Feather Brows Are Now A Thing And We Have So Many Questions

by Valerie Williams
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They started off as a joke and that’s where they should’ve stayed

That’s it. We’re done. We’re done trying to keep up with the latest beauty trends and brow thicknesses and lip gloss colors because here’s what all the innovating has gotten us: feather brows.

Can we get a WTF? Because us moms have enough to worry about without putting glue on our eyebrows.

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Honest to god, this is a thing women are trying and we’re left scratching our heads. And if we want to keep up with the hottest cosmetic fads, parting our brows into neatly separated rows bearing a disturbing resemblance to a freaking centipede.

Because that’s what we want to call to mind with the hunks of hair above our eyes.

Initial reactions of myself and other cosmetic fiend friends include: Nope. NOPE. Nope, nope, nopity nope, hell no. No. Non. Nyet. Rejected. One friend did have an idea to make your look even more avian saying, “If you want to get ahead of the trend, just glue gun an entire pigeon to the side of your face. Let’s get that trending.”

I have funny friends.

Anyway, according to Glamour, we have Finnish makeup artist Stella Sironen to thank for this eyebrow-raising (see what I did there?) trend. Her Instagram caption says to use a gluestick to make your brows stay centipede-y, because what this needs is one more touch of “wtf”.

Sironen says in a follow-up post that the trend was started as a joke (we aren’t laughing), but it wasn’t long before other Instagrammers started to replicate it.

And for those adventurous types who don’t think feather brows are fucking weird enough, just add gold glitter. Because as long as we’re basically living through a real-life Hunger Games, we might as well pretend we’re Effie. She is pretty fabulous.

So what started off as a joke is now legitimately gaining speed as a thing we can do to our faces. If this is your thing, go for it. We’ll just be over here with our very best “wtf” faces on and our eyebrow hairs not covered in glue.

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