You may have heard the soap brows on trend on Instagram and all over the internet right now. It refers to a certain grooming method for the eyebrows that does involve using a bar of soap. Hence, the term soap brows – duh! Using soap is said to hold the groomed brows stronger than gel to shape and set your brows into place.
Getting into science, soap contains a fat known as glycerin. Glycerin is uncoloured, non-irritating and coats the surface of the eyebrow hairs to set them in place.
I actually tried following a Youtube tutorial with a bar of soap and it kinda worked? However, I found it hard to work with and not very practical. But I’ve found a way to achieve this look that is much easier and doesn’t require a bar of soap every single time.
Currently sold out, the Mecca Max Brow Guru Super Soap (not affiliate link) is only $16 and is a super affordable product to perfect the minimalist soap brow trend. There is also a kit that contains a spoolie. However, it was already sold out and so the Mecca employee recommended me to just try with the disposable spoolies. You can also use the spoolie of an eyebrow pencil as well. Mecca Max Brow Guru Super Soap is also cruelty free and vegan.
Soap Brow Method
1 Dampen the spoolie with water, facial mist or setting spray (for best results)
2 Rub the bristles of the spoolie into the soap tub.
3 Generously coat brow hairs in an even layer of soap using upward strokes.
4 Finish off with an eyebrow pencil and eyebrow gel to fill sparse areas and style.
Here is me using the Mecca Max Brow Guru Super Soap. I know the picture is super unflattering. Let’s excuse the hair and I know I need an eyebrow wax.
But – you can really see how the soap has shaped my brows. I am obsessed with how simple this was to use and how defined my brows look. I think the soap brows look amazing!
Somehow I was holding two in my hand so I think this was fate. Mecca Max Brow Guru Super Soap was so easy to use and a lot more travel-friendly and versatile than a bar of soap. Definitely worth the hype and the purchase and I will be using this in my everyday makeup routine.
Mecca is an Australian and New Zealand makeup retailer so I’ve found a few similar products that will change your eyebrow game if you’re not from AU/NZ. I love the idea of the Revolution Soap Styler Brow and I think Revolution is killing it with these really affordable and trendy products. However, it can be a bit hit or miss but at such a low pricepoint can you really complain?
Hopefully, the Mecca Max Brow Guru Super Soap comes back in stock soon because I really enjoyed using this product and it’s only been out for like 2 days. If it doesn’t though, I will let you know that the product is essentially just soap and it does contain glycerin. I still rate this product because I find it very easy to use and it is portable. You can’t really carry a bar of soap everywhere. I often do my makeup at the gym getting ready for work so that was a huge selling point to me.
Have you tried the soap brow trend? Did it work for you?