5 Times the Internet Took Its Eyebrow Obsession Too Far


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In recent years, it seems like much greater significance has been put on eyebrows. YouTubers, beauty Instagrammers, and celebrity makeup artists are constantly emphasizing how "on fleek" their brow game is. 

Some looks have gotten pretty daring, and we're not exactly sure if they're meant to be worn in real life or if they're just meant to trend on social media. But nevertheless, here are the five weirdest eyebrow trends we've seen on our Instagram feeds. 

  • Feather Brows

    When Finnish makeup artist Stella Sironen shared this look on her social media, she said she was starting a trend, but she wasn't actually serious.

    The second time she posted the look on Instagram, she captioned it: "note to self: when u make a joke about starting a funny brow trend people will take it seriously and.... well. start the trend anyways THANK YOU for all the love and hate on my last pic! I think we should call this #featherbrows so if you actually want to recreate this, please use the hashtag and tag me in the picture."

    If you want to try this look, all you have to do is part them along the middle, brushing half upward and half downward, and apply gel or glue to hold them in place. 

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  • Barbed Wire Brows

    This eyebrow look was pioneered by makeup artist Athena Paginton. By alternating the direction of brushed patches on your eyebrow, you get a look that resembles a barbed wire -- because sure, why not. 

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  • Rainbow Brows

    With unicorn appreciation on the rise, the colored eyebrow trend isn't too surprising. It's been seen on runways for a while, but now it's being seen on beauty gurus and makeup fanatics everywhere

  • Bling Brows

    Completely covering your eyebrows in sticky rhinestones isn't the most common style, but when Benefit Cosmetics released its Swarovski "Bling Brow" set, the trend of putting a few crystals along the outline of your brow actually gained some traction. 

  • Brow Carving

    This makeup trend is all about outlining the brows. By creating a sharp, distinguished line (most likely with tape) around the brow and then extending your eye shadow above the brow, you get this funky look. The makeup artist credited with this trend is Alexa Link of Austin, Texas.

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    We're not exactly convinced about trying to strategically apply ombré eye shadow halfway up the forehead, but more power to you!

  • Are you up for trying a new brow look?