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Monday, the 19th of April, by Joely Harvey

The Ultimate Soap Brow Tutorial

Soap will make your eyebrows look full and fluffy whilst being the strongest brow gel you’ll ever use, keeping your brows in place all day.

Soap brows have become the biggest brow trend in recent years, for the reason that such an inexpensive product has so many uses. Soap will make your eyebrows look full and fluffy whilst being the strongest brow gel you’ll ever use, keeping your brows in place all day. Across the world it is a makeup artists’ secret product to creating a natural, fluffy brow quickly and mess-free.

 

Products:

  • A regular soap, clear is typically people’s go-to but white will work too. My personal favourite is the Pears Transparent Soap.
  • A small spray bottle of water to spray the soap.
  • A brow brush. I find that thin spoolies on the end of brow pencils work best as the bristles are firmer.
  • A brow product of choice. Any kind of product will work, as long as it matches the natural brow hair colour. I like to use a pencil.
  • A brow gel. This is an optional final step to really lock in the staying power.

 

Step One:

Start by brushing the brow hairs up with a clean brow brush. Spray your soap with a couple of sprays of water and rub your spoolie around the soap until you get a smooth, thick consistency. It should look something like this:

Step Two:

Brush the soap through your eyebrows slowly, focusing on brushing the hairs in an upwards motion. Go over the brow a few times but don’t add more product to the spoolie. Leave the brow to set for a minute or two before brushing through them again, you’ll notice they feel thicker and it is easier to manipulate the hairs to go in the direction you want.

If you find some of the hairs still aren’t sitting flat how you want, a good tip is to pat your finger over the area and the hairs should stick down.

Step Three:

Once you’re happy with the way the hairs are sitting, you can start filling in sparce areas of the brow. Using the product of your choice, try to get the colour to match your brow hairs as close as possible to achieve the most natural look. With whatever product you choose to use, draw hair-like strokes through the sparce areas to replicate hairs and create a natural finish. Personally, I like to create the shape lightly with a pencil and add in hair-strokes with a powder.

Step Four:

As a final finishing step you can brush through the brows with a clear or tinted brow gel, depending on your needs. I like to do this just to guarantee all-day lasting power from my brows.

Soap brows is a great skill to have in your repertoire whether you’re a makeup artist or just someone who loves and wears makeup. It can be paired with no makeup or simple, natural makeup or with the most glamorous.

 

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