This is the biggest eyebrow trend for 2019

Introducing ‘contour brows’

Marie Claire marie claire & InStyle Senior Digital Beauty And Lifestyle Editor / November 14 2018

Following in the footsteps of the popular makeup trend by the same name, contouring is the next big trend in eyebrows for spring/summer.

“This look is a paired back take on the OTT Instagram Brow – and is all about clean edges, accentuated arches and tapered tails. The clue is in the name as this brow works to lift, frame and contour your facial features! Think eye brightening, nose-slimming and face lifting! I love this look as it flatters faces of all shapes, sizes and ages,” says Benefit Cosmetics' National Brow Artist, Hannah Mutze told marie claire. 

How to create the contour brows

#1 / Apply colour with an ombre-like effect, lighter in the front, darker in the tail. This simple tip keeps even the most defined brows looking natural. Benefit’s Brow Contour Pro is designed with this in mind, providing tow complimentary shades in one brow pen.  

#2 / Taper your tail. The end of your brow should always taper into a neat point, as this ensures your brows look well-shaped and maximises the lifting effect of your brow!

#3 / Define and highlight your edges. Defining the edges of your brow after you’ve shaped it makes the brow look clean and crisp! Then as the final step to brighten and widen the eye area apply matte highlight to your brow bone, just underneath the arch of your brow and blend well. 

Hannah warns that the contour can go wrong if you're applying too much product. "This mistake makes your brows look flat and unnatural. Instead, try filling only the areas of your brows that need colour and shape the most."

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