Allow me to start with a disclaimer; I don’t have TikTok and I don’t think I will ever have an account but nonetheless I cannot deny it’s influence and power. TikTok has been responsible for countless viral trends in all walks of like; and ‘soap brows’ is another one of those beauty trends made famous by this platform with nearly 55.5 million posts about it! So….the obvious thing was for us to address it! Read below to answer all of your buzzing questions about soap brows.
Soap brows is a technique that requires you to use a product such as hand soap or gel to brush the brows and mold them into a fluffy more natural shape. Some makeup artists are comparing this technique to having your brows laminated which is another way to give your brows that pushed-up look. This is actually a classic makeup trick that’s been made popular by drag queens who didn’t want to rely on eyebrow gel alone to achieve that look. The technique is very simple and easy, all you need is a bar of soap, some water or setting spray, and a spoolie brush. Wet the brush lightly, run it across the bar of soap just enough so it won’t lather or turn white, and then push and press your brows in the same direction of hair growth. Brows should be literally glued in place and yet looking very natural, and the soap lasts for hours and hours until you wash it off of course or sweat a little!
Which brings us to a huge BUT, some makeup artists don’t recommend emulating this look using products that are not formulated for brows since these will irritate your skin and might weaken the hair follicles. How can we achieve the soap brows look then? Makeup artists recommend using brow products that contain wax for shaping. You have to start with a clean face, wet the wax with any kind of face mist just to make it usable, use a spoil brush to coat it with wax and then run it through your brow hairs making sure to coat them well. Wait for a minute for the wax to dry up and become stiffer and then using same brush push the hairs up so that they’re almost sticking to the skin underneath so that you can create a feathered fluffy look. Should you need to fill out your brows, you have to wait for your brows to set and then you can go in with a brow pencil or powder to fill the gaps. Having given you the two sides of the story all that is left for you is to try it out for yourself.