Let’s be honest, a good brow day can make or break your make-up look. But while we’re so used to seeing the same old ultra-precise arches everywhere from red carpets to our Insta-feeds, now there’s a whole new brow trend in town and it’s set to take over… Meet the smoky brow. Huge in South Korea (AKA the epicentre of breakthrough beauty trends), make-up artists worldwide are making the smoky brow a global hit.
So what is it? A much softer approach to arch definition, similar to smoky eyes, it’s all down to a well-blended powder finish. The softer, natural edge to the brow gives an ultra-flattering finish and can knock years off your appearance thanks to the un-groomed, youthful look. It’s also a major winner for thin, sparse brows, as the blurred edges work a treat for cheating a little extra thickness.
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With awards season in full swing, we’ve seen the look hit the red carpet in a big way, with everyone from Amy Schumer to Krysten Ritter and Sofía Vergara embracing the smoky brow. So if you fancy giving the trend a try, here’s what you’ll need…
1. Simply run Pür cosmetics Browder, £16, through your brows – its genius pointed applicator evenly distributes soft-focus powder through the hairs leaving a matte finish. Wiggle the wand into any sparse sections to dispense extra powder and cheat serious thickness.
2. Lily Lolo Angled Brow Spoolie Brush, £6.49, is perfect for blending your powder into more of a smoke. Use the spoolie end to brush the colour through evenly, then use the angled brush to soften up any sharp edges.
3. Finish by sweeping Kiko’s Eyebrow Wax Fixing Pencil, £5.90, over both your brows to set. The matte wax will lock down hairs, keeping them neat and tidy all day.