How to Do DIY Soap Brows Like the Actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age

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5 Minutes

Today, I have a DIY soap brows tutorial. I recently stumbled upon an article in Marie Claire Magazine about soap brows and wanted to give it a go. It really does work, so I want to show you guys how you can do soap brows at home too.

This is an old Hollywood trick that actresses and models used to do in the Golden Age of Hollywood. It's also endorsed by Anastasia Soare from the Anastasia Beverly Hills beauty line. Let's get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Bar soap
  • Brow brush
  • Brow filler
  • Brow setting gel
  • Powder concealer
  • Flat makeup brush
Selecting a bar of soap for doing soap brows

1. Choose a bar of soap

Grab a bar of soap, preferably a clear one so it doesn’t leave a white film behind.

Applying the soap to a brow brush

2. Apply the soap to your brow brush

Dampen your brow brush and brush it against the soap bar very gently a few times.

Combing the soaped brush through the brows

3. Apply the soaped brush to your brows

Comb the brush through your brows. I swear it works better than a pomade!

Filling in eyebrows

4. Color in your eyebrows

Using a thin eyebrow crayon, color in your brows in upward strokes.

Make sure to lightly outline your brows as well for the shape.

Setting eyebrows with a brow setting gel

5. Set your eyebrows

Apply clear brow setting gel very lightly. This will set your brows super well! Almost like a hair spray.

Applying powder concealer to the brows

6. Apply concealer

Once you have applied the soap, brow filler, and setting gel, and have let your eyebrows set, you can go in with a powder concealer.

Using a flat brush, line the bottom of your brows right below the outline that you drew.

DIY soap brows

DIY soap brows tutorial

That's it! I hope you have enjoyed this little old-Hollywood DIY soap brows trick. Using soap on your eyebrows is super easy and inexpensive. The soap really helps your brows stay intact and look fabulous all day long!

Leave a comment below to let me know what you think of the results and if you try this at home!

Suggested materials:
  • Bar soap
  • Brow brush
  • Brow filler
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