It’s no secret that brow art trends have gotten slightly out of control lately. Although fishtail eyebrows and halo brows are entertaining to scroll past on Instagram, you’re not exactly going to try them out tonight. (By all means, though, feel free to — don’t let me stop you.) British makeup artist Bea Sweet just showed us a way to do brow art in a way you’re going to want to experiment with as soon as possible called “dipped eyebrows.”
For a London Fashion Week event, Sweet painted color onto the tail halves of the brows of Simi and Haze Khadra, the twin sisters behind DJ duo SimiHaze. Simi ended up with a hot pink shade while Haze went darker with black. Both looks proved to be a fun way to add color to your face that doesn’t fall in the typical cheek, lip, and eye categories. Sweet based the colors off what the girls were wearing that night and their overall vibe, but the entire spectrum of ROYGBIV is up for the taking with this trend.
I inadvertently tried out dipped brows back in October 2017 when I recreated J-Hope’s monochromatic blue eye makeup look during my seven-day BTS beauty challenge. On my dark brown brows, the blue was subtle but completely discernable in the right lighting. With this in mind, your dipped brows could be as bold or demure as you want them to be.
If you know how to fill in your brows, then you’ll easily be able to master dipped brows. Start off by combing your arches into place. Then, fill in the inner halves with your go-to brow grooming product. Sweet is a fan of the beloved Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade.
Next, draw a colored gel liner like the Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner on the outer halves of your brows. You can also coat a disposable spoolie brush with the M.A.C. Chromaline before brushing it through brows like Sweet did. “You have to be quite brave with the Chromaline when you comb it into your eyebrows,” she explains. “The more product on the brush, the better, and treat it in the same way you’d apply a normal mascara to get full coverage.” Once you’re done, she suggests setting everything with a clear brow gel, and consider yourself “dipped,” as Sweet likes to say. The look is that simple.
For the rest of your makeup, keep it low-key and monochromatic. “The reason why dipped eyebrows work is everything else is kept minimal,” Sweet explains. “Skin is even and matte, we haven’t over-contoured, there aren’t any false eyelashes, and there aren’t any distractions happening on the face.” In other words, let your newly dipped brows take the spotlight. Swipe on a matching lipstick as Sweet did with Haze’s look (in this case, the Winky Lux Lip Velour Matte Lipstick in Voodoo) or line your lids with a coordinating shade as seen on Simi, and you’re set.
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