For the past year or so, brushed-up brows have been framing the faces of actresses, supermodels, and all your favorite beauty gurus. The trend exudes youth and effortlessness—that I-woke-up-like-this nonchalance we’re always trying to recreate! Look:
See how Anne Curtis’s unruly arches complement her au naturel makeup?
We wouldn’t be surprised if all Liza Soberano used was clear brow gel.
Rhian Rhamos’s brows look instantly more substantial with a little brush-up.
Nobody does bushy-chic like Iza Calzado. Nobody.
Bea Alonzo’s version is subtle, but this makes it incredibly wearable!
Speaking of wearable, we thought we’d lay out the basics of this trend in case any of you want to test it out IRL. It just takes three easy steps!
STEP #1: BRUSH YOUR BROW HAIRS UPWARD
Run a spoolie through your strands in an upward motion. This will help you determine how to shape your brows and show you any patchy areas that need filling in.
STEP #2: SHAPE AND FILL IN SPARSE AREAS
Using the brow definer of your choice (it could be a pencil or a gel), gently trace the shape of your brows. Then simply color inside the lines you created. If you accidentally apply too much product, just brush over it again with a spoolie before moving on to the last step.
STEP #3: APPLY CLEAR BROW MASCARA
Clear brow mascara is the secret to brushed-up brows! Comb a generous amount through your strands, tugging upwards in an exaggerated motion until you coax them into place. If you have particularly rebellious brows, just apply more gel until you get a neat-looking brush-up.
Tutorial portraits and GIFs by Cine Escalona. Celeb photos via Instagram: @santiagoraymond, @mickeysee, @robbiepinera, @juansarte, @deniseochoa