Some think it's fly while others … not so much.
Feather eyebrows are not a flight of fancy.
They are a real thing, created by real teens living in the real country of Finland.
Stella Sironen, a 19-year-old makeup artist and her friend, Leevi Ikäheimo, came up with the idea by accident one lazy Sunday while Ikäheimo was brushing out Sironen's eyebrows.
“Suddenly he busted out laughing,” Sironen told the Huffington Post.
Curious, Sironen took a gander at herself on her phone's camera and totally got it.
“He had made a middle part on my brows … and we just laughed about it for the rest of the night.”
Sironen thought the look was so funny, that the next day she took a glue stick to her brows and decided to part them again. She paired the feathered follicles with some eye-catching blue mascara and posted a picture of the creation to Instagram.
so i’m starting this new brow trend please recreate it and wear it everyday and don't 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 (@stella.s.makeup)
The post soon went viral, receiving over 45,000 likes and the hashtag #featherbrows was born. The bold brow also ended up being pretty polarizing, tearing the online beauty community into two firm camps: Team YAS I Shall Recreate This Look and Team Ick, No Those Are The Stuff Of Nightmares.
Opinions were expressed on Instagram and Twitter.
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.
Stunning & unique The #featherbrows trend is everywhere and I know everyone has their opinions about it... but I love it! This gave me my first inspiration for an editorial look. I love editorial because it's different, messy, the imperfections make it perfect. So when I thought of feather brows this is what I came up with. Please note this is just for fun, not something I'd wear to date night
Feather eyebrows look like the eyebrow equivalent of 1990s middle-partings.|
@Fashionicide lool looks so weird, who comes up with these things?
#featherbrows THIS HAD TO BE DONE! Link in bio for full video on how I created these brows after seeing @stella.s.makeup 's post on these TEHE!!#feathereyebrows
#羽毛眉 这个绝对要画！看完@stella.s.makeup 的Ins，我资料里有画眉的完整视频教程链接 嘤嘤嘤！#羽毛眉
Today's trend: Feather eyebrows!!! just kidding PLEASE DON'T!
let's not make feather brows a trend, please
Let's change these brows !!! A few days ago I saw a picture of @stella.s.makeup where she did her brows in a way that I have never seen before. She calls it 'featherbrows, and I think this is amazing and very very cool! So I wanted to try it out and made a video on how I create 'featherbrows'. Of course all the credit goes out to the very talented Stella. Go check the link in my bio to see the video. Let me know what you guys think #featherbrows #featherbrow
Yaaas! My take on @stella.s.makeup new feathereyebrow -look! But why does mine look more of hairy worms than feathers. Oh well. #feathereyebrows #featherbrows
As for Sironen, she is surprised by the response, especially since she posted her photo in jest. She even posted a second photo of the look and in the caption explained that the initial photo was a joke.
note to self: when u make a joke about starting a funny brow trend people will take it seriously and.... well. start the trend anyways THANK YOU for all the love and hate on my last pic! i think we should call this #featherbrows so if you actually want to recreate this, pls use the hashtag and tag me in the picture
Yet, regardless of her post's nature, she doesn't really get the uproar about eyebrows.
“It's strange that there is eye art, lip art and many other forms of creative makeup but brows have remained untouchable for years,” Sironen told HuffPost. “We've seen crazy eyebrows on fashion editorials and runways forever. I truly hope that this inspired makeup artists to explore brow art and experiment more!”