Pick-me-ups don’t always have to come from our coffee. As we stick to our usual morning mashing orders, brow artist Rene de la Garza sticks to flipped tails with his clients (which include none other than Cardi B). “In 2022, we’re removing ‘bigger, better’ brows and really focusing on a lifted, elongated, sleek brow shape,” he explains. “In terms of brow textures, it’s feathery, lifted and sculpted brow strokes.”
For a sculpted tail on the forehead, sometimes a little help will be needed. “To achieve this look, brow lamination is a top service in the salon, and products like brow gels, brow glues, and waxes are a style staple,” he says. A prime example is Brow Naturale Brow Lamination To Go, a product of Garza’s own creation. “I’m not saying we’re doing away with eyebrow pencils altogether, but eyebrow pencils these days are used very discreetly and aren’t that dark or heavy.”
A full-coverage formula like Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer will also come in handy when trying out the sculpted brow trend. “You can achieve the look by hiding the little fluffy hairs at the end of the tail,” Garza previously recommended to Seduce.
Shiny and sparkling arches
Another brow trend to consider for 2022 are glossy brows, which a plethora of recently launched gels can help accomplish. Products such as Well People’s Expressionist Clear Brow Gel, or a Clear Gloss from BBB London and Air Brow Gel from Kosas will provide brow shaping with a shimmering finish. With many choices at your disposal, another option to consider is the eyebrow gloss from Billion Dollar Brows. “It makes the forehead shine,” says Azi Sacks.
It has already been clarified that rolling is on our trending list for 2022, but there are a few tricks the beauty nerds can offer if you’re not quite convinced the actual treatment is right for you – primarily, brow waxes, which started to hit the market in 2020 and paradise hasn’t stopped since. Products like Patrick Ta’s Brow Shaping Wax and Fenty Beauty’s MVP Brow Shaping Tool that doubles the action to style and sculpt the brow to your liking. We also can’t leave out a drugstore favorite, Nyx Brow Glue, it’s a godsend!
Bleached and lightly shaded