Natural brows are having a moment and we are here for it. Long gone are the over-plucked brows of the 90’s (thank god), for the past few years we are seeing more fluffy natural brows. There are also so many new eyebrow treatments you can get done it used to be just plucking or waxing. Now we have eyebrow tattoos, Microblading, brow lamination, and soap brows, all of which we are going to cover in todays post to help figure out which is best for you! Keep reading for eyebrow trends: everything you need to know to get gorgeous brows!
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Eyebrow Trends: Everything You Need to Know to Get Gorgeous Eyebrows
Eyebrow Trends: Soap Brows
You have probably seen this beauty trend all over Instagram and TikTok, the newest brow trend looks natural and is super chic, its also the most affordable eyebrow trend that we are talking about today. I like to think of soap brows as the little sister to brow lamination. Everyone is after those thick fluffy brows so put down those tweezers and keep reading.
For this particular beauty trend no eyebrow gel is needed, just soap (as the name states). Lots of makeup artists swear by this method due to its stronger hold on the hair, and of course is cost effective too.
What Type of Soap Should You Use
Ideally you want to use a soap that has glycerin, and is uncoloured, and unscented. Don’t think you have to spend a lot of money either a drugstore soap that meets these requirements will do just fine! But I love the brand soap brows they are vegan, cruelty free, and come in a handy little tin. You will also need a brow spoolies to apply the soap with.
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How to Apply Soap Brows
If your brows are really sparse feel free to fill them in with a brow pencil first. Now onto the magic spritz your spoolie with with water then gently run the damp spoolie back and forth along the soap, about five or six times. Start from the inner corners and brush the brows straight up, you can go over the top edge at the end to smooth out any unruly hairs. That’s it so simple!
Last year I decided to get eyebrow tattoos, of course I did a ton of research before I came to that decision. Eyebrow tattoos are a relatively new beauty trend (not to be confused with microblading). I’m going to break down my experience and everything I learned along the way to help you in your eyebrow endeavours!
What is the difference between Miroblading and Tattooing?
- Miroblading uses a blade to deposit dye into the second layer of the skin
- Eyebrow tattooing is preformed using a digital machine
- Eyebrow tattooing allows the pigment to penetrate deeper into the skin which in turn helps it fade more evenly
- Both are semi permanent and will fade over time depending on your skin type
After all my research I decide to go with the eyebrow tattoo, I also had a friend who did it so I saw first hand what they looked like, and got to pick her brain. I went with Amanda from Permanent Beauty by Lili. I knew they were good because of all the amazing reviews and my friend had recommended them.
Tips on Choosing a Brow Artist
- Make sure they have a professional website
- Check out their customer ratings (this may be one of the most important things)
- See pictures of their work (before and after)
- Check that they are licensed
- Go for a consultation
When I went for my initial appointment Amanda did a consult before we started the treatment. I showed her photos of the look I wanted. Make sure you bring lots of photos with you so that your artist can get an idea of what you are looking for.
After discussing this she did an initial outline and tons of measuring. When she was done she had me check the shape and look of them to make sure I was happy. Then we began the procedure, they apply numbing cream first so it doesn’t hurt. I personally found the pain was not too bad at all. It took about 3 hours for the tattoo to be completed. A few months after the initial appointment you have to go for a second touch up. The only con I would say is cost if you get a good artist expect to invest some money, but trust me its well worth it!
Post Care Instructions
- The first 2 day avoid all water on your brows
- On day 7-10 apply a vitamin A & D ointment every few hours
- Avoid sweating, saunas, and hot tubs for the fist 2 weeks
- The pigment is dark at first and will peel away while healing (about 2 weeks)
- It’s recommend that you go for a touch up about 1 time a year
All in all I absolutely love my new brows!! I no longer have to fill them in and they still look beautiful and natural!
Eyebrow Trends: Mircoblading
We have already discussed the difference between Microblading and Tattoos. Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow treatment that involves using tiny, fine-point needles to scratch the surface of your skin as a means of depositing pigment. Microblading is a great option for those who want thicker fuller arches. I have also heard the Microblading is more painful then eyebrow tattoos so that is something to consider when deciding which brow treatment is for you. Also like eyebrow tattoos mircoblading appears much darker just after the procedure, this usually fades to the actual colour they will be in a couple of weeks.
How long does Mircoblading last? Generally, results can last from 18 to 30 months depending on your skin type, lifestyle, and how often you get touch-ups. After care instructions are similar to eyebrow tattoos.
How much does Microblading cost? This can cost anywhere from 400-800$
Eyebrow Trends: Brow Lamination
If you are a person who hates needles brow tattoos & Microblading may not be for you, this is where brow lamination comes in! It’s more or less semipermanent soap brows. Brow lamination basically takes your unruly brow hairs and smooths it out while also lifting the hair in a upwards direction. The end result is a super smooth brows that look like you have brow gel in them. Brow lamination is basically a perm for your brows, as it gives them a set, uniform shape for an extended period of time.
How long does brow lamination last? Generally, brow lamination lasts from four to six weeks. Depending on how well you look after your brows, it can last up to eight weeks.
How much does brow Lamination cost? This brow treatment can run you anywhere from 80-140$ depending on where you are, and keep in mind this is a treatment that you would have to frequently do.
DIY Brow & Lash Serum
This is a simple and easy brow and lash serum that will help you grow longer lashes and brows naturally! For those of you that want to grow long luscious lashes and thick eyebrows, this DIY serum is for you. It seems like all the boys are blessed with long lashes and us girls are forever paying lots of money for lash tints, lifts, false eyelashes, and lash extensions. Not to mention all the eyebrow treatments like tattoos, micoblading, and so much more. I have had eyelash extensions several times- they are pricy, and I also find them uncomfortable. Not to mention when I removed them my lashes were damaged, this lead me to trying my own DIY lash & brow growth serum to grow them back.
- 1/2 tsp of Vitamin E Oil
- 1/2 tsp of Argan Oil
- 1/2 tbsp of Almond Oil
- 1/2 tbsp of Castor Oil
- Empty mascara tubes for storage
Vitamin E acts as a conditioner to help your lashes grow strong and healthy. Castor oil moisturizes your eyelashes and can make them appear thicker and have more luster. Argan oil is naturally rich in Vitamin A and fatty acids. It is a powerful moisturizer and can help eyelashes to be hydrated. By applying almond oil to the eyelash, it will receive the moisture and nutrients needed to continually encourage growth during the entire lifespan of each lash.
Mix all ingredients well and store in an airtight container. These empty mascara tubes are perfect for storying your DIY lash serum. Use a clean mascara wand & Q tip to apply on lashes and at the base of the lashes. Use the serum at least once a day. You could even use this serum on your eyebrows too. Love DIY beauty recipes check out our DIY beauty masks HERE.