Fit to Slit: All about 2020’s Eyebrow Slit Trend

Aug. 23, 2020
When it comes to defining a generation, the eyebrows have it. From the skinny lines of the 90s to the bright-eyed and bushy-browed 2010s, eyebrows define your aesthetic. In 2020, the eyebrow slit has reached peak popularity among beauty enthusiasts. 
An eyebrow slit involves shaving off a small piece of your eyebrow. The resulting line is usually slightly angled, providing a flattering enhancement to your arch. Some opt for a demure line on one side, while others may shave multiple lines on one or both brows. It’s a fun style, but not a new one.
Slit Personality


The eyebrow slit was originally known as an eyebrow cut. It was worn by the main players of 80s and 90s hip-hop, but MC Big Daddy Kane is usually credited with igniting the trend. So if you want to play with this look, you’ve got to give credit to the originals.
How to Slit Your Eyebrows With a Razor


Tape off a section of your brow, or use white eyeliner to map where you’d like your cut to go. Using either an electric razor or a small, sharp blade made for facial hair, carefully shave off a little line at a time. Go slowly. You can always shave more, but you can’t add hair back once it’s gone. Afterward, remove the tape/eyeliner and tweeze any stray hairs. Voila!
Have Fun with Color


The great thing about eyebrows is they enhance your features just like make-up, but they’re a natural look for a bare-faced beauty. Try dying your brows for a truly transformative experience. 
Wondering if your original brow shape/color will grow back? You may have to wait a few weeks, but don’t worry. This is a temporary change.
If You Like It, Put a Bling on It


Enhance your new lines with a little bit of pixie dust. We love how @filthysilky is always sporting an architectural brow. Don’t you just want to dive into these glistening, deep blue beauties?
How to Slit Your Brows With Make-Up


Some folks shave the ends of their brows off, allowing for a higher arches and more precise make-up application. Here, @makeupbyjanedoe draws the shape she wants, then cleans everything up with concealer and highlighter. 
If you aren’t ready to shave your brows at all, just section a tiny piece and apply a full-coverage liquid concealer. After allowing your concealer to dry, take a precision brush and go in with a setting powder. This method will be less effective on thick brows, but can create the illusion from a distance.
Slit the Difference


If you really want your eyebrow cut to sing, and aren’t one to shy away from attention try a playful two-toned effect. You’re sure to turn heads, especially with a lip color to match.
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