A Comprehensive Guide To 2016 Eyebrow Game (Trends)

One of the beauty trends that practically defined 2015 is eyebrows on fleek. With the rise of international and local celebrities that sport striking eyebrows, whether it’s Cara Delevingne or Maine Mendoza, it would be no surprise that we are all going to see more eyebrow trends this 2016.

Getting your eyebrow game on is no joke. While some of the biggest myths on brows have already been debunked by the beauty experts, take note that taking care of your brows while making them look good is still a balancing act.

What’s Up with Brows?

What’s Up with Brows
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It’s true that there are also life-changing damages caused by trying to get the best eyebrows. Some people can go overboard when following trends, so hold your horses.

Fuller eyebrows, thinner brows, arched brows are good and all, but did you know the relevance of health to getting the top eyebrow shape for the season? Let’s get started with the brow choices you have for this year, first.

Arched to Perfection

Arched to Perfection
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As seen on the runways, arched brows are still trendy this 2016. You may have already heard about tips on keeping your eyebrows in a perfectly-arched shape but makeup artists and brow experts agree on placing the arch at just the right place: between the outer edge of your pupil and the outer corner of the eye.

Straight-Across Brows

Straight-Across Brows
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Contrasting the arched-brow trend is the straight eyebrow traced all the way to Korea. This trend has been huge in Korea for quite a while now, donned by many Korean actresses and girl pop groups. Now, makeup artists all over the world are following suit as they use brow gels and stylers to fill brows and erase the slightest hint of arch in celebrities like Jessica Alba, Miranda Kerr, and Natalie Portman.

Brushed Up

Some of the latest brow trends that have dominated the runways include the brushed up brow. Worn by the models of DKNY, this trend is all about brushing all your brow hair up to create the illusion of larger eyes.

Major Brow

Major Brow
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This style has been around and it still gets attention, as seen on the catwalk of Cushnie Et Ochs. Models with a major brow have striking eyebrow makeup together with flattering eye makeup.

Powdery Brows

Powdery Brows
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If you’re an avid fan of Donna Karan, you would probably notice the brows of her models. Powdered and fresh, these brows stray away from the bolder and darker trend and provide an alternative for those who are not so willing to don a bold, fuller eyebrow.

Natural Look, Natural Brow

Natural Look, Natural Brow
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Last year may have put too much pressure on everyone to learn how to make their brows fuller and striking, but in 2016, one of the latest brow trends include natural brows. Accompanying the makeup trend that aims for a natural look, natural brows are easy to maintain and effortless.

Barely There

Barely There
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If you’re looking for striking, well here’s a striking brow trend this 2016: nude brows. Many fashion houses, like Givenchy, have used this look in the past and it looks like this trend is beginning to catch on. Barely-there brows involves using makeup to create the illusion of having no brows at all.

Darker the Better

Darker the Better
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For women who want to go beyond bold brows, fashion shows have repeatedly featured models sporting dark brows. And by dark we mean really dark brows. Tory Burch have used this style on her models, using black brow liners to create a visually stunning face that would make Frida Kahlo envious.

Slit Brow

Slit Brow
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We’ve heard of fuller brows and barely-there brows, but eyebrow trends over the years have never seen such a trend like the slit brow. Usually, you’ll see this style on rock band members, but it looks like fashion designers are taking cues from the punk rock culture and using this trend as well. Are you willing to try this trend?

Colored Brows

Colored Brows
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Another fascinating trend is colored eyebrows, which is becoming a thing on the runways. Whether it’s blue, pink, red, or rainbow-inspired, it seems that eyebrows are starting to imitate hair trends nowadays. Colored eyebrows may be dyed or painted with appropriate brow makeup. If you’re into this trend, just remember to keep your brows healthy to avoid permanent hair damage.

Trends are Trends
At the end of the day, trends come and go but style is eternal. If you’re looking to stay on top of the latest eyebrow trends in 2016, just remember that you only have one pair of brows and you’d want to keep them healthy as much as possible. Going overboard can be dangerous and costly to your health, so it’s best to know your limits while still looking stylish. Treading the lines between style and health can get a little tricky, but never impossible.

If plucking or shaping your brows seems to be too much for you, keep in mind that there’s always eyebrow makeup to help you achieve the right eyebrow look that you want. Eyebrow hair loss is no joke. You may find trying new eyebrow trends fun, but you also need to keep them healthy and not over-plucked or overshaved. What’s important is how you can keep your brows as natural-looking as possible no matter what the trend is.

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