As always, one of the season’s newest top beauty trends comes to us straight from the catwalk. Instead of focusing on bold colors, dewy skin, or expertly-painted lips, however, this time it’s all about the frames of the face: your eyebrows. Where we used to see social media starts rocking ultra-defined, sculpted arches, nowadays it’s all about more natural-looking, brushed-up eyebrows. While you might think that means you should just stick to your natural eyebrows, we’re here to remind you that, while that’s totally an option, thicker, filled-in eyebrows are still very much so the goal. Wait, what? Let us break it down for you: Unless you have full, thick eyebrows all on your own, the brushed-up eyebrows makeup trend calls for adding an eyebrow makeup product or two into the mix to create what is essentially the no makeup, makeup look for eyebrows.
Step 1: Brush Up Your Eyebrows
To create the most natural-looking brushed-up eyebrows, you need to start by, well, brushing your eyebrows up. Not only will this create the base of your eyebrow beat, but it will help you see all the places you need to fill in—i.e. anywhere that looks the slightest bit sparse.
Step 2: Trace the Bottom of Your Eyebrows
While brushed-up eyebrows are all about looking natural, that doesn’t mean you should ditch all efforts to make them look well-kempt. So, use the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Shape & Fill Mechanical Pencil to easily trace along the under-side of your arches. We especially love this eyebrow pencil’s shape for the way it closely mimics the shape of the eyebrow, creating a foolproof approach to filling in your eyebrows.
Step 3: Fill in Your Eyebrows
Starting at the front-end of your eyebrows, use the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Mechanical Pencil to draw hair-like swipes from the base of your eyebrow up in the direction of your natural eyebrow hairs. It’s best to use this eyebrow pencil for this step because the ultra-fine point will ensure your brushed-up end result looks naturally grown as opposed to drawn on.
Step 4: Brush and Set Your Eyebrows
After you’ve filled in your eyebrows, it’s time to brush them once more to blend the product ever so slightly for a less perfect, more natural end look. Since eyebrow hairs can sometimes have a mind of their own, it never hurts to lock your look in place with a clear eyebrow mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara in Clear, as a final step. So simple, right?
Editor’s tip: If you only have a few seconds to spare, you can use our eyebrow mascara in the shade that most closely matches your natural eyebrow hairs to brush up your eyebrows in one quick step.
The Best Makeup to Wear with Brushed-Up Eyebrows
When you’re rocking natural-looking eyebrows, it is said that you have one of two options in the way you wear them with makeup—you can keep your whole face au naturel or go a little glam to create a pretty contrast. And then there’s our method, meeting the two styles smack dab in the middle. By embracing a down-played face makeup look with a bold pop of highlighter and lipstick, you’ll look positively radiant and totally on trend. To get the look, prep your face with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer. Next, stipple some of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer all over your face using a L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender. By stippling your face makeup into place you’ll be able to achieve a very lightweight, almost airbrushed look. Once your base is in place, dab a drop or two of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops along your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and above your cupid’s bow. Complete your look with a coat of high-shine lippie—we love the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Luminous Coral—and go on with your snap-worthy self.
Loved learning about the brushed-up eyebrow trend? Take a peek at our article, 6 Eyebrow Makeup Trends You’ll Want to Try This Spring, for a few more to add to your list of beauty adventures.