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What Is Eyebrow Contouring?

By now, we’ve all heard of facial contouring. After all, it has become a very popular beauty trend in the past couple of years. But there’s a new type of contouring on the block that can take your beauty routine to a new level. It’s called eyebrow contouring. Although it may sound complicated, it’s actually pretty simple and can add some serious dimension to your face. Let’s break down this new beauty trend and talk about how you can use it in your daily routine.

What is eyebrow contouring?

Like facial contouring, eyebrow contouring is the fine art of using different tones of powders to sculpt your brows. Instead of using one brow color to define your brows, using two or more colors helps to make your eyebrows pop and keeps them from looking flat.

How do I do it?

First, start by grabbing a brow powder and trace the bottom and top borders of the eyebrows. For this step, you will want to use the darker color of your two-toned set. Then, with an angled brush, start filling in the middle of your eyebrows with the dark brow powder. This will make the color of this part of your eyebrows darker than the rest of your eyebrows.

Next, brush the light brow powder on both ends of your eyebrows. Start blending the lighter color inward to the darker color. Then blend the darker shade moving outward to both sides of the eyebrow so the transition between both colors is seamless. Finally, apply concealer on the bottom and top edges of the brows and blend seamlessly with a brush. Make sure the brow shape is defined.

Eyebrow Contouring Tips

Before you start eyebrow contouring, you’ll want to make sure your eyebrow shape suits your face. Although thin eyebrows were in style in the years past, now it is all about keeping your natural brow shape and working with your natural features. Experts recommend starting your brow routine by using a brow primer that will prep your eyebrows and which keeps the powder in place.

It’s also important to pick a brow powder that is best for your brows based on your hair color. Avoid anything too drastic by sticking to a color that is close to your natural brow color. When tracing your eyebrows, try not to overdo it by going beyond your natural brow borders. Try to make it look as natural as possible. When in doubt, use light strokes instead of heavy strokes to avoid an overdrawn look.

Lastly, don’t underestimate the power of blending! When you are new to eyebrow contouring, it’s easy to draw eyebrows that can look a little fake. Make sure you blend, blend, and blend some more to keep your eyebrows from looking too perfect—or far from natural.

Though it may seem like just another trend, eyebrow contouring is important because eyebrows are the basis of the face. Well put-together eyebrows serve as anchors, so find a great brow powder kit and start eyebrow contouring!