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As far as beauty trends go, brows have been having a serious moment for a while now. Gone are the days of pencil-thin brows, though—these days it’s all about rocking arches that are full. And we’re super-happy about that. The latest brow style to make waves in the beauty world would have to be brow carving. What is this trend, you ask? Learn more about brow carving—and find step-by-step instructions for getting the look—below. Your eyebrows are about to take center stage on your face!
You’ve seen cut creases, right? Now, imagine that technique surrounding your brows. Characterized by a faded, smoky look for your brow bones, carved brows have a way of really drawing attention front and center. The otherworldly end look is created with crisp precision and perfect blending skills.
Ready to snap your best brow pic yet? Stock up your makeup bag and follow along with our tutorial to learn how to master your brow carving technique.
What you’ll need:
Densely-bristled eye shadow brush
L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Frame & Set
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Concealer
Get the look by following these simple steps:
Step 1: Tape off your brows. Before adding any product to your brows, you’ll want to start with your cut crease-inspired look. To create the extra sharp lines that define what carved brows look like, place a couple small pieces of tape over your brows so that they make a triangular shape that connects in a point at the outer corner. That line should stretch underneath your full brow, while the top portion of the angle should only extend up to your arch. Make sure to place the edges of your tape relatively close to your brow so that there’s only a small amount of space between your brow and the soon-to-be carving.
Step 2: Blend your smoky brow look. Now that your brows are taped off, reach for a matte shade from L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow collection and a densely-bristled brush to gently apply the pigment along the exposed edge of skin lining where the tape is placed. Once you have your pigment in place, use a fluffy blending brush to blend the eye shadow down slightly towards your lid on the bottom edge and up towards your forehead on the upper edge. Don’t worry about your carved look taking up too much prime eye real estate. When you rock the carved brow look, it’s best not to wear a shaded lid look at the same time because that can look a tad over done. Once everything is perfectly blended, remove your pieces of tape and move on to the next step.
Step 3: Comb your brows. Use the spoolie end of the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Frame & Set kit to brush your eyebrows into place based on the way you want them to look. You can go for ultra-defined arches or opt for a slightly rough look by brushing the front of your brows upwards without smoothing them back along your arch line. It’s up to you!
Step 4: Fill your brows in. Once you’re done brushing your brows, pop the lid off of the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Frame & Set kit to fill your brows in for a denser look. The creamy pomade is lightweight and glides on smoothly to help fill in any light patches and set your look.
Step 5: Touch things up with concealer. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Concealer to touch up the area in between your blended carvings and your filled-in brows. This ever-so slight lightening can help make your brows pop even more than they already do.
Voila! It’s certainly a picture-worthy end-look. For more brow inspiration, read our article, 8 Brow Hacks for Gorgeous-Looking Arches.