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Are Thin Brows Back? TikTok Eyebrow Trend Explained
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As social media brings the resurgence of 90s hair and beauty trends like the ‘Pammy Updo’, TikTok brings yet another throwback trend to the table: thin brows. And it’s giving 90s Britney Spears.
For a generation dedicated to growing and caring for their brows to achieve a look that’s worthy of Cara Delevingne, Lily Collins and Zendaya, the idea of plucking them all off might be a bit of a shock.
But before you reach for the wax and erase years of hard work, self-care and dedication, check out Tyla’s helpful guide to getting the thin eyebrows that are so on-trend right now.
Are thin brows back?
Like most fashion and beauty trends, thin eyebrows have appeared to come in a full circle, with a thin eyebrows TikTok filter recently cropping up on the platform.
Now, social media users are wondering whether they should take the plunge and make their eyebrows thinner in real life.
But the trend hasn’t only just resurfaced - the likes of Bella Hadid, Angelina Jolie and Emma Watson have all been sporting thinner eyebrows for years... And rocking it!
How to make thin brows:
If you’re naturally blessed in the eyebrow department, you might be considering some changes to your beloved brows in order to try out the thin brow trend.
However, permanent makeup artist and brow expert Sarah Fogg warns that “our brows are extremely personal.
“It’s not ‘one size fits all’,” she continues. “We all have different needs, and certain [eyebrow] shapes and colours suit different faces. Thin brows will be great for certain faces and [the TikTok] filter is perfect for trialling the look - a brow filter can be turned off a lot quicker than your brows can grow back!”
If you’re trying to get thin brows or clean up your perfectly-feathered eyebrows, the Brows by Sarah founder recommends the following:
“When doing brows at home, remember to consider what best compliments your face shape, you want to follow the natural arch of your brow at all times - especially when aiming for a ‘natural’ brow look."
“Always remember to keep the bulb of the brow super soft getting stronger towards the tail, this will result in the most natural-looking brow.”
Avoid attempting brow-lamination at home, Sarah explains. “There are risks to doing so and you need to do your research beforehand…I would recommend popping into a salon if you want the best results.”
“When aiming for a natural look, I’d recommend picking a [eyebrow tint] colour that is a shade or two lighter than the natural colour of your brows.”
“If you like the defined look, go for one shade slightly darker.” However, Sarah tells us readers should avoid adding this dark shade to the end of your brows, “as this can draw your face down. Also, avoid an arch that is too pointy or over-exaggerated and instead focus on a simple and smooth curve - essentially, less is more.”
“If you find that the brows are a bit sparse at this stage, then take the time to fill in the gaps - this again will add to the full and fluffy look. You can use a strong clear gel that lifts, fixes & sculpts brows and can also use a brow mascara with the colour that suits you.”
“When using a wand or a clear gel, focus mostly on the area that needs defining the most – keep the front of the brow fluffy and not too full of product.”
There you have it, beautiful brows that are tailored to your face shape and preference.