Feather brows involve parting your eyebrows and splitting the hairs into a feather-like shape with the help of some Vaseline. When Finnish makeup artist Stella Sironen posted a photo of them on Instagram, she wasn't expecting them to catch on. But within a matter of hours, the bizarre trend had spread, as thousands of others shared their carefully preened peepers.
Despite some harsh criticism, it looks as if the unconventional trend could be catching on. Some have even described feather brows as an art form. (Source)
With music festival season in full swing, we can see rainbow-coloured eyebrows dominating outdoor concerts and after parties. However, vibrant brows are best left for the weekends, and are most likely not an acceptable look for a day job—unless you happen to be a daring makeup artist, that is! (Source)
While Gigi's take on the trend saw her sporting a subtle (sort of) slick of silver beneath her brows, others have used bright and bold colors, metallic liners, and even played around with position, trying them out just above the eyelid crease. (Source)
A 23-year-old make-up artist from Oregon, who goes by the name Harlibi, shared a photograph of her brows in tiny spikes on Instagram and garnered over 6,000 likes, with others quickly following suit. (Source)
The creator of the look is a Texas-based makeup artist named Alexa Link, who first posted a photo of it in April 2017. She has watched it become a trend over the last few weeks, with other makeup artists trying brow carving on themselves, with different shadows, pigments, and shimmer.
Though Link hasn't explicitly explained how to recreate the look, we're assuming she got such clean lines by cutting and placing strips of tape over her eyebrows before buffing and blending different shades of dark eyeshadows over it to create the cut-crease-looking brows. Or, she possibly employed some expert-level eyeliner blending, which she then cleaned up using a tiny brush dipped in concealer. Either way, we present to you with the carved brow—a look you probably won't ever wear IRL, but, hey, at least it looks cool on Instagram. (Source)
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