Move Over Barbed Wire Brows – Brow Carving Is The Latest In Beauty Madness

Brow Carving

Barbed wire brows are just so last month. Not that we were ever going to actually try the trend (we’re definitely not cool enough to pull those bad boys off!). But the month of May has brought us the latest in beauty madness – brow carving.

Put those scissors and knives away though because this kind of carving involves no sharp instruments, thankfully. Carving out your brow is safe ladies and kind of cool.

Allure picked up on beauty blogger @alexalink who has been championing the trend.

While the barbed wire and feather looks involved styling the brow hair, carving involves using eyeshadow and liner to accentuate it.

We spoke to Alexa to ask how she achieved such a look and she gave us the lowdown on how to carve like in the picture above.

” I begin by outlining my brow with a black eyeshadow on a small angled brush. Then I take a medium brown eyeshadow on a small pencil brush to help blend out the black shade and begin to create a gradient. Finally, I gently blend over the whole thing with my lightest brown eyeshadow on a fluffy blending brush to create a seamless blend.

“That’s it! Just three colors[sic] and a little bit of patience.”

Some of the other looks the beauty blogger has achieved are striking. She trialled drawing lines of shadow beneath her brow for a geometric finish. We reckon this is one we could definitely give a try ourselves:

To achieve the look Alexa used:
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter stack, £37

Here colourful outlines around her brow that finished at a sharp point were the outcome. It gave off a seriously other-worldly vibe:

To achieve the look Alexa used:
Smashbox Always On Gel liner, £18
Nyx Professional make-up colour mascara, £6
Sugarpill Cosmetics lipstick at Beauty Bay, £16

What about these irregular shapes above her lids that frame her brows?

To achieve the look Alexa used:
Sigma line ace eyeliner, white, £14
Sigma line ace eyeliner, black, £11.11
Revlon Colorstay liquid eye liner, £14.99
Revlon volume and length mascara, £9.99

Of course now everyone is starting to jump on the new brow craze. Check out these copycat Instagrammers:

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Alexa said on the new trend: “I didn’t expect brow carving to catch on as much as it did, but it’s been fun seeing people try it out! Makeup should be fun. It’s good to try something a little bit out the box with your look every now and then.”

We totally agree!

Feeling like trialling the new trend? Tag us on Instagram so we can see your cool attempts if you do.

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