Someone started this ‘eyebrow ponytail’ trend as a joke, and it’s already gotten out of hand

Eyebrow trends, for better or worse, constitute a strange and fascinating Instagram sub-genre that has escalated out of control within the past year. Barbed wire brows, feather brows, braided brows β€” each technique is more intricate and bizarre than the last. And, in some cases, the effect itself is actually the result of Photoshop rather than actual eyebrow manipulation (because everything on Instagram is A DAMN LIE).

It should really come as no surprise that people are mocking this eyebrow phenomenon by creating their own, comically outlandish trends. Unfortunately, even the fake trends are being taken seriously.

Makeup artist Mary Jane told PopSugar that she’s “getting tired of edited brows getting recognition,” so she created a blatantly Photoshopped brow trend called “Ponytail Brows” to poke fun at the madness.

However, the joke backfired somewhat, and the preposterous trend has actually started gaining traction, with people grooming their brows to look like ponytails (sans Photoshop).

This is why we can’t have funny things.

STOP WITH THESE BROW TRENDS, FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY.

Damn! These Instagram makeup artists are so vigilant, you can’t even parody them.

Stay tuned for next week, when we inevitably discuss “Curly Brows,” or whatever eyebrow abomination is currently populating our newsfeeds.

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