It’s about time that we accept the wacky brow trend isn’t going anywhere. Last month alone we saw halo brows, right angle brows, high heel brows, and garden brows — that’s basically one wacky brow look a week. But it looks like the makeup artists of Instagram just can’t get enough. It’s only three days into April, and right on schedule, there’s already another strange new brow. This one is called the “bow brow,” and, just as you would expect, it entails drawing two loop-de-loops over each eyebrow so they form the ends of a bow.
The latest Instagram makeup artist to capitalize on our apparently unquenchable thirst for making brows look like things that aren’t brows is German makeup artist Lisette Scheffler (@beautylizs). As for why she would do such a thing, she explained that it’s all in good fun. “I just saw how all of the brow trends became very popular in the past and thought it would be funny to create my own, and so I came up with the bow brows,” she told PopSugar. “To be honest, I don’t think anyone would leave the house like this, but one girl re-created my bow-brow look and told me that it was really funny. It’s all about fun and creativity.”
To recreate the bow brow for yourself, trace the outline of the bow with your brow pencil of choice (she used a Maybelline Brow Satin pencil ($9)) and then fill it in with little strokes to mimic brow hairs. After that, add definition with a brow gel (she used one by Benefit).
The bow brow hasn’t exactly taken off yet — in the three weeks since Scheffler first posted it, her bow brow has gotten 174 likes, and if you search under #bowbrow and #bowbrows, it looks like only one other person has tried it on. Still, the nature of the wacky brow trend isn’t necessarily that every wacky brow is a trend, but rather, inventing your own wacky brow is the trend itself.
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