Semi-permanent services like lash lifts and brown laminations can offer a natural finish, but they may not always be accessible. However, you can still achieve professional-looking eyebrows without commitment.
Mimicking the look of a brow lamination can help you decide if you want the real deal or need it for a special occasion. You may need a few different brow products to keep them in place, but the results can last all day.
So how can you create a faux eyebrow lamination?
What is a Brow Lamination?
According to Healthline, “brow lamination involves the “perming” of your eyebrow hairs to provide a fuller, more even look. It can also help keep them in place after washing off any cosmetics you may wear.”
However, this service may not be accessible to everyone or can be intimidating to commit to. Faking a brow lamination with makeup is doable, but it will only last for the day.
How to Create a Faux Brow Lamination
You can fake the appearance of a brow lift by adjusting your eyebrow routine and investing in high-quality products. In addition, you may learn techniques that can create a more natural finish for your brows.
Thankfully, you don’t have to commit to the chemicals of an eyebrow lamination just yet. Instead, you can follow the guidelines below.
1. Trim & Shape Your Brows
You’ll first want to trim and shape your eyebrows. You don’t wish to have eyebrow hair that is too long because it can be challenging to lay down the hair. In addition, longer brow hair can create an electrocuted appearance rather than a feathery brow.
Also, ensure you’ve cleaned up the space around the brows to achieve that clean and professional effect.
2. Use A Wax to Brush Hairs Up
Next, you’ll want to reach for a high-quality brow wax. A wax is different from a gel and will offer more hold. Depending on your brand, you may need to activate your wax with water.
Take a spoolie and pick up your wax. Then, brush the hairs upwards towards your temple for a lifting effect. Once happy with the shape, you can take the opposite end of your spoolie and stick the hair down to the face.
Laying hairs down will create that laminated effect. Also, the wax will provide that hold needed to last all day.
3. Invest in a Precision Pencil & Draw Hair-Like Strokes
You’ll want to grab a precision eyebrow pencil or felt tip brow pen. For this step, you’ll need to fill in your eyebrows for your ideal shape. However, you’ll want to avoid coloring in your brows and draw hair-like strokes instead.
Drawing faux hairs one by one will offer a natural effect and create a bushy appearance.
4. Fill in Sparse Gaps
After you’ve drawn in your hair fibers, you can fill any sparse gaps. Then, you can take a light brow powder or your pencil to create a brow tint effect. However, working with a soft hand is crucial to avoid darkening the brows.
5. Set With A Brow Gel
Next, you’ll want to set in all of your hard work with a brow gel. A brow gel will give another layer of protection to your laminated brows to stay in place. You can apply the gel in the same motion and direction as your wax.
6. Outline With a Lighter Pencil
Lastly, you’ll want to have a highlighting pencil on hand. This can be a beige pencil or a pencil a few shades lighter than your skin tone. You can gently line your brow bone for an extra, professional effect.