How to do soap brows
Author: Danielle Cauchi Date Posted: 12 September 2022
Eyebrows have come a long way over the last few years. We started the millennium with skinny, over-plucked brows, then years later, we grabbed all the eyebrow pencils and pomades we could get out hands on in a desperate attempt to salvage what was left of our brows and mimic the full, fluffy brows of celebs like Cara Delevingne and Lily Collins.
The trend of full, luscious brows isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. If anything, TikTok creators are teaching us even more ways to get creative with our fluffy brows. Most notably with the viral soap brow trend.
Photo courtesy of Robin Evans Brows
What are soap brows?
Soap brows are a method of eyebrow grooming that involves using a damp bar of glycerin soap and a spoolie to brush the brow hairs upwards and/or outwards for a fuller eyebrow look.
This technique has actually been around for quite some time but has recently gained popularity through TikTok.
Beauty enthusiasts and makeup artists love this technique for the stronger hold that soap provides in comparison to water-based gels that eventually sweat off.
Not to mention, grooming your brows with a bar of soap and a spoolie is a much simpler and affordable way to achieve the feathery look of brow lamination which would typically cost you anywhere between $50-$150 per session.
There are some down-sides to grooming your brows with bar soap, however. These include sensitivity and eventual dryness from having soap on your skin for hours, disruption of your face makeup and the potential for the soap to run down into the eyes due to sweat which, as we all know, stings like crazy.
But before you pass on the trend all together, beauty brands have put their thinking caps on to construct and create products that allow users to recreate the coveted soap brow look without the potential issues of using bar soap.
How to do soap brows
What you will need:
- A bar of glycerin soap or one of the styling products previously mentioned.
- A clean spoolie
- Makeup mirror
- A brow inspiration photo (Optional but highly recommended!)
Coat your spoolie with your brow styling product of choice. If you are using soap, spray the bar with either water or a facial spray to dampen it before coating your spoolie.
Use your coated spoolie to brush your eyebrow hairs upwards, then back comb them, then brush them upwards again. Feel free to brush them outwards if upwards is a bit too wild for your personal liking. The good thing is that you will have adequate time to manipulate and re-style your brows as you choose.
Use your finger to press your brow hairs into the skin to help them stay in place and last longer.
If your brows are too sparse for your liking, allow them to dry before lightly drawing in some additional hairs with an eyebrow pencil.
And that’s it! The soap brow look really is that simple!