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 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
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. Used @jeffreestarcosmetics Androgyny palette for the eye.
Stunning & unique #Repost @paletteprincessss ・・・ 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 ? @benefitcosmetics ready, set, brow to hold brows in place @nyxcosmetics white liner (also used on lashes) @jaymanuelbeauty eye pencil in "OMG" Inspired by @stella.s.makeup Brushes: @morphebrushes #itsmylookbook #undiscovered_muas @itsmylookbook #muaunderdogs #makeuptutorial #makeuplover #makeupdolls #makeupjunkie #glamfairies #fiercesociety #farahcleopatra #contour #featuremuas #fortheloveofmakeup #anastasiabeverlyhills #benefitcosmetics #makeupartistsworldwide #brianchampagne #motd #liquidlipstick #muashootingstar
Let's change these brows ?!!! A view 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'. Ofcourse 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 #eyebrows #eyebrowtrend #stellasmakeup
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? skin: @maccosmetics strobe cream, face&body foundation c1, pro longwear concealer in NC15, fix+ highlight: @maccosmetics Double Gleam brows: glue stick + @anastasiabeverlyhills dipbrow pomade in Dark Brown eyeshadows: @maccosmetics Texture & Coppering lashes: @ardell_lashes Wispies lips: @lipsicosmetics Leros + clear lip gloss
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!”