.

Soap Brows

This technique may be trending in 2020, but it’s actually an Old Hollywood trick that shapes your brows with a plane bar of soap and gives you a feathered texture.

What you need: A spoolie, an eyebrow pencil, and a bar of transparent soap. (or try this kit)

Makeup artists love soap brows because you get a look similar to using eyebrow gel without the price tag. Soap is also preferred due to its strong hold and keeping brows in place.

According to Dimma Umeh’s tutorial, you simply take your spoolie, brush up your eyebrow hair, spray your spoolie with misting spray, and rub your spoolie onto the soap. Next, proceed to shape your brows into the shape you desire. After shaping, let the soap dry for 1 to 2 minutes. Finally, fill your brows in with your favorite eyebrow pencil and set with brow powder.  Be sure to choose a soap that is non-irritating if you have sensitive skin.

Laminated Brows

Like microblading, brow laminating is a semi-permanent solution for anyone who wants thicker and fuller eyebrows. This technique originated in Russia before it made its way to the United States. According to totalbeauty.com, the process includes a lifting solution to relax and sculpt the brows, and a fixing solution to set the hairs in place. If you have thick, un-ruly brows (see what we did there), then brow lamination will set your brows in place. It’s basically a relaxer for your eyebrows without the harsh chemicals that are found in relaxers.

Most people go to a salon to get their brows professionally laminated but that clearly isn’t an option right now. Luckily, you can get the laminated brow look with helpful tutorials like Slim Reshae’s. Don’t worry, the tutorial is beginner friendly and doesn’t involve chemicals. You probably already have what you need right at home! 

What you need: got2b glue’s ultra-glued invisible styling gel, an eyebrow pencil, concealer, brow gel, an eyebrow spoolie, a buffer brush, and a mini concealer brush

To achieve the laminated brow look, brush your eyebrows up then down with your finger to create the “laminated in place” look. Next, pencil in your brows to your desired thickness and lightly clean up your brows with concealer. Finally, finish off your brows with a brow gel. 

Soft and Natural Brows

With all the eyebrow trends, one thing will remain true – soft and natural brows will never go out of style. Like other trends, softer brows seem to cycle back every few years. Gone are the days when super bold, harsh gradient brows ruled the world. Although overly defined dark brows are a thing of the past, the soft and natural trend doesn’t mean that your brows have to look sparse. 

Softer eyebrows simply mean that you create just enough definition, while still creating fullness. This tutorial by Ariel Moore of Ariel Cupcake shows you how you can take your brows to the next level by working with what you already have. 

What you need: Concealer, brow pencil, and a spoolie

Outline your natural brows with concealer to clean them up (no plucking necessary) then blend with your finger. Next, fill in your brows with your brow pencil and shape them with the spoolie. 

Soft Arches

Often the go-to for makeup artists, high eyebrow arches have been a staple for many women. Most of us have admired a high brow arch a time or two, it screamed makeup glam and if we’re honest selfies never looked so perfect. However, high arches aren’t for every day, and if done incorrectly can have you looking old and outdated.

Creating and forcing an arch that isn’t really there can leave you with choppy and uneven eyebrows. So what about a softer arch? Lorissa Nelson shows you how you can achieve a softer look while maintaining all of the glam.

What you need: An eyebrow razor, tweezers, clear brow gel, a spoolie, eyebrow pencil, and concealer.

Take your eyebrow spoolie and brush all your hair up, then tweeze your brows, but do so minimally, using the whole brow as a guideline. Clean up anything outside of your natural arch, but don’t shape your brows with the tweezers (no over tweezing). Next, shape your brows with the eyebrow razor to get rid of long hairs. Then take your eyebrow pencil and fill in your brows following your natural arch. Finally, finish your brows by outlining them with concealer and sealing them with brow gel.

Thinner Brows

If you thought that thin eyebrows would never make a comeback, you’re wrong. Not only are they coming back, but they will be better. According to thezoereport.com, Tonya Crooks of The BrowGal, predicts slim arches reminiscent of the ‘90s will trend for 2020. Will brows be pencil thin like Rihanna’s brows were on the cover of British Vogue in 2018? Probably not, but they will definitely be a sculpted, sleeker version of the feathery brow that’s trending heavily right now. 

So, if your eyebrows are naturally thin, you’re in luck. It won’t take much for you to be on trend with this look. Tennille Murphy of The Tennille Life is already ahead of the trend. 

What you need: A spoolie, clear brow gel, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, and an eyebrow pencil

First, take some shadow insurance and rub it into both brows before brushing your brows up. Then take your eyebrow pencil and sketch underneath the brow, before using short strokes to fill in the entire brow. Finally, finish off your brows by applying brow gel.

Now that you’re up to speed on how eyebrows have changed over the years, we hope that you are looking forward to experimenting and figuring out the brow technique that’s perfect for you!

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