Instagram is the birthplace of all sorts of weird trends, especially when it comes to the beauty space. (See: Tiger-eye hair and DIYing your own nude lip color.) It always make us think that we’ve seen it all—until something like #FeatherBrow comes along to remind us: NOPE.
Don’t confuse these feathered eyebrows with the shaping technique popularized by celebrity brow artist Kristie Streicher, which involves careful tapering to give your brows a naturally thicker look. #FeatherBrow is intended to make your brows look like actual feathers. It began with Finnish makeup artist Stella Sironen, who posted a pic of her colorful, holographic eye makeup beneath slick eyebrows parted horizontally, down the middle. Her eyebrows kind of stole the show.
Her credit for what she used on her feathered eyebrows in her Instagram caption was “gluestick.” While you’re probably better off employing clear lip gloss or even eye gloss to get this look—if you’re even into it—it’s a pretty clever way to MacGyver it.
so i’m starting this new brow trend please recreate it and wear it everyday and dont forget to tag me like and subscribe and hit that bell button???? ALL credits go to my muse @leevittu he came up with this whilst brushing my eyebrows last sunday brow: glue stick skin: @maccosmetics Face&Body foundation C1, @maccosmetics pro longwear concealer NW20, a lot of Fix+ for the wet effect highlight: @katvondbeauty Alchemist Palette (Emerald, Opal, Amethyst) eyeshadows: @lipsicosmetics lipstick on the lid and @maccosmetics matte lipsticks in Frosting and Matte Royal mixed for the inner&outer corners mascara: @maccosmetics in extreme dimension lash mascara in Hold For 10
Sironen’s trend, which began as a joke, caught on, and other Instagrammers have started doing their own versions. Makeup artist Kelsee Marie showed off a more toned-down version using clear brow gel.
Who is ready for a new brow trend? • • • This took a bit of @anastasiabeverlyhills clear brow gel with a little help of a technique called “soap brows”. These #featherbrows were completely inspired by @stella.s.makeup ??❤️ If you don’t understand ART, that’s okay this trend isn’t for you baby. And if you can’t understand that, you probably don’t understand this is a joke too?
Naturally, #FeatherBrow has been…raising some eyebrows. (Sorry, not sorry.) Comments have ranged from “OH HELL NO” to “I actually love it!!!” One admirer even riffed on it by adding gold pigment.
I’m no @stella.s.makeup but I had to give this #featherbrows look a go. Honestly I know she was having a joke but for real this is great. Just a quick few brushes with a clear brow gel to separate and hold and added some gold ✨ my brows are particularly thick, so much so that the hairs just don’t like to bend any other way so it didn’t work out too well for me. Used @jeffreestarcosmetics Androgyny palette for the eye.