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‘Feather Brows’ Beauty Trend Turns Thick Eyebrows into Wispy Feathers

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Photo credit: Stella Sironen

You can’t take yourself too seriously, even in the world of makeup. And sometimes, when you let yourself have fun, it becomes a weird beauty trend that the world doesn’t know whether to love or hate. Such is the case with Finnish makeup artist Stella Sironen‘s feather brows, something she originally posted as a joke. The look, which involves gluing the bottom half of your eyebrows down, resembles a furry caterpillar that's crawling on your face. While Sironen originally meant it as a goof, some curious beauty pioneers tried it for themselves.

Like most burgeoning beauty trends, there are people who think feathered eyebrows are great and others whose reaction can be summed up as “ew.” But for those that replicated the look, they've have already mastered it and are rocking it accordingly.

This just goes to show that no matter how odd a trend might seem, it’s never too strange for the internet. Sironen sums it up best in an Instagram post: “Note to self: When [you] make a joke about starting a funny brow trend people will take it seriously and…. well. Start the trend anyways.”

Feather brows started out as a joke, but quickly became real.

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Photo credit: Stella Sironen

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It began thanks to Finnish makeup artist Stella Sironen, who glued down the bottom half of her eyebrows. They look like caterpillars crawling on her face!

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Photo credit: Kelsee Marie

Other beauty pioneers have since tried it. Would you?

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h/t: [Hello Giggles]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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