Lip art has taken over Instagram in a big way over the past couple years. Makeup artists like Vlada Haggerty and Ryan Kelly are known specifically for their intricate lipstick creations. Now, brow art is having its chance to shine. Thanks to the latestfeather brow trend, new ways to style your brows — other than arches — are starting to flood our Instagram feeds. ICYMI, Finnish makeup artist Stella Sironen accidentally-on-purpose started the craze last week. The unexpected look, which made her brows look like actual feathers, basically turned the Internet upside down. Some people started creating their own versions, while others just shook their heads in confusion. We wonder what everyone will have to say about this take on brow art: barbed wire brows.
Technically, barbed wire brows predate feather brows. On March 10, a makeup artist named Athena Paginton posted a picture on Instagram of a model with brows styled into spikes in alternating upward and downward points. It kind of looks like the haute couture version of the cowlick, bedhead brows we wake up with in the morning. One of our editors, Sable Yong, has deemed them “browlicks,” and they are kind of magical in a bizarre sort of way. Still, while Paginton’s post has 7,667 likes to date, it more or less flew under the radar. It didn’t become nearly the viral sensation like brow feathers — but it’s about to.