You know when you get out of the shower, and your face is covered with water droplets, so you scrub a dry towel all over your face, with little regard as to how it will affect your eyebrows? And then you look in the mirror and your eyebrows look all silly and scraggly, with the hairs pointing in various opposite directions?
Well, joke’s on you, because you could have taken that look and started a stupid Instagram beauty trend!
A new brow trend is creeping around social media, and it’s called “Barbed Wire Brows.” To be fair, this brow-grooming trend is just as unappealing as the idea of slapping sharp, criss-crossed wire across your face — so I guess the name is actually fairly appropriate.
The whole barbed wire brow look relies heavily on brow gel. To achieve the look, you take different section of eyebrow hair, twist them in opposite directions using clear brow gel, and then sit back and enjoy your weirdly unflattering handiwork.
Look, I understand the appeal of natural brows, and I am a huge proponent of letting your eyebrows grow thick and run wild. But, there’s a difference between “natural brows” and “I was just rescued from a hurricane” brows.
Also, in some cases, this look can actually make your eyebrows appear more sparse — which is somewhat counterintuitive to most brow trends.
Look, there is a time and a place for barbed wire, and 99% of the time, it involves cattle. If you are not attempting to corral livestock on your face, then please forego this trend.
Come on, guys. There IS such a thing as overthinking your eyebrows. At the end of the day, nobody really gives a shit how you style them — so why would you waste valuable time attempting to turn them into old-fashioned wire fencing material?