Yet somehow, while we weren’t looking, “eyebrow trends” became a thing, and not in the way you think. Not stereotypical, ‘90s plucked brows, or today’s arched too-perfect-to-be-real Instagram brows — no, those are downright tame.
First came the feather brows, and if there’s anything about the trend of eyebrow trends that’s particularly telling, it is perhaps the fact that the makeup artist who first shared the feather brow to Instagram did so as a joke.
Next, the barbed wire brow. According to MTV, makeup artist Athena Paginton was patient zero of that trend, in which one uses soap or a gel-based product to direct sections of the brow up and down, à la barbed wire. Paginton noted its impracticality right off the bat: “Hashtag it, wear it, tag me in it. I’m just kidding lol.”