Eyebrow Trends: From Fleek, to Fun, to Even Funky
The power that eyebrows add to your overall look is often overlooked. Eyebrows are the key to framing the face; a single eyebrow shape can alter your entire look. Eyebrows are an ever changing trend in the beauty industry and since ancient times, there has been no shortage of eyebrow trends. And ultimately, the goal is to always have your eyebrows on fleek.
Throughout history, eyebrows have played a major role in the ever-transforming standards of beauty for individuals everywhere. As far back as ancient Greece till today, we as humans have experimented with all kinds of brow shapes. There have been moments in time when having natural eyebrows were the only option. There was even a period when having no eyebrows was a trend, and a time where high hairlines were seen as the pinnacle of beauty. While some trends have been inarguably bad, there have been some trends that were so good that they’re making a comeback.
Everyone remembers the iconic time of the flappers in the 1920s, but what really stood out the most was the long thinly drawn droopy eyebrows. Although an iconic look for the beauty industry, the thinly drawn brows were gone by the 1940s. In the World War II - era, women specifically took on more work outside of the home, leaving them with little to no time to worry about their eyebrows.
So instead, they let them grow, perhaps realizing that they looked better and more natural. The eyebrow look of the 1940s is one of the most everlasting trends that transcended history, as many today prefer to keep their brows more natural. In the 1950s, Marilyn Monroe came along with her highly defined, arched eyebrows. This sparked a new era for brows as people believed that the highly defined and arched brows made their forehead look less wide.
Many today who lived through the 90s and 2000s now spend their time filling in their brows to make sure they look full enough after years of plucking out their eyebrows. The 90s were the year brows were the thinnest they had ever been! The goal in mind was to turn your brows into the smallest and thinnest lines possible. Thankfully, the times of overplucking are over and social media ushered in a new era of eyebrow trends, coming out every year! In late 2014, the world was introduced to the “Instagram Brows”. This technique is an over-dramatized fade where the brow is significantly lighter in the front, then it gets deeper in color as you move to the end of the brow. From this technique sprouted so many others, some of which should be left in the past however.
Let's talk a bit about some of the crazy trends that have come to light over the years since the “Instagram Brow” took the internet by storm. Let’s begin with some of the most outrageous ones: the braided brows. This eyebrow style was more of an Instagram trend, people weren’t really crazy enough to wear these out in public (not that we hope, at least). This trend was to use a brow pomade or pencil and create the illusion of a “braided” eyebrow. This was particularly popular because there were people who really made it seem like their brows were indeed braided! If you want to give this trend a try, you will need a creamy brow product or pencil. A good option for you to use is the Rude Cosmetics PeepShow Brow & Eyeliner Cream, this creamy product can act as a brow pomade, but dries down matte to ensure your brows stay on fleek all day.
But it didn’t stop there, from the Braided brow then came the Wiggly brows. Like the braided brow trend, the wiggly brows did not last very long as people realized wearing wiggly brows in public was a big NO. Unlike the braided brows, the wiggly brow look is a little harder to achieve. Using a brow gel or eyebrow “glue” you will need to carefully shape your brows. You can use the Rude Cosmetics Eyebrow Gel Mascara or an eyebrow “glue” or soap brow product for a little extra hold. To fill in the eyebrows, you will need a very creamy pencil or pomade. The Double Agent 2 in 1 Eyebrow Pencil & Powder is the perfect option because the creamy pencil and powder side will help you achieve that full brow look without ruining the wiggly look of your eyebrows.
Fast forward to today, and the Instagram brow has been replaced by a more simpler and more natural looking brow. If you are on social media, I am sure that you have seen the “Soap Brow Trend”. This trend is designed to help you shape and define the brow by also helping you give the appearance of a fuller brow. Achieving this look is actually quite simple! Since the trend has started, there are a number of products that have come out specifically for this look. Some common ones are the classic eyebrow gels, glycerin soap bars, waxes and even eyebrow glues. This look is great because it is seamless enough that you are able to incorporate it into your daily makeup routine. To achieve this look, you will begin with brushing your eyebrows upwards using your eyebrow product of choice. If you intend to wear these for long periods of time, we highly recommend a brow product with a little bit more hold. If you have sparse eyebrows and you want more of a natural look, we recommend using a brow product that will help you create hair-like strokes. Some examples are our Rude Cosmetics Teeny Weeny Micro Eyebrow Pencil or our Outrageous Eyebrow Pen.
Whether it be boxy brows, dark brows or natural brows, there is no shortage of eyebrow styles for you to choose from. And if you are feeling a little daring, you can even shave off the ends of your eyebrows and try out the E-Girl eyebrow trend. This fun trend can be achieved with any brow product. But what sets it apart from the other trends is the fun straight look to the brow. This is a common eyebrow style among cosplayers and the “alternative” community.
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